Without the ongoing support of our treasured donors, we could not sustain our K9 Officer programs. Because of this support, the Rüdiger Foundation has been able to help local law enforcement agencies acquire and provide on-going support to three K9 Officers (Rüdiger, Kano and Ranger) and provide on-going support to State Parks retired K9 Miro.

The Rüdiger Foundation is a 100% volunteer supported organization. Every dollar donated is put toward important program needs. Donate today to keep these valuable K9s in our community.

How may I make a difference?  

  1. Donate Today!
  2. Name Rüdiger Foundation in your estate plan:
    Want to have your legacy live on in Rüdiger Foundation? Planned giving, also referred to as gift planning or legacy giving allows philanthropic individuals to make larger gifts to charitable organizations than they could make from ordinary income and are essential for the long-term sustainability of nonprofit organizations. Leaving Rüdiger Foundation in your estate plan will help RüF sustain local K9 Officer programs for generations to come. Visit our planned giving page for more information and ways to make Rüdiger Foundation a part of your legacy.
  3. See Planned Giving page.


For questions please contact us at donate@rufk9.org


Rüdiger Foundation President Tina Vernon presenting Nevada County Sheriff Shannan Moon and K9 Handler Deputy Stanis with a check for the acquisition of K9 Ranger, the first Nevada County Sheriff Patrol K9 since 1989.
Grass Valley Police Chief Alex Gammelgard, with K9 Handler Officer Butler and K9 Kano at the Grass Valley City Council meeting where the Rüdiger Foundation presented the City with $25,000 for the acquisition and training of K9 Kano.