K9 Hero Haven is a non-profit 501(c)(3) made up by volunteer support, located in Herndon, PA. 

Our mission is to provide retired working dogs a home for retirement. 

We take in K9’s from U.S. Customs & Border Protection, K9’s from law enforcement agencies nationwide, as well as Contract Working Dogs (CWD’s), and Military Working Dogs (MWD’s). 

We opened our kennel in August 2015, as of December 2019, we have placed 269 Heroes into homes & reunited 11 with their handlers.

If you are interested in being considered as a furever home for

our retired heroes, please click the adopt link to be taken to our

adoption application.  Please complete all the application questions, so that we can evaluate each applicant for the right match. Please email back your completed application.   If being a furever home is not possible, your financial support would be greatly appreciated.


We are listed as K-9 Hero Haven.  Don't forget the dash!

Time to start thinking about summer vacations!!

Do you or anyone you know vacation on the Outer Banks? CWD Jack and his sister would like to invite you to their pet friendly vacation homes in Corolla, North Carolina. Your vacation could also raise money for K9 Hero Haven.

Book any June, July or August week and Paws Cottages will donate $100 to K9 Hero Haven. Book any May, September or October week, and Paws Cottages will donate $50 to K9 Hero Haven. Book online or call and use coupon code “K9HERO” at checkout. #pawscottages #k9herohaven

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Paws and Reflect

Paw Prints in the Sand

Thank you for your help and support!!

Handler Reunion

Adoption Application:

This will be our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament, how exciting is that!!!

We look forward to seeing our Harrisburg area friends and friends that are traveling in for this event!  Last year was so much fun & such a huge success, we can't wait to do it again this year!

See you soon!!



CWD Blecky EDD to his handler, Jason in Texas

Jason’s story:
I attended the Military Working Dog Handler’s Course, as a Dept of Army Civilian Police Officer, at Lackland Airforce Base, San Antonio, Texas. I graduated MWD Handler’s Course in Jan 2010. I received the “TOP DOG” award for Block 1 and Block 2 when I graduated.

I was a MWD K9 Handler at Fort Hood Army Base, Ft Hood, TX until Oct 2012.
Mar 2013 I went to work for AMK9 as a K9 Handler, assigned to the Baghdad Embassy Security Forces (BESF), Baghdad, Iraq.

Explosive Detector Dog (EDD) Blecky was assigned to me in Aug 2014. EDD Blecky and I worked posts on the US Embassy and posts in the Green Zone in Baghdad. We were responsible for Explosive Detection of vehicles, buildings, and items coming into the Embassy Compound and the Green Zone. EDD Blecky was my K9 partner until Jun 2016.

CWD Blecky EDD is an 8 year old male Dutch Shepherd. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan.



  • MAR 21: K9 Veterans Day.  Leader Heights Animal Hosp. 199 Leader Heights Rd., York, PA  1-4pm

  • APR 19: Tree of Life Lutheran Church. 1492 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA  9:30am

  • APR 25: Barn Appetit'. 1300 PA Rt. 405, Milton, PA.  6-9pm

  • APR 26: Dog Blessing.  Christ the King Lutheran Church, 3330 NJ-27, Kendall Park, NJ 08824.  1-3pm

  • MAY 17:  Wounded PA Warriors event.  Applebee's Rt 11&15 Selisgrove, PA  4-9pm

  • MAY 23: Protection 4 Paws Cruzin for K9s - 2020. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740 8am-5pm

  • AUG 9: 5th Annual Wheels at the Wilderness.  20 Jack Pine Circle, Milroy, PA 17063.  12 noon - 5pm

  • AUG 15: Claws & Paws Golf Tournament. Sportsman's Golf Course 3800 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA

  • SEP 4 - 7: All Home Days.  Memorial Park, Elysburg, PA.  Labor Day Weekend 
Order your Pet Food at Chewy.com and K9 Hero Haven will get a $20 donation!





Their K9 Companions