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AKC Reunite adopt a K-9 cop program receives $100,000 from Kennel Club of Philadelphia

February 18, 2022  By Blue Line Staff

Feb. 17, 2022, Raleigh, NC – AKC Reunite has announced that the Kennel Club of Philadelphia generously donated $100,000 to AKC Reunite’s Adopt a K-9 Cop matching grant program.

The Adopt a K-9 Cop program allows AKC Reunite to match funds from AKC Clubs, AKC affiliated organizations and the public, three-to-one, up to $7,500 per grant. These donations help police departments throughout the United States purchase K-9 police dogs. Many of the police dogs acquired with the help of these grants are used as patrol dogs as well as detection dogs, helping to locate narcotics, explosives and/or evidence.

“We are extremely grateful to the Kennel Club of Philadelphia for their generosity to the Adopt a K-9 Cop program,” said Tom Sharp, AKC Reunite President and CEO. “AKC Reunite is committed to helping police departments acquire new K-9 police dogs, and this contribution will significantly support our efforts.”

Over 100 Adopt a K-9 Cop grants have been awarded since the inception of the program.


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