Imprisoned Universal K9 Founder Seeks President Trump’s Pardon

Brad Croft, founder of Universal K9, seeks President Trump’s pardon in what is a wrongful conviction on charges related to defrauding the US GI Bill program of almost $1.5 million.

San Antonio, Texas, July 25, 2020 – Brad Croft, founder of the police and military dog training school Universal K9, is pleading with President Trump for leniency. In late 2019, Croft was found guilty of 16 charges related to defrauding the GI Bill program and identity theft, but maintains his innocence. 

“My business saved dogs that would have been euthanized, trained them to detect drugs, and donated them to police departments across the country. At 6 AM on August 2018, over 50 FBI agents raided my business. They pulled me and my daughter out at gunpoint,” Croft explained.

Universal K9 gained nationwide notice for the Croft’s role in saving shelter dogs and helping to make America a safer place to live, and was even featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer. Croft also provided training to US Military veterans, helping them integrate into civilian life and offering them a mission. 

In 2013, veterans began learning about attending Croft’s school using GI Bill benefits. To support their efforts, he applied to become a VA-approved school, which required at least one qualified instructor. Croft provided four instructor names he hoped to use as the business grew, which led to the government’s case.

Today, Brad Croft is imprisoned in a facility already seeing cases of COVID-19 among the inmates and guards and is experiencing symptoms of the disease himself. If left unaddressed, this possible wrongful conviction could transform from XX years in prison to a death sentence. 

“God gives us a purpose,” Brad Croft said. “My purpose is to serve others as I was doing before the government stormed my business with machine guns and battle ram trucks for crimes I did not commit. I humbly ask President Trump to show me the same mercy he showed Roger Stone and Navy Seal Gallagher.”

Visit to view evidence that could clear Croft’s name.

About Universal K9: Universal K9 trained personal protection dogs, arson dogs, narcotics/explosives dogs and numerous other service animals. The company provided dogs to police and military forces, transit terminals, businesses, and schools.

“Universal K9 Alerts all Students to False Information given by Government”

In wake of universal k9s founder brad croft disappointing trial the government has continued to release false information pertaining to the alleged fraud committed against the VA. The government is now saying that since fraud was committed against the VA all the handler and dog training was also fraudulently given, this affecting thousands of cases brought by the good work k9s and their handlers have done. However the government theory is flawed and here is how.

There is no proof that the training given by universal k9 does not meet or exceed industry standards. In the simple fact that the majority of universal k9 students have gone out and were successful in finding drugs and making cases proves the training was excellent. An alleged false statement on an application does not somehow void all of the training individuals receive from Uk9. UK9 classroom instruction was given by Wes Keeling, Dustin Bragg and Jonthan Lowrance, all who are TCOLE instructors and employed as current Police officers in the state of Texas. In trial the director of TVC said on the stand the school could be approved with just 1 instructor.

Point number 2 is all the law enforcement k9 policy requires and annual recertification for all k9 teams. That recert is usually performed by a nationally recognized org such as NNDDA or NAPAWADA and most UK9 students pass that directly after class before hitting the streets.

Point number 3 is the Supreme court that has ruled in Florida VS Clayton Harris that training and deployment records are the Gold Standard when it comes to litigating an criminal case. NO certificate from any organization trump’s training and deployment records.

All students who completed a UK9 handlers course and received an excellent trained dog can continue to use their dogs with no problem. Just like you were taught in class make sure you maintain excellent records. The government’s case against Croft is not over and the appeal still needs to be heard.

Donate For Dogs! Calling All Who Care About Saving Dogs and Changing Lives!

Universal K9 has officially announced a fundraiser to support the adoption, law enforcement training and homing of dogs from shelters across the US.

San Antonio, Texas, January 29, 2018 – Universal K9, an organization with a reputation for both high-quality K9 training and compassionate outreach, has announced the debut of a fundraising campaign. The goal is to rescue dogs that would not usually be adopted, those with energy and high prey drive, train them and place them with US law enforcement departments in need.

“We need the support of dog lovers across the country,” explained Brad Croft, operations director at Universal K9. “Most people think only purebred dogs like German shepherds can be trained for law enforcement. That’s not accurate. Really, almost any dog has the potential to be trained and to serve their community, including maligned breeds like the pit bull.”

To date, Universal K9 has been very successful with their program, training between 20 and 40 dogs per month, and placing them with law enforcement agencies across the US. However, there are still departments waiting, and every day, thousands of dogs are needlessly euthanized, simply because no one would adopt them. Universal K9 seeks to increase their output to 120 dogs trained and rehomed with law enforcement departments per six weeks.

In addition, the organization seeks funding to support ending breed-specific legislation permanently, and to educate people that “dogs are dogs, and aggression is a byproduct of poor handling”.

Contributions will go to support the purchase of new training facilities in several states, renovating existing facilities, and getting more dogs out of shelters across the country and serving US communities. The program will have a ripple effect, saving taxpayers money, and creating safer, happier communities while saving dogs from destruction.

To donate to Universal K9’s , visit

To learn more about Universal K9, visit

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.

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 To learn more about Universal K9, visit

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 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