Universal K9 Seeks Corporate Sponsors to Support Shelter Dog Training Fundraiser

Universal K9 has announced a Go Fund Me campaign to train shelter dogs for police service and seeks corporate sponsors to help reach the campaign’s funding goal.

San Antonio, Texas, January 26, 2018 – Universal K9, a groundbreaking police dog training organization based in Texas, has today announced an initiative that will be supported through a Go Fund Me campaign. The campaign’s goals are simple – to adopt high-drive, high-energy dogs from shelters, train them, and place them with police and sheriff departments across the US.

According to Brad Croft, founder and professional trainer at Universal K9, “Most people assume that it’s only purebred dogs that make good K9 officers – German shepherds and the like. However, the truth is that all types of dogs have the potential to learn to detect and track drugs and guns, or to protect officers and citizens.”

Universal K9’s campaign goals are simple:

  • Rescue dogs that would not be adopted from the threat of euthanasia
  • Train those dogs to detect, track and protect
  • Home those dogs with law enforcement departments across the US
  • End breed-specific legislation (BSL)

Croft points out that while the program has idealistic goals, they are also based in financial common sense. A purebred European-trained police dog usually costs a department between $15,000 and $20,000. Universal K9 adopts shelter dogs, trains them, and places them with departments at no cost.

Universal K9 has seen significant success with their efforts. Currently, the company trains between 20 and 40 dogs per month, and there remains a lengthy waiting list of law enforcement departments. Since 2010, the organization has placed thousands of dogs with departments across the US, including pit bulls.

Today, Universal K9 seeks corporate sponsors to help the organization purchase new properties, renovate currently owned properties, and get more dogs out of shelters, trained and serving American communities.

To donate to Universal K9’s Go Fund Me campaign, visit https://GoFundMe.com/UniversalK9. To learn more about Universal K9, visit http://www.UniversalK9Inc.com.

About Universal K9: Universal K9 a non-profit that solely exists to save dogs, to help law enforcement and veterans excel in their futures jobs. Our program is unlike any other known in the US and has successfully saved and placed thousands of dogs

Texas Shelter Dog Producing Big Results For a Smallarizona Police Department

Springerville Arizona Police Department “K9 Auggie” Alerts to Vehicle possessing 86.5lbs of Marijuana with street value of $271,000.00.

On the evening of 2/6/2016 Officer Jones conducted a traffic stop in the area of 456 S. Mountain Ave in Springerville. During contact with the occupants of the vehicle, Officer Jones observed several criminal indicators leading him to believe a load of illegal drugs may be in the vehicle. Springerville Police Department’s K9 Officer Biggs and narcotic detecting K9 Auggie were called to assist. K9 Auggie indicated a positive alert to the odor of narcotics within the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed a total of 86.5 lbs of Marijuana. Investigation indicated the Marijuana was being transported from the Arizona/Mexico border to the eastern part of the United States. K9 Auggies story is nothing short of awesome as K9 Auggie was once a shelter dog carried for by Texas Star Rescue, Lori Morgan and her fantastic crew of women who make things happen for unwanted dogs and cats. This group is responsible for K9 Auggies success and they quietly save countless animals on a daily basis never looking for any recognition doing it. Texas Star Rescue and Universal K9 have teamed on many dogs and have successfully placed them with police departments all over the US for FREE! Universal K9 has made headlines with the organization’s efforts to both save dogs that would otherwise be euthanized and provide invaluable aid to underfunded police and sheriff departments. The company’s efforts have been highlighted numerous times in the news, featured on ABC World News, People Magazine, and Huffington Post. Brad Croft wants cities and their police departments to know, if you’re spending $15k plus on dogs from breeders overseas you are wasting taxpayer dollars doing it! Universal K9 and groups like Texas Star Rescue in Longview Texas have been providing capable dogs from an untapped source. “Any dog can do this work,” he explains. “It doesn’t take a German Shepherd, Belgian Mal, Dutch Shepherd or Lab to do this work – you just need a good dog. Given the opportunity, any dog can be as productive as any other typical police dog. The good news is that as we place these dogs with police and sheriff departments around the US, maybe the perception of breed specific dogs will turn the corner.” To find out more about Universal K9 or the new training and placement program, visit http://www.UniversalK9Inc.com. About Texas Star Rescue: Texas Star Rescue is Located in Longview Texas and is a 501 3 (c) nonprofit that accepts donations at their PayPal address texasstardonations@gmail.com