About Us


Kevin Kelly - Founder  There exists an elite team of law-enforcement officers who, having undergone years of rigorous training, prove daily their loyalty and dedication to their community. They work day in and day out - ready to risk their lives at a moment's notice - to protect and serve you. The fundamental difference between these and any other law enforcement team, however, isn't their speed, agility, intelligence, bravery, or commitment: it's their legs - all four of them.

Almost everyone has heard that a dog is man's best friend. For almost three-hundred Minnesota police dogs, though, such a statement has much more significance than you may realize. They search and rescue, they sniff out dangerous drugs and explosives, they track criminals, detain dangerous persons, and occasionally even make traffic stops. They work hard to faithfully protect you.

We started Vest The Best 10 years ago when we heard about Laser - a St Paul Police K-9 who was shot by a suspect during a chase. I believe that all our law officers, especially the four-legged ones, deserve proper protection as they work to faithfully protect us. In this spirit, I set out to see that all of Minnesota's police dogs are equipped with stab- and bullet-proof vests. In only a few years, with the help of many generous and caring people, we've seen the realization of this goal in all Minnesota police dogs. However, about two-hundred dogs in the state of Minnesota still need vests.

Each protective vest costs between $1,000 and $2,000, which is out of reach for the limited budgets of many agencies. For this reason, I need YOUR support to make our dream a complete reality. I need YOU to help us vest Minnesota police dogs. Please explore our website to find out about our mission and how you can help. To invest in the safety and protection of a Police K-9 is to invest in the safety and protection of your community - a truly worthwhile cause.

The K-9 Pledge 
Author - Unknown

I promise to be worth every cent of the $10,000 it took to train me.
I promise to track down criminals who threaten and harm our community.
I promise to stand with you against the violence that penetrates our society.
I promise to sniff out the drugs being advertised to your children.
I promise to stay resolved and focused upon the success of our mission.
No mater what happens, I will be by your side….
Your loyal companion until the very end.
I will never leave your side…..I will never waiver…...I will never give up.