We hope your new year is off to a great start!
First: For those who voted so many times for us in the FM K-9 contest on Facebook — thank you. We unfortunately weren’t the top vote recipient, but appreciate your help trying to be more frugal when we purchase our next K9.
Next: We’re already planning a busy year of events to promote and raise funds for the MPD K9 Unit. Please save the dates for these events and watch our social media accounts for more details.
- Doggy Date Night at State Line Distillery on Thursday, February 14th, 6-9:00 PM. $1 from every cocktail, mocktail, and soda sold will benefit Capital K9s. We will have a professional photographer onsite to take pictures in a “kissing booth” of you with your favorite human or K9 companions for a nominal donation. We will also have a limited amount of Capital K9s merchandise, trading card sets, and plush dogs available for purchase.
- Our second Sunday Funday with Capital K9s at Wisconsin Brewing Company on Sunday, July 21st. We again plan to provide you with a K9 demonstration, music, food trucks, vendors, and more in a the spacious family- and dog-friendly atmosphere of WBC. Oh, we will have our own beer for sale as well!
- Our annual Dog Paddle Dog Swim & Dog Wash at Goodman Pool on Sunday, September 8th. If you haven’t experienced this before — you’ve been missing out! The pool is open for dogs only, and the day features contests, raffles, refreshments. Last year we again had around 1300 people and 700+ dogs in attendance.
We also hope to participate in the Mounds Dog Fest and other community and fundraising events as the calendar (and K9 and volunteer availability!) allows.
Lastly: We appreciate all of your support of our organization. If you would like to make a donation to sponsor a K9, include Capital K9s in your estate planning, provide general financial support the K9 Unit, fundraise through your business or other civic events, or volunteer with us — please contact any of our Board Members for more information. We thrive on donations of all sizes and monetary and in-kind donations; we cannot do what we do without your continued backing.
On behalf of all the current and retired K9s of the MPD — THANK YOU. Our community is safer and stronger, and Madison is a better place to live and work thanks to our amazing MPD K9 Unit!