Partners for Life
10-7 K9 Association
It was a great honor to call Mr. John Kirby a friend. John was one of the first supporters of 10-7 K9 and he donated on a quarterly basis. Once he was asked to sit on the Board of Directors, he wholeheartedly accepted and he jumped in with gusto. In 2017, John was diagnosed with cancer and began the hardest battle of his life. He fought hard and steady and at no time did he lose his faith in God. It seems John was needed more in heaven than he was on earth and was called home to be with the Lord in March 2018. Each of us are better for knowing John. He and his style of leadership will be missed. Until we meet again my friend........
Founded in 2011, 10-7 K9 is a non-profit organization established to promote training, safety and health of law enforcement service dogs throughout their career and beyond focused in Texas.
The Association provides assistance for:
Funding of additional education for K9s and their handlers
Funding of protective K9 equipment
Assistance with the funding of initial or replacement K9s
Funding of medical expenses for retired K9s
Assistance with K9 burial or cremation costs
The Association is made up of law enforcement officers and civilians who are dedicated to the mission of the Association.
Police Service Dogs (K9s) are brave and courageous animals that unselfishly keep our communities safe. The Association supports the working dog and their handlers with needed protective equipment and specialized training during their active duty. Once retired from service, the dog and associated expenses are then incorporated into the handler’s household budget. We seek to ease the financial burden away from the handler with financial help towards veterinary and burial costs when the time comes. This is our commitment to the K9 community. We strive to obtain our mission by generous donations from our communities and fund raising opportunities.
July 19 - A Night for the Dogs Annual Fundraiser - Meet your local K9 Handlers and K9s and bid on silent auction items. There will be hors d'oervres and a cash bar 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Texas Tech Club, 550 University Ave, Lubbock, TX 79407
October 19-21 - The Peddler Show - Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane, Lubbock, TX 79401