Here at Germantown K9 Fundraising Organization, we’re committed to investing your donations into maintaining the K9 unit. Since our incorporation in 2020, we've seen the K9 unit grow, as we have added a 2nd dog to our team! Our goal is to continue raising enough funds to support the two dogs, their handlers, and the specialized vehicles necessary to support a K9 operation.
The costs of the K9 units are high. Initial start up costs range between $85,000-$100,000, including the dogs themselves, the vehicles (retrofitted for housing dogs), the intense training and certification. After that, the ongoing costs include food, vet visits, first aid kits, narcon kits, and more, ranging from $15,000 or more.
Read on below to read the profiles of our two K9 officers - Arek and Hatto! Click on the button below to donate to our cause and support these two wonderful public servants!
These K9’s and their dedicated police officer handlers serve the Germantown Wisconsin community. Both dogs are dual purpose dogs, they can find missing persons, evidence, search buildings, detect drugs and apprehend suspects. They both know their commands spoken by the handlers in German, are both very obedient and loyal to their handlers. Both dogs live with their handlers.
Hatto was born on March 31, 2016 in Germany. His handler Officer Darren von Bereghy. Hatto was sworn into service October 2017.
Arek born on June 29, 2018 in Germany, His handler Officer Justin Pesch. Arek was sworn into service May 2020