We are now accepting deposits on our upcoming litter due in late September. See our Upcoming Litters page for more info! Lil Bit-O-Golden's is excited to announce the arrival of our two newest additions, Marina & Ariel! Both of these magnificent girls come from multi champion pedigrees with 20+ champion dogs in each of their 4 generation pedigrees!
Lil Bit-O-Golden's is excited to announce the arrival of our two newest additions, Marina & Ariel! Both of these magnificent girls come from multi champion pedigrees with 20+ champion dogs in each of their 4 generation pedigrees!
Wisconsin VEST-A-DOG started in 2005 as Donna Morgan sat watching America’s Most Wanted one Saturday night. As she watched the story of Kai, a police dog in training, who was fatally shot when trying to disarm a criminal with a gun. After watching the live footage from the camera on the front of the police squad car, Donna (along with every police officer on the video) was sobbing for this beautiful animal who gave his life for his human partner and all of the other officers there. If only he had some kind of protection, like his human partner. The reason America’s Most Wanted aired that terrible tape was to show the American Public the very real and serious need for our K-9 Police Officers to have the same protection against criminals that our human police officers have. Specifically, police vest that are not only bullet but stab proof as well.
America’s Most Wanted told the story of Stephanie Taylor, an 11 year old girl who after reading a story about NJ police dog “Solo” who was killed in the line of duty, founded Vest-A-Dog Inc.
At the end of that episode of America’s Most Wanted show, there was a phone number to call for donating to Vest-A-Dog. Donna called the number but much to her surprise learned that Stephanie’s organization was no longer in existence. She also learned that there was no national program to vest our police dogs. She figured that it couldn’t be that hard to get a vest for a dog and probably not that many dogs needed them, so she’d take this project on herself. She decided to set her goal to vest all of the K-9 officers in the State of Wisconsin. She had no idea how big of a project this was.
Along with the help of John Wickem, Connie Bush, Dr. Dean Peterson, Amanda Vogt, and many others who have helped along the way to make Vest-A-Dog successful. After 2.5 years, the official, not-for-profit Vest-A-Dog of Wisconsin was formed in 2007 with the help of Attorney Bill Vogt of Janesville who, at no charge, complete the lengthy and tedious process that made this happen.
Since Christmas 2005, Vest a Dog of Wisconsin has vested hundreds of dogs, but there is still a need to vest new dogs that start working every day. Each vest cost approximately $840.00.
To donate, volunteer, or learn more about Vest-A-Dog visit our web site at www.wivestadog.org.