The Colorado Police K-9 Association is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization formed in 2004 primarily to establish minimum standards and provide certification for deployment of police service dogs in the state of Colorado. The certifications were designed to be realistic and to set a minimum level of acceptable performance for K-9 teams in the state. Our standards have been approved by the state Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs associations, as well as the Colorado Board of Peace Officers Standards and Training. To date we have provided hundreds of certifications for K-9 teams in the state and have continued to grow as an organization. There is no charge for certification other than the annual membership fee.
We hope to help provide health care for retired police service dogs through our fundraising efforts. Once the dogs are retired, they become the sole responsibility of the handler at a time when they are most likely to need care and deserve the very best we can provide.
The Colorado Police K-9 Association is striving to create an environment for training and certification for all K-9 teams in the state that will produce the most reliable, professional K-9 teams in the nation.
All donations received will be used to further the goals of the Colorado Police Canine Association E.I.D # 56-2388549 . If you wish to donate, CLICK HERE to make an online donation or send checks payable to:
Colorado Police Canine Association
P.O. Box 6068
Broomfield, CO 80021
After being on the slow road to recovery, a Florence police dog took a turn for the worse.
K-9 Faroan, who served for five years with the Florence Police Department, passed away Monday.
The pup was involved in an off-duty accident late last month. The police department says Faroan’s
rehabilitation was complicated after he had an allergic reaction to his pain medication. His condition
became critical after the unspecified allergic reaction began to spread. Veterinarians with an emergency
care center in Colorado Springs were able to stop the reaction from spreading further. On Feb. 27
the police department became cautiously optimistic that Faroan may recover after his handler Sgt. Sean
Humphrey reported that the dog was regaining some strength.
Sadly, the canine crimefighter lost his battle a couple of days later.
The Florence Police Department is working on organizing a memorial service for K-9 Faroan.
On July 4, 2010, Lt. Kyle Rosentreter and his tracking dog, Sugarfoot, were hit, head-on, by an oncoming vehicle with faulty equipment. They were enroute to a search and rescue effort to find lost hikers in a beetle-kill area during storms and reports of tornados touching down. Sugarfoot died due to injuries sustained in the crash. Kyle is an incomplete quadriplegic.
Kyle was a K9 handler, trainer and evaluator for K9 teams for over 20 years. Out of the hundreds of dogs he trained, many were rescued from shelters. Kyle has always loved finding jobs for dogs.
Help us to help others! Dog Trainer needs to be able to go afield to train dogs and handlers. Help us get Kyle off the edge of the pavement with a track chair.
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