Archived News

November 17, 2016 Support of the Connecticut State Police Accelerant Detection Canine Commemorative Statue Gift honoring K9, “Mattie”, the first operational, laboratory certified, accelerant detection canine in the US and perhaps the world, CT [Read More]
November 17 – 18, 2016 Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman – Commemoration ceremony honoring the Connecticut State Police Accelerant Detection Canine Program’s 30th Anniversary, CT Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators, CT [Read More]
November 13, 2016 Honoring veterans with PTSD and their service dogs, Trinity Church, NJ
November 3, 2016 Presentation to the Litchfield-Morris Rotary about the Connecticut State Police Accelerant Detection Canine Program, CT
October 11, 2016 Meeting with the United States Police Canine Association on advanced veterinary care, NY
September 17, 2016 Joan’s Joy event by The Joan D’Alessandro Memorial Foundation, NJ
September 2016 Litchfield Bancorp sponsors Tails of Hope Foundation as their featured non-profit, CT
September, 2016 Kailey DeGeorge, Girl Scout Troop 353 attains her Girl Scout Silver Award through YAP-K9 project supporting Camp Hope Unleashed, NJ
August 23, 2016 First meeting with American Institute of Architect’s Member for YAP-K9, NJ
July 15, 2016 New York Police boat dedication for fallen hero Detective Anthony Venditti, NY
July 11, 2016 Presentation of a new narcotics and patrol K9 by Tails of Hope and Lakeland Bank to Paterson Police K9 Unit at New Jersey Jackals stadium, NJ
June 22, 2016 Presentation to the Rotary of Allendale NJ
June 13, 2016 Presentation to the Bergen Highlands Ramsey Rotary, NJ
June 8, 2016 Tails of Hope Foundation recognized as “Friend of MTA Special Operations K9 Division” at MTA Training Facility Dedication, NY
June 3, 2016 Presentation by YAP-K9 a national security and service program to 350 students, Fairlawn Memorial Middle School, NJ
May 25, 2016 Tails of Hope is a guest on the USS Katherine Walker, US Coast Guard Cutter, Fleet Week Parade, New York City
May 2016 and ongoing Sponsoring of service K9, “Patrick”. Thanks to the American Rottweiler Club, Colonial Rottweiler Club, others, NJ
May 10, 2016 American Rottweiler Club and Colonial Rottweiler Club (Diamond Jubilee) presentation and support for disabled veteran with his PTSD service dog, “Patrick”, PA
May 7, 2016 TOHF Executive Volunteer Mary Kulakowski honored by Paterson Police K9 Unit for outstanding service and support, NJ
May 6, 2016 Re-enlistment Ceremony PO 1st Class Rob Calabro, Freedom Tower, New York City
April 28, 2016 Launch of Camp Hope Unleashed for veterans with PTSD and their service dogs – a joint project of Tails of Hope Foundation and Camp Unleashed, NJ
April 24, 2016 Annual appearance at The National September 11 Memorial and Museum, New York City
March 25, 2016 Reunification of wounded combat buddies, SPC Brown and K9, “Rocky:, Walter Reed Army Hospital, DC
February 13, 2016 Sweetest Thank you Party – Donor appreciation event at Park Ridge Animal Hospital, NJ
Fall (TBA) 2016 Honoring Connecticut State Police K9 Accelerant Program’s 30th Anniversary, CT
Spring (TBA) 2016 Unveiling of MTA Special Operations K9 Hall of Heroes Legacy Project, NY
Spring (TBA) 2016 Launch of Camp Hope Unleashed for Veterans with PTSD and Service Dogs, NJ
February (TBA) 2016 Presentation of New Narcotics and Patrol K9 Gift of Tails of Hope to Paterson Police, NJ
February 13, 2016 Donor Appreciation Event at Park Ridge Animal Hospital, NJ (2 to 4 PM)
January 8, 2016 Camp Hope Unleashed for Veterans with PTSD and Their Service K9s – Site Visit, NJ
January 7, 2016 Expansion of K9 Veterans Day of Observance, NY
December 23, 2015 Supporting Wounded Veteran, SGT Kist’s, Service Dog K9 Patrick for Second Cruciate Ligament Tear Surgery and Rehabilitation, NJ – Animal Medical Center, NYC, Trinity Church of Allendale, NJ
December 9, 2015 YAP-K9 Accelerant Detection K9 Presentation at Jumoke, Connecticut State Police, CT
December 7, 2015 YAP-K9 Receives $500 Donation from Joan Angela D’Alessandro Memorial Foundation Invites Tails of Hope Foundation to Serve on Advisory Board, NJ
December 6, 2015 Supporting MWD handler SPC Andrew Brown (K9 Rocky) hit by IED while serving in Afghanistan – Father of two little boys 1½ months old and 1½ years old
December 5, 2015 Military Working Dog Holiday Drive Packing and Shipping for Deployed Worldwide
December 3, 2015 Litchfield Rotary Presentation, CT
November 11, 2015 TSgt Brian Williams of Joint Base, NJ – Promotion Luncheon – Departure to Lakeland Air Force Base, TX
November 8, 2015 Trinity Episcopal Church of Allendale Supports Camp Hope Unleashed, NJ
Nov/December 2015 Military Working Dog Holiday Drive – Supporting Deployed Worldwide with Partners from Park Ridge Animal Hospital, Support Our 4 Legged Soldiers, Acadia Antlers, Bergen County Chief of Police Foundation, Blue Star Mothers Northern NJ, Mike’s Feed Farm and many others – Thank you!!!
October 28, 2015 Jumoke Academy selects YAP-K9 CT State Police K9 Division for Special Project, CT Emphasis on K9 Careers and Police Community Relations
October 27, 2015 PepsiCo Employee Giving Program Appearance and K9 “Meet and Greet”, NY
October 21, 2015 MTA Special Operations Division Honors Linda Blick and Tails of Hope Foundation, NY
October 6, 2015 YAP-K9 Ambassador Amelia Smith Rescues K9 Nakhon from Thailand, NY
October 2, 2015 Park Ridge Rotary Club Presentation, NJ
October 2015 Tails of Hope Foundation New Video – History
September 20, 2015 Halfway Hounds Event, NJ
September 20, 2015 Joan Angela D’Alessandro Memorial Foundation Event, NJ
September 2015 YAP-K9 Program Begins Fourth Year at Jumoke Academy, CT
September 2015 YAP-K9 Ambassador, Amelia Smith, Independent Project Saving K9 Nakhon
August 22, 2015 Military Working Dog Teams of Fort Belvoir, Fort Myer, and Fort Meade Host Gratitude Picnic in Honor of Tails of Hope and Supporters In Recognition of Years of Support, VA
August 19, 2015 Tribute to YAP-K9 Ambassador “Chief” Member of Ramapo Rescue Dog Association (January 1, 2003 – August 19, 2015)
July 23, 2015 Supporting Wounded Veteran, SGT Kist’s, Service Dog K9 Patrick for Cruciate
Ligament Tear Surgery and Rehabilitation, NJ – Animal Medical Center, NYC, and the American Rottweiler Clubs
July 2015 Tour of Ramapo Rescue Dog Foundation New Training Facility – Appointed to Advisory Board
July 2015 YAP-K9 Ambassador Shadows Dr. Manderino, owner of Park Ridge Animal Hospital in Preparation for Summer Internship in Thailand, NY
December 19, 2014 Trinity Church Appearance & K9 Demonstrations – Allendale, NJ
December 4-5, 2014 BarkBasel, Miami, FL Art Show Benefiting Camp Hope Unleashed
December 2014 Partners with Park Ridge Animal Hospital and Support Our 4 Legged Soldiers in sending K9 holiday packages to over 100 deployed MWDS worldwide
October 28, 2014 PepsiCo Employee Giving Meet and Greet, NY
October 24, 2014 Aeronautics YAP Class Aviation Animal Rescue to Working Dog with Pilots N Paws Pilot Andris Skulte – Brainard Airport, CT
October 16-19, 2014 Camp Hope Unleashed for Veterans with PTSD and Their Assistance K9s – Planning Session, Asheville, NC
October 11, 2014 Liberty Subaru Howl-O-Ween Event, NJ
October 9, 2014 American Airlines Donates Transportation for K9 Soldier, Shira and escort to Forever Home with SGT Davis, MN
September 26, 2014 Begins Collaborative Effort to Expand K9 Veterans Day of Observance Nationwide
September 19, 2014 YAP Begins Third Year at Jumoke Academy, CT with Introduction to Working Dogs by Dr. Alice Quinn with Woodrow (Assistance K9 in Training) and Faithful Friends Service Dog Foundation
August 26, 2014 Tails Teams with Faithful Friends Service Dog Foundation and Rescues Chocolate Lab from Newark NJ Shelter to be trained as Assistance Dog for Wounded Veteran
June 6, 2014 YAP Completes Second School Year at Jumoke Academy, CT with Dr. Alice Quinn & K9 “Faith” and Dennis Reinholt & K9s “Roscoe” and “Ruby”
May 16, 2014 Accelerant K9 Detection Presentation, Jumoke Academy, CT
Detective Paul Makuc, CT State Police
May 5, 2014 Linda Blick, MSW Tails of Hope Foundation Board member received Woman of Achievement Award from the NJ State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC, Atlantic City, NJ
May 4, 2014 Winterthur Gardens Point-to-Point Steeple Chase and K9 Event, DE
K9 National Security Gift Registry Project™ and YAP™ featured
May 3, 2014 Dutchess Day School, Millbrook, NY Sponsors 2K Run to Benefit YAP
April 27, 2014 K9 National Security Gift Project™ Donates First of Fifty K9 Storm Intruder Vests to MTA Special Operations at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum 5K Run and Family Event, NYC
April 24, 2014 Lakeland Bank Donates to K9 National Security Gift Project™ Special Ceremony Held in Bergen County with Chief of Police Office and K9 Unit, NJ
April 10, 2014 YAP Expands to River Vale, NJ – Daisy Troop 5945 & Girl Scout Troop 5461
April 2, 2014 Liberty Subaru and Liberty Hyundai Dealership Donates Inaugural gift for Tails of Hope Foundation’s K9 National Security Gift Project™
March 24, 2014 FOA and YAP General Federation of Women’s Clubs Presentation on Military Working Dogs, NJ
March 13, 2014 FOA and YAP Unveil Conrad’s New Chocolate Line Supporting National Security K9 Teams, NJ
March 13, 2014 FOA Unveils K9 National Security Gift Registry Project™, NJ
March 13, 2014 FOA Chairs K9 Veterans Day of Observance Ceremony, NJ
February 22, 2014 FOA and YAP Rockland County Dog Show, NY
February 22, 2014 Blue Star Mothers FOA and YAP Presentation on Military Working Dogs, NJ
William Gaskin III GS-09 USAF AMC USAF EC/DER Veterans MWD K9 25 years
February 10, 2014 YAP Tours Westminster Dog Show and “Ask the Vet” Segment with Animal Medical Center, NYC
Jr Show YAP Ambassador Tour Guide
February 9, 2014 YAP Launches at Wolf Cub Scout Blue and Gold Dinner, NJ

K9 Demonstration with Mock Search and Rescue Find
Medical Assistive Dogs for Wounded Veterans
February 7, 2014 Autism Assistive Dogs Program, Jumoke Academy, CT
Patty Dobbs Gross, Founder North Star Foundation
January 28, 2014 YAP Launches Dutchess Day School, NY
Ramapo Rescue Dog Association with K9 Chief and YAP Ambassador
January 24, 2014 YAP Responsibilities of Dog Ownership Program, Jumoke Academy, CT
Dr. Alice Quinn with K9 Faith, Faithful Friends Academy
January 17, 2014 YAP R.E.A.D. Assistive Dogs Program, Jumoke Academy, CT
Allan’s Angels Chapter of Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs
August 28, 2013 FREE Pet Disaster Preparedness Workshop.
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August 24, 2013 Invitation MACY’S YAP FASHION SHOW Free.
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August 2013 Ambassador and Dog Handler, Amelia Smith Speaks about Jr Showmanship. Read more.
August 18, 2013 YAP Ambassadors on Radio Disney’s Kids Concerns
August 2013 Military Working Handlers and K9s in Afghanistan Receive Gift Packages of Equipment and Personal Items from Finding One Another and Partnering Groups.
July 15, 2013 Finding One Another Teams with Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon and Blue Star Mothers of Northern NJ to Package donated Equipment, Veterinary Supplies and Personal Items for Gift packages sent to MWDS and other service members in Afghanistan.
July 9, 2013 2013 Students at Jumoke Academy Meet Fire Accelerant Detection Dog and Handler. Read more.
July 2013 Finding One Another Teams with Blue Star Mothers of Northern NJ, Park Ridge Animal Hospital, NJ and donors, Gay Ann Wayne and Ceil Pensock, to secure Equipment and Veterinary Supplies for MWDS serving in Afghanistan.
June 7, 2013 Wow – Turtles, Goats, and Canines – What do they have in common?
May 17, 2013 2013 YAP Hosts Evaluation Session – Jumoke Academy Students Excitedly Express Unanimous Wish to Continue YAP
May 10, 2013 YAP presents Narcotic Detection Canines
April 12, 2013 YAP presents Explosive Detection Canines
March 22, 2013 YAP presents Accelerant Detection Canines
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March 13, 2013 Photos from NJ Inaugural K9 Veterans Day Ceremony. View here.
March 13, 2013 Bergen County (NJ) Executive presents Linda Blick with inaugural proclamation for K9 Veterans Day. Read More.
March 13, 2013 Inaugural K9 Veterans Day of Observance Invitation. Download PDF.
March 4, 2013 A Tribute to the Late Tim Sullivan. Read More.
February 22, 2013 YAP celebrates first anniversary. Read More.
February 22, 2013 Every Dog Needs A Job: Building A Sound Relationship with Your Dog (Best friend or Working Dog) with Therapy Dogs International.
February 14, 2013 Hero dog Gabe dies of cancer. Read More.
February 12, 2013 Charter school students get first-hand look at therapy dogs. Read More.
January 25, 2013 YAP presents Introduction to Reading Assistive and Medical Alert K9s with Allan’s Angels Chapter of The Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs.
January 22, 2013 Therapy dogs provide comfort and help to patients and others. Read More.
January 18, 2013 YAP Celebrates First Semester Graduation with Jumoke Academy.
January 14, 2013 Opening of UPenn’s Working Dog Center highlighted. Read More.
January 8, 2013 Rest in peace, Sergeant Rex, brave bomb-sniffing dog. Read More.
January 4, 2013 YAP presents introduction to therapy dogs with Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc.
January 3, 2013 YAP presents introduction to therapy dogs with Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc.
January 1, 2013 New MWDs National Monument unveiled at Rose Parade. Click here to read more.
November 16, 2012 YAP presents Introduction to Comparative Anatomy with Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club of America.
November 11, 2012 Military Working Dogs To Be Recognized in Veterans Day Parade. Read more.
November 11, 2012 Photos of the First-Ever Recognition of Military Working Dogs in the NYC Veterans Day Parade. View photos.
November 2, 2012 YAP Ambassador presents Veterinary Experience with Molly Karlin.
October 19, 2012 YAP presents Aviation- Animal Rescue to Working Dogs with Pilots N Paws.
September 21, 2012 YAP presents Introduction to Working Dogs with Ramapo Rescue Dog Association.
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