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Veteran Founded and Operated


Spike's K9 Fund, with your support, provides custom-fit ballistic vests, protective equipment, medical cost assistance, and access to top-of-the-line training programs.

A working K9 is typically a breed bred for its dexterity, ability to focus, intelligence and athleticism. Once selected for work, that K9 will undergo rigorous training for tasks such as apprehending suspected criminals and sniffing out narcotics or explosives.

When the K9 is ready to work, there’s been significant, essential cost and time invested into their conditioning to ensure they’re an asset to their team as well as to reduce risk of harm to themselves and others when working.

When these dogs have a need that allows them to be more effective at their job, the department they work for has to make a difficult and often detrimental decision of whether the cost of the need outweighs the cost of the specialized K9.

Spike’s K9 Fund, with your support, aspires to ensure every K9 receives exactly what they need every time.


Every donation, store purchase, event attended, and conversation helps our nation's working dogs receive the protection and care they deserve.

How We Started

Spikes K9 Fund was founded by James Hatch, a retired Special Warfare Operator. As a K9 handler on several deployments, James’ life was regularly spared by the work of K9s – one of the most memorable was Spike.


Apply for one of our five campaigns to request assistance with a ballistic vest, protective equipment, medical cost assistance, or top-of-the-line training programs and equipment.

K9 Krijger Ballistic Vest Campaign
K9 Piper Kit Campaign
Combat Dog Diesel Medical Campaign
Spike's School Campaign
Construction for Canines

Spike's Testimonial

See your donations at work. Because of our pack, K9 Pako could return to work with the protection he deserves.

NORFOLK, Va. — Five Virginia K9 dogs were fitted for $3,000 custom-fit ballistic vests in Norfolk Wednesday morning with help from Spike's K9 Fund.

The dogs, which are from the Virginia Beach Police Department, U.S. Navy and Virginia State Police, are getting the vests for free thanks to donations to Spike's K9 Fund.

According to the fund, the vests are ballistic and stab resistant, weighing on average 1.5 pounds. They fit like a second skin, allowing the K9 dogs to be fully mobile when working.

The fund said it has donated more than 1,000 ballistic vests to K9s across the country, which has saved people's lives.
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Four Hampton Roads police dogs are receiving free life-saving protection from a nonprofit organization.

Spike’s K9 Fund says it works to equip police dogs with lifesaving gear and has provided free equipment to over 2,100 dogs across the country. In addition to gear, the nonprofit funds medical cost assistance and specialized training to the dogs they assist.

Now, the nonprofit is donating gear to four K9s in Hampton Roads.
FINNEYTOWN, Ohio — School was in session for some four-legged students Monday as more than a dozen police dogs from across the Tri-State embarked on a critical training course to better protect the community.

Fifteen K-9 teams took over the former Brent Elementary School in Finneytown for day one of Spike's K-9 Decoy School.

The three-day program focuses on helping both dogs and handlers increase their chances of safely apprehending dangerous suspects out on the streets.