My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for K9s4COPs.org, College Station, TX, USA
We are a small municipal police department located in northern California. Our department operates on a very limited budget. Recently, we were forced to retire one of our veteran K9s, leaving us strapped to handle patrol and other K9 needs. It was a blessing when we discovered the K9s4COPS.org program and their select vendor, the HoustonK9 We submitted an application and they expeditiously awarded us (the McFarland Police Department) with a beautiful, young male German Shepard. We received the call from the K9s4COPS Founder, Kristi Schiller who in turn had us contact Jason and Jaz Stanze. Immediately, they treated us like family, from the initial phone call till the time we boarded the airplane with our new K9 “Otis.” generously donated by K9s4Cops Board member, Mrs. Ellen Susman. A novel can be written regarding the hospitality we received from the K9s4COPS organization and the Houston K9 Academy and staff. The selection process was intense but was dealt with through patience and diligence. Jason and Jaz were determined to see us receive the best certified and qualified dog for our department’s needs. Jason and Jaz made sure the dog we selected was healthy and received a clean bill of health through veterinarian documentation (IE. hip and elbow x-rays, and blood testing). These procedures were performed in the presence of a K9s4COPS vet, the Stanze’s and the McFarland Police Department’s representatives. Every moment was a first class encounter. There was even a graduation celebration for our handler upon completion of certification hosted by our Texas K9 family. I believe the relationship between the K9s4COPS Organization, the HK9 Academy and the McFarland Police Department will be a lifelong relationship that will be honored for years to come. Thank you so much for all you have done for our department and making it possible for “K9 Otis” to help protect the citizens of McFarland California.You will never understand the impact this canine has made to our community.
Chief Scot Kimble, City of McFarland