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 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