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Howling Heroes is currently accepting applications for the esteemed K-9 Guardian Award. 🐾🏆 Apply today to support our retired K9 heroes!

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K9 GUARDIAN
AWARD WINNERS

Meet the courageous canines of the VFR Foundation's Howling Heroes program, where every tail wag represents bravery, dedication, and unwavering loyalty. Each of the remarkable dogs listed below has earned the prestigious K9 Guardian Award, a testament to their exceptional service, resilience, and unwavering commitment to safeguarding and supporting our communities. This award provides up to $5,000 in veterinary/medical coverage per year for each dog.

 

These four-legged heroes embody the spirit of sacrifice and serve as shining examples of valor, embodying the very best in partnership and service. Get to know these extraordinary companions whose paws leave indelible imprints on the lives they touch.

Meet our newest members!

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K9 Rotar

Active Duty 2012-2020

Geauga County Park District, OH

Narcotics & Patrol

 

MEET ROTAR

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K9 Tango

Active Duty 2018-2023

City of Lorain PD, OH

Narcotics & Patrol

 

MEET TANGO

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K9 Titan

Active Duty 2015-2022

City of Lorain PD, OH

Narcotics and Apprehension Patrol

 

MEET TITAN

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K9 Arko

Active Duty 2015-2021

City of Ashtabula PD, OH

Narcotics and
Apprehension Patrol 

 

MEET ARKO

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Nick, Fire Dog

Active Duty 2018-2023

Newburgh Fire Dept. NY

Fire Prevention Safety Specialist

 

MEET NICK

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K9 Tygo

Active Duty 2016-2022

Branson PD, MS

Narcotics & Patrol

 

MEET TYGO

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K9 Lyka

Active Duty 2015-2023

NFTA Transit Police Aviation Division, NY

Explosive Connection K9

MEET LYKA

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K9 Bosco

Active Duty 2018-2023

Bedford Hts PD, OH

Narcotics & Patrol

 

MEET BOSCO

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K9 Nadja

Active Duty 2012-2019

United States Air Force 

Explosive Detection K9

 

MEET NADJA

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K9 Igor

Active Duty 2018-2023

Shaker Hts PD, OH

Narcotics & Patrol

 

MEET IGOR

2023 Recipients

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K9 Finn

Active Duty 2017-2022

Dublin PD – Dublin, OH

Narcotics & Patrol

MEET FINN

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K9 Kubo

Active Duty 2017-2020

Greater Cleveland RTA - Cleveland, OH

Explosive Detection & Patrol

MEET KUBO

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K9 Fox

Active Duty 2014-2023

Shaker Hts PD - Shaker OH

Narcotics & Patrol

MEET FOX

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K9 Dutch

Active Duty 2014-2023

Orem Police Department, UT

Narcotics and patrol

MEET DUTCH

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K9 Loki

Active Duty 2014-2022

Willoughby PD – Willoughby, OH

Narcotics, Patrol, D.A.R.E

MEET LOKI

Join us in honoring the unwavering dedication of our Howling Heroes and supporting future K9 Guardian Award recipients by contributing to the VFR Foundation. Your generosity not only sustains our current heroes but paves the way for the training and support of future four-legged guardians.

 

Every contribution, no matter the size, amplifies the impact of these extraordinary animals and fortifies their ability to serve with distinction. Join us in championing their cause and making a tangible difference in the lives of these remarkable canines.

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