Capital K9s supports the Madison, WI community by enabling the Madison Police Department to have a K-9 unit.

The unit has been completely supported by donations since its inception in 2004.

Community Event

May 20, 2023

Do you want to support the Capital K9s, have snack or beverage and let your dog have fun unleashed? Meet us at the Boneyard on May 20, 2023. 


Want to support us before May 2023? Please come back often to look  for updates. See our full list of events on our Events page

Support Capital K9s with a Purchase of a Mug.

Support the Capital K9 program and the Madison Police Department by purchasing a custom MPD mug!  A percentage of sales go directly towards supporting the Capital K9 program.  Check out all the mug options and personalization to get started showing your support!  Thank you!

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Thanks to your generous donations, we provide funds for the MPD K9 unit.  No tax dollars are used:  we purchase the dogs, squad cars, training, equipment, and arrange  vet care and food for all the hard-working K9s.

Meet The Team

Capital K9s currently supports eight dogs for the Madison Police Department K9 unit.

We thank our retired K9s and honor our End of Watch K9 officers.

Meet The Dogs

Capital K9s is active on Facebook and Instagram. Don’t have those sites? No worries we are bringing our Facebook posts to you here. Click on each entry below to read our latest news and events. 

Retired K9 Slim was deployed more than 1700 times in his ten-year career with the Madison Police Department.
When he retired, some people ...commented on Slim's reddish-looking eyes, but Ofc. Carren Corcoran assured everyone that Slim is in tip-top shape. She added, "You'd have red eyes too if you'd been sniffing drugs for ten years!"
K9 Slim sent us a video postcard: he's enjoying the good life in northern Wisconsin. Capital K9s is proud that we have changed our policy to support these dogs through their entire lives, not just their working lives. They've given us their very best and we need to give them our best in return.
Our Retired K9 Project is the beneficiary of our Giving Tuesday campaign this year. Please consider a donation to this important cause. Thank you! 🐾

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Introducing the next Retired K9 in our Giving Tuesday series: K9 Slim, who served the MPD for almost ten years; his partner Ofc. Carren Corcoran, ...retired with him after her nearly 30 years on the force, on January 18, 2020. Slim has been living the good life with Ofc. Corcoran ever since. This healthy 14-year old and his partner won too many awards to list (Handler of the Year; Meritorious Track of the Year, etc.).
Slim is even in the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association Hall of Fame (professional category)!
Slim's outgoing personality made him an excellent ambassador for the unit. He gave his absolute best to the department and we want to give him our very best in return.

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Capital K9s recently received a donation in honor of MPD Detective Steven Koecke, Ret., who passed away on September 23, 2022. The donation came ...from a former colleague, MPD Det. Steven Reinstra, Ret., who praised Set. Koecke's exemplary career with the Madison Police Department. Part of his letter read:
"...we worked together for over ten years in the Juvenile & Sensitive Crimes Unit in the 1980's & 90's. He (Det. Koecke) was an excellent detective who served in that high stress unit for 20+ years. He was known as an excellent interrogator and obtained confessions from several child predators and pedophiles."
Det. Koecke was promoted at a young age and served some time as an Undercover Officer in the original Metro Narcotics Unit. Tough work.
We thank both of you for your service to our community and thank you, Det. Reinstra, for honoring your colleague by donating to the important work continuing to be done by the Capital K9s. We salute you. 🇺🇸

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