The Police K-9 Association is a 501(c)3 Non-profit established in 1985, shortly after the start of the Canton Police Department K-9 Unit. Original founding members created bylaws, these were created by K-9 handlers, for K-9 handlers. The Police K-9 Association was created to help obtain the equipment and training needed to be a successful K-9 team. There are costs in starting and maintaining a successful K-9 program. City and county financial expenses often cut-out needed equipment, to maintain policing in other areas. That is where the Police K-9 Association assists these agencies. We help offset the cost of education, training, equipment, and the medical needs of both active, and retired K-9’s. The Police K-9 Association assists K-9 handlers from approximately 20 Police and Sheriff’s Departments, with 40+ K-9’s active, retired and currently in-training. We continue to grow, as the need for K-9’s continues to increase, therefore, so does our responsibility to support these K-9 teams.