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1. Michael Valdez, founder of Protect Police K-9, posing with a police K-9 handler and police dog.  2. An Arizona K-9 Police unit group photo.  3. An Arizona Police Dog preforming a demonstration with his handler.  4. A Police K-9 training with a SWAT team opperative.

Sponsors and Supporters

Protect Police K-9 would not be able to achieve success if not for the generous support of our sponsors. We encourage you to patronize their services, as they have faithfully supported our mission to vest Arizona's Police dogs.


Walmart's corporate citizenship in our community has been instrumental to our success.

Walmart logo

Wal•Mart is one of Protect Police K-9's most involved supporters, contributing more than $13,000 to date. Their assistance through grants, services, and fundraising efforts has been instrumental to our success. Walmart's good corporate citizenship and generous support of our mission are greatly appreciated. More information about the Good. Works. program is available online at www.WalmartFoundation.org.


Diane Paulson of the Tuscon Shopper poses with a 25 year anniversary poster.

Diane Paulson, The Tucson Shopper

Ms. Paulson supplies Protect Police K-9 with pro-bono advertising in The Tucson Shopper. We have received very positive responses to our ads in The Tucson Shopper and greatly appreciate Ms. Paulson's generosity.

Please visit The Tucson Shopper at www.Tucson-Shopper.com.


Left to right - Oasis employees Ronnie Stamps, Dan Poore, Bret Eastburn, Protect Police K-9 founder Michael Valdez, and K-9 Sara

Dan Poore, Oasis Bottled Water

An ongoing supporter of Protect Police K-9, Mr. Poore is a firm believer in our mission to provide protective vests for Police K-9s. Mr. Poore began assisting Protect Police K-9 with fundraisers in March of 2002. K-9 Sara (pictured) is one of two dogs to be vested thanks to Mr. Poore's generous efforts.

Our thanks go out to Mr. Poore, Ronnie Stamps, Bret Eastburn, and all the staff at Oasis Bottled Water for their participation in our ongoing mission. Please visit Oasis Bottled Water's website at www.oasish2o.com.


Riggs Road Vet staff

Riggs Road Veterinarians

Riggs Road Veterinarians are good friends and ongoing supporters of Protect Police K-9.

Visit them online: Riggs Road Vet website


Tammy McCullagh

Tammy McCullagh

Tammy McCullagh currently holds the title of Mrs. Tempe Amercia 2010 and was a contestant in the Mrs. Arizona America 2010 pageant. Prior to her current occupation — mother of two children — Tammy worked as a veterinary technician and pharmaceutical sales rep for veterinarians. She has over 15 years of experience in the veterinary industry. As a community servant and pageant contestant, Ms. McCullagh has been an outspoken supporter of PPK9's efforts.


Matthew Rein

Matthew Rein

Matthew Rein is a student at Esperero Middle School. He is an avid athlete: He plays basketball and tennis on school teams and participates in the Tucson Magic basketball club and JCC leagues.

Matthew is also a pet owner and animal supporter. When it came time for Matthew to decide on his mitzvah project (a good deed) for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah, he approached Protect Police K-9 to assist with fundraising efforts to vest Arizona's working dogs. To date, his efforts have raised almost $2500 to purchase bullet/stab-proof vests.

(Matthew celebrated his Bar Mitzvah on June 12, 2010 at Congregation Or Chadash.)


Ken and Judy Wojtanek

Ken and Judy Wojtanek

Ken and Judy are originally from the Chicago area & spent their weekends in Michigan. While in Michigan they had the pleasure of always being visited by German Shepard dogs, that mainly belonged to farmers. They fell in love with them, and while watching K9 Cops on tv, felt they could help protect these wonderful courageous dogs. They currently reside in Anthem, AZ