Meet Our K9s

These high-drive dogs and their dedicated handlers serve the greater Madison, Wisconsin community.

The Madison Police Department currently has seven active-duty K9s: six are dual-purpose and one is an explosives and firearms detection specialist. They hit the streets with their human partners every day. They track and find people, search buildings, detect drugs and explosives, and apprehend suspects. The cost to build and maintain a K9 unit is significant, but their work is invaluable. 

Please consider a donation to Capital K9s to support the MPD K9 Unit!

Actively Working

Allied

Date of Birth:  May 12, 2014
Breed:  Belgian Malinois
Began Service:  May 18, 2016
Handler:  Ofc. Jason Baumgart
Sponsor:   Laura Harrington
Veterinarian:  Arbor Ridge Pet Clinic
Food Sponsor:  Pet World

Bowie

Date of Birth:  September 27, 2015
Breed:  Belgian Malinois
Began Service:  June 18, 2018
Handler:  Ofc. Eric Disch
Sponsor:   BerbeeWalsh Foundation 
Veterinarians:  Lakeview Veterinary Clinic, Madison Veterinary Specialists, UW Veterinary Care
Food Sponsors:  Nutzy Mutz, Black Jack K9

Carl

Date of Birth:  November 12, 2014
Breed:  German Shepherd
Began Service:  May 18, 2016
Handler:  Ofc. Dan Wipperfurth
Sponsor:   Mary Morton
Veterinarian:  Ruth Clark, DVM
Food Sponsor:  Pet World

Charlie

Date of Birth:  August 13, 2018
Breed:  German Shepherd x Belgian Malinois
Began Service:  January 23, 2021
Handler:  Ofc. Stephanie Nelson
Sponsors:   Judy Bluel, Wendy & Duane Reichel, Earl & Elnor Reichel
Veterinarian:  Stoughton Veterinary Hospital
Food Sponsor:  Pet World

Domo

Date of Birth:  August 20, 2018
Breed:  Dutch Shepherd
Began Service:  March 15, 2019
Handler:  Ofc. Drew Strachota
Sponsor:   Dominic’s Ripple
Veterinarian:  McFarland Animal Hospital
Food Sponsor:  Pet World

Patton

Date of Birth:  February 5, 2017
Breed:  German Shepherd
Began Service:  November 16, 2018
Handler:  Ofc. Chase Lewis
Sponsors:   Mid-West Family Broadcasting
Veterinarian:  Animal Hospital of Verona
Food Sponsor:  Pet World

Roko

Date of Birth:  January 20, 2019
Breed:  German Shephard x Belgian Malinois
Began Service:  June 15, 2020
Handler:  Ofc. Sarah Boespflug
Sponsor:   Anonymous
Veterinarian:  Truesdell Animal Care
Food Sponsor:  Animart

Coming Soon

Date of Birth:
Breed:  
Dates of Service:  
Handler: 
Sponsors:   
Veterinarians: 
Food Sponsors: 

Retired

Slim

Date of Birth:  September 21, 2008
Breed:  German Shepherd
Dates of Service:  April 5, 2010 – January 18, 2020
Handler:  Ofc. Carren Corcoran, Ret.
Sponsor:   Capital K9s
Veterinarian:  Lakeview Veterinary Clinic
Food Sponsor:  Pet World

Boris

Date of Birth:  June 16, 2011
Breed:  German Shepherd / Belgian Malinois
Dates of Service: March 29, 2013 – April 1, 2018
Handler:  Ofc. Henry Wilson, Ret.
Sponsor:   Capital K9s
Veterinarians:  All Pets Veterinary Clinic, Evansville Veterinary Service, Madison Veterinary Specialists, UW Veterinary Care
Food Sponsor:  Pet World

Jagger

Date of Birth:  October 24, 2013
Breed:  German Shepherd / Belgian Malinois
Dates of Service:  April 9, 2015 – May 10, 2018
Handler:  Ofc. Eric Disch
Sponsors:   BerbeeWalsh Foundation
Veterinarians:  Lakeview Veterinary Clinic
Food Sponsor:  Nutzy Mutz

Krahnie

Date of Birth:  July 27, 2011
Breed:  German Shepherd
Dates of Service:  February 1, 2013 – July 1, 2019
Handler:  Ofc. Jim Donnell, Ret.
Sponsor:   Mike Petersen, DVM
Veterinarian:  Mike Petersen, DVM
Food Sponsor:  Royal Canin

End of Watch

Greg

Date of Birth:  May 5, 2003
Breed:  Dutch Shepherd
Dates of Service:  February 15, 2005 – April 20, 2010
Handler:  Ofc. Bart O’Shea
Sponsor:   Mid-West Family Broadcasting
End Of Watch: 12/16/2016

Tribute Post

Johnny

Date of Birth:  May 5, 2003
Breed:  Belgian Malinois
Dates of Service:  February 16, 2005 – February 7, 2015
Handler:  Ofc. Jim Donnel, Ret.
Sponsor:   Mid-West Family Broadcasting
End Of Watch: 7/1/2016

Tribute Post

Gildon

K9 Gildon

Date of Birth: October 1, 2004
Breed:  German Shepherd
Dates of Service:  July 1, 2006 – December 1, 2013
Handler:  Sgt. Jeff Felt, Ret.
Sponsor: Veridian Homes
End Of Watch: 9/11/2015

Tribute Post

Ivan

Date of Birth:  September 17, 2005
Breed:  German Shepherd
Dates of Service:  March 7, 2007 – October 8, 2012
Handler:  Ofc. Henry Wilson, Ret.
Sponsor:   Mary Jane Meng
End Of Watch: 3/25/2018

Tribute Post

Martie

Date of Birth:  November 2, 2007
Breed:  Belgian Malinois
Dates of Service:  March 18, 2009 – January 1, 2017
Handler:  Former Ofc. Rose Mansavage
Sponsor:   Animart
End Of Watch: December 2021

 

Falko

Date of Birth: June 7, 2011
Breed:  German Shepherd / Belgian Malinois
Dates of Service:  September 5, 2012 – June 15, 2020
Handler:  Ofc. Sarah Boespflug (January 1, 2017 – June 15, 2020)
Previous Handler:  Former Ofc. Rose Mansavage (September 5, 2012 – December 31, 2016)
Sponsor: Capital K9s
End Of Watch: March 23, 2022