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 AKC Reunite, the largest non-profit pet microchip identification and recovery service provider in the United States, is pleased to announce that it has given its 200th grant through its AKC Reunite Adopt a K-9 Cop matching grant program, totaling $1.4 million in donations.

“AKC Reunite is honored to be able to provide these grants at a time when police K-9s are so valued and necessary,” said Tom Sharp, President & CEO of AKC Reunite. “We thank the departments and handlers who partner with the dogs to keep our communities safe.”

The 200th Adopt A K-9 Cop grant was awarded to the Pickens Police Department in Pickens, South Carolina.

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. Funds are raised by contributions from AKC dog clubs and community members. 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 Pickens Police Department grant was sponsored by the Clemson Kennel Club.

A total of 200 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