All photography provided by Harry Pherson

Our Mission

The Friends of Richmond K9 was created as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit foundation to facilitate educational opportunities, raise awareness of Police K9s and their activity/accomplishments, foster community support of Police dogs and K9 Officers, and provide assistance in meeting the needs of retired active duty Police dogs. Without your contributions we can’t help the K9 Unit. Your contributions go directly to assisting the K9 Unit in various ways such as training, equipment and more. There are several ways to donate, which can be seen on the “Contact Us” page.

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What We've Achieved with your support

  • Constructed new training obstacle course with Boy Scouts.
  • Secured misting fan for K-9's outdoor kennel.
  • Purchased K-9 Kondo dog houses for the K-9's shelter at Officers homes.
  • Secured ice machine for K-9 Unit facility.
  • Sony DHR Camcorder and Hero Gopro Video Camera for training and tracking assignments.
  • K-9 BSD, "Behavior Shaping Device", used in training Narcotic Detector  K-9's Reward System
  • Cargo Trailer used to transport training equipment.
  • Portable Platform Scale.
  • K-9 Tacital Vests for lifting and lowering K-9's during searches.
  • 40" television to view training videos and classroom critique.