Dogs saved me. My mission is to take care of them.
Their work keeps us safe. Their needs are our mission.
K9s helped so far
About Spikes K9 Fund
a 501c3 Tax-Exempt Organization
Spikes K9 Fund was founded by James Hatch, a retired Special Warfare Operator.
As a K9 handler on several deployments, James’ life was regularly spared by the work of K9s – one of the most memorable was Spike. And on James’ final deployment, the night he was critically wounded, a K9 spared James’ life while losing his own.
From that evening on, James oriented his life around the training, care and preservation of working dogs. In addition to working as the founder and president of the fund, he works with local law enforcement and has adopted a former service dog in need of medical attention.
Read in-depth details and new news about the Fund on James’ blog.
Hitting for the cycle
A few weeks ago, our donors helped us raise over $200k at the inaugural Spike's Soirée. Home run. Last Friday we went to Montgomery County, Maryland to do a small fundraiser in celebration of …
1st Annual Spike's Soirée
guest-friends-family This past weekend we had our first annual Spike's Soirée event at the Cavalier Yacht and Country Club. The dust has settled a bit and as I sit back and reflect, I am amazed and …
Dogs saved me in the many ways a person can be saved. Powerful as they are, they can’t advocate for themselves when they need help. That’s why it’s my mission to take care of them. And I can’t do it without you.James Hatch, Founder
A working K9 is typically a breed bred for its dexterity, ability to focus, intelligence and athleticism. Once selected for work, that K9 will undergo rigorous training for tasks such as apprehending suspected criminals and sniffing out narcotics or explosives.
When the K9 is ready to work, there’s been significant, essential cost and time invested into their conditioning to ensure they’re an asset to their team as well as to reduce risk of harm to themselves and others when working.
When these K9s require:
- leading-edge gear for their protection in violent or disaster situations,
- equipment to help their crew be more effective,
- medical care when they become sick or injured
the organization they work for has to make a difficult and often detrimental decision of whether the cost of the need outweighs the cost of the specialized K9.
How We Help
Spike’s K9 Fund, with your support, aspires to ensure every K9 receives exactly what they need every time. We purchase gear to keep them safer and for peak operation, and we pay for critical medical treatment to help them return to work or live their retirement days in complete health.
We don’t take a single dollar for granted.
Consider contributing to the health and safety of the Dogs who take care of us without hesitation.
To become a corporate sponsor, complete the form below and we will respond with the info to get you started.
Are you able to contribute alternative aide such as new gear or long-distance transportation? Complete the form below with a description of how you would like to help.
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Need our help? Fill in the fields below and in your message, include your organization’s name and the specifics of your K9 needs.
Founder - President
Director of Operations
Social Media Specialist
IT Specialist - CTO of Ario
Board Chairman - Theralent Executive Search (President)
Board Member - The Real Estate Group, LLC (Realtor)
Board Member - Beelieve Media (CEO)
Board Member - Norfolk Police Department (K9 Handler)
Board Member - VCA Animal Care Center (Veterinarian)
Board Member - Yale University (Associate Professor)
Lead Volunteer- Florida Representative
Lead Volunteer - NC Representative - Allscripts, Inc. (Senior Accountant)