VCA Animal Hospitals donates $20,000 to Project Paws Alive for Police K9s

VCA Ohio Region C7 & Specialty Hospitals Region CS4 collected donations by encouraging clients to round up their transaction amounts to the nearest dollar or donate online. The campaign raised just over $20,000 to support Project Paws Alive who is dedicated to providing protective K9 safety equipment to underfunded Law Enforcement K9s units nationwide. This donation will enable Project Paws Alive to continue our important work in communities, protecting law enforcement K9s with such items as bulletproof vests, military grade first aid kits with narcan, specialized cooling vests, and hot n’pop vehicle heat alarm systems.

“A donation of this size is significant for us,” commented Cheryl Allen, President at Project Paws Alive. “It costs $1,400 per vest, $350 per first aid kit, and at least $6,000 for a complete vehicle heat alarm system and the nationwide demand for equipment by underfunded K9 units is much higher than the supply of funds so this donation will absolutely go to good use.”

About VCA Animal Hospitals

VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 850 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,700 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 525 are board-certified specialists who are experts in areas such as Oncology, Cardiology, Emergency & Critical Care, and Surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. For more information, visit

About Project Paws Alive

Project Paws Alive, Inc. is a nationwide 501c (3) charity whose mission is provide vital K9 equipment such as stab & bullet protective vests, first aid field trauma kits, cooling vests, and heat alarms to law enforcement, fire, search & rescue, and military K9s throughout the United States. For more information on Project Paws Alive or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit

Martin County Sheriffs Office K9 Fundraiser

Project Paws Alive has kicked off a fundraiser for K9 Grim of the Martin County (KY) Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit.

K9 Grim needs a K9 vehicle transport system, a vehicle alert system, and a K9 first aid kit to help keep him safe while he’s on duty.

The K9 Heat Alarm units monitor and alert on vital components including temperature, vehicle battery voltage, engine stall, and include a door-popper system. This system not only makes automatic corrective actions to the heat such as opening windows and turning on fans, it audibly and visually alerts everyone nearby. As a last measure, the system will open the vehicle door allowing the K9 to exit. From beginning to end the officer is alerted via horns, sirens, lights and digital transmitters worn on their person. The unit also includes a cold temp alert should the vehicle temp drop below a set degree for year-round K9 protection.

Systems also include the “No K9 Left Behind” feature which is exclusive to Ace K9 systems and provides an end of shift system monitor which will alert and continue to alert until the door to the K9 has been fully opened to release the K9 and the officer has acknowledged the release of the K9. Thus providing yet another layer of safety to protect against distractions and other instances where a K9 may be accidentally left in a vehicle at the end of shift.

The AceWatchDog application is a another feature of the system that allows 24/7 live system monitoring on smartphones and enables multiple resources such as other handlers and supervisors to monitor the system and receive notifications via their phone to ensure the utmost peace of mind that the K9 is safe.

The K9 vehicle transport system is an insert that is welded from forged steel and welded into the vehicle to provide a safe and secure area for the K9 to travel in. Havis’ award winning K9 inserts are custom designed for each vehicle they serve. These canine vehicle inserts offer rounded corners, large side openings for improved K9 entry and exit as well as easier access for cleaning. Inserts have overhead dome lights, rubber mats, water bowl holders, and integrate with the vehicle’s heat and air system for maximum comfort. K9s are able to stand up, stretch out, or lay down with plenty of room and height; providing for a comfortable and safe ride. The aluminum insert protects the K9s in cases of crash, flip, or roll over. Havis inserts also integrate with ACE K9 technology systems to combine for the best K9 system available.

The Tactical K9 First Aid Field Trauma Kit is military-grade and designed for use by Law Enforcement, Military, Fire, EMS, and Search & Rescue K9 Units. This kit contains specific supplies needed to treat the K-9 for injuries ranging from gunshot and knife wounds to snake bites. The kit provides the necessary tools to address the major traumatic injuries common to K9’s operating in the military and law enforcement environment as well as common K9 emergencies such as bloat, heat injury, and toxic ingestion.

K9 teams face substantial risks on a daily basis. These dogs have been punched, stabbed, poisoned and shot by fleeing suspects. While emergency care is often readily available to the handler, the same cannot be said of the their canine partner. Training officers to administer first aid to their injured canine partner is only part of the solution, equipping them with a K9 tactical first aid trauma kits for use in the field can make a huge difference. Distribution of these kits gives the handlers the means to do just that. In addition, everything in the kit can also be used to treat humans.

Please help K9 Grim’s fundraiser by making a tax-deductible donation today.

Our goal is to raise $8,000 to provide and install this vital equipment.

Online donations can be made using the donate button below.






Checks can also be mailed to:

Project Paws Alive
1193 SE Port Saint Lucie Blvd.
Suite 289
Port Saint Lucie, FL 30017

Please make all checks payable to Project Paws Alive and include “MCSO K9 GRIM” in the memo line.

About: Project Paws Alive, Inc. is a nationwide 501c3 nonprofit that is 100% volunteer run. Our mission is to provide protective K9 equipment to underfunded law enforcement, fire, rescue and military K9 units throughout the United States. For more information please visit

Donation Honors Memory of Retired Oak Park Officer, Supports Police Dog Mase

Project Paws Alive donates an AceK9 WatchDog System to K9 Mase in honor of Retired Oak Park Office Bill Shuttleworth.

Donation Honors Memory of Retired Oak Park Officer, Supports Police Dog Mase

HELP US WIN $7,500!

HELP US WIN $7,500!

PAWS UP! K9 Kano is a semifinalist in the American Humane Hero Dog Awards who has chosen Project Paws Alive to be their charity partner.

You can vote for K9 Kano each day through July 11, 2018 to help us win up to $7,500!



Kano is a 1 year old, Red Nose Pitbull. Kano is very much a large puppy still. Kano is the FIRST Pit Bull Police K9 in the state of Kansas. Kano is a single purpose detection K9. Kano is trained to locate Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Heroin, and Ecstasy. Kano is a rescue from Negras, Mexico. Kano was rescued by Animal Farm Foundation and Universal K9. Kano was named Kano based on a character from Mortal Kombat based on his facial markings. Kano and the dogs in the Universal K9 program were invited to the ICMA conference. ICMA is the largest annual event in the world for local government managers and staff. Leaders from all over the country were at this conference and could watch these dogs work. Since being on the street, Kano has assisted with 3 drug offenses. Including approximately 8 grams of Methamphetamine, $7,500 worth of Marijuana, and Paraphernalia. Kano has not only been helping get drugs off of the street but also showing a positive role for the Pitbull breed walking through the school, and retirement home. Kano is the true meaning of “Street Dog to Police Dog” a phase used by Universal K9 Director Brad Croft. These dogs are not only rescued from shelters but they rescue their handlers as well! Kano was photographed prior to leaving training by Ivey Photography. Kano and the other dogs in the program will be on the cover of “K9 Cop” magazine


Project Paws Alive Awarded Platinum Status by GuideStar

Project Paws Alive Awarded Platinum Status by GuideStar

Posted on April 25, 2018

Organization Demonstrates Continued Commitment to Transparency

For Immediate Release

West Palm Beach, FL – Project Paws Alive has again received Platinum status on GuideStar, the premier nonprofit ranking website. The organization remains part of an elite tier of nonprofit organizations recognized for leading the way in social change by demonstrating a commitment to measuring progress and sharing results.

GuideStar Platinum is the highest ranking available, and it has only been achieved by a very select set of organizations. Achieving a Platinum Level Profile demonstrates Project Paws Alive’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

To reach the Platinum level, Project Paws Alive provided extensive information and in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission.

“Reporting at the Platinum level will help demonstrate programmatic growth and transparency. We understand that donors have many choices when it comes to giving funds to support important causes, and we want everyone to know that Project Paws Alive uses all donations and sponsorships appropriately,” said Cheryl Allen, Project Paws Alive President & Co Founder.

About: Project Paws Alive, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity that is 100% volunteer based and our mission is to provide vital K9 equipment such as stab & bullet protective vests and first aid field trauma kits to underfunded law enforcement, fire, search & rescue, and military K9s throughout the United States. We rely solely on donations to provide this lifesaving equipment. For more information please visit 

View Project Paws Alive’s Platinum profile on Guidestar by clicking on the 2018 Platinum Badge:

About GuideStar: The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS and allows the millions of people who visit GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations and the more than 200 sites and applications that use GuideStar data. To earn a logo, an organization needs to complete all required fields for that participation level. The GuideStar logos, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all updated participants’ profiles in the GuideStar database.

Project Paws Alive is Hero Dog Awards Charity Partner

Selected as a Charity Partner for the seventh year in a row, we’re proud to support the American Humane Hero Dog Awards! Nominate your dog by 2/7/18 and select Project Paws Alive as your Charity Partner and you & your dog could win a trip to LA to be featured on Hallmark Channel USA, and help us win $7,500 to protect K9s! #HeroDogAwards


WSU K9 Wolverine Fundraiser










Fundraiser for WSU K9 Wolverine.

Fallen Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose’s K9 Wolverine returns to duty with new partner, Officer Greg Roberts.

PPA is now conducting a fundraiser to provide K9 Wolverine with a custom bullet & stab-proof ballistic vest and oxygen recovery mask kit.

To donate to the K9 Wolverine Fund please click the DONATE button below.












Checks or money orders can be mailed to:

Project Paws Alive
1193 SE Port Saint Lucie Blvd
Suite 289
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952

*Please note WSU or Wolverine in the memo line.


About: Project Paws Alive, Inc. is a nationwide 501c3 nonprofit that is 100% volunteer run. Our mission is to provide protective K9 equipment to underfunded law enforcement, fire, rescue and military K9 units throughout the United States.

PPA joins Atlanta Pet Expo 2018

The Atlanta Pet Expo is returning to Gwinnett County in 2018, and Project Paws Alive will be there too.

The organizers of the Atlanta Pet Expo have moved the event back to Gwinnett County and expanded it to two days.

Join us for two days of pet related activities, vendors, entertainment, and food. Pets welcomed. Great family event. FREE ADMISSION & PARKING.

Project Paws Alive will have a premium booth; come by and view some of the equipment used to protect Law Enforcement, Military, Fire, and Search & Rescue K9s. Enter one of our drawings, watch a K9 demo, or just stop by and meet some K9 Officers. As always we will have fundraising items available for purchase, and will also be accepting donations for our K9 Equipment Fund which provides underfunded K9 Units with protective K9 gear they would otherwise not be able to afford.

For more information on us please visit our website at

For Expo Event information please visit the event site at

CCA Gun Raffle for K9s

The Corvette Cruisers of Atlanta is hosting a gun raffle
to benefit Project Paws Alive.

Tickets are $10 each.  A maximum of 300 Tickets will be sold.

To purchase a ticket you must be 18 years of age or older.

Tickets and donations can be made at the bottom of this page.

The Raffle Prize:

Ruger LCP II Lightweight Compact Pistol


A concealed carry package consisting of:

  • Pocket Holster
  • Extra Magazine
  • Cleaning Kit
  • Range safety pack (eye and ear protection)
  • 50 rounds of ammunition
  • Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry

Total retail value over $450.00

Winner will receive the prize package directly from the Corvette Cruisers of Atlanta (CCA) club with instructions on where to pickup the prize. Prize must be picked up in person at CCA’s selected Gwinnett County Georgia Licensed Gun Dealer.  All legal gun requirements such as background checks and permits apply.

Corvette Cruisers of Atlanta, PO Box 55, Snellville GA 30078 reserves all rights, ownership, and entitlements of this raffle and will select the winner and distribute the prize package directly.

**Please note this raffle is not being conducted by Project Paws Alive**


Purchase Tickets Here:
All tickets will be mailed.


Want to Donate For K9s Instead of Buying a Ticket?
Please click the donate button below.

Final 4 K9 Finalists Need Your Vote

Please vote for these 4 K9s to win the American Humane Hero Dog Awards.
Will K9 Jetson, K9 Icy, K9 Jersey or K9 Quincy be the 2017 winner? Vote daily through May 5th!
Vote for your top pick today:

Project Paws Alive is honored to be an #Arson charity partner for the #HeroDogAwards!

“We Protect the K9s that Protect You”