Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

2021 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Retired Police Canine Foundation Inc

336 pageviews

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Services, Animals

Mission: The Retired Police Canine Foundation covers the cost of veterinary care and food for retired Police and Military canines. We relive the financial burden associated with owning a retired Police or Military canine. Without our help, many of these canine heroes would have to be euthanized.

Results: Over 350 retired Police and Military canines assisted through our program.

Programs: 1 raise awareness about how military and police dogs protect our

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

K9 Gabby has been retired for about 3years and we have been responsible for her care as she lives her life with Addison's Disease. Most police departments do not provide any financial support once the K9 is retired. Gabby is a wonderful Black Lab with a gentle disposition and gives unconditional love to everyone she meets. Gabby is on daily oral medication and monthly subcutaneous injections to manage her condition. Even with her required medications she will have some break through Addison's emergencies. These events usually require her to be brought to an Animal Hospital to be stabilized and will need to stay in the hospital for a day or two until she can be stabilized. Unfortunately she has been averaging one break through event a year.
We are very grateful for the financial support we have received last year and this year for Gabby's medications and vet care. It is so comforting to know that people care about what happens to these wonderful working dogs that give 100% doing their job. Retired Police Canine Foundation is a wonderful organization, they are very helpful and professional, they have a big heart for helping the retired police K9s enjoy their retirement.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO!!!

Anita T.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I retired after 29 years in law enforcement, and Charlie my K-9 partner of 6 years retired with me. I have been responsible for his care since my retirement. Most dept. do not provide any financial support once the handler and K-9 are retired. I am very grateful for the financial help I received last year and this year with his annual vet app. It is so comforting to know that people care about what happens to these wonderful working dogs that give 100 % doing their job. Retired Police Foundation is a wonderful organization, they are very helpful and professional , they have a big heart for helping the retired police K-9 enjoy retirement. Thank you again for every thing you do.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

While most departments fund medical benefits for our active partners, some coverage stops when the K9 retires from service, leaving the handler with the full cost of the medical bills.
The Most expensive costs for a K9, happens to be during retirement and while all handlers will have no problem paying the cost, it’s nice that an organization such as the Retired Police Canine Foundation Inc., goes out of their way to alleviate that burden. I’ve used them several times for my last two partners and it’s always their pleasure to help. I’m grateful for all they do.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The retired police canine foundation has been nothing less than amazing. They have helped with the financial burden that comes with caring for a retired police canine. I am grateful to have found them and all they do for my retired canine as well as all the other retired canines in their program.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My partner Chaka retired 9 months ago. I found RPK9F online and applied. It was very easy process. They reached out to me quickly and assisted with Chaka's needs. Chaka had medical issues and RPK9F's assistance was a huge help. They were always just a call or text away to help.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

RPK9F!!! Can’t thank them enough for all that they do! Our partners work tirelessly to protect others and now RPK9F work tirelessly to protect them during retirement when assistance is needed the most. Many don’t know that during a working dogs career, all bills are paid for by department. After retirement, all those vet bills, medication, food are no longer provided. RPK9F are the most caring and sincere foundation. They’ll answer your call at any time of day or night to assist you the best they can!! Even during our toughest times of losing a partner and best friend, they are able to make things easier. Thank you thank you!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

No better nonprofit for k9s and handlers alike. They’re great communicators, caring and follow through with the best care for our retired partners without hesitation! Please continue to donate to RPK9F!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The retired police canine foundation has done an amazing job taking care of my retired partner. They have always been there when i need them, people dont realize that many departments do not care for your dog after they retire leaving expensive vet bills up to the handler to pay. This foundation has been extremely helpful and I am so grateful to them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

RPK9 has been an amazing and fantastic asset to all retired police dogs.
While I don’t have one myself, I was able to reach out Frank for help about a retired K9 that I knew was going to need some long term help and care, and he pointed me in this direction. This foundation and cause I’d very near and dear to me, and deserves all of the help and support they can get.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This charity does amazing work !! My dog is not yet retired by they were accommodating!!! We are preparing to have him retired by the end of the year and I was worried about cost of his care but they assured me it will All be covered ! Thank you guys !

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My retired police K9 (George) has been cared for by Retired Police K9 Foundation for the last 3 years. They have taken a good chunk of the financial burden off of me and my family by always being there. George had an abscess that developed on one of his rear toes. It became difficult for him to walk and started to become an issue in his daily life. The surgery which rang to the tune of $2000 was mostly covered by the foundation. I cannot thank them enough for always looking out for George and us. Organizations like these really make an impact on the world!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

They have been so helpful in the care of my retired K9. Banshee has needed care from the vet for seizures. RPCF came through and covered all her care. So thankful for their support. Very much appreciated. Please donate to this very worthy program.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my retired military working dog a year ago and never even knew about his great organization until I got a retirement care box from MWDTSA for Leo. I emailed them and just asked if I could participate in the free chip registration and they reached back out and said they had openings for there program and if accepted it was a lifetime program for the remainder of my MWD’s life. So obviously I had to apply and see if Leo made the cut. Due to a deployment and getting hit with shrapnel from a IED he has a lot of medical issues and is on pain medication for the rest of his life. This organization doesn’t just pay for his medical expenses but his food as well! I’m so grateful for this organization and what they do!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I retired from the NYPD in December of 2017 with my canine. Upon retiring I moved to Las Vegas subsequently I needed to leave my dog behind for a month or so while I found a home. .After finding a home retired police canine foundation shipped my dof to me in Las Vegas and since living here they been helping with my medical and food bills I couldn't thank this Foundation enough... Just wonderful people doing great things for retired police and military canine. Once again if you can find it in your heart to make a donation it's money well spent.