Now we can return the favor.

Once military and police dogs retire, with no guaranteed pension for their medical care, the burden and cost of care fall solely on their caregivers. Recognizing this critical need, Zoetis has created the RIMADYL K-9 Courage Program.


The RIMADYL K-9 Courage Program is a charitable healthcare donation program that provides financial and in-kind product donations of approximately $165,000 annually to support up to 550 retired police and military K-9s. This contribution will help assure that these courageous dogs continue to live happy and healthy lives.

We have reached our enrollment maximum of 550 K-9s. Each dog has received a $300 debit card to use on anything at their veterinary clinic, including medical expenses, vaccines, medication … even dog food or treats.

If you are the owner of a retired military or police dog, we encourage you to place your name on our waiting list. As openings become available, they will be offered to qualified retired K-9s on a first-come, first-served basis. To stay informed of program updates and join our waiting list, click the button below.

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Explosives detection is very stressful work for the dogs and handlers. My dogs were my babies, we lived, ate and slept together for more than a year. After what you go through with your dogs in the service and then what you have to do to adopt them afterwards, it would be terrible to have to say goodbye to your partner because you couldn’t afford to take care of him.


The RIMADYL K-9 Courage Program is partnering with two organizations who share in our vision of supporting the retired K-9s who served us.


Our mission is to promote the welfare of dogs who have faithfully served in wars, police work, crime prevention, and rescue efforts through education and increased public awareness.


Our mission is to promote education and awareness and raise funds for the purchase, training and ongoing veterinary care for active and retired police K-9s.

Blaze was my first police dog; he means the world to me.  I knew that Blaze would always protect me, we were partners. We ask a lot of these dogs and once they retire, their healthcare is up to the handler. A program like this is phenomenal because it helps the dogs who did so much to help and protect people.



Our partners support police and military dogs both active and retired and rely entirely on donations. Help our partners continue their cause by making a tax-deductible donation.
The Sage Foundation For Dogs Who Serve National Police Dog Foundation


Exciting new developments in the RIMADYL K-9 Courage Program are happening all the time. To put your retired military or police K-9 on our waiting list or to receive program updates, sign up below.
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By using RIMADYL to treat your dog’s osteoarthritis, you’ll bring relief to more than just your pet. Your purchase also supports the RIMADYL K-9 Courage Program and the continuous care of retired military and police K-9s.


RIMADYL is the first FDA-approved NSAID developed specifically for dogs to improve their mobility by relieving joint pain and inflammation 4.

Visit to learn how RIMADYL can keep your best pal active by reducing pain associated with arthritis in hips and other joints 3.


If your dog has been prescribed RIMADYL, the RIMADYL Rewards Program helps you earn Rewards Points that can be spent on any product or service from your veterinary clinic-annual exams, RIMADYL prescription refills, or even dog food!

To learn more about RIMADYL Rewards, visit

INDICATIONS: RIMADYL is indicated for the relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and for the control of postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries in dogs.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: As a class, NSAIDs may be associated with gastrointestinal, kidney and liver side effects. These are usually mild, but may be serious. Pet owners should discontinue therapy and contact their veterinarian immediately if side effects occur. Evaluation for pre-existing conditions and regular monitoring are recommended for pets on any medication, including RIMADYL. Use with other NSAIDs or corticosteroids should be avoided. See full Prescribing Information.

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Although we have reached our 550 K-9 maximum, exciting new developments in the RIMADYL K-9 Courage Program are happening all the time. To put your retired military or police K-9 on our waiting list or to receive program updates, sign up below.