Project K-9 Hero is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to ensuring the best quality of life for our nation’s retired Military Working Dogs and Police K-9s by providing assistance with medical costs, food, rehabilitation, adoption, and end of duty services. We were founded in 2016 by Jason Johnson, a U.S. Army Veteran, former Police Officer, and distinguished Federal Law Enforcement Instructor with extensive experience in training and handling working dogs globally. When he adopted his former partner, K-9 Flash, he realized there were no resources in place for her medical needs, so he started this organization to ensure that all K-9 Heroes can have the retirements they deserve. We now have over 240 Heroes in our program and have a goal of adding 52 more each year.
Most people don't know that the government no longer cares for these animals once they retire. Their service to our nation and our communities often leaves them with debilitating conditions that require hundreds of dollars or more a month in medical care, which becomes a financial hardship for their handlers and families. Project K-9 Hero steps in to relieve these families, many of whom are active-duty military or Veterans, of the financial difficulties caring for their Heroes can cause. Sometimes these Heroes retire and have nowhere to go, and they end up facing euthanasia. We offer Rehabilitation and Rehoming services to the K-9 Heroes who need it, at our 177 acre facility in Tennessee, so that they can enjoy the retirements they have earned after their dedication to our country.
Join us online at projectk9hero.org to learn more about our mission and how you can help retired K-9 Heroes.