5th Annual Tails on Trails Charity Dog Walk

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 and Carlsbad K-9 units, Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Love on a Leash North County, and the Special Care Foundation for Companion Animals for cancer research.

SoCal K9 Foundation:

SoCal K9 Foundation participated in our first public outreach event by attending the 5th annual “Tails on the Trails” Charity Dog Walk in Oceanside, CA May 19th 2018. Oceanside PD K9 did a K9 demo and stopped by to support the SoCal K9 Foundation.


Creating Awareness

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 obligations and the creation of new family dynamics. On the other hand, if for some reason they cannot live with their partner, they will try to be place with a suitable family but given the K9’s background, this may be a challenge.

There is no financial compensation set aside for their retirement.  Besides basic necessities such as food and shelter, one of the biggest financial burden is ongoing medical care in which the K9 incurs due to their natural aging conditions mixed with injuries sustained from their working years.

Is there a budget for the K9 unit?

The K9 unit is a specialized unit within a law enforcement agency.   Their budget pertains to active duty K9s and typically consists of funds that come from the department, are raised by the handlers or donated by outside sources.  Depending on the unit’s needs, finances may be at a minimum in order to be operational.