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07:00, Friday May 17th, 2024

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K9’S ENROLLED SINCE 2015

ACTIVE ENROLLED K9'S

STATES WE SERVE

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Veterinary Service for Retired K9 Veterans

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HONOR OUR

K9 Heroes

Paws of Honor
Retired Military & Law Enforcement Canine Nonprofit

The goal of Paws of Honor (POH) is to provide veterinary care and products at no charge* for retired military and law enforcement K-9’s across America that have served our country, locally or globally. Retired K-9s deserve accessible, high-quality veterinary care in return for their commitment and sacrifice for our country.
The monetary burden associated with veterinary care should not fall on the shoulders of the officer/handler/owner once the K-9 has been decommissioned.

​*Based on the availability of charitable contributions.

Your Impact on our K9 Heroes

SPECIALTY FOOD

Selecting this will provide 1 retired K9 with their monthly regular or speciality food

 

$50

MONTHLY MEDS

Selecting this will provide Monthly Meds to 1 Canine enrolled in our program.

 

$100

YEARLY EXAM

Selecting this provides a routine senior wellness exam for 1 enrolled canine.

 

$150

K9 Hero Spotlight

K9 Billi TSA Explosive Detection

Billi

Billi is the sweetest K9. Billi has ears that are made of velvet. He will run to the closest person after receiving his reward for all the love and attention.  Read more…

 

K9 Rrusso - Transportation Security

Rrusso

Rrusso graduated in the first PSC course at Lackland AFB with 7 other teams. Bred from a strong littler, 2 other siblings graduated from the same course.  Read more…

 

K9 Molly - Drug Detection

Molly S

K-9 Molly retired in November 2022. She was a drug detection K-9 for the Montville Police for many years. She enjoys all types of treats and food especially because when she was on the job she was a food reward K-9. Read more…

 

Poker - Department of Defense

Poker

Worked for the Department of Defense, loves Nylabones, kongs, tennis balls. Loves playing with his other 4-legged brothers and sisters and going to the park with his human brothers. During his time, he completed exactly 700 deployments and searched 10’s of thousands of vehicles. Read more…

 

Fredy - Narcotics Detection

Fredy

MWD Fredy was assigned to Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Virginia as a drug detector dog. MWD Fredy had three finds during his career onboard NWSY. He loves to play with toys and really loves to play in the pool or play with the water hose. Read more…

 

K9 Max

Max B.

K9 Max served as an Explosive Detection Dog for 5.5 years providing protection to the United States Federal Government under the Department of Defense. Max has gotten to travel across the country, even to the Aloha state of Hawaii! In retirement, he enjoys couch surfing and chasing rabbits in the backyard. Read more…

 

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What People Are Saying About Paws of Honor

What grade do you think we’ve earned when it comes to providing veterinary care for our four-legged heroes, at no cost to their owners?

 

A:96%

B:4%

C:0%

D:0%

Who Can We Help

Have you ever been in a situation in which your pet needed veterinary care you either couldn’t afford or had great difficulty affording?

 

Yes 96%

No 4%

What We Do Best

Are you aware of any other organization that provides free medical care to retired military or law enforcement K9s?

 

Yes 88%

No 12%

Featured Partners

Springfield Distillery

Springfield Distillery is the creator of Paws of Honor Limited Edition Single Barrel Aged Whisky & Bourbon. Every barrel sold helps support Paw of Honor. Learn more & purchase.

Hurricane's Heroes

Hurricane’s Heroes provides retired law enforcement and military dogs with subsidized veterinary care so they can live the long and healthy life they deserve. Learn more.

Working Dog Coffee Company
The Working Dog Coffee Co. provides roasted-to-order, specialty coffees and related merchandise, in support of rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of our working class canines. Learn more & purchase.

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Joining Forces...

Hurricane’s Heroes has joined forces with Paws of Honor to help retired Military and Law Enforcement working K9s across the country receive the veterinary care they deserve.