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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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Meet Dutch

K9 Dutch

Officer: Eli Robertson

K9: Dutch – Narcotics & Patrol

PD: Orem Police Department

Breed: German Shepherd

M/F: Male

Age: 8

Start of Active Duty: 2014

Retirement Date: 2023

K9 Dutch was a dedicated member of the Orem Police Department for 8 years. He played a crucial role in the seizure of hundreds of pounds of illegal narcotics, contributing to the reduction of drug-related crimes in the area. He demonstrated exceptional skills when apprehending suspects and worked over 600 deployments. K9 Dutch participated in the UPOA K9 Trials placing 2nd place in vehicle search. K9 Dutch provided invaluable assistance to major crimes and neighboring departments throughout his time with Orem PD.


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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