K-9 Memorial Fund

Supporting K-9 units nationwide since 1998.

how we help

The National Police Dog Foundation’s K-9 Memorial Fund is a fund that 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 K-9s.

Each year dozens of K-9s who are our first line of defense, fall in the line of duty.

The fund assists in covering the costs directly associated with:


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

  • The Annual Police K-9 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 K-9 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 K-9 Memorial Fund that supports law enforcement departments and their K-9s who selflessly put their lives on the line for us every day.