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Local Police Departments Receive Grants for K-9 Units through AKC Reunite

 AKC Reunite, the largest non-profit pet microchip identification and recovery service provider in the United States, is pleased to announce that it has awarded over $1 million in grants through its AKC ReuniteAdopt a K-9 Cop matching grant program. 

Funds were raised by contributions from AKC dog clubs and community members, with AKC Reunite matching donations at a three-to-one ratio.

"AKC Reunite is so thankful to be in the position to help so many K-9 units around the country," said AKC Reunite CEO Tom Sharp. "The response to this grant program has been amazing and we look forward to its continued positive impact."

The most recent grants the helped Adopt A K-9 Cop reach the $1 million mark are:


Police Department(s)


Shepherdsville Police Department

North Dakota

Wahpeton Police Department

The Adopt a K-9 Cop program allows AKC Reunite to match funds from AKC Clubs, AKC affiliated organizations and the public, three-to-one, up to $7,500 per grant. These donations help police departments throughout the United States purchase K-9 police dogs. Many of the police dogs acquired with the help of these grants are used as patrol dogs as well as detection dogs, helping to locate narcotics, explosives and/or evidence.

The grants donated in 2022 went to the following police departments:


Police Department(s)


Riverside Police Department


Tampa International Airport Police Department

Hernando County Sheriff's Department


City of Carrollton Police Department

Rochelle Police Department

Barnesville Police Department


Lyons County Sheriff's Office

Mapleton Police Department

Ida County Sheriff's Office


Todd County Sheriff's Office


Methuen Police Department


Aitkin Police Department

Anoka County Sheriff's Office

Wright County Sheriff's Office

Beltrami County Sheriff's Office

Chisago County Sheriff's Office


Southern Mississippi Correctional Institute

Flowood Police Department

North Carolina

Rocky Mount Police Department

Nashville Police Department

Waynesville Police Department

Maggie Valley Police Department

Jackson County Police Department

Sylva Police Department

New Jersey

Manchester Township Police Department

Mount Laurel Police Department

New York

Wallkill Police Department

Town of Warwick Police Department

Orange County Sheriff's Department

Town of Carmel Police Department

Ramapo Police Department

Stanford Police Department

Town of Chester Police Department


Mansfield Police Department


Cleveland Police Department


Lower Moreland Township Police Department

Cheltenham Township Police Department 

Upland Police Department

South Carolina

Edgefield County Sheriff's Department


Humble Police Department

Conroe Police Department

Wills Point Police Department

Montgomery County Constable Precinct 4

Baytown Police Department

Greenville Police Department

Houston Police Department

Taylor County Sheriff's Department


Lee County Sheriff's Department


Milwaukee Police Department

Prescott Police Department

Polk County Sheriff's Department

Jackson County Police Department


Albany County Sheriff's Department

Contributing clubs for these donations include the United States Police Canine Association, Raleigh Kennel Club, Kennel Club of Philadelphia, Delaware County American Kennel Club, Augusta Kennel Club, Baytown Kennel Club, Louisville Kennel Club, Kennel Club of Riverside and Conroe Kennel Club.

A total of 154 Adopt a K-9 Cop grants have been awarded since the inception of the program. Learn more about how to get involved in AKC Reunite Adopt a K-9 Cop program and see pictures and stories of dogs already donated at https://www.akcreunite.org/k9/.

Mercer Botanical Center Library

Mercer Botanic Gardens is proud to announce that the botanical library at Mercer Botanical Center is now open by appointment, thanks to volunteers and staff members who helped restore the library after Hurricane Harvey.

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