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Funded solely by private donations and fundraisers, our K-9s follow rigorous training steps in order to develop the skills necessary to protect themselves, their handlers and our community.


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5th Annual Dining with the Dogs

Saturday, May 2nd, 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. | CSU Channel Islands

At the 5th annual Dining With The Dogs, attendees will see K9 demonstrations throughout the afternoon from the Ventura County Sheriff K9 Unit and the Ventura County Sheriff Search and Rescue K9 Unit. Guests will also meet the K9 partners and handlers, visit other VCSO specialized units, enjoy live music, dinner and spirits, and shop at the live and silent auctions!

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Hero of the Year

awarded "K9 Hero of the Year” by the National Police Dog Foundation.

“I always knew if I was faced with a situation like that … that [“Dano”] would be there and not back down,”

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The Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation is entirely funded by the contributions and support from our members and donors. All money contributed goes directly to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation’s programs and operations, and stays in Ventura County.

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