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Project Paws Alive

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Disaster Aid, Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief

Mission: Project Paws Alive, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity that is 100% volunteer based and our mission is to provide vital K9 equipment such as stab & bullet protective vests and first aid field trauma kits to law enforcement, fire, search & rescue, and military K-9s throughout the United States. We rely solely on donations to provide this lifesaving equipment to underfunded agencies.

Target demographics: Underfunded Law Enforcement, Fire, Search & Rescue and Military K9 units

Direct beneficiaries per year: 45 agencies nationwide with an average of 5 K9s per unit

Geographic areas served: Nationwide

Programs: Bulletproof K9 vests, K9 First Aid Kits, K9 Cooling Vests, K9 Vehicle Heat Alarms and other vital protective equipment

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Julie K.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After the loss of our loved one, we opted to have donations made to Project Paws Alive in lieu of flowers. I cannot adequately convey my appreciation to them for being so incredibly kind and compassionate to us during such a difficult time. They were in constant communication with us about incoming donations made in memory of our loved one for which we are forever grateful.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization doing great things for these amazing K9s who risk their lives daily.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Project Paws supplied the Lewistown Montana Police Department with one of their ballistic vests for our K9, Shark. The vest fits amazingly and is utilized for high risk deployments.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a corporately owned veterinary hospital, we chose Project Paws Alive as our "pet project." They are a wonderful organization and their work is so important to the well-being of K9s, as well as law enforcement, in general. The staff was wonderful to work with and we will definitely work with them again in the future. If you support our police and military, then support Project Paws Alive. It's for the other brothers and sisters in blue! :)

1 Jody T.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Rarely is a charitable organization as up-front about how much money they have raised, where it is going and what they are doing with it. Where is it going? To underfunded/zero-funded law enforcement & military K-9 units. What are they doing with it? Buying the custom-made protective ballistic vests, cooling units & canine medical equipment that is
not part of many jurisdiction's budgets, including our military.

With consistent high marks from charity monitors and non-profit watch dogs Project Paws Alive was an easy choice when it came time for our company to choose a worthwhile organization to raise money for as part of a worldwide corporate charity event last year. Working directly with and having full support and guidance from President and Co-Founder Cheryl Allen enabled us to partner with a local restaurant for a portion of their days' receipts, pulling in just over $500, which for those of you unfamiliar with how much K-9 protective gear costs, that is a fraction of a ballistic/knife-proof vest for a dog.

We had every intention of hosting the 2nd Annual Project Paws Alive Fundraiser this year also, but the unforeseen pandemic has put that on hold. We will not hesitate to continue to raise money for this charity, and I have talked many of my friends into choosing PPA as their Amazon "Smiles" charity partner. I urge you to do the same; donations can be made on their webpage https://projectpawsalive.org/ , where you can also see their current fund-raising projects, past/completed projects and full description of who they are and who they serve. For a cost-free continual source of donating choose them as your Amazon "Smiles" charity partner. It costs you nothing and Amazon donates a portion of items sold to PPA.

Our brave 4-legged law enforcement officers across the US, and our courageous military K-9's at home and around the world, deserve all the protection they can get. That's why I will continue to support, donate to and raise funds for Project Paws Alive.

Jody Tutwiler
Viscom, Inc.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I contacted Project Paws Alive
This is K9 Azzurri of the Tustin PD. She is a brand new k9 and needed all of her equipment.
They were amazing. Within 24 hours I had a community fundraiser going complete with web page and shareable links.
Because of their hard within 48 hours Azzurri had enough for her vest and her trauma kit. Officer Barrett was amazed at the military grade trauma kit.
None of this would be possible without the volunteers at project paws giving me a nin profit platform to fundraise with superior quality products.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

K9 Bolo and the Marlboro Township Police Department are extremely grateful to the Project Paws Alive organization for providing Bolo with a K9 Narcan kit to keep him safe while on duty. A great group that helps working K9s nationwide.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Can't thank Project Paws Alive enough!!! We needed over $20,000 worth of K9 equipment for our K9 and we didn't know how to do it. Our county's budget barely covers the Sheriff's Office salaries. We asked everyone and no luck. We were about to consider shutting down our K9 unit which would have been a great loss for our county. One of our supporters mentioned Project Paws Alive. I felt bad asking for so much but they were awesome from start to finish. Not only did they get K9 Grim all the protective equipment he needs on daily patrol, but they also helped us outfit our SUV with a brand new cage insert system and a top line ACEK9 vehicle heat alarm and monitoring system. They reached out to their supporters across the country and somehow managed to fund raise enough to cover everything we needed. Their help came just in time. Days after getting our SUV back from the installer the vehicle heat alarm went off while Grim was in the truck. I was alerted immediately and was able to come out of the court house quickly enough to get him out. The Martin County Sheriff's Office (KY) is forever grateful to this wonderful organization for helping us to continue our K9 unit and more over for helping to protect our K9 Officer while he continues to serve and protect our communities. We are forever grateful.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Project Paws Alive is an amazing organization supporting our Sheriff's Office K9 partners! Their K9 Trauma kit is amazing and is a critical piece of equipment desperately needed by K9 handlers but is not something most departments can afford. Now Max has a K9 first aid kit to help keep him safe while on duty.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Thomson GA Police K9 Unit is extremely grateful for the efforts of the Project Paws Alive team who worked tirelessly to fund raise to provide K9 Fredy & K9 Fidgy with ballistic vests. The vests are $1400 each and are bulletproof and stab-proof. Now our K9 partners are protected just as we are while on duty. Our department did not have the funds for these vests due to the cost. Knowing our K9 partners now have the protection they need is priceless. I highly recommend PPA; they were great from start to finish!

3 David219

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kilo and Taz are now protected thanks to Project Paws Alive. We could not get funding for these ballistic vests because they cost $1400 each. Now these vests will keep them protected while on duty. They are both bullet and stab resistant vests that were custom fit per dog. They are very light and easy to use. Forever grateful to this organization for providing our K9s with protective vests like we have. All the best to this amazing group!

3 Tim_38

Client Served

Rating: 5

Project Paws Alive has been awesome to work with and we greatly appreciate their support of Military Working Dogs. We would not be able to have this equipment to protect our dogs without them. Especially when deploying abroad, we need as much help as we can get to make sure our K9 partners are safe on duty.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough about Project Paws Alive, not only for what they stand for, but who they are. I have dealt with them with several K9 fundraisers and know them to be truly dedicated in their goals to provide lifesaving K-9 equipment.

I hope you might make a donation today.

If you are unable to donate, please be sure to share this page.

Kathy

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Donor

Rating: 5

The only thing I can really say about this organization is that they are simply AMAZING!!! Their mission and what they do for the K9’s is extraordinary and so vital! I have been a proud supporter for about a year now and I will continue to support their mission until the day I die! I encourage EVERYONE to consider making a donation and lets help get EVERY K9 the help and protection that they deserve!!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is an amazing charity that helps hero K9's with things they need to keep them safe. We have so much respect for them, we re-did our will to leave funds to them. Please guve to them today