The National Police Dog Foundation has announced the availability of 50 K-9 health insurance grants, and is now accepting applications.

In 2017 NPDF launched its K-9 Health Insurance Fund, which was established from an initial donation by Petplan pet insurance. The fund is supported by designated gifts from the public to the NPDF and a $50 donation from Petplan for each new pet insurance policy booked by the public using the campaign code NPDF10 at Pet parents who use the code can also receive a 10% discount on their new policy.

The purpose of the fund is to offer grants to law enforcement K-9 units, ensuring the continued well-being of the K-9s.

Petplan's support of the K-9 Health Insurance Fund, and its passion for improving quality of life and access to essential veterinary care for K-9s, is the driving force and the major sponsor of the fund, according to the NPDF.

For more information about Petplan's sponsorships with the NPDF, or to make a donation to support grant funding, visit

In 2017, NPDF was only able to offer five grants. Thanks to Petplan and private donations, the group is now offering 50 grants to pay for 12 months of K-9 medical insurance. The grants are limited to 1- to 4-year-old K-9s.

The National Police Dog Foundation is proud to grant funds and services that support law enforcement agencies, handlers, and K-9s. And with support and donations to the fund, NPDF hopes to be able to keep increasing the number of grants it can offer.

Grant application deadline for these 50 grants is March 31, 2018. No applications will be accepted after this date. Recipients of the 50 grants will be listed in the NPDF May 2018 e-newsletter.

To apply and for more details, visit