Why we Raise, Train, and Donate K9s
For over 30 years, Bryan Colletti has donated to communities around the United States. 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[…]
K9cs trainers Raul Octaviani and Bryan Colletti were at one of their normal training sessions and someone happened to get it on video. Raul posted it and it went “viral” garnering over 3 million views and counting! See it here or see it LIVE at one of our demos, a training session, but hopefully not[…]
“Medaglia Di Servizio” award Dinner Bryan and K9CS, Inc. are honored to be awarded Wethersfield UNICO’s 5th annual “Medaglia Di Servizio.” Join us at a dinner for the event on Saturday, March 12th at the Wethersfield Country Club. Click on UNICO’s Facebook link above to find out more information. As a proud Italian-American, Bryan is[…]
Join K9CS in Winter 2016 as we host K9 Seminars with 2 of the world’s top dog trainers! Deb Zappia recently became the first Amercian to win the WUSV World Championship (and only 2nd female!) in the sport of Schutzhund. Patrice Foucault has won the Cup of France multiple times with multiple dogs in the sport[…]
K9CS was proud to be a participant of Dream Ride for the third year in a row. The photo with the Patriot cheerleaders and Raul & Pi is courtesy of the Dream Ride website. We thank Bozzuto’s and Dream Ride for inviting us back and thank all of the Special Olympics members and thousands and[…]
BIG thanks to the Petco Foundation’s Together We Can in-store fundraising campaign. Every donation is appreciated by this helpful organization. The Newington, CT store on Kitts Lane has been a great partner to our charity, please visit and tell them thanks for us!
K9CS was honored to be a part of the special Red, White & Blue day to honor Police, Fire and EMT at the New Britain Rock Cats night on Friday, August 28th. Bryan, Candice and Raul, along with Pi and Dolmen made a great impression on the crowd as they demonstrated fantastic K9 protection training[…]
We have been featured in the Hartford Courant! Thanks to David Butler II for some special photos. You can read the article online by clicking on this post, and then this link: Read Hometown Hero Article HERE
INTRODUCING another great way to support K-9 Units across the country! By clicking this link you can now donate your car, have it towed, with no cost to you AND a portion of the proceeds go to K-9 CRIME STOPPERS! Just think – that car that you have a hard time selling can go[…]
HUGE thanks to The Manchester Road Race Committee for selecting K9CS as one of the many charities that received a donation from the 2014 Manchester Road Race last Thanksgiving! We are honored to be a special part of this well-organized, fun, famous and charitable race. K-9 CRIME STOPPERS was founded and cultivated in Manchester and[…]
For the you or the K-9 lover in your life. All sizes available: Small, Medium, Large, XL, and XXL for those with big hearts! If interested, please email [email protected] or let Bryan or Melanie know. If you need them shipped, the shipping cost will be calculated prior to shipment. Only $20 and we deliver locally! […]
Join K-9 CRIME STOPPERS and friends on Monday, April 6th starting at 12 Noon! Yankees at 1pm, Red Sox at 3pm, baseball all day long!! If you can’t make it, order a pizza to go and tell them K-9 Crime Stoppers sent you! Pepe’s Restaurant & Lounge is hosting this fundraiser and we are[…]
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K-9 Crime Stoppers was so very lucky to have the Newington Petco,188 Kitts Lane, as a major supporter this past holiday season. They collected donations for our charity at the check out. Please shop at their store and please help us thank Store Manager Erik for his instrumental help in recognizing our needs and our good[…]
Wethersfield celebrated the upcoming December holidays with their 4th Annual Holidays on Main and this year K9CS was there to join in the festivities! Hartford Distributors, Inc. was there again to provide the friends of Wethersfield the chance to fully experience the wonderful beers of Flying Dog Brewery. Samples were plentiful as Flying Dog[…]
K-9 CRIME STOPPERS greeted thousands of runners at the Manchester Road Race on Thanksgiving Day. Hartford Distributors, Inc. was our major Sponsor and allowed us to show the great people of Manchester the sweet sweet taste of Flying Dog Brewery Beers. Raging Bitch (with logo of a Belgian Malinois) is a Belgian-style IPA, and goes[…]
K-9 Crime Stoppers was awarded a $1200 grant towards the raising of Ben and Joe. The grant was made possible through the sale of Build-A-Bear’s full-sized Bearemy Kennel Pals (R). One dollar from the sale of each plush animal is donated through the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation to domestic pet programs. We are thankful[…]
Join K9CS for some food and drinks (including Flying Dog Belgian Style IPA) at the Thanksgiving Manchester Road Race. We will be at 777 Main Street starting at 9am, tickets are available NOW! Proceeds of this event benefit K9CS & The Manchester High School Girls Softball team. Contact [email protected] for more info.
The Hometown Foundation is a non-profit, charitable foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and families in their hometowns and surrounding communities. K-9 Crime Stoppers is lucky enough to be a new part of their big event, Dream Ride 2013 www.dreamride.org . Join K9CS, Ben and Mike on Sunday, August 25th, at[…]
K9CS Sponsors(2) Visit the new K-9 Crime Stoppers, Joe and Ben, Wednesday, August 21st as we celebrate the 1st Annual Police K-9 Appreciation Night. Join us as we applaud the K-9 Units across the country that help to keep our streets safe.
We’ve had two great articles in the news recently. Here’s coverage from the Hartford Courant. after a K9CS training outing to Rock Cats’ Stadium in New Britain, CT: Wethersfield Man Hopes to Turn Passion into Full-time Job And here’s an article that appeared in the Postal Record, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ publication. Bryan[…]