Supporting Ranger Canine teams throughout
California's State Parks
Our mission is to educate the public on the benefits of police service dogs in California State Parks and our surrounding communities, support additional training and equipment for active K9 teams, and provide charitable assistance in caring for our retired K9 partners.
The state park canine program began in 1969. Currently, there are thirteen K9 handlers spread across the state. They work in various parks from historic Hearst Castle to the desert sand dunes of Ocotillo Wells. In 2017, three more handlers will be added to the program.
The California State Park Canine Foundation strives to increase public awareness of the park's special K9 teams through community events and outreach programs. Please join us in supporting our unique state park canines!
Commitment, Compassion, Service