Why we Raise, Train, and Donate K9s
It takes a special dog to be a working police or search & rescue K-9. Usually Belgian Malinois, German Shepherds, or a mix of the two, future officers live in-house with Bryan and his family for daily training. Dogs are raised and trained one, two or three at at time, learning the skills they need to work patrol, detection and developing their overall stability of character. To fully train a dog to the point that he/she is ready for donation can take as much as a year and cost thousands of dollars. The receiving police department, SAR organization, or Military Veteran that receives the dog will be saving thousands of dollars and given a dog that is ready to do his/her job.
People that work with our dogs.
In 2018 K9CS, Inc. moved to the country (well, it’s definitely more rural) town of Tolland, CT. We are in love with our new home, boasting over an acre of land for the puppies to explore. Not uncommon in New England, our yard was full of ticks. Enter the Experts: Tick-Be-Gone. Rather than use harsh[…]
Not all dogs are destined to work with police or search and rescue groups, but our Crime Stoppers are still destined to provide a service. In 2018, K-9 Crime Stopper momma Mia, a German Shepherd, had a litter of puppies. Cali did not quite have the drive for police work, but she had the heart[…]
K-9 Crime Stopper and fan favorite Ian the Warrior was featured on the Showtime series Billions, featuring Paul Giamatti! Bryan and Ian headed down to NYC for a long night of taping and lot of dog treats for Ian! This was a first for the charity, and suitably one of our most handsome and lovable[…]
At the 2017 Hometown Foundation event, Dream Ride, K-9 Crime Stoppers were so very fortunate to meet a new friend. His name was Ian Alexander Novacek and he loved watching the K-9’s in action and dreamed of being a K-9 Handler. He especially loved K-9 Crime Stopper Ben (renamed Chico) that was visiting from his[…]
K-9 Crime Stopper Debbie (now Remy) was donated in Fall 2018. Debbie was donated to our program due to her fantastic nose and search capabilities. After about a year of training (and playing!) with Bryan, Debbie was donated to Officer Johnson in southern Connecticut. We are proud to announce that Debbie is now a certified[…]
Petco Foundation Invests in K-9 Crime Stoppers’ Life-Changing Work Supporting Working Animals Investment of $3,500 will extend efforts to help pets and people in the Greater Hartford Area, and across the Nation, live their best lives [Wethersfield] (March 5, 2018) – K9CS, Inc. (K-9 Crime Stoppers) of Connecticut announced it has been awarded a $3,500[…]
NYPD K-9 Graduates Honor the Fallen The Hometown Foundation, Long Island Exotics Club & K-9 Crime Stoppers Team Up to Help Keep New York City Safe Brooklyn, NY, December 1, 2017 – On Friday morning, December 1, 2017, the Hometown Foundation, Long Island Exotics Club (LIEC), and K-9 Crime Stoppers were acknowledged at the graduation[…]
The Grainger Foundation Supports K9CS, Inc. Hartford, CT, June 12, 2017 – The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation located in Lake Forest, Illinois, has donated $5,000 to K9CS, Inc. (aka K-9 Crime Stoppers) in support of its Puppies to Police Dogs program. “This grant will be used to help pay for the raising & training[…]
Join K9CS, Inc. (K-9 CRIME STOPPERS) on Friday, June 9th, from 6-9pm, for our “Pints for Puppies!” fundraiser graciously hosted by Turnpike Motors Auto Body at 2550 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111. BevMax of Wethersfield is serving up samples of delicious beers from local & national craft breweries, Tito’s vodka and tasteful wineries. Tickets are[…]
The Petco Foundation & Natural Balance Award K9CS our 2nd Helping Heroes Grant!! $7,500 K-9 Education Fund to Have Long-term Effect Wethersfield, CT. January 7, 2017 K9CS, Inc. today announced it has been awarded a $7,500 grant investment from the Petco Foundation to support the K-9 Crime Stoppers K-9 Education Fund. K-9 CRIME STOPPERS[…]