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Veteran Founded and Operated


Spike's K9 Fund, with your support, provides custom-fit ballistic vests, protective equipment, medical cost assistance, and access to top-of-the-line training programs.

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 dogs have a need that allows them to be more effective at their job, the department 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.

Spike’s K9 Fund, with your support, aspires to ensure every K9 receives exactly what they need every time.


Every donation, store purchase, event attended, and conversation helps our nation's working dogs receive the protection and care they deserve.

How We Started

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.


Apply for one of our five campaigns to request assistance with a ballistic vest, protective equipment, medical cost assistance, or top-of-the-line training programs and equipment.

K9 Krijger Ballistic Vest Campaign
K9 Piper Kit Campaign
Combat Dog Diesel Medical Campaign
Spike's School Campaign
Construction for Canines

Spike's Testimonial

See your donations at work. Because of our pack, K9 Pako could return to work with the protection he deserves.

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - One man was arrested on Tuesday for assaulting a Butler County deputy and his K-9, Sheriff Richard Jones said.

Jones said deputies were dispatched to the Speedway gas station at Oxford State and South Main Street in Lemon Township around 3:30 p.m. for a suspicious male.

Witnesses told the deputies the man was acting strange, shouting and talking to himself walking around the parking lot with no shoes or coat.

According to Jones, 40-year-old Jessie Dennis was approached by Deputy James Davenport and became belligerent and combative. He displayed and threw a knife at Davenport. While attempting to detain him, Dennis started wrestling with him.

Davenport then deployed his K9 partner, Deputy Radi, but Dennis began kicking the dog in the head.
DURHAM, N.C. — Durham community members on Sunday came together to raise money for working K9s.
Spike’s K9 Fund outfits police dogs across the country with bulletproof vests as well as care when needed.

So far, Spike’s has helped almost 600 K9s across the United States.

Locally, 25 dogs have been outfitted with bulletproof vests. Organizers say that type of protection is critical.

“The K9s go out and do crazy stuff on behalf of the humans in the community and to protect the officers, so we want to make sure they are protected,” said James Hatch with Spike’s K9 Fund.

“The K9s can actually do the job of numerous officers. Whether it’s for searching, whether it’s for tracking someone, there’s nothing that we as officers can do that can replicate the capabilities of the K9,” said Carl Rodrigues with the Morrisville Police Department.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The non-profit Spike’s K9 Fund is donating ballistic vests to IMPD’s K9 unit.

All 25 patrol dogs are getting fitted for custom made vests to protect them while working, a donation worth more than $60,000.

Spikes K9 Fund was created by Jimmy Hatch, a retired Navy Seal who says his life was saved by combat K9s many times.

Hatch met IMPD Sergeant Craig Patton while they were both serving in Afghanistan, a connection that helped to bring this donation here to Indy.