Rank #1: Retired Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Chris Connell of Saving Private K-9
Rank #2: Ken Licklider, owner of Vohne Licke Kennels and star of hit show Alpha Dogs
Rank #3: Police K9 Author Adam David Russ and Salt Lake City Police K9 Officer Mike Serio
Rank #4: Operation Hawkeye: K920 - honoring Special Ops Forces MWDs and their handlers
Rank #5: Project Paws Alive : Nationwide nonprofit providing protective K9 equipment
Project Paws Alive is an all volunteer 501c3 non-profit and does not get paid. Funds are raised by donations, sponsorships, and fundraisers. All monies go directly to purchasing equipment.
We exist because 92% of all K-9 units and agencies nationwide do not have the ability or funds needed to purchase this vital K9 equipment to protect their K9s. Many K9 units are run solely on donations.
K9 units are typically classified as "non-essential specialty units" nationwide; which means they receive little to no funding and cannot afford the high-dollar protective equipment that can save the lives of the K9s and, in most cases, can also save the officer's life.
Please join us in helping to "Protect The K9s Who Protect Us" nationwide. Consider making a tax-deductible donation or becoming a volunteer at http://ProjectPawsAlive.org/
Rank #6: Lt. Coby Webb of The National Police Bloodhound Association
Rank #7: Maria Goodavage; New York Times bestselling author of SOLDIER DOGS
Rank #8: Loreen Pantaleone of The K9 Hero Portrait Project
Rank #9: Susan Bulanda: Animal Behavior Consultant, National Search Dog Alliance, Author
Certified with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants she served both as its Vice President and Dog Chair Person. As an Adjunct Professor at Kutztown University and Carroll County College, Susan developed two programs: “Canine Training and Management Program -- Level I & II” -- for students who want to become dog trainers and canine behavior consultants.
An award-winning author, Susan has lecturedworldwide, written hundreds of articles, and penned nine well-received books. You can visit her web site at http://www.sbulanda.com/