The city of Reno, Nevada has been approved for a $10,500 grant to purchase bulletproof vests for their K-9 dogs. Although the Reno Police Department has not had a K-9 dog die in the line of duty, they want to be proactive and address the potential of a service dog’s injury or death. Their staff report says that: “unfortunately, violent crimes have increased over the years, and criminals do not hesitate to harm officers or police service dogs.”
Bulletproof vests for dogs can cost up to $2,000. The custom fit vests provide a wide range of protection, are comfortable, lightweight, flexible, and can be worn for an entire shift without limiting the dogsâ€™ performance in various activities.