POLICE AND WORKING K-9 FOUNDATION

Address
PO BOX 620629
WOODSIDE, CA 94062
Contact
Website: http://www.coveryourk9.com
Phone: +1 (650) 377-0708
Nonprofit
NTEE: I026 - Crime and legal-related
EIN: 27-2717583

Mission

The Police & Working K-9 Foundation works with local communities and law enforcement agencies in California to provide safety equipment and training for K-9 teams including customized bulletproof K9 vests, heat alarms for patrol cars, a K-9 Emergency Medicine Course and custom Cover Your K-9 Trauma kits to keep our hardworking police dogs protected while they work to protect us. We also maintain a special fund to provide emergency medical care to retired K-9s.
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2010
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area7362
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$0.00$0.00   
Number of employees00   
Number of people compensated >$100k00   
Number of highly compensated contractors00   
Personnel
Hansen, Michele
TitleTreasurerTreasurerTreasurerTreasurerSecretary
Name of key/compensated personMICHELE HANSENMICHELE HANSENMICHELE HANSENMICHELE HANSENMICHELE HANSEN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Jose, Alex
TitleChairmanChairmanChairmanChairman 
Name of key/compensated personOFFICER ALEX JOSEOFFICER ALEX JOSEOFFICER ALEX JOSEOFFICER ALEX JOSE 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee  TrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Lecouve, Stephen
Title    President
Name of key/compensated person    STEPHEN MICHAEL LECOUVE
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee    True
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Tully, Louise
TitlePresidentPresidentPresidentPresidentTreasurer
Name of key/compensated personLOUISE VELAZQUEZ TULLYLOUISE VELAZQUEZ TULLYLOUISE VELAZQUEZ TULLYLOUISE VELAZQUEZ TULLYLOUISE VELAZQUEZ TULLY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org18.0018.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesThe Police & Working K-9 Foundation works with local communities and law enforcement agencies in California to provide safety equipment and training for K-9 teams including customized bulletproof K9 vests, heat alarms for patrol cars, a K-9 Emergency Medicine Course and custom Cover Your K-9 Trauma kits to keep our hardworking police dogs protected while they work to protect us. We also maintain a special fund to provide emergency medical care to retired K-9s.The Police & Working K-9 Foundation works with local communities and law enforcement agencies in California to provide safety equipment and training for K-9 teams including customized bulletproof K9 vests, heat alarms for patrol cars, a K-9 Emergency Medicine Course and custom Cover Your K-9 Trauma kits to keep our hardworking police dogs protected while they work to protect us. We also maintain a special fund to provide emergency medical care to retired K-9s.   
Primary exempt purpose  The Police & Working K-9 Foundation works with local communities and law enforcement agencies in California to provide safety equipment and training for K-9 teams including customized bulletproof K9 vests, heat alarms for patrol cars, a K-9 Emergency Medicine Course and custom Cover Your K-9 Trauma kits to keep our hardworking police dogs protected while they work to protect us. We also maintain a special fund to provide emergency medical care to retired K-9s.The Police & Working K-9 Foundation works with local communities and law enforcement agencies in California to provide safety equipment and training for K-9 teams including customized bulletproof K9 vests, heat alarms for patrol cars, a K-9 Emergency Medicine Course and custom Cover Your K-9 Trauma kits to keep our hardworking police dogs protected while they work to protect us. We also maintain a special fund to provide emergency medical care to retired K-9s.The Police & Working K-9 Foundation works with local communities and law enforcement agencies in California to provide safety equipment and training for K-9 teams including customized bulletproof K9 vests, heat alarms for patrol cars, a K-9 Emergency Medicine Course and custom Cover Your K-9 Trauma kits to keep our hardworking police dogs protected while they work to protect us. We also maintain a special fund to provide emergency medical care to retired K-9s.
Program service expenses, total$177,874.00$135,465.00$215,365.00$171,560.00$129,829.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
The Police & Working K-9 Foundation is an all-volunteer organization and we work with local communities and law enforcement agencies in California to provide safety equipment & training for K-9 teams including customized bullet-proof K9 vests, heat alarms for patrol cars, a K-9 Emergency Medicine Course & custom Cover Your K-9 Trauma kits to keep our hardworking police dogs protected while they work to protect us. We also maintain a special fund to provide emergency medical care to retired K-9s.The Police and Working K-9 Foundation Cover Your K-9 program has provided essential safety equipment & training for law enforcement K-9 teams in Northern California since 2009 and we are starting to expand to other areas of the state. Since that time we have worked with law enforcement K9 handlers to design two new state of the art styles of K9 bullet-proof vests. Our Cover Your K-9 bullet-proof vests are made in California and we have distributed hundreds of the new custom Cover Your K-9 bulletproof vests to protect law enforcement K-9s in cities and counties in Northern California since we started our program. This past year we were able to provide protective ballistic vests to K9s at Alameda County Sheriffs Office, BART PD, the California Highway Patrol, Concord PD, Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office, Fremont PD, Hollister PD, Merced County Sheriffs Office, Monterey County Sheriffs Office, Nevada City PD, Placer County Sheriffs Office, Pleasanton PD, Sacramento PD, Sacramento County Sheriffs Office, San Mateo PD, San Mateo County Sheriffs Office, Santa Clara County Sheriffs Office and many others. In the coming year we hope to branch out to other areas of California to assist the K9 teams there with protecting their hardworking K9 teams.Our Cover Your K-9 Emergency Medicine Course has received national attention for the quality of instruction and the safety equipment provided to officers. In 2015 our Cover Your K-9 fund helped more than 215 K-9 handlers from police, sheriffs departments and federal agencies attend our Cover Your K-9 Emergency Medicine Courses that were held in June, October and November. Specialty veterinarians Sage Centers for Emergency & Specialty Care & the Veterinary Rehabilitation Center volunteered to teach the Cover Your K9 Emergency Medicine Course and over 25 Registered Veterinary Technicians assisted with the hands-on lab where handlers learned CPR and to take vital signs & do basic splinting & bandaging on our Search & Rescue K9 demo dogs (who also come along with their handlers to take the class). Upon completion of the course officers receive custom Cover Your K-9 Trauma Kits in a special backpack to help their K-9s in case of an emergency. These Cover Your K-9 Trauma kits are assembled by our volunteers by hand and each kit contains over $300 worth of essential veterinary supplies to allow the handler to stabilize their dog while seeking more advanced veterinary care. The course and the kits are offered to the handlers at no charge. As over 700 handlers have already taken our Cover Your K9 Emergency Medicine Course since 2011, this year we introduced a more advanced Tactical Canine Casualty Care Course which was taught by a team from Veterinary Tactical Group. This course, led by Military Working Dog Veterinarian Dr. Janice Baker, provides scenario-based instruction and hands-on practice in the transport and care of a canine with life-threatening injury in the field. We also designed a portable Cover Your K9 SWAT Kit that is given to each handler. Officers from around the state have contacted us to let us know that the life-saving training and essential equipment in the kits that they received has been instrumental in stabilizing their canine in the field after serious injury. Each year more K-9s die nationally from heat exhaustion than any other single cause. There have significant advances in the technology for heat alarm systems and we have been on the forefront of introducing these systems. Our Cool Your K9 Patrol Car Heat Alarm program was the first in this state to introduce Ace K-9 WatchDog system with a cell phone app to help keep our loyal K-9s safe while they are on the job. This allows real time communication on the temperature in the vehicle from the two heat sensors in the car, the status of the engine & the air conditioning system to an app on the officers cell phone. In the past, only very basic information was available to a remote pager which often lost a signal when too far away. We are hoping to make sure that as many of our California K9 teams as possible have the proper protection for their K9 vehicles. This year we provided heat alarm systems for the Alameda County Sheriffs Office K-9 Unit, Antioch Police Dept, the San Francisco PD, Sacramento Police Dept, Sacramento Co Sheriffs Office, San Mateo County Sheriffs Office, the San Leandro Police Department and the Twin Rivers Police Department. When K-9s retire they go to live with the handler & the handler has responsibility for their ongoing care. We have a special Retired K-9 Emergency Care Fund to assist with up to $1000 toward emergency care for our retired dogs that have served our communities. This year retired K9 Clif (Redwood City PD), K9 Ivan (Burlingame PD) and K9 Zar (West Sacramento PD) received help at their time of need with funds from our Retired K-9 Emergency Care Fund. We have learned that many of the elderly police dogs have developed spinal problems due to the demands placed on their bodies from many years of service. We have a new program to provide these retired K9 heroes with specialized mobility harnesses made by Blue Dog Design to assist them with maintaining their daily activities & quality of life.With the help of the Commander at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA, we established the Defenders Military Working Dog Fund to allow their unit to host specialized K9 training as well as a K9 trial on base to bring together military working dog handlers with police and sheriffs K9 handlers. This fund also provides additional training opportunities for the Travis MWD teams to travel to specialized training that is held off base. The Travis teams provide security on the base, deploy overseas on missions & provide MWD screening for explosives during visits to the state by Federal dignitaries and foreign Heads of State. The mission of this fund is to enhance their training, readiness and opportunities to work and collaborate with regional law enforcement to help keep our communities secure.Pet Food Express has been our primary partner in our communities in raising funds during the annual Cover Your K-9 fundraiser that is held at all of their stores. In 2015 they expanded with the opening of several stores in Southern California and the fundraiser has expanded along with them. Over 100 K-9 teams come out each year at the Pet Food Express locations to educate the public on the important work that K9 teams do for our communities. With the Pet Food Express donation of pet wash proceeds & donations by their customers in all 55 stores, we raised over $160,000 during the Cover Your K9 weekend in 2015. This enabled us to provide our program services to Northern California K9 teams and in 2016 we will be launching several programs in Southern California for the first time. This partnership between Pet Food Express, a private company and our non-profit is an excellent example of the great accomplishments that can happen in our communities with creativity and collaboration. We hope that it inspires other companies.
Program expenses $135,465.00   
Program revenue $202,394.00   
Program description The Police & Working K-9 Foundation is an all-volunteer organization and we work with local communities and law enforcement agencies in California to provide safety equipment & training for K-9 teams including customized bullet-proof K9 vests, heat alarms for patrol cars, a K-9 Emergency Medicine Course & custom Cover Your K-9 Trauma kits to keep our hardworking police dogs protected while they work to protect us. We also maintain a special fund to provide emergency medical care to retired K-9s.The Police and Working K-9 Foundation Cover Your K-9 program has provided essential safety equipment & training for law enforcement K-9 teams in Northern California since 2009 and we are starting to expand to other areas of the state. Since that time we have worked with law enforcement K9 handlers to design two new state of the art styles of K9 bullet-proof vests. Our Cover Your K-9 bullet-proof vests are made in California and we have distributed hundreds of the new custom Cover Your K-9 bulletproof vests to protect law enforcement K-9s in cities and counties in Northern California since we started our program. This past year we were able to provide protective ballistic vests to K9s at Alameda County Sheriffs Office, BART PD, the California Highway Patrol, Concord PD, Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office, Fremont PD, Hollister PD, Merced County Sheriffs Office, Monterey County Sheriffs Office, Nevada City PD, Placer County Sheriffs Office, Pleasanton PD, Sacramento PD, Sacramento County Sheriffs Office, San Mateo PD, San Mateo County Sheriffs Office, Santa Clara County Sheriffs Office and many others. In the coming year we hope to branch out to other areas of California to assist the K9 teams there with protecting their hardworking K9 teams.Our Cover Your K-9 Emergency Medicine Course has received national attention for the quality of instruction and the safety equipment provided to officers. In 2015 our Cover Your K-9 fund helped more than 215 K-9 handlers from police, sheriffs departments and federal agencies attend our Cover Your K-9 Emergency Medicine Courses that were held in June, October and November. Specialty veterinarians Sage Centers for Emergency & Specialty Care & the Veterinary Rehabilitation Center volunteered to teach the Cover Your K9 Emergency Medicine Course and over 25 Registered Veterinary Technicians assisted with the hands-on lab where handlers learned CPR and to take vital signs & do basic splinting & bandaging on our Search & Rescue K9 demo dogs (who also come along with their handlers to take the class). Upon completion of the course officers receive custom Cover Your K-9 Trauma Kits in a special backpack to help their K-9s in case of an emergency. These Cover Your K-9 Trauma kits are assembled by our volunteers by hand and each kit contains over $300 worth of essential veterinary supplies to allow the handler to stabilize their dog while seeking more advanced veterinary care. The course and the kits are offered to the handlers at no charge. As over 700 handlers have already taken our Cover Your K9 Emergency Medicine Course since 2011, this year we introduced a more advanced Tactical Canine Casualty Care Course which was taught by a team from Veterinary Tactical Group. This course, led by Military Working Dog Veterinarian Dr. Janice Baker, provides scenario-based instruction and hands-on practice in the transport and care of a canine with life-threatening injury in the field. We also designed a portable Cover Your K9 SWAT Kit that is given to each handler. Officers from around the state have contacted us to let us know that the life-saving training and essential equipment in the kits that they received has been instrumental in stabilizing their canine in the field after serious injury. Each year more K-9s die nationally from heat exhaustion than any other single cause. There have significant advances in the technology for heat alarm systems and we have been on the forefront of introducing these systems. Our Cool Your K9 Patrol Car Heat Alarm program was the first in this state to introduce Ace K-9 WatchDog system with a cell phone app to help keep our loyal K-9s safe while they are on the job. This allows real time communication on the temperature in the vehicle from the two heat sensors in the car, the status of the engine & the air conditioning system to an app on the officers cell phone. In the past, only very basic information was available to a remote pager which often lost a signal when too far away. We are hoping to make sure that as many of our California K9 teams as possible have the proper protection for their K9 vehicles. This year we provided heat alarm systems for the Alameda County Sheriffs Office K-9 Unit, Antioch Police Dept, the San Francisco PD, Sacramento Police Dept, Sacramento Co Sheriffs Office, San Mateo County Sheriffs Office, the San Leandro Police Department and the Twin Rivers Police Department. When K-9s retire they go to live with the handler & the handler has responsibility for their ongoing care. We have a special Retired K-9 Emergency Care Fund to assist with up to $1000 toward emergency care for our retired dogs that have served our communities. This year retired K9 Clif (Redwood City PD), K9 Ivan (Burlingame PD) and K9 Zar (West Sacramento PD) received help at their time of need with funds from our Retired K-9 Emergency Care Fund. We have learned that many of the elderly police dogs have developed spinal problems due to the demands placed on their bodies from many years of service. We have a new program to provide these retired K9 heroes with specialized mobility harnesses made by Blue Dog Design to assist them with maintaining their daily activities & quality of life.With the help of the Commander at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA, we established the Defenders Military Working Dog Fund to allow their unit to host specialized K9 training as well as a K9 trial on base to bring together military working dog handlers with police and sheriffs K9 handlers. This fund also provides additional training opportunities for the Travis MWD teams to travel to specialized training that is held off base. The Travis teams provide security on the base, deploy overseas on missions & provide MWD screening for explosives during visits to the state by Federal dignitaries and foreign Heads of State. The mission of this fund is to enhance their training, readiness and opportunities to work and collaborate with regional law enforcement to help keep our communities secure.Pet Food Express has been our primary partner in our communities in raising funds during the annual Cover Your K-9 fundraiser that is held at all of their stores. In 2015 they expanded with the opening of several stores in Southern California and the fundraiser has expanded along with them. Over 100 K-9 teams come out each year at the Pet Food Express locations to educate the public on the important work that K9 teams do for our communities. With the Pet Food Express donation of pet wash proceeds & donations by their customers in all 55 stores, we raised over $160,000 during the Cover Your K9 weekend in 2015. This enabled us to provide our program services to Northern California K9 teams and in 2016 we will be launching several programs in Southern California for the first time. This partnership between Pet Food Express, a private company and our non-profit is an excellent example of the great accomplishments that can happen in our communities with creativity and collaboration. We hope that it inspires other companies.   
The Police and Working K-9 Foundation Cover Your K-9 program has provided essential safety equipment and training for law enforcement K-9 teams in Northern California since 2009 and we are now providing assistance in Southern California, starting with law enforcement K9 teams in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. We are proud that our Cover Your K-9 bullet-proof vests are made in California and we have distributed hundreds of the custom Level IIIA bulletproof vests to protect law enforcement K-9s in cities and counties in Northern California since we started our program. This past year we were able to provide protective ballistic vests to K9s at Alameda County Sheriffs Office, BART PD, the California Highway Patrol, Concord PD, Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office, Fremont PD, Hillsborough PD, Merced County Sheriffs Office, Monterey County Sheriffs Office, Pleasant Hill PD, Sacramento PD, Sacramento County Sheriffs Office, San Francisco PD, San Jose PD, San Mateo PD, San Mateo County Sheriffs Office, Santa Clara County Sheriffs Office, Union City PD, Ventura PD and many others. In the coming year we hope to branch out to other areas of California to assist the K9 teams there with protecting their hardworking K9 teams.In August of 2016 we were overjoyed to hear the news that the training from our Cover Your K-9 Emergency Medicine Course and the special supplies from our custom K9 Trauma Kit helped to save the life of US Forest Service K-9 Ice. K9 Ice was attacked by a suspect and received a serious wound to his neck that nicked his carotid artery. His handler was able to pack the wound with the provided Combat Gauze and other pressure bandage materials to staunch the blood flow while he and two other officers carried K9 Ice out of the Northern California forest. They met a CHP helicopter that flew them to VCA Hospital in Redding, where the veterinary specialists there were able to perform a successful surgery. We hear that K9 Ice is now happy to back at work protecting our communities and forests. K9 Ice won the American Hero Dog Awards Law Enforcement K-9 of the Year award.Over the course of the year in 2016, we offered three types of training courses to help teach officers to help their K9 partners in an emergency. Our Cover Your K9 Emergency Medicine Course (which has received national attention) was attended by 160 law enforcement K9 handlers from around California in April and October and they all received the custom Cover Your K9 Trauma Kit valued at $300. In March we debuted the Tactical Canine Casualty Care Course in Southern California with a class at the Rose Bowl hosted by Pasadena PD and one at a Cal Trans facility hosted by the California Highway Patrol. Over 50 officers from LA County Sheriff, the Los Angeles Police Dept, Pasadena PD, the California Highway Patrol and other regional agencies were able attend and receive valuable scenario-based training by the Veterinary Tactical Group on handling life threatening emergencies with their canine out in the field. We provided each of the officers with a custom portable K9 IFAK kit that can be worn on their uniform. An Advanced Urban Search and Rescue Field Medicine Course was coordinated by FEMA Task Force 4 Veterinarian Erin Troy for the FEMA Task Force 3, 4 and 9 K9 handlers. Dr. Troy was joined by Cal OES LE K9 coordinator Dr. Ben Ho and Dr. Megan Davis of Sage Centers to provide a day long course in handling K9 emergencies in the disaster zones around the US and the world where these teams respond. The 40 handlers all received a USAR K9 iFAK at the completion of the 8 hour training. All of these programs and trauma kits were provided to the officers and agencies at no charge. Since starting our K9 emergency medical training in 2011, over 1100 law enforcement K9 handlers from local, state and federal agencies have attended the life-saving training & trauma kits. As much as we do, there are always waiting lists for each of our courses so we hope to do even more!Each year more K-9s die nationally from heat exhaustion than any other single cause. There have significant advances in the technology for heat alarm systems and we have been on the forefront of introducing these systems. Our Cool Your K9 Patrol Car Heat Alarm program was the first in this state to introduce Ace K-9 WatchDog system with a cell phone app to help keep our loyal K-9s safe while they are on the job. This allows real time communication on the temperature in the vehicle from the two heat sensors in the car, the status of the engine and the air conditioning system to an app on the officers cell phone. In the past, only very basic information was available to a remote pager which often lost a signal when too far away. We are hoping to make sure that as many of our California K9 teams as possible have the proper protection for their K9 vehicles. This year we provided heat alarm systems for the Alameda County Sheriffs Office K-9 Unit, the Oakland PD, the San Francisco PD, Sacramento Police Dept, Sacramento Co Sheriffs Office, San Leandro PD and the San Mateo County Sheriffs Office. When police dogs retire they go to live with their handler and become part of the family. The responsibility for their ongoing care and any medical emergencies falls to the handler. We believe that these K9s who have served and protected us so bravely deserve much better in their golden years. To help them we have a special Retired K-9 Emergency Care Fund to assist with up to $1000 toward emergency care. This year retired K9 Tlaloc (Oakland PD), K9 Diesel (Merced PD) and K9 Marco (San Jose PD) received help at their time of need with funds from our Retired K-9 Emergency Care Fund. We have learned that many of the elderly police dogs have developed spinal problems due to the demands placed on their bodies from many years of service. We have a new program to provide these retired K9 heroes with specialized low profile mobility Harnesses to assist them with maintaining their daily activities and quality of life,With the help of the Commander at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA, we established the Defenders Military Working Dog Fund to allow their unit to host specialized K9 training as well as a K9 trial on base to bring together military working dog handlers with police and sheriffs K9 handlers from around California. This fund also provides additional training opportunities for the Travis MWD teams to travel to specialized training that is held off base. The Travis teams provide security on the base, deploy overseas on missions and provide MWD screening for explosives during visits to the state by Federal dignitaries and foreign Heads of State. The mission of this fund is to enhance their training, readiness and opportunities to work and collaborate with regional law enforcement to help keep our communities secure.Pet Food Express has been our primary partner in our communities in raising funds during the annual Cover Your K-9 fundraiser that is held at all of their stores every July. In 2016 they expanded with the opening of several more stores in Southern California and the fundraiser has expanded along with them. Over 100 K-9 teams come out each year at the Pet Food Express locations to educate the public on the important work that K9 teams do for our communities. With the Pet Food Express donation of pet wash proceeds and donations by their customers in all 60 stores, we raised over $160,000 during the Cover Your K9 weekend in 2016. This enabled us to provide our program services to Northern California K9 teams and in 2016 we were able to launch several new programs in Southern California for the first time. This partnership between Pet Food Express, a private company and our non-profit is an excellent example of the great accomplishments that can happen in our communities with creativity and collaboration. We hope that it inspires other companies to reach out and partner with non-profit organizations in their communities.We are exploring additional ways to reach out and help more K9 teams in the California communities that we have not been able to serve yet. We are all volunteers and would like to do this without adding the burden of costly fundraising expenses. So 2017 will be a year for exploring ways to help more California K9 teams in a cost effective way.
Program expenses$177,874.00    
Program revenue$205,670.00    
Program descriptionThe Police and Working K-9 Foundation Cover Your K-9 program has provided essential safety equipment and training for law enforcement K-9 teams in Northern California since 2009 and we are now providing assistance in Southern California, starting with law enforcement K9 teams in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. We are proud that our Cover Your K-9 bullet-proof vests are made in California and we have distributed hundreds of the custom Level IIIA bulletproof vests to protect law enforcement K-9s in cities and counties in Northern California since we started our program. This past year we were able to provide protective ballistic vests to K9s at Alameda County Sheriffs Office, BART PD, the California Highway Patrol, Concord PD, Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office, Fremont PD, Hillsborough PD, Merced County Sheriffs Office, Monterey County Sheriffs Office, Pleasant Hill PD, Sacramento PD, Sacramento County Sheriffs Office, San Francisco PD, San Jose PD, San Mateo PD, San Mateo County Sheriffs Office, Santa Clara County Sheriffs Office, Union City PD, Ventura PD and many others. In the coming year we hope to branch out to other areas of California to assist the K9 teams there with protecting their hardworking K9 teams.In August of 2016 we were overjoyed to hear the news that the training from our Cover Your K-9 Emergency Medicine Course and the special supplies from our custom K9 Trauma Kit helped to save the life of US Forest Service K-9 Ice. K9 Ice was attacked by a suspect and received a serious wound to his neck that nicked his carotid artery. His handler was able to pack the wound with the provided Combat Gauze and other pressure bandage materials to staunch the blood flow while he and two other officers carried K9 Ice out of the Northern California forest. They met a CHP helicopter that flew them to VCA Hospital in Redding, where the veterinary specialists there were able to perform a successful surgery. We hear that K9 Ice is now happy to back at work protecting our communities and forests. K9 Ice won the American Hero Dog Awards Law Enforcement K-9 of the Year award.Over the course of the year in 2016, we offered three types of training courses to help teach officers to help their K9 partners in an emergency. Our Cover Your K9 Emergency Medicine Course (which has received national attention) was attended by 160 law enforcement K9 handlers from around California in April and October and they all received the custom Cover Your K9 Trauma Kit valued at $300. In March we debuted the Tactical Canine Casualty Care Course in Southern California with a class at the Rose Bowl hosted by Pasadena PD and one at a Cal Trans facility hosted by the California Highway Patrol. Over 50 officers from LA County Sheriff, the Los Angeles Police Dept, Pasadena PD, the California Highway Patrol and other regional agencies were able attend and receive valuable scenario-based training by the Veterinary Tactical Group on handling life threatening emergencies with their canine out in the field. We provided each of the officers with a custom portable K9 IFAK kit that can be worn on their uniform. An Advanced Urban Search and Rescue Field Medicine Course was coordinated by FEMA Task Force 4 Veterinarian Erin Troy for the FEMA Task Force 3, 4 and 9 K9 handlers. Dr. Troy was joined by Cal OES LE K9 coordinator Dr. Ben Ho and Dr. Megan Davis of Sage Centers to provide a day long course in handling K9 emergencies in the disaster zones around the US and the world where these teams respond. The 40 handlers all received a USAR K9 iFAK at the completion of the 8 hour training. All of these programs and trauma kits were provided to the officers and agencies at no charge. Since starting our K9 emergency medical training in 2011, over 1100 law enforcement K9 handlers from local, state and federal agencies have attended the life-saving training & trauma kits. As much as we do, there are always waiting lists for each of our courses so we hope to do even more!Each year more K-9s die nationally from heat exhaustion than any other single cause. There have significant advances in the technology for heat alarm systems and we have been on the forefront of introducing these systems. Our Cool Your K9 Patrol Car Heat Alarm program was the first in this state to introduce Ace K-9 WatchDog system with a cell phone app to help keep our loyal K-9s safe while they are on the job. This allows real time communication on the temperature in the vehicle from the two heat sensors in the car, the status of the engine and the air conditioning system to an app on the officers cell phone. In the past, only very basic information was available to a remote pager which often lost a signal when too far away. We are hoping to make sure that as many of our California K9 teams as possible have the proper protection for their K9 vehicles. This year we provided heat alarm systems for the Alameda County Sheriffs Office K-9 Unit, the Oakland PD, the San Francisco PD, Sacramento Police Dept, Sacramento Co Sheriffs Office, San Leandro PD and the San Mateo County Sheriffs Office. When police dogs retire they go to live with their handler and become part of the family. The responsibility for their ongoing care and any medical emergencies falls to the handler. We believe that these K9s who have served and protected us so bravely deserve much better in their golden years. To help them we have a special Retired K-9 Emergency Care Fund to assist with up to $1000 toward emergency care. This year retired K9 Tlaloc (Oakland PD), K9 Diesel (Merced PD) and K9 Marco (San Jose PD) received help at their time of need with funds from our Retired K-9 Emergency Care Fund. We have learned that many of the elderly police dogs have developed spinal problems due to the demands placed on their bodies from many years of service. We have a new program to provide these retired K9 heroes with specialized low profile mobility Harnesses to assist them with maintaining their daily activities and quality of life,With the help of the Commander at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA, we established the Defenders Military Working Dog Fund to allow their unit to host specialized K9 training as well as a K9 trial on base to bring together military working dog handlers with police and sheriffs K9 handlers from around California. This fund also provides additional training opportunities for the Travis MWD teams to travel to specialized training that is held off base. The Travis teams provide security on the base, deploy overseas on missions and provide MWD screening for explosives during visits to the state by Federal dignitaries and foreign Heads of State. The mission of this fund is to enhance their training, readiness and opportunities to work and collaborate with regional law enforcement to help keep our communities secure.Pet Food Express has been our primary partner in our communities in raising funds during the annual Cover Your K-9 fundraiser that is held at all of their stores every July. In 2016 they expanded with the opening of several more stores in Southern California and the fundraiser has expanded along with them. Over 100 K-9 teams come out each year at the Pet Food Express locations to educate the public on the important work that K9 teams do for our communities. With the Pet Food Express donation of pet wash proceeds and donations by their customers in all 60 stores, we raised over $160,000 during the Cover Your K9 weekend in 2016. This enabled us to provide our program services to Northern California K9 teams and in 2016 we were able to launch several new programs in Southern California for the first time. This partnership between Pet Food Express, a private company and our non-profit is an excellent example of the great accomplishments that can happen in our communities with creativity and collaboration. We hope that it inspires other companies to reach out and partner with non-profit organizations in their communities.We are exploring additional ways to reach out and help more K9 teams in the California communities that we have not been able to serve yet. We are all volunteers and would like to do this without adding the burden of costly fundraising expenses. So 2017 will be a year for exploring ways to help more California K9 teams in a cost effective way.    
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$208,432.00$202,394.00$167,388.00$154,051.00$175,160.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$208,419.00$202,383.00$167,367.00$154,000.00$175,039.00
Investment income, current yr$13.00$11.00$21.00$51.00$121.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$208,419.00$202,383.00   
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00   
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00   
Program service revenue (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$208,432.00$202,394.00   
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$208,419.00$202,383.00   
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)$0.00$0.00   
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$0.00$0.00   
Net revenue from gaming (total)$0.00$0.00   
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$13.00$11.00   
Net rental income$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Net income from fundraising events$0.00$0.00   
Net inventory sales (total)$0.00$0.00   
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$206,716.00$163,125.00   
Total functional expenses: program service $177,874.00$135,465.00   
Total functional expenses: management and general$8,452.00$9,188.00   
Total functional expenses: fundraising$20,390.00$18,472.00   
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$0.00$0.00   
Legal fees (total)$0.00$0.00   
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00   
General management fees (total)$0.00$0.00   
Investment management fees (total)$0.00$0.00   
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$88,873.00$87,157.00$47,888.00$95,865.00$113,375.00
Total assets, beginning of year$87,157.00$47,888.00$95,865.00$113,375.00$68,044.00
Total liabilities$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$0.00$0.00   
Loans & receivables from key persons$0.00$0.00   
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr $87,157.00   
Temporarily restricted net assets$88,873.00    
Net assets$88,873.00$87,157.00$47,888.00$95,865.00$113,375.00
Net assets, beginning of year$87,157.00$47,888.00   
Intangible assets$0.00$0.00   
Other assets$0.00$0.00   
Investments: other securities$0.00$0.00   
Investments: publicly traded securities$0.00$0.00   
Cash: non-interest bearing$88,873.00$87,157.00   
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$87,157.00$47,888.00   
Investments -- program-related$0.00$0.00   
Inventories for sale or use$0.00$0.00   
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$1,716.00$39,269.00   
Advertising (total)$20,390.00$18,472.00   
Savings & temp cash investment$0.00$0.00   
Accounts receivable, net$0.00$0.00   
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$0.00$0.00   
Total net assets or fund balances$88,873.00$87,157.00   
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$0.00$0.00   
Payment to affiliates$0.00$0.00   
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members33   
Number of independent voting members00   
Cash accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-012012-01-01
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-012012-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990EZ990EZ990EZ
Reason for form submission
Amended returnTrue    
Date e-filing submitted2018-01-162017-04-042016-02-242014-12-292013-12-31
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.02014v5.02013v3.12012v2.0
Filing identifier201733489349300138201623209349314427201523449349200207201413229349200531201313199349205101
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