Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Barkley Supports Kevlar for K9s - April Fundraiser

In giving it's best to do it quietly, but in fundraising - sometimes you have to shout from the rooftop. Or perhaps Bark from the rooftops - like Jacko here, one of the recipients of a Kevlar for K9's vest.

Each month  all sales from the Amazon #1 best seller " The Book of Barkley - Love and Life Through the Eyes of a Labrador Retriever" are donated to several specific animal groups, selected by reference, personal knowledge, or experience with the group, each one a Section 501(c)(3) non profit with a long track record or involved with law enforcement and search and rescue work.

Aprils "Barkley Supports" is one close to my heart being the daughter of two LEO's,  Dad - who was military police and my late Mom - Deputy Sheriff for Multnoma County (Portland, OR)

But this month we are dong something special. All book sales in April will be donated to -

I will make the donations to the other groups this month out of my own pocket but profits from any book purchased this month will be donated to Kevlar for K9s for vests whether it's $10 or $10,000. 

I recently met a lady by the name of Cindy Elkind when I was researching how I could provide Kevlar vests for the law enforcement, military and search dogs from the book sales  In learning more about the dangers these dogs vest above and beyond what I'm personally witnessed, I wanted to do something to help, in honor of not just Barkley but my own Mom and Dad.
A K9 Forensics Team (yes, you don't always get to work in Vegas in an expensive suit)

Today's working K9s are put in mortal danger when doing their jobs.   Loyal, intelligent and highly trained, these remarkable animals give 100% of themselves, 100% of the time, unconditionally.

Kevlar for K9's helps protect those brave animals the same way our troops and civilian law enforcement officers are protected--by providing working K9's with much-needed Kevlar Vests.

Kevlar for K9's uses 100% of  all donations to buy the vests.  There are no paid employees, there are no employees, just Cindy.  No donation monies to  Kevlar For K9s are used in advertising or office supplies.  If it's needed Cindy provides it.  She's been  doing this since 2007 and has vested approximately 375 LEO K9s domestically and 18 to military K9s to dogs in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Please consider a purchase of the book if you've been wanting one or simply a direct donation. Dog's just aren't our pets -  for those in law enforcement and the military sometimes they are our partners.  There is a donate button if you'd care to just make a direct donation, rather than purchase a book.

Read more of her story here and please share:


  1. What a wonderful place for the donations to go to!!! stella rose

  2. Nothing is sadder when an official pawlice K9 officer is unprotected! Such a wonderful cause!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. Hey Abby!
    Wow, this is such a wonderful thing to support! My peep is a law guy too and I think this is a great program. I'll add your info to the Blogville Community Calendar to help get the bark out.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  4. Oh Goodness, this is a great organization to support. How wonderful to protect those wonderful dogs. Good for you.

  5. Thank you everyone for spreading the word and thanks Commish Sarge for putting in on the Blogville calendar.


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