Cover Your K-9Over $121,000 collected for the 2013 Cover Your K-9 Pet Wash Fundraiser!
Our Cover Your K-9 program provides protective K-9 vests, trauma kits, car heat alarms and grants for retired police dog medical care to K-9s in Northern California. So far, with your help, we have raised more than $365,000 for the non-profit called The Police and Working K-9 Foundation (in just 4 years). With that money we have helped more than two-hundred K9s throughout Northern California.
How can you participate? We've tried to make it as easy as possible! All you have to do is come to our stores on the fundraiser weekend and wash your dog. All the money ($15/token) from the dog washes during that weekend will go directly to help K-9s in Northern California (100%). So you get a clean dog and get to help K-9s at the same time! (In fact, you can buy all the tokens you need for the whole year that weekend, and all the money will go to K9s.)
Here's a little history on how this all got started at Pet Food Express. Several years ago it came to our attention that more than half of all the K-9 dogs working with police departments did not have protective vests like their human partners did. Lack of funding was the primary reason, so we set out to raise money to buy these vests by donating proceeds from our pet washes and enlisting the public's help with other donations too. A brand new state of the art vest was designed as a result of the "Cover Your K-9" fundraiser through the Police and Working K-9 Foundation. This vest is not only more protective, but lighter and easier for the dogs to wear. We are committed to protecting those that protect all of us. If you'd like more information about the non-profit, please visit www.coveryourk9.org or go to our "News & Events" tab and look under "In the Press" for coverage of our past fundraisers (click here for a link to one article & click here for a list of all the K9s that have received vests so far).