Facebook to double donations for K9s on 12/3/19

Tuesday 12/3/19 is #GivingTuesday and it’s a great time to make a tax deductible donation to the Project Paws Alive Fund which provides vital protective K9 equipment to K9 units nationwide who cannot otherwise afford it.

On Tuesday December 3rd starting at 8am Eastern, Facebook will match all donations made on our Facebook page until they reach a total of $7 million in donations.

Just think – if 100 people gave $5, making it $500, a match by Facebook would make it $1000!

It’s SO easy to make a huge impact and protect these dutiful working K9s in Law Enforcement, Fire, Search & Rescue, and in the Military! But the money will stop once Facebook has reached the $7 million max on donations globally, so be sure to act quickly!

Whether you can donate $5 or $5,000, every little bit will help us make a difference. And if you can’t donate then please share this event to help spread awareness to others.

92% of K9 units nationwide rely on organizations like Project Paws Alive to provide the protective K9 equipment they need. This is because they are either underfunded or have no funds.

Your donations can and will have a lasting impact on the K9s who benefit from your donations.

On December 3, 2019 please consider making a donation on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ProjectPawsAlive/

Thank you for your support!







For Immediate Release:


Award based on Outstanding Online ReviewsPROJECT PAWS ALIVE NAMED “2019 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT” by GreatNonprofits

Port Saint Lucie, Florida – November 4, 2019 – Project Paws Alive announced today it has been named a “2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.

Project Paws Alive provides protective K9 equipment to underfunded law enforcement, fire, search & rescue and military K9 units throughout the United States. 92% of agencies do not have the funding for this specialized equipment and the equipment provided by Project Paws Alive keeps them safe while on duty.

“We are honored to be named a 2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit,” says Cheryl Allen, President. “We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including being the only nonprofit supplying this range of protective equipment to our nation’s military working dog units.”

The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is the based on the rating and number of reviews that Project Paws Alive received from volunteers, donors and aid recipients. “We cannot say enough about Project Paws Alive, not only for what they stand for, but who they are. We have dealt with them with several K9 fundraisers and know them to be truly dedicated in their goals to provide lifesaving K9 equipment,” said Kathy and Rick Story, volunteers.

“Project Paws Alive has been awesome to work with and we greatly appreciate their support of Military Working Dogs. We would not be able to have this equipment to protect our dogs without them. Especially when deploying abroad, we need as much help as we can get to make sure our K9 partners are safe on duty,” says SGT T. Hudson, 72nd SFS.

“Project Paws Alive  is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference throughout the nation,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support they receive, as shown by the many outstanding reviews they have received from people who have direct experience working with Project Paws Alive.”

GreatNonprofits is the leading website where people share stories about their personal experiences on more than 1.6 million charities and nonprofits. The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards are the only awards for nonprofits determined by those who have direct experience with the charities – as donors, volunteers and recipients of aid.


About Project Paws Alive
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 http://www.ProjectPawsAlive.org

About GreatNonprofits
GreatNonprofits is the leading site for donors and volunteers to find stories and ratings of nonprofits. Stories on the site influence 30 million donation decisions a year. Visit www.greatnonprofits.org for more information.


Media Contacts
Karen Caprio

Vice President

Project Paws Alive




Perla Ni

Great Nonprofits



Chewy.com Partners with Project Paws Alive

July 31, 2019 For Immediate Release

Project Paws Alive, Inc. announces Chewy, Inc. (Chewy.com) partnership.

Chewy, Inc. is the largest online retailer of pet food and other pet-related products, is a subsidiary of PetSmart and based in Dania Beach, Florida. In a partnership to help provide donation funding for protective K9 equipment, Chewy will provide customers an opportunity to earn Project Paws Alive a $20 donation with qualified purchases. Buy utilizing specific links and banners created for Project Paws Alive consumers can also score an extra 30% off & Free Shipping on qualified purchases!

100% of all donations received through the Chewy, Inc. partnership will be used by Project Paws Alive to provide protective K9 equipment to working first responder K9s and military working dogs throughout the United States.

Click the banner below to get shopping!

Order your Pet Food at Chewy.com and Project Paws Alive will get a $20 donation!


About –

Chewy, Inc. (Chewy.com) is revolutionizing the pet industry as one of the fastest growing e-commerce retailers of all time. Founded in 2011, Chewy set out to offer pet parents the expertise and service of a local pet store with the convenience of online shopping. Chewy delivers on that promise with its dedication to 24/7 customer service, the creation of cutting-edge software and technology that enhances the user experience and commitment to sourcing high-quality products. Dually headquartered in Dania Beach, FL and Boston MA, Chewy employs more than 10,000 pet lovers in their headquarter offices, three customer service centers in FL, TX and KY and eight fulfillment centers in PA, AZ, TX, KY, NV, IN and FL.

Project Paws Alive is a nationwide 501c3 nonprofit that is 100% volunteer run, who’s mission is to provide protective K9 equipment to underfunded law enforcement, fire, rescue and military K9 units throughout the United States. Project Paws Alive is a Platinum level Certified Nonprofit by 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, ensuring that you can make tax-deductible donations with confidence.

Southern Pines Police Department K9 Unit Fundraiser

Project Paws Alive has kicked-off its fundraising effort to provide vital protective equipment for the Southern Pines Police Department K9 Unit in North Carolina. The equipment goal for the unit consists of K9 Ballistic vests, K9 first aid field trauma kits, Narcan kits, military grade K9 cooling vests, Kevlar boots, oxygen mask kits, and state of the art vehicle K9 monitoring and alert systems.

The Southern Pines K9 Unit consists of 3 K9s along with their officer handlers; Officer Dean and K9 Titan, Officer Embler and K9 Ivy, and Officer Powers and K9 Jaxx. The K9s specialize in narcotics, tracking, detection, and patrol work.

Now these four-legged officers need the same level of protective equipment their human partners have to keep them safe while on duty.

The K9 ballistic protective vests are bullet-proof and stab-proof containing level IIA ballistic protection and level III spike protection which exceeds the current National Institute of Justice (NIJ) regulations. These vests are cut from the same Kevlar bulletproof cloth as their human partners, covering all the vital organs. These vests help protect the K9s from gun shots, stabbings, and other blunt force trauma such as being kicked, punched, or beaten with a weapon or other dangerous object while on duty. These protective vests are a vital piece of equipment to protect law enforcement K9s.

Each K9 body armor vest donated by Project Paws Alive is custom sized per K9 and manufactured using the latest technology and materials in order to fit the body shape and size of each K9 officer. The vests are designed so that the K9s can wear the vests the entire time that they are working with their assigned handlers. They offer outstanding ballistic protection with ease of movement, breathe-ability and cooling comfort in a rigorously field-tested vest. They are the lightest-weight K9 vests currently available.

The Tactical K9 First Aid Field Trauma Kit with Combat Gauze is a military-grade kit designed for use by Law Enforcement, Military, Fire, and Search & Rescue K9 Units. This kit contains specific supplies needed to treat the K9 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 law enforcement environment as well as common K9 emergencies such as heat injury and toxic ingestion.

Constructed of rugged 500D Cordura with self-repairing zippers and silent 550 cord pulls, the kit is also water-resistant. The MOLLE style webbing and Infrared Signature Reduction make this kit the superior solution whether on daily patrol, tactical missions, explosives details, covert operations, or extended search and tracking purposes.

K9 teams face substantial risks on a daily basis. These dogs have been punched, stabbed, poisoned and shot by fleeing suspects. Those who work in Search & Rescue, Apprehension and Explosive Detection teams have an increased risk of injury due to extreme conditions, poisoning, or explosion. Tracking teams that spend hours in the woods and remote areas do not have access to immediately available emergency care.

While emergency care is often readily available to the handler, the same cannot be said of their canine partner. Equipping them with a K9 tactical first aid trauma kit for use in the field can make a huge difference. Distribution of these kits will give the handlers the means to do just that. In addition, everything in the kit can also be used to treat and/or the save the life of a human.

K9 NARCAN kits will stop an accidental overdose should a K9 come in contact with an opioid on duty. K9s are just the latest victims in a growing opioid epidemic that has spread across the United States. K9 units searching for illicit drugs are often exposed to lethal amounts of opioids, including Fentanyl. The frightening strength of some of these drugs, particularly Fentanyl, present a new danger to K9s.

NARCAN is a drug designed to immediately reverse the effects of opioids like Heroin, Fentanyl and Carfentanil by blocking the body’s opiate receptors. NARCAN reverses overdoses with few side effects. It has long been used by doctors and ambulance crews. A NARCAN dose can successfully stabilize a K9 at the scene, who can then be transported to an animal hospital for further treatment and observation.

Fentanyl is so lethal that a tiny amount the size of a grain of rice can kill a K9 or human.

Our K9 NARCAN kit includes two separate nasal spray doses and a NARCAN carry pouch which can be worn on the K9 Handlers duty belt or vest to ensure constant and immediate access when needed. Two doses are included because field reports have shown that often times more than one dose is required to be administered on-scene to K9s.

The specialized carry pouches are made of rugged nylon that sheds moisture. The interior is poly insulation which provides protection from extreme temperature to protect the NARCAN from the weather and elements to ensure the NARCAN is at full strength.

The ACE K9 vehicle systems are designed to monitor, detect, and protect the K9s at all times even when the handler is away from the vehicle. Our maximum level system package is comprised of a Hot n’Pop Pro System, Ace Watchdog Smart Phone technology package, No K9 Left behind alert system, and engine stall, carbon, smoke, and fire detection.

The 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 system has unlimited monitoring range through the internet to anywhere in the world. This application allows K9 Units to receive warning notifications before the danger and alarms happen so they can take action to ensure the K9 is safe.

For full details on all the K9 equipment items included in this fundraiser please visit our equipment web page at https://projectpawsalive.org/the-equipment/.

Most Law Enforcement K9 Units do not have the budget to purchase these life-saving pieces of equipment. A majority of these units are funded solely by donations.

Please consider donating or becoming a sponsor today and help protect the K9s that protect you.

Our goal is to raise $25,000 to provide this vital equipment.

All donations and sponsorships are tax-deductible.

To make a secure online donation in any amount please click the PayPal DONATE button below or click HERE.

To sponsor or pay for specific equipment items in full, please scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the donation button for that item.

Please contact us with any questions at Admin@ProjectPawsAlive.org





Please make all checks payable to Project Paws Alive and include “Southern Pines” in the memo line.




Sponsor a K9 Item

To pay for a specific K9 equipment item please click the donation links below.
When you click the donation link a new donation window will appear.
You may select to donate one or more of each item.

Upon receipt of your donation you will be contacted regarding Sponsor benefits.


K9 Item QTY Needed Cost Per Item Donation link
K9 Ballistic Vest 3 $1,400 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=HE2TL7HESWKK6&source=url
K9 First Aid Trauma kit 3 $350 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=XGEATPJB3WR7L&source=url
K9 Narcan kit 3 $160 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=H69HQ9K699HAS&source=url
K9 Cooling Vests 3 $250 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NTGKHA84YBVVN&source=url
K9 Kevlar boots 3 $150 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9L2GENWHQZLUJ&source=url
Oxygen Recovery Mask kit 3 $150 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=78FAED58P2236&source=url
K9 Vehicle system – Ivy (includes installation) 3 $4,100 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9QPN72MGMXCEQ&source=url 
K9 Vehicle system – Jaxx (includes installation) 3 $4,100 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ZCUUGDCCQBTSA&source=url 
K9 Vehicle system – Titan (includes installation) 3 $4,100 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=JRP9HF96G3PSS&source=url 
Donate Any Amount Any amount https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=EHFS92SQW9MEY&source=url

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 http://www.ProjectPawsAlive.org

Project Paws Alive is a Platinum level Certified Nonprofit by 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, ensuring that you can give with confidence. To verify, click our GuideStar Seal of Transparency.

Police Dog Hero Educational Coloring & Activity Book

In alignment with our mission to educate all ages, we’re very excited to be able to offer the Police Dog Hero – Educational Coloring & Activity Book.

Police Dog Hero is an entertaining and creative sixteen page coloring and activity book that helps to educate kids about police dogs and how they are important to our community. They are highly trained to sniff out clues which can help solve crimes, find missing people and keep us all safe. A police dog is also a great companion to their officer partner while on duty. Features great story lines, word scramble, jokes, word search and signature page. The unique wrap-around cover illustration allows kids to finish coloring the whole book.

Available for purchase now in our online shop by clicking HERE

Price is $10 and includes shipping within the continental United States and a $5 donation to our K9 Protection Fund.

The K9 Protection Fund enables us to provide protective K9 equipment such as bulletproof vests, first aid kits, vehicle heat alarms and more to underfunded Law Enforcement, Fire, Search & Rescue, and Military K9 units throughout the United States who cannot otherwise afford it.


Note: Purchase includes activity book only. Does not include crayons or markers.

*Small sampling of pages shown. Activity book is 18 pages in length, including cover and back cover.