We teamed up with K9 Tactical Gear & Incredible Pets

K9 Tactical Gear is family owned in Rocklin, CA since 1986. Their goal is to create new and innovative equipment for law enforcement and military handlers. As a result, they work very closely with those handlers to design equipment to meet their customer’s needs. 

Incredible Pets is an independent pet store in the Sacramento region in business since 1995. They are family owned and currently operate 6 stores throughout Sacramento and Placer Counties. They have agreed to partner with K9 11-99 Foundation by accepting donations. When checking out, please let them know you wish to make a donation to the K9 11-99 Foundation.

Who are we?

The K9 11-99 Foundation is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit that was started by Katie to raise awareness and funds to provide much-needed training tools for the Sacramento County Sheriff K9 handlers and their dogs. The handlers are forced to pay out of their pockets for training tools such as tugs. We want them to focus on their families and their jobs, not on whether or not they can afford the tools they need to properly administer their jobs.

One hundred percent of your donations will go to provide funds to acquire more dogs, medical care, training, and training tools. As a recognized 501(c)3 organization by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, your donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by the law.

About Me!

My name is Katie Simpson and I have been a dog lover my entire life. My family owns a female Belgian Malinois and a male Golden Lab.

I am currently a Girl Scout Cadette seeking to earn my Silver Award. By combining my love for dogs and my desire to serve the community, I want to assist the Sacramento County Sheriff K9 officers by raising funds so they can continue doing what they do best…keeping Sacramento safe!!

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K9 11-99 Foundation proudly supports
the National Rifle Association.

Frequently Asked Questions

 All donations will go directly to the Sacramento county Sheriff Department for more dogs, training tools, training, and health care assistance.

All donations will go directly to the Sacramento county Sheriff Department for more dogs, training tools, training, and health care assistance.

 All donations will go directly to the Sacramento county Sheriff Department for more dogs, training tools, training, and health care assistance.
K-9s are considered a specialty unit, which means technically they could run a department without them, unlike police cars, police officers, and their training. 80-plus percent of a police department’s budget goes toward salary, and the remaining 20 percent is needed to acquire equipment and training for the officers. There are simply not enough funds for most agencies to include the cost of K-9s and their up-keep in the general budget.

The most popular breeds are German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, Dutch Shepherds, and occasionally mixes of these breeds. Less popular, but still used at times, are Rottweilers, Doberman Pinchers, and Bouvier de Flandres. Other breeds are used for detection work, if this is their sole purpose.

Unlike the average family pet, a police service dog is extremely active and requires a diet formulated to meet its increased energy and nutrient demands.
It varies, but because most police dogs are still coming from Europe, the cost for the dog alone, including airfare, is $8,000.00 and climbing.

For full training in Patrol Work, Detection, and Hard Surface (Urban) Tracking, you can figure the cost to range from $12,000.00 to $15,000.00 total, per dog, depending on the length of each class.

Patrol training (which includes obedience, agility, tracking, evidence searches, open area and building searches), and narcotics or explosives detection are the most common areas of training, although service dogs can also be trained to help find dead bodies, lost children, and the sick or elderly. In addition, scent discrimination training is being used to help match a potential suspect to an object such as a weapon used in a crime.

The K-9 11-99 Foundation is always looking for people to help raise awareness. We need help in every area of fund raising – if you, or someone you know, would like to help you can begin by making a donation or purchasing the most needed items and donate them. Without your support, K-9 programs run the risk of being eliminated whenever departments are in financial distress. Also, without the assistance of programs like the K-9 11-99 Foundation, working and retired police dogs are at risk for shorter and less comfortable lives because the costs of their medical care can be a heavy burden, especially in tougher economic times. After a long life of dedicated service to our communities, their physical comfort is well-earned and deserved!

No! American breeders have been importing quality dogs from Europe for many years which is allowing America to produce the same excellence in bloodlines as in Europe. If this practice continues, we will lessen our dependency on importing dogs from Europe.

Depending on the dog’s age, the dog might be re-trained with a new handler or be given to its original handler if age and circumstances permit.

We are happy to answer any questions.  Please contact us today!

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