K-9 Memorial 

Supporting K-9 units nationwide since 1998.

how we help

The National Police Dog Foundation’s K9 Memorial has been set up to assist Law Enforcement Agencies who are not only grieving from the loss of one of their K-9 officers but also who do not have the funds to replace the K9s.

Each year dozens of K9s who are our first line of defense, fall in the line of duty.

We assist in covering the costs directly associated with:


  • The replacement of K9s and related training can cost as much as $25,000.00 per K-9 to be street ready

  • The Annual Police K9 Memorial Service during Police Week in Washington, DC


As part of the official events of Police Week in Washington, DC, the National Police Dog FoundationFOP DC Lodge #1Courageous Tails, and United for Blue co-hosts the Annual Police K-9 Memorial Service. The memorial service includes a wreath-laying ceremony to honor the memory of fallen police K-9s who have given their lives in the line of duty.


The event is held at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, 450 F St. NW, Washington, DC, to remember the contributions and sacrifices of our fallen K9 Heroes.

In honor of Police Week, the National Police Dog Foundation showcases our appreciation for these K-9s heroes, by acknowledging their department with a certificate of remembrance for their fallen K-9.


Please donate to our K9 Memorial that supports law enforcement departments and their K-9s who selflessly put their lives on the line for us every day.