Police Week 2020

Since its founding in 2004, Capital K9s has provided 19 working K9s for the K9 Unit of the City of Madison Police Department.  NINETEEN!!  We honored our four “founding K9s” last year during Police Week — K9s Johnny, Greg, Ivan, and Gildon. Since last year, another one of our former K9s passed away (K9 Josh), and two more retired (K9s Krahnie and Slim). We now have six K9 retirees living their best lives after service to our community and six K9s actively serving and protecting the greater Madison region with their patrol officer handlers.

When the time is right, we will share stories about Josh, Krahnie and Slim… And we look forward to seeing you all at events when we can safely gather together again.

For now, amid all the changes happening in our community — remember that our human and K9 police officers are a constant we can depend on.

We are all in different places during this time: we shelter at home, work essential jobs, face changes to our daily routines, take on home-schooling obligations, hope to keep small businesses afloat, worry about a virus impacting our or family members’ health, or enjoy a slower pace from our usual grind. No matter where we are — our human and K9 police officers have our backs. They and other first responders continue answering calls, investigating crimes, serving warrants, and helping however they can. They do this even though a novel and poorly-understood virus threatens their health. Law enforcement needs do not stop during a pandemic.

Similarly, the need for financial support for the MPD K9 Unit continues now and will always exist.  If it’s within your means — consider a donation (of any size!) to Capital K9s. The MPD K9 Unit cannot exist without your generosity and support.

How else can you help, besides donating now? Sponsor and attend our events (when we can safely hold them again!).  Buy our merchandise.  Volunteer.  Incorporate Capital K9s into your estate plan (and name a working dog to continue your legacy!).  Hold a virtual fundraiser in your own creative way. The artist who led two Paint Night fundraisers for Capital K9s in 2019, Lindsey Salzwedel of Expressively You, is holding a virtual paint night to support Capital K9s and other local non-profits on May 26th (thank you, Lindsey!).

Please support our K9s and their handlers however you can. We appreciate your interest in our organization and all of your contributions to the MPD K9 Unit.    

Click here to make a gift to Capital K9s!

Your gift – of any size – supports the K9s of MPD who serve and protect you every day.