Welcome to K9 Partners in Northern Nevada! We’re a Reno/Sparks/ Tahoe-based volunteer support organization for the K9 division of law enforcement. Our main focus has been on the large Washoe County Sheriff Dept’s K9 team- to provide them needed support.
The original idea for WCK9 Partners sprang from an effort by a kindergarten class at Brown Elementary School in 1996, to raise enough money to provide a local area K9, Jimi, with a bullet proof vest. The kindergarten class, their second grade cohorts, and others raised enough money for 12 vests that went to local area K9 Units.
At the end of the school year and the project’s completion, the organizers of Washoe County K9 Partners took the program and expanded it to be a charitable and on-going organization.
The organization focuses on raising money to provide equipment, gear, and training above and beyond the standard equipment that the agencies’ budgets provide. For example, bullet proof vests, bite suits, tactical gear, and training seminars when agencies can’t afford to send their teams.
If you are interested in learning more about these “public service” dogs and what you can do to help, check out the rest of the website and see our facebook page!