RexRun For PAWSitivity 2024-September 7th, 2024!
Back The Blue K-9 Force became a 501c3 in March of 2016. We worked with K-9s from several different departments around Metro Denver. We purchased with donated funds 15 K-9s. Three of the SRO dogs K-9s Zeke, Otis and Riley are included in that number. We wanted to become involved with the SRO program when we learned about how therapy dogs calm kids with special needs in times of crisis and provide comfort to all the students.
SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2024
Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
A pet friendly 5k trail run/walk to spread mental health awareness and PAWSitivity in schools with the help of more therapy K9's like Rex.
Watch for more information!
Officer and Rex's Handler, John Gray
Officer John Gray and Bear are located at Littleton Elementary in
the Littleton School District.
Rex is a black Labrador Retriever, who is assigned to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Unit,
with K9 handler J. Gray.
Rex is a trained and certified Therapy/explosive detection K9. Rex loves spending time with people, loves to play and most of all loves to work! You can follow Rex on his Instagram @Arapahoe_Rex_SRO.
Officer Adam Nardi and Riley are assigned to Cherokee Trail High School in the
Cherry Creek School District.
Riley is a very gentle loving black lab who loves to play with his uncles Rex and Zeke.
Riley is a certified therapy K-9 as well as an explosives and firearms detection K-9.
Officer Travis Jones and Zeke.
Zeke is a two-year-old black lab. He is currently assigned to Newton Middle School as part of the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer (SRO) K-9 Unit. He works with his handler Deputy Travis Jones.
Zeke was the second dog in the unit after his big brother Rex. Zeke is a dual-purpose K-9. He is a certified therapy dog through the AKC. He is also an electronics detection dog. Zeke uses his skills to help kids in crisis and to help catch child predators. You can follow Zeke on his Instagram @Arapahoe_Zeke_SRO.
Officer Candace Gray and Bear are assigned
to Cherry Creek Academy
in Cherry Creek School District.
Bear is a chocolate Labrador Retriever, who is assigned to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Unit,
with K9 handler C. Gray.
Bear is in training to be a dual purpose k9, and is training to be an explosive detection K9 and Therapy k9. You can follow Bear on his Instagram @Arapahoe_Bear_SRO
Come and join us in celebrating with a family fun filled day! Our 5K Trail run is followed by the 5K Trail walk (with your dog) and a Kids Run. All day long, we will have K-9 training demonstrations and the ASCO Mounted Patrol will gallop in! Don't miss our dog costume contest followed by a silent and live auction! The Kids Zone will have face painting and a balloon artist! The vendors in the Marketplace will be handing out giveaways throughout the event!
All net profits go to the law enforcement K-9's through the 501(c)3 nonprofit, Back The Blue K-9 Force, to purchase K-9's and their protective gear as well as provide funding for their medical needs.
Officer Drew Matthews and Otis are assigned to Byers High School/Deer Trail High School. K-9 Otis is in training to be a firearms and explosives detection K-9 as well as a Therapy K-9. Otis, a black lab, is the youngest along with Bear to join the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office School Resource Unit.
Saturday, December 2nd, 2023
John Elway Chevrolet, 5200 S. Broadway, Englewood
Visit our booth and meet many of our School Resource Officers and the apprehension dogs with their handlers.
An evening of fun to get neighborhoods and communities together to inform them of police and community programs in their area.
Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
8am - 12
Link your King Soopers card to Back The Blue K-9 Force organization to sign up for King Soopers community rewards program. A percentage of your purchases will go directly to Back The Blue K-9 Force at no cost to you!
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