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Working Dogs Deserve Our Support

Working K-9s sacrifice everything, dedicating their lives to provide humans with protection, happiness, and freedom. They don't choose this path; they do it because exceptional loyalty is in their nature. Returning that loyalty should come without question.

After their years of service, you might assume these dogs are provided with the healthcare assistance they deserve. A reasonable expectation - but that is unfortunately not the case. This is where the K-9 Courage Program comes in.

The K-9 Courage Program is a charitable healthcare donation program that provides financial and in-kind product donations that support retired police and military K-9s. Program contributions help assure caregivers that these courageous and loyal dogs continue to live happy and healthy lives.

Each caregiver receives a $300 K-9 Courage Visa® Prepaid card yearly to use on anything at their veterinary clinic, including medical expenses, vaccines, medication... even dog food or treats.

K-9 Courage also supports American Humane’s Pups4Patriots™ program, which trains shelter dogs to become new service dogs, providing assistance to veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Through the K-9 Courage Program, we hope to show these four-legged heroes that humans can be exceptionally loyal, too.

Our Partners

The K-9 Courage Program is partnering with three organizations who share in our vision of supporting the retired K-9s who served and are still serving us.

Here’s How You Can Help

K-9 Courage is making a big difference, but the work is far from over. Please make a donation to these heroic K-9s. Your donation supports the healthcare of retired Military and Police dogs as well as the training of service dogs who aid veterans suffering from PTSD or Traumatic Brain Injury.

Make a Donation

Apply for K-9 Courage

If you’re the owner of a retired military or police dog, K-9 Courage wants to help. Use the button below to apply. If we are at capacity, you will be placed on a wait list and contacted once there is an opening.

Returning members of the program must re-enroll by July 1 to maintain active status.

For questions regarding the program, please contact us by email at, or by phone at 855‑749‑7274.

Applications are Currently Closed