We hope your new year is off to a great start!

Rami, Fred, and K9 Krahnie celebrate the new year!

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.

  1. 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. 
  2. 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!
  3. 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!