If you have a dog thatÂ needs a bath and areÂ looking for something fun to do this weekend that supports a good cause thenÂ look no further. This Saturday and SundayÂ (July 16-17, 2016) the Police and Working K-9 Foundation is holding its annual Cover Your K-9 event at all 60 +Pet Food Express stores inÂ Northern and Southern California..
On those days all proceeds from the storeÂ pet washes willÂ help purchase custom K-9 bullet-proof vests, trauma kits, squad car heat alarms and more for K-9 units throughout the state. Even if you don’t have a dog or yours doesn’t need a bath you can still come by any store to meet K-9s and their handlers and make a donation. If you need motivation just know that a few years agoÂ 5-year old Alameda boy gaveÂ $100 of his allowance and tooth-fairy money to the cause!
These are amazing dogs — I’ve had a chance to photograph dozens of them over the past few years — and they put their lives on the line every day to help protect us.Â The equipment and supplies that keep them safe areÂ expensive and fall outside the budget for many cash-strapped CA state police departments. So, please consider helping out any way you can and come by a Pet Food Express store this weekend to meet the dogs.
This K-9 fundraising eventÂ Â runs from 9AM to 8PM Saturday, July 16 and 10AM to 6PM Sunday, July 17 at all Pet Food Express Stores. Below are some of the dogs I photographed recently for the San Mateo Sheriff’s Department and HillsboroughÂ PD. If you see one of them at a store over the weekend let them knowÂ how much you appreciate their work.
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