HKC K-9 Foundation, Inc.
A Non-Profit Supporting Police K-9s in Harrisburg, PA

In Memory
In memory of those brave and loyal dogs who have served so honorably. 
K-9 Zeus
End of Watch - 8/20/2011
K-9 Sammy
End of Watch - 5/28/2014
K-9 Baron
End of Watch - 7/24/2014
K-9 Zeus

K-9 Zeus was a Belgian Malinois who was born in Holland on July 28, 2004. He was trained to perform Patrol and Narcotics work. 

Zeus won numerous awards as a result of his work performance. He was responsible for 129 arrests, seized over $250,000 in us currency and hundreds of thousands dollars worth of narcotics. K-9 Zeus worked for over 5 years. 

He passed away on August 29, 2011, after battling cancer.

K-9 Baron

“A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks beside you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter's drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way.” - Mary Carolyn Davies

 K-9 Baron (retired), transitioned on July 24, 2014, from his mortal life. He leaves his partner, Ofc. Kelly English, and his family with heavy hearts. 

While his family will remember him as a loving companion and playmate, Baron loved being on the job. He excelled as a dual purpose dog, who specialized in patrol work and in explosives detection. Dispatchers and fellow officers always knew who was on the radio when Baron’s “enthusiastic encouragement” rang in their ears. 

Baron will live on in his puppies – in both those who are loving companions and those on the job. Baron’s memory will forever live on in our hearts. Your voice will ring through the streets on the wind, and your legs will once again swiftly carry you into the heavens.

Rest in Peace, Baron.
rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.) When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself. He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant. His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me… whenever… wherever – in case I need him. And I expect I will – as I always have. He is just my dog.” - Gene Hill

K-9 Sammy retired from the Department. along with his handler, John Salvadia. Sammy lived his life as a wonderful ambassador for his breed.. He was a solid working dog who not only did his job and did it well, but he could also bring smiles to the faces of those he met on a day to day basis. 

Sammy and John spent time working with dogs being trained for veterans with post traumatic stress disorder. Sammy was always a shinning example for others. 

We will all miss you, Sammy. Rest in's all off lead from now on, sweet boy.
K-9 Sammy (Ret.)

“He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he