Click to play KCRA video K9 Armor for Stanislaus
County Sheriff K9 Sam. Photo and video by KCRA.
Help us protect
the police dogs
who lay down their lives to protect us
Help us protect California K9
Heroes with a K9 Armor bulletproof vest
need donations of $1400 each vest to protect
Heroes of California.
You can help us protect five K9 Heroes
in Orange County, five in Riverside County
and two in Napa
have protected over 120 dogs and rely 100 percent on your
donations to protect new K9 Heroes.
If you are a K9 Handler in California in need
of a Level III-A K-9 Armor vest for your partner, please call
(415) 265-9371 or
email to firstname.lastname@example.org to
request a free vest.
Donate to protect
Riverside County Sheriff K9 Windy and Waylon and three more
Riverside K9 Heroes
K-9 Windy tracked down a murderer by the scent on the shell
casing he left behind at the scene!
donations will help us protect two new Napa County K9 Heroes
one for Napa Sheriff K9 Association President Deputy Jon
St Helena PD K9 Barrett received a vest for Christmas 2018.
You can help protect Napa County Sheriff Deputy Jon Thompson
for his new K9 Partner.
You are protecting the officers who
depend on their partners with their lives.
Thank you Lynne and Larry Hornbeck for
donating to K9 Armor to protect Ontario PD K9 Basco, Diesel,
Janthra, Kerel and Robbie
Thank you Orange County Police
for the honor of protecting your K9 Heroes
and inviting us
to your K9 Benefit Show every year since 2011
You can help by Donating to protect five K9 Heroes of Orange
County who still need a K-9 Armor vest
Orange County Police Canine Association President, Anaheim
PD Officer Klevos and K9 Leo with sponsors Mike and Krista
Pennington with K9 Armor cofounder Suzanne Saunders
Congratulations OCPCA President,
Anaheim PD K9 Officer Klevos and his new partner K9 Leo
and 15 K9 Heroes of Orange County protected thanks to
Mike and Krista Pennington.
We are honored to protect Santa Ana PD Officer Heitmann
and K9 Pepper
K9 Heroes we protect come to strut their stuff every year at
the OCPCA K9 Benefit Show at Anaheim Glover Stadium.
October 14, 2017 we raised $2056 including $2000
from Mike & Krista
Pennington of Foothill Ranch, who donated for 2 more Orange County
2016 we protected Cypress PD K9 Pasko and Placentia PD K9
We met an Anonymous Angel who donated for West Covina PD and
came all the way to Orange County to donate for a second vest
we gave to Fullerton PD that night at the show.
2015 Friends donated as their birthday present at the request
of Pamela Roossin, co-owner
of OC Guns. .
We gave a vest after the show to Fullerton PD K9 Jax
and Westminster PD K9 Pako and donated a vest to the new, Cypress
PD K9 Pasko.
Fullerton PD Officer Scott Flynn and K9 Jax giving nose kisses to Suzanne Saunders,
cofounder K9Armor.com. Pictured right, Westminster PD Officer Travis Hartman
and K9 Pako, photos by Frank D'Amato, OC
OCPCA (Orange County Police Canine Assoc.) Pres. Placentia PD Officer Chris
Anderson and K9 Habo, Fullerton PD K9 Rotar and K9 Armor cofounder Suzanne
Saunders photos by OCPCA
Manhattan Beach PD K9 Bozi on the left, photo by Mike Pennington and pictured
right, Fullerton PD K9 Mueller gives nose kisses of thanks to Suzanne Saunders,
K-9 Armor Co-founder, photo by Tina Ortega North of Fullerton PD.
We are proud to have protected Orange County K9 Heroes including
Anaheim PD K9 Bruno and Cisko and Ares and Guenther and Krieger,
Cypress PD K9 Sem, Fullerton PD K9 Mueller, Santa Ana PD K9 Puskas,
Huntington Beach PD K9 Xavi and Orange PD K9 Lykan.
Mike and Krista Pennington donated to protect Cypress PD Officer Mathias for
K9 Sem. Mike and Krista also donated to protect over 13 magnificent Orange
County K9 Heroes.
Thank you Huntington Beach PD Officer Ricci, Orange County Police
Canine Assoc. Liaison, for granting us the honor to protect your
partner K9 Xavi and for inviting us to your awesome show!
Huntington Beach PD K9 Xavi with Officer Ricci
Congratulations West Covina P.D. K9 Reiko
wearing his K9 Armor vest and Medal of Valor awarded by the city
for surviving a gunshot to protect his partner,
Officer Rodriguez. Thanks to donations to K9Armor.com we protect their
K9 Heroes Reiko, Rec and Rocky and Ronin.
West Covina PD Officer Bryan Rodriguez with K9 Reiko. photo right: K9 Armor
Cofounder Suzanne Saunders and West Covina PD Officer Matt Bowman & K9
February 11, 2015 K9 Armor donated seven vests
and July 2nd, 2015 we donated three vests to K9 Heroes in loving
memory of Riverside Sheriff - San Jacinto PD
K9 Sultan EOW 01-21-2015.
Riverside Sheriff - San Jacinto PD Officer Mark Wallace and K9 Sultan EOW 01-21-2015
July 2, 2015 Donations provided three bulletproof K9 Armor
vests to local K9 Heroes Riverside Sheriff - San Jacinto PD Officer
Wallace for his new partner K9 Kyra, donated by Rich Holt in memory of K9 Sultan,
and to Hawthorne PD Officer Galindo for
K9 Chicko, donated in loving memory of Virginia Sechrist by her daughter Vicky
and her sisters Violet, Daisy and Diana,
and to Torrance PD Officer Lara for K9 Nemo donated from the students of Officer
Lara's mother-in-law Judy Kline and her awesome students at Bishop Montgomery
February 11, 2015 Donations provided seven bulletproof K9 Armor
vests to local K9 Heroes to Fullerton PD, Hemet
PD, Placentia PD, Riverside PD and West Covina
PD in loving memory of K9 Sultan EOW 01-21-2015.
Riverside PD Officer Brad Smith with K9 Finn and
Officer Darrel Hill with K9 Noran and K9 Armor
cofounder Suzanne Saunders. Photo right: K9 Armor
Cofounder Suzanne Saunders, Riverside PD Officer
Dave Taylor with K9 Chacko and
sponsors Connie and daughter Kristina Mlynarski
PD Officer Matt Gomez & K9 Jack giving
kisses to K9 Armor Cofounder Suzanne
Saunders. Photo right: joined by Riverside County
Animal Control Officer Tiffany Fuller
January 21, 2015 San Jacinto PD - Riverside Sheriff K9 Sultan
was murdered by a gunshot at point-blank range to
November 8th, 2014 at Riverside Sheriff K9 Trials, we raised
$82,, shook paws with friends and sponsors and
gave two K9 Armor vests including the one to beloved
Many thanks to Sgt. Anthony Williams and Corporal Jeff Hurd and
Deputy Richard Fransik for the invitation to attend
to fundraise and the honor of protecting your awesome
Thanks to Todd and Judy Zervas of Riverside for sponsoring two
Riverside K9 Heroes and to Rich Holt of Greenstone
Materials in San Juan Capistrano for sponsoring
two K9 Heroes.
Suzanne Saunders, K-9 Armor co-founder and Riverside
Sheriff Deputy Wallace and K9 Sultan and to
the right with Deputy Deacon
and K9 Chico, photos by Sgt. Anthony Williams
a K9 Armor vest to TSA BART PD K9 Bandi in loving
memory of TSA Master K9 Trainer Geno Fonseca.
of BART PD K9 Bandi giving kisses to K9 Armor cofounder
photo by Officer Edwards.
Thanks to the anonymous angel who donated for
Bay Area Rapid Transit K9 Heroes.
K-9 Armor is proud to protect the Anaheim PD
PD K9 Bruno survived a gun shot to the face. Suzanne, K-9 Armor
with Anaheim PD K9 Bruno and Officer RJ Young, photo by Mike
Pennington. On the right, Anaheim PD K9 Krieger, photo by Officer
Anaheim PD K9 Guenther giving hugs to Suzanne Saunders, Co-Founder K-9 Armor, photo by Officer Klevos and on the right, Anaheim
PD K9 Cisko, photo by his partner, Officer Bonczkiewicz
Anaheim PD K9 Ares, photo by his partner, Officer
Pictured left to right,
Orange PD Officer Gutierrez with K9 Lycan, Krista
& Mike Pennington who generously donated for over
10 vests, Fullerton PD Officer Miller with K9 Mueller,
OCPCA Pres. Bob Smith and Huntington Beach PD Officer
Ricci with K9 Xavi. Photo by Gar Travis of http://www.garphoto.com/
K-9 Armor Co-founder Suzanne Saunders and ESA K-9 Unit Handler Andy Greiner and
Executive Security Agency invited K-9 Armor to the
historic Perry House in Monterey, CA raising funds
to donate a new K-9 Unit to the Monterey County Sheriff's
Dept. and a bulletproof vest for their K9 Heroes.
K-9 Armor Co-founder Suzanne Saunders and ESA K-9 Wolfie giving kisses of thanks
for donations to protect Monterey Sheriff K9 Heroes. Photo by JelladianArt.com.
Saunders holds the K9 Armor bulletproof vest
for Stanislaus County Sheriff K-9 Sam. Nicole
Arbelo holds her book K9 Heroes, her facebook
fans helped raise the money to purchase the vest
for K9 Sam, held by Deputy Marcia Matos. Photo
and Video by KCRA Ch3 Modesto.
Many thanks to Dennis
Lines of Century 21 M&M for donating
$3250 and Modesto Ducati and Modesto Harley-Davidson
for $675 which paid for the 5th K-9 Armor vest
for K-9 Rudy. Thanks to the Modesto Bee for
an article that helped generate
donations for K9 Axel.
In 2007 K-9 Armor had the honor of helping them
break ground as the first K-9 Team on the
Sheriff's Dept to receive bulletproof vests for
their all their brave, beautiful dogs!
Rohnert Park PD K9 Kimo wears his K-9 Armor vest
thanks to a donation by Carol Dunn pictured left
with Officer Matt Snodgrass and K9 Armor Co-Founder,
June 16, 2012 at the Sonoma County
K9 Trials in Windsor, we raised $56 and added Dos Palos PD
Dos Palos PD K9 Scar pauses for hugs from Suzanne
Saunders, K-9 Armor Co-Founder.
Thank you Sonoma County
Sheriff K9 Association for inviting us to your
K9 Trials each year!
Thank you Jesse Robichaud of Yosemite
Bicycles for donating $875 to donate a free
bulletproof K9 Armor vest to Sonoma County Sheriff
Sonoma County Sheriff Deputy Jones and K9 Karl with
his new K-9 Armor
K9 Armor is proud to protect these police dogs protecting the Golden State!
Photo of CHP K9 Dax by K9 Armor pictured left to right K9 Armor covered
CHP K9 Dax and K9 Becks center photo of CHP K9 Team (Becks on left) by
taken on Patriot Day September 11, 2011, far right photo by CHP pictured
left to right back row Richmond PD K9 Officers Avila, Palma and Mandell
with CHP pilots, front row Richmond PD K9 Bosco, Ronin and Rasp all protected
by K9 Armor as they fly to your rescue!
Photo of California Department
of Fish and Game K9 by National Geographic "Wild
Help us protect the dogs that fly deep
into the forest against drug
lords armed with machine guns, these dogs deserve
less than minimum standard, heavy-duty armor
that covers the underbelly. K-9 Armor
vests includes a rappel loop for helicopter travel,
K-9 Armor protected Department
and Game K9 Kilo.
them on National Geographic TV "Wild
they take on poachers and protect our wildlife.
of Fish and Game Warden Paul Cardoza and K9 Kilo
Thank you San Francisco Animal COPS for protecting
us and helping us save all the California Police
Canines! Every year at Sharon Meadow, Golden
Gate Park, San Francisco dogs bring their people
the Canine Costume Contest and to support over
Animal COPS SFPD
Sgt Herndon with Ruby and Suzanne Saunders, K-9
Pet Pride Day 2009
Thanks to San Francisco Animal Care and Control
for inviting us to Pet Pride Day, in 2011 we raised
$23 and 2009 we raised $115 and met Animal COPS
SFPD Sgt Herndon!
Pet Pride Day hosted by San Francisco
Animal Control holds this huge event with 50
charities and thousands of dogs who bring their
owners to shake paws at our K-9 Armor booth and
raise $86 in 2006 and $164 in 2007 in beautiful,
Golden Gate Park. Here's a picture with one of
the brave officers and star of Animal COPS San
Francisco. We received an award since 2006 for
protecting the police dogs of California. Congratulations
to Lt. LeEllis Brown for his promotion to Lieutenant!
Lt. Brown, SF Animal
Care and Control and Suzanne Saunders, K-9
October 29, 2006 Pet Pride Day
SFPD Chief of Police Heather Fong gave congratulations to K-9 Armor 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008 We raised $75 and
received a beautiful award! Thanks to SFPD Chief
of Police Heather Fong for stopping by to shake
paws and congratulate us for our dedication to
providing protective gear for police dogs. Thanks
to Chief Fong, SFPD purchased 20 bulletproof
vests for their K-9 Unit, if only every police
department would follow their example! For now,
most agencies do not budget for bulletproof vests
for their K-9's so it is up to us to raise the
money and save these brave, beautiful dogs. Help
us protect them by donating on our Paypal button
or send us a check to our address at the top
of this page. Thanks for your donations!
PD and Sonoma County Sheriff K9 Trials
helped us raise donations to protect 42 police dogs since 2004!
County Sheriff K9 Axl
giving kisses to Suzanne Saunders, K-9 Armor for his free bulletproof vest Thanks
to Wells Fargo Oakmont Branch Manager Ruth Ramirez, who donated $750 for
Sonoma County Sheriff K9 Axl.
Many Thanks to Sonoma County Sheriff K-9 Handler
Pat Moffitt for inviting us every year to her
K9 Trials. Thank you Sonoma
County Sheriff Canine Unit for allowing us
the honor to protect your K9 Axl and for inviting
us to attend your K9 Trials where we added
We came to shake paws June 18, 2011 at Windsor
High School and raised $110.00 and added Sonoma
County K9 Karl to protect with a K9 Armor vest.!
you Petaluma PD K9 Sergeant Mark Hunter and Sgt
Ed Crosby for inviting us every year to
The Petaluma Police K-9 Trials
Thank you for helping us raise $110 and shake
paws at the Petaluma PD K9 Trials, August 13, 2011
Lucchesi Park, Petaluma, CA
7, 2010 we raised enough to give two beautiful
police dogs a bulletproof
K-9 Armor vest!
PD K9 Rasp and Officer Mandell
Richmond PD K9
Rasp and Officer Mandell
Rasp competed at the Petaluma PD K9 Trials
August 7, 2010 we received a generous donation
of $750 from Chris and Karen Tallerico of Hercules,
for a whole vest to Richmond PD in memory of
fallen K9 Officer Brad Moody, we are proud and
honored to apply their donation of a bulletproof
vest for Richmond PD K9 Rasp. Rasp and his handler
Officer Mandell, were recently engaged in battle
with a bank robber shooting at Rasp and the suspect
broke off the dog's tail as Rasp held on and
took down the bad guy! At the Petaluma Trials
we saw Rasp perform with great determination
even without his tail. What an incredible story,
visit our www.facebook.com/k9armor photo
album with Rasp giving thanks for his new vest!
Cerrito PD Officer Leone and K9 King with Suzanne
Saunders, Co-Founder K-9 Armor
Suzanne Saunders, Co-Founder, Treasurer and Webdiva
of K-9 Armor meets El Cerrito's police dog, King,
his new bullet-proof
vest, March 3, 2011.
On the left is King's handler,
Officer Aaron Leone. Many thanks to the El
Cerrito Patch Article K-9 Armor for K9 King
Suzanne Saunders of
K-9 Armor receives K9 kisses from Richmond PD K9 Bosco
Richmond PD K9 Bosco gives kisses to Suzanne of
K-9 Armor for his bulletproof vest thanks to donations
we covered 6 of their dogs and need one more
for the next Richmond PD K9!
Chris and Karen Tallerico with Richmond PD Officer Mandell and K9 Rasp
K-9 Armor presented a bulletproof vest to Richmond
PD K9 Rasp, thanks to a donation
of $750 to K-9 Armor by Chris and Karen Tallerico
in memory of fallen
Richmond PD K9 Officer Brad Moody.
El Cerrito resident Ginger Cava, El Cerrito PD K9 King and Officer Aaron Leone.
you Ginger Cava of El Cerrito, for a donation of $750 to www.k-9armor.com to
El Cerrito PD K9 King, and with family and friends
another $750 to protect
Dept of Fish & Game K9 Kilo with a K-9 Armor
We also gave a vest to Richmond PD K9 Bosco thanks
to an amazing donation of $3500 by the Freda B Runyon
Foundation, and to Officer Danielle Bowler and K9
Ivan of San
Pablo PD who received the first bulletproof vest
for a San Pablo PD K9 and CA Search and Rescue Dogs
for finishing the donation chain to protect San Pablo
PD K9 Argos!
Thank you Jeffrey Mullins for $3000 to protect
Richmond PD K9 Nero and CHP K9 Dax covering the
Bay Area including Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento,
San Francisco, Stanislaus, San Jose the North Bay
from Marin to Napa and Sonoma Counties.
Richmond PD Officers Joe Avila with K9 Bosco, Suzanne
K-9 Armor, Officer Mandell and K9 Rasp, San Pablo
PD Officer Danielle Bowler and K9 Ivan wearing a
new bulletproof vest each thanks to donations by
Chris and Karen Tallerico and the Freda B Runyon
Thanks to James
Lindfors for $750 to K-9 Armor to protect Richmond
PD K9 Ronin!
Richmond PD K9 Ronin with Suzanne Saunders of K-9 Armor
Click the image of
Richmond Police Department K9 Unit pictured left
to open a giant picture of the magnificent seven
(6 handlers and K9 Sgt Mitch Peixoto)
We covered four of their six dogs with K-9 Armor
bulletproof vests thanks to $3500 from the Freda
B Runyon Foundation which helped us to cover
2 more Richmond PD canines Bosco and San Pablo
PD K9 Ivan who inherited from K9 Maverick who
retired then passed away. Thanks to $750 from Chris
and Karen Tallerico who donated for
K9 Rasp, we also covered K9 Arrow in 2008 and
Sabre in 2009, all pictured left. Click for a
giant image of these larger-than-life dogs who
risk their lives every day for us!
We will need a K-9 Armor bulletproof vest for
the next Richmond PD K9.
the picture of K9 Bosco from Richmond PD K9 Bosco
below for a slideshow of the dogs in action at
Petaluma PD K9 Trials Aug 15, 2009 where we raised
$215 and gave a K-9 Armor vest to Sabre of Richmond
Click this picture of Richmond PD K9 Bosco for a
slideshow of the police dogs in action!
Food Express held a fund raiser
July 18, 2009 for retired K-9 Veterinary
K-9 Armor bulletproof vests for police
Thank you PoliceOne.com for their video interview
with Michael Levy, Founder of Pet Food Express
and Suzanne Saunders, K-9 Armor Co-Founder by
PoliceOne.com Sr Editor Doug Wyllie.
Thank you Dr. Chris Flowers of UCSF
for making the
video below click Play
We appreciate this excellent
posted on YouTube!
Officer Page and Rico, Officer Jucutan and Kilo
Petaluma P.D. Kilo is lucky dog number 18 to receive
a free K-9 Armor vest!
Many thanks to all the generous
visitors to the Marin County Fair 2008 where
we collected $550. Many thanks also to Officer
Mike Page and Rico and Officer Jason Jucutan
and Kilo from Petaluma P.D. and Deputy Marrett
and Terry from Marin County Sheriff's Dept. for
coming down to shake paws!
Suzanne and Terry, Marin County Fair 2008
Terry is lucky dog 19 to receive a K-9 Armor vest!
PD K9 Rico gives
K-9 Armor cofounder Suzanne Saunders k9 kisses. Photo
by Petaluma PD Officer Mike Page
Suzanne, K-9 Armor
with Officer William Cantrell and Arrow, Richmond P.D.
Congratulations to Rico, Petaluma
P.D. and to Arrow, Richmond P.D. for receiving their
K-9 Armor vests on March 24, 2008
Officer Tiffany and Mojo
Vallejo Police Department
Many thanks to Vallejo
Police Department for helping us raise $174 for
2007, $42 in 2006, $80 in 2005 at their K-9 Trials
where we added Mojo, a big, beautiful rottweiler
on Vallejo P.D. K-9 Unit.
Officer Tiffany adopted Officer Jeff Azur's dog
when Officer Azur was shot to death and his dog
wounded and later retired.
March 17, 2011 we received a generous donation
of $3000 by Jeffrey Mullins allowing us
to save four brave dogs including Mojo of Vallejo
P.D. who will all receive K-9
Officer Tiffany and
Mojo with Suzanne at Vallejo PD K-9 Trials September
As requested by those making donations at the
Vallejo K-9 Trials, we applied $100 toward Sabre
from Richmond and $74 toward Mojo from Vallejo
Officer Moreno with
Sabre, Richmond P.D.
Many thanks to Detective
Sergeant Mitch Peixoto of Richmond P.D. for stopping
by our booth at the Petaluma 2006
K-9 Trials. We added 6 of their brave, beautiful
dogs of the Richmond K-9 Unit.
Thanks to your donations Sabre was
lucky dog number 20 to receive a FREE
Arrow is our 16th success story!
Richmond P.D. K-9 teams face the
toughest criminals with the highest crime rate
in California. Thank you for helping us protect
them with K-9 Armor Kevlar Vests so they can all
Officer Mike Page and
Petaluma P.D. and Suzanne, K-9 Armor
Rico is our 12th success story!
Thanks to the dozens of kids who came over to shake
paws and make a donation at our
K-9 Armor booth, help save all these beautiful dogs
with a K-9 Armor Kevlar vest.
Suzanne, K-9 Armor with
Officer Rick Cox and Max,
Petaluma P.D. Marin Fair July 3, 2007
Thanks to Officer Cox and Max and Officer Page
and Rico from Petaluma P.D. and to Officer Bill
Welch and Raven of Novato P.D. and to Captain Jim
Boggeri of Marin Urban Search and Rescue and Recon
for taking a day to shake paws all helping us raise
$750 enough for a whole K-9 Armor vest!
Big thanks to Steve, Rick
and Recon of
Marin Urban Search and Rescue, July 2007
thanks to Sonoma County Sheriff's Dept. Pat Moffitt
for inviting us to their first annual K-9 Trials,
June 3rd 2007 we raised $193 cash and added Lucy
to our waiting list. Lucy works Narcotics for the
Sonoma County Sheriff's K-9 Unit.
Thanks to hard work by Laurel Putnam
of Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management,
she and her friends raised $700 for a K-9 Armor
Sonoma County Sheriff's dog Maverick
was shot to death in 2000. Thanks for helping to
save Lucy who is our 17th success story!
Officer Bill Welch with Raven
and Officer Kevin Naugle with Kyto, Novato P.D.
May 10, 2007
Officer Kevin Naugle and Kyto of Novato P.D. and
to Officer Bill Welch and Raven (pictured left)
for helping us raise the money for Raven and Kyto's
vests by helping out in the July heat at the Marin
County Fair 3 years in a row to shake paws with
hundreds of kids!
Thanks to the UPS Store at 936 7th St Bldg B in
Novato, CA. The generous owners and helpful staff
watch our donation box, where we raised hundreds
of dollars over the years since 2003. Local citizens
of Novato, thank you for protecting those who protect
Raven is our 5th and Kyto is our 11th success story!
We raised $147 on August 19 at the
Petaluma P.D. 2006 K-9 Trials
Click for giant image of Max leaping to victory!
Thanks to Petaluma Police Officer Clay Begrin of
Bay Sports Photography visit his site to purchase
spectacular photos of this event and more!
and Congratulations to Officer Rick Cox and Max
of Petaluma P.D.who placed first in Narcotics 2006,
look at him leap!
Officer Bill Welch
and Raven of Novato P.D.
receiving her K-9 Armor vest
October 10, 2006
Thank you Officer Welch and Raven
for shaking paws at the Marin County Fair for two
days, helping us raise over $200 in two days for
a total of $450 toward a vest for Novato P.D.
Officer Bill Welch and
of Novato P.D.
Deputy Marrett and
Verona and Suzanne,
K-9 Armor at the Marin Fair 2004
Thanks also to Deputy Marrett and Verona for shaking
paws every year at the Marin County Fair and to
Captain Jim Boggeri and his Search and Rescue dog
Recon, for coming to our rescue when we needed a
K-9 to shake paws for a day.
Captain Jim Boggeri
and Recon of USAR, and Suzanne
77 Van Ness Ave STE 101, San Francisco, CA 94102