Dear VPD K9 Supporters,

On behalf of the Ventura Police K9 Unit, I wish to extend our sincere appreciation for your past participation in our Bark Out Loud Comedy Night & Fundraiser, typically held in September each year. Your continued support is vital in raising funds to help keep our Unit successful.

As we are still under Ventura County’s "Stay Well At Home" Order and many local businesses have had to close their doors, our annual Bark Out Loud Comedy Night has also been impacted. In an effort to further protect our Ventura community members, we have made the difficult decision to postpone this event until September 2021.

Next year we will celebrate the 10th (!!) Annual Bark Out Loud Comedy Night and you better believe we will work even harder to make this a bigger and better event! We are already beginning the planning effort to enhance and expand one of our favorite family-oriented events.

We value your support and look forward to your continuing participation in the Ventura Police K9 Unit Bark Out Loud Comedy Night & Fundraiser. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Interested in our event from 2019? Check out the program HERE!


Sergeant Kenny Welch & the entire VPD K9 team

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The funds raised by our K9 Unit, and the NPDF, help pay for the canines, their training, and medical bills. All of our canines, past and present, were paid for through the generosity of the NPDF and from local businesses and individuals. No taxpayer dollars were used in the purchase or training of our canines.

The cost of a canine can range from $10,000-$12,000, not including training and certification, which can be upwards of an additional $13,000

Those looking to support the VPD K9 Unit can do it through the NPDF (make sure to write VPD K9 on the check, by buying VPD K9 Merchandise, by donating online, or by coming to the K9 Storefront at the Pacific View Mall in Ventura. All profits from the merchandise sales go directly to the National Police Dog Foundation and are earmarked for the Ventura Police K9 Unit specifically.

To request a K9 Demonstration or a visit from a Ventura Police K9, please call 805-339-4312. Check back for upcoming events and activities!