K-9 Unit

K-9 Unit photo 2017

Best Friends of the Force

Our K-9 Unit has been in existence for over 18-years. 

Officer Dennis Funari has had the honor of handling three dogs during that time: Floppy, Jaro, and most recently, Chico who passed away in March 2017. 

Due to the success of the K-9 unit, support of the community, and generous donations received by the Kiwanis Club, we have acquired three new dogs: Ricker, Echo and Max.

The dogs and their handlers, Ptl. Dennis Funari, Josh Frey and  JP Toth, completed their training and were officially sworn in on Monday, December 11. 

Read "Ricker, Echo, and Max Begin New Chapter for K-9 Unit," on page 5 


A Very Special “Thank You!” to the Westlake Kiwanis

The Westlake Kiwanis' Westlake Kiwanis Youth Foundation Inc. started a “Canine Fund” in late 2016 and has raised approximately $36,000 for the acquisition, training, and deployment of the unit. They are continuing to accept donations.

Thank you to everyone who has given so generously!

Thank you for Your Support in the Grant Competition

Although we were not one of the winners of the 2017 Aftermath K9 Grants, we appreciate the support of everyone voted for us!