SoCal K9 Foundation

Proudly Serving Our Active and Retired K9 Partners



OUR  Mission

To promote public awareness while raising funds to provide financial support to both retired and active duty law enforcement K9s.

Our Inception

SoCal K9 Foundation was founded in 2017 after the passing of retired Sheriff K9 Lor. Lor was the last German Shepherd the Sheriff…
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donations help

Relying solely on donations, SoCal K9 Foundation is committed to alleviating the financial burden in any way while giving the best care…  [Read Full Story]

K9 “APOLLO” Chula Vista Police Department K9 Unit

K9 Apollo Apollo worked for the Chula Vista Police Department for approximately 5 years.  Apollo used his nose to detect over 1,700 pounds of marijuana, over 5 pounds of meth, a 1/2 pound of cocaine and over $100,000.00 in U.S. currency. He also got 2 apprehensions...

K9 “RED” San Diego Sheriff Department K9 Unit

K9 Red Red worked for the Sheriff's Department for approximately 6 years.  He specialized in narcotics detection and handler protection.  In 2015 his handler was unable to continue in the K9 unit or care for Red.  As a former handler Mr. Barnes and his family...

K9 “Iras” San Diego Mass Transit Authority K9 Unit

K9 Iras Oct 2018-  K9 Iras is a 5 year old female German Shorthaired Pointer.  She served as an explosives detection K9 Team Program from October 2014 through 2018 for the San Diego Mass Transit Authority.  Before losing her handler Sgt. Hector Herrera (Hex) to...

K9 “Zeus” Chula Vista Police Department K9 Unit

K9 Zeus K9 Zeus a Belgian Malinois served the Chula Vista Police Department for 6 years before retiring in January 2018. He has made multiple contact apprehensions over his career including a homicide suspect.  K9 Zeus had a working weight of 105 pounds and was...

5th Annual Tails on Trails Charity Dog Walk

Event Details:     Bring your dog to Oceanside’s Mance Buchanan Municipal Park for the 5th annual Tails on the Trails charity event. Come out for a morning of doggie fun and walks, canine demonstrations, food, vendors, and music. Proceeds benefit: Oceanside...

Creating Awareness

Have you ever wondered what happens to our four legged heroes after the call of duty?When released from the department, if the K9 is fortunate enough, they are usually adopted into the family of its law enforcement partner.  This transition comes with added financial...

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SoCal K9 Foundation will provide financial assistance to retired law enforcement K9s with prescription food, boarding care, burial services and the ever increasing cost of veterinary medical care to name a few. Please register to see if you qualify.



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