The VPD K9 Unit and the National Police Dog Foundation (NPDF) work together to raise funds for the K9 Unit.

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The funds raised by our K9 Unit, and the NPDF, help pay for the canines, their training, and medical bills. All of our canines, past and present, were paid for through the generosity of the NPDF and from local businesses and individuals. No taxpayer dollars were used in the purchase or training our canines. The cost of a canine can range from $6,000 – $7,000, not including training and certification, which can be upwards of an additional $8,000 – $9,000.


Those looking to support the VPD K9 Unit can do it through the NPDF, buying VPD K9 merchandise, donating online, or stopping by the K9 Storefront at the Pacific View Mall in Ventura. All profits from the merchandise sales go directly to the National Police Dog Foundation and are earmarked for the Ventura Police K9 Unit specifically.