The Police K9 INvest Project came together in the Spring of 2013, with a group of eight MN friends and coworkers who recognized the need for protective K9 vests for their local Police K9 Unit. The Minneapolis Police K9 unit was the first, with the help of the community and companies who support our cause. From May 2013 to October 2013, we acted as a special designated fundraising project under the guidance of the Minneapolis Police K9 Foundation, and we sincerely appreciated the opportunity to engage and become acquainted with the K9 Unit and the foundation. Since both Minneapolis and St. Paul Police K9 Units have their own foundations, Police K9 INvest Project does not fundraise or accept donations for either units.
As of December 2013, we became a non-profit, tax exempt organization. We want to thank everyone for their support as we make this transition, which will also allow us to serve additional law enforcement K9 units needing vests. Our group is also available to help other community groups develop their fundraising efforts to support their local law enforcement K9′s, with marketing strategy, graphic design, and advisement.
We are Minnesota based community group, not affiliated or represent any vest manufacturer, and as “free spirits” we can supply the K9 Unit with vests they prefer for their dogs.
After all, it is all about the dogs who serve and protect us.