Protecting and Serving the Citizens of Riverside County
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department Canine Association is a non-profit organization designed to support the canine program and retired dogs. When a Riverside County Sheriff's Department Patrol Service Dog (P.S.D.) retires, he or she must be placed with a department handler or returned to the training vendor. Each handler has the option to adopt the retiring dog from the department and keep them as a personal dog. The bond between a handler and patrol service dog is very strong, and to date, not one P.S.D. has been returned to the vendor. This organization provides for extra equipment not covered by county budget for dogs in service, food for retired dogs, and burial services for dogs that pass away.