CWVC Community Involvement & Activities

November 2019                 

Our club has continued to support canine officers in the State of Wisconsin through the WI Vest a Dog organization. The CWVC has matched the funds raised at our agility and field trials this year. The generosity of many has allowed our club to outfit two K9 Officers with bullet and stab proof vests, bringing the total to 7 dogs we have helped protect. Our 2019 recipients are K9 Timo from Juneau County Sheriffs Office handled by Deputy Brian Babler and K9 KC (shown here) of West Allis handled by Officer Doug Sayeg. 

Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible.

January 2019

Thanks again to your generous donations and the CVWC Match Program, this handsome fellow got a new bullet-proof vest.  This is K9 Officer Kolt, who works for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office with his partner, Deputy Alexander Maas. 

August 2018

The CWVC was once again proud to match your donations, which enabled us to provide another vest to the Wisconsin Vest-A-Dog program!  Here is K9 Officer Goro, who along with his partner, Officer Jake Bryner, work for the Vilas County Police Department

March 2018 


Thanks to your donations and the CWVC's fund matching program, K9 Officer Bleu is the proud receipient of a new bullet-proof & stab-proof vest . Officer Bleu works for the Spooner Police Department with his partner, Officer Trevor Peterson.

This is the 2nd vest the CWVC has funded through the Wisconsin Vest-A-Dog program.

January 2018 

At the end of every year, the CWVC donates 10% of our net profits to organizations voted on my our members.  We are proud to announce that our 2017 donations were sent to the following organizations.

May 2017

CWVC presented a check to the Columbia County Sheriff's Department for K9 Officer Kora's protective vest. Be safe, Officers Schultz & Kora and thank you for all you do!

April 2017

The PuppyUp Foundation is committed to discovering the common links between canine and human cancers and the causes of these cancers through comparative oncology research. Their scientific objectives are: broadening our understanding of the links between human and companion animal cancer, creating a cross institutional collaborative platform, developing new approaches to research, and funding translational cancer studies that benefit both pets and people.

Through The Puppy Up! Walk, they are building the largest pet and people cancer community in the world; from business people to artists to scientists and humanitarians, a partnership forged with the singular purpose of ridding the world of its deadliest disease. The 2017 PuppyUp Madison Walk on May 7th is a family focused event for all humans and canines to enjoy! This heartwarming and energizing event raises awareness, funds and provides education in the field of comparative oncology and the links between canine and human cancer. It is a day to honor and recognize those who have survived or are battling cancer, and memorialize those whose lives have been lost to this disease.

The CWVC proudly supports the efforts of this incredible organization and also the personal contributions of our friends and fellow club-members, Jo Reynolds and Stanley Solheim. Over the last 40 years, Jo & Stan have lost all four of their beloved Vizslas: Yaryi, Béla, Zoltan, Galuska, and one beloved rescue terrier mix, Paolo, to various canine cancers. In 2015, 11 year old Vizsla girlie Galuska was diagnosed with histiocytic sarcoma of the lungs, with prognosis of two weeks to three months. They were fortunate that this time, more and better treatment options were available, and Lushie lived a happy, healthy, pain-free 12 months.

The CWVC made a substantial donation to the 2017 PuppyUp Madison Walk, and in addition matched any individual donations made by club members.  To learn more visit their website at or .


February 2017

K9 Officer Duke receives his bullet-proof and stab-proof vest thanks to the fully-funded donation made by the CWVC!

December 2016

At our August meeting, CWVC members voted to donate funds to help purchase a protective vest for a WI K9 officer in need. CWVC Member, Frank Rizzo, did the research and coordinated our donation to Wisconsin Vest-a-Dog. Our donation has fully funded a bullet proof and stab proof vest for K9 Officer Duke of Barron county WI. Duke should receive his custom fitted vest in a few weeks. We hope Duke and his partner, Officer Nathan Emmons, will be able to join us at a club meeting in 2017!
Duke’s Bio:

Duke was born on June 17, 2015 in the Slovakia. He is a male German Shepherd dog. He arrived in the United States in August of 2016. He received he training through Saint Michaels

Shepherds in Cincinnati, Ohio. Duke is a dual purpose police K9 trained in Narcotics Detection and Patrol work (tracking, criminal apprehension, article searches, handler protection, area and building searches, obedience and agility).

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