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In 1995 a small group of NH K-9 officers recognized the need for ongoing, consistent training. With that commitment in mind, along with the desire to help other departments that wanted to form and operate a canine unit while utilizing the most modern and effective training methods available, the Foundation was incorporated as a 501-C:3 non-profit organization to support and enhance New Hampshire Police K-9 Teams.


We are dedicated to realizing the vision of safer communities and more effective law enforcement through consistently high-quality training for K-9 dogs and their handlers.


We support the placement, training, and care of police dogs through community awareness, education, and fundraising programs



Humble Beginnings

The first meeting at Hanscoms Truck Stop in Portsmouth set out to help resolve the real problem of Police Departments cutting police dog programs and others not even considering them. How to turn back this trend was the agenda. Since then, the Working Dog Foundation has grown to over 100 life and annual members with over 2,000 fans at our last open house. Since 1995, we have made tremendous progress in ‘helping to keep our families safe’ and have become internationally recognized for our efforts in promoting police/working dogs throughout the world.


Since 1995 we have raised over $200,000 towards the training, purchase and support of the police dogs. Our trainers are nationally recognized. And that’s just the beginning:

  • National Accredited Training Staff

  • National Accredited Training Fields

  • Annual Police K-9 Open House that demonstrates the abilities of Police K-9's

  • Free K-9 Bulletproof Vest to all teams in the Foundation

  • Numerous teams qualified for the USPCA National Police Dog Competition

  • Countless scent awards and case awards given by the United States Police K-9 Association

  • Governors Award for Volunteerism

  • Service award for our K-9 Coloring Book that is given at kids demo's

  • Granted over 15 new police dogs free to various local police departments

  • Featured on WMUR Television ‘Chronicle’ Program

  • Host to numerous regional K-9 Competitions and the International Police K-9 Conference

  • Host of the 2004 National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors World Conference

  • Featured on PBS special on working dogs

  • Governors Commendation to Head Trainer and Academy

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