, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support to MA police dogs, recently had a photoshoot for their 2015 calendar.
[caption id="attachment_25833" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Kyro is certified in patrol duty with partner patrolman Ken Collins of Raynham PD.
The calendar features police dogs from multiple Massachusetts police depawtments taken by photographers Jonathan Kozowyk
and David Shilale
[caption id="attachment_25836" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Papi pawtners with officer Steve Kingsley of the Bridgewater Police Department.
The $10 calendar can be purchased online and at select retailers
. Proceeds support Massachusetts police dogs. Vest-a-Dog's primary goal is to make sure every MA K-9 has a bulletproof vest.
[caption id="attachment_25837" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Miller, named after late US Army Sgt. Scott A. Miller, served with patrol officer John Quinn.
They also help provide other essential equipment and necessary training. According to their website, they've provided almost 350 vests, which range from $1,006 to $2,400.
"While law enforcement agencies provide bullet-resistant vests for their human officers, they are unable to fund vests for K-9 officers. As K-9s are trained to give up their lives to protect their partners and all of us, we believe it is every bit as important to protect them." - Protect-a-Vest's "Why it matters" page
[caption id="attachment_25838" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Jager is certified in patrol duty and narcotics detection, and works with trooper Tim Blackwell.
Visit their website
to learn more about their organization or purchase a calendar to support pups like Tuco.
[caption id="attachment_25849" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Tuco is a prospective K-9 in the care of patrol officer Troy Caisey, head trainer of the Boston Police K-9 unit. He's 6-months-old now, and ALMOST fills out his vest.