K9 Tactical Gear
Thank you Susan Forbes, Owner of K9
Tactical Gear for giving us such a great discount
to help us give the most vests. Their amazing design
of stab and bulletproof Level II-A panels allows the
K9 to wear for long periods. Made of Kevlar® all
our K-9 Armor vests are made to NIJ (National Institute
of Justice) standard for police
officers, fitted to each dog including patches for
their department. The vital organs are all protected
by three spikeproof and bulletproof panels.
We help Police and Sheriff Departments to save over
$2000 retail. We pay $1400 plus tax, shipping and delivery.
Every tax-deductible donation of $1700 covers the total
cost that allows us to protect a K9 Hero ... priceless.
Thanks to Frank Skubal, President of Banner Uniform,
who purchased Banner Uniform from Jason Worth. Thank
you Banner Uniform and Point Blank Body Armor for helping
us protect all the police dogs of California. Banner
Uniform sells the Kevlar® Level III-A bulletproof vests
to us for just above wholesale, to help us put your hard-earned
donations to provide the best quality at the best price.
We pay $1400 plus tax and delivery for a bulletproof
vest worth $2000 to the departments.
Suzanne Saunders, K-9 Armor Co-Founder, Treasurer and
Webdiva thanks Jason Worth, former President of Banner
Uniform for these K-9 Armor bulletproof vests.
K-9 Armor stab and bulletproof vests
same Kevlar® bulletproof cloth as their human
partners, covering all the vital organs. Ask any K9
Handler, are you wearing Kevlar®? They will answer "yes," and
if their K9 is wearing K-9 Armor, they wear the same
level of protection.
us raise $1400 plus tax and shipping for each new K-9
ARMOR vest we buy with your tax-deductible donations.
Each K-9 Armor vest is made of the same
material that protects two-legged members of law enforcement.
We custom-fit each K-9 Armor vest so the bulletproof
parts cover the vital organs.
K-9 Armor vests are made of Kevlar® stab
and bulletproof panels and custom-fit to each dog, donated
FREE to CA law enforcement dogs.
K-9 Armor promises 100 percent of your tax-deductible
donations go only to bulletproof k9 vests for police
dogs, no other
2. K-9 Armor qualifies as the only California
State Non-Profit Public Benefit Charity 501(c)(3) dedicated
vests for police dogs. Public Benefit means we do not
exclude, we do not require membership, and we are exempt
income tax to the IRS who sponsors us as the only Charity
dedicated to this purpose.
W receive no benefit and make no profit
every law enforcement dog in California. Those
who make a profit from K9's include the sale of the
police dog at $10,000, to training the police dog another
to specially-cooled vehicles over $10,000, medical
care and food and supplies. Some organizations exclude
anyone outside of membership required by K9 Associations.
We thank many of the K9 Associations on our Sponsors
page who brought people to us, so we could protect their
K-9 Armor promises all our vests meet the
NIJ (National Institute of Justice) Standard for stab
and ballistic vests. This is the same standard as their
handler as mandated
by the Agency that oversees
the standard for all law enforcement in the United States.
K-9 Armor vests protect all the vital organs, made
by K9 Tactical Gear in Rocklin, California and by Point
Blank Body Armor in Florida, with three panels of Kevlar®.
5. We believe all the police dogs deserve
nothing less than their handler, nothing less than
Our Articles of Incorporation, allow you to
sponsor a particular police dog for the cost of a whole
to protect the police dog of your choice. Donations
law enforcement dog in California without exclusion,
or preference we love them all and when you support
K-9 Armor you can be proud we will protect all of them.
How to know if a Charity if legitimate?
Check the Registry above on the California Attorney General
site, search for K-9 Armor in Corporations.
This verifies our taxes are filed every year with the
IRS and with the State of California and that we were
incorporated on 07-08-09 (July 8, 2009).
K-9 Armor is the official, California
registered tax-deductible, non-profit public benefit
by the California Secretary of
State and Attorney General's Office, the Dept. of Justice,
CA Franchise Tax Board and Federal
tax-exempt status, for the purpose
of raising public funds to supply bulletproof K-9 Armor
vests to the brave, beautiful police dogs of California.
K-9 Armor accepts donations
public to protect California law enforcement dogs. Every
time we raise the cost of a vest we purchase a Kevlar® K-9
Armor vest and give it FREE to another California law
dog. Most police departments and law enforcement agencies
do not budget for bulletproof vests for their K-9's.
Every two-legged Officer and member of law enforcement
who carries a gun, receives a bulletproof
vest and we believe their four-legged partners deserve
the same protection. These brave, beautiful dogs risk
their lives to protect us, help us protect them with
K-9 Armor started in September 2003 partnering with
the Marin County Sheriff's Office until 2009 when we
ended our partnership, and with their encouragement
and guidance, obtained the honorable status of State
July 8, 2009 (7/8/9),
we obtained the 501(c)(3) status as a Non Profit Public
Benefit Charity for the State of California, protecting
California Law Enforcement Canines with Bulletproof
K9 Vests, relying on donations to K-9 Armor.
stands alone, as the sole Non Profit Public Benefit Charity
that donates 100 percent of our time and funds only to
vests for every law enforcement dog in California.
The IRS explains it, they don't like to approve multiple
charities in the same place raising money for the
same thing. One of the questions on their Application
wants to know if there is a Charity already performing
the work you propose, why exactly can't you work with
the existing organization instead of taking funds away
from those who depend on Charity?
The current K-9 Armor Board of
Deputy Daniel Marrett is a retired Federal ATF
(Alcohol Tobacco and
Firearms) and Marin County Sheriff K-9 Handler,
of experience. His first K9 Verona, received the
first K9 Armor vest in 2004 and he became our president
in 2009 when we had five years of tax returns to
become a 501(c)(3) public benefit charity.
Riverside Sheriff K9 Assoc President and K9 Armor
VP Corporal Jeff Hurd and partner San Jacinto PD
Corporal Hurd joined K-9 Armor in 2019 and we
are honored for his support in protecting the brave
Riverside K9 Heroes in loving memory of San Jacinto
PD K9 Sultan, killed in action 01-21-2015. Read
about Sultan's sacrifice on our Memorials
Secretary and Treasurer, and Webdiva, Suzanne
Saunders serves as
a volunteer EMT (Emergency Medical
Technician) with the Medical Reserve Corps
and Veterinary Liaison and volunteers as a Hands-Only
CPR Instructor. Suzanne
has 20 years experience as a Web Designer and Technical
Writer at Wells Fargo Bank. She created
and maintains our web site. Suzanne is our
web site administrator for K9Armor.com
and Facebook admin www.facebook.com/k9armor and
Twitter, www.twitter.com/k9armor and
Instagram, www.instagram.com/k9armor. Suzanne
is also Treasurer and submits the tax returns
every year to the California Secretary of
State and Francise Tax Board and the IRS.
Contact Suzanne on Suzanne's
personal facebook page or on LinkedIn
All donations are 100 percent directed toward purchase
Thanks also to Deputy Karen
(ret) for helping direct our web site
format and providing
a link from the Marin County Deputy Sheriff's
Association web site and helping direct
us how to acheive our
own 501(c)(3) for our tax-deductible
Original Co-Founders, Marin County Sheriff
Sgt Mike Crain (ret) and Suzanne Saunders, EMT
with instructor for DARE to all the Marin
County School kids,
Deputy Evan Hughes, seen here in 2004 at the Marin
Our costs include the vest plus
sales tax and if donated online includes the
2.5% Paypal fee. All vests are custom made, measured
Cost includes shipping
vests are delivered in person as we cover the whole state.
We publish the actual receipts on our Sponsors page to
show your donations are dedicated to each vest.
We receive an
incredible discount off
price (plus tax) listed by the manufacturer.
K9 Tactical Gear in Rocklin, CA and Banner Uniform
Police Supply in San Francisco supply these Kevlar
us, for this incredible
they believe in our cause. We
are the only public benefit charity dedicated only to
providing free bulletproof vests without any exclusions,
to all law enforcement dogs in California and 100
percent of the cost is covered by public donations.
who risk their lives to protect you,
with K-9 Armor!
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