Yesterday we received an e-mail from Sandy of Vested Interest in K-9s. The vest that was ordered in celebration of Ivan’s life has been issued to a Police Dog in Rhode Island.
From the beginning Vested Interest have wanted us to be involved in deciding which dog would get the vest. Originally there was a dog in Massachusetts that needed a vest and we wanted it to go to him. When he graduated from the Police Academy Canine Training the department paid for the vest themselves so that another dog in need could benefit from this gift. Sandy told us about a GSD in Warwick, Rhode Island that was currently working without a vest. We felt that there was a connection there, as Ivan earned his CDX in his last obedience trial in Warwick, and decided that this dog should get the vest. He had to be measured as these vests are custom-made to fit each dog.
Here is K9 Viking of the Warwick, RI Police Department wearing his new vest.
The vest has this embroidered inscription.
We will be attending a Vesting Ceremony sometime in September or early October. We will be sure to post pictures.
Thank you all again so much for your love and support that made this vest possible .
Barb, thanks so much for all of your hard work to pull this all together. It means so much to us.
Lynda and Jack