Pet store, dog beer launch fund for Doraville K-9 police officers

Doraville Police K-9 Officer Brian and his handler, Corporal Ferrell poses with a new specialty K-9 bulletproof vest donated by The PawStand on Oct. 7, 2017. (Courtesy: Doraville Police)

A Doraville specialty pet supply store and a company which makes beer for dogs (yes, that’s a thing!) have teamed up to get bullet-proof vests for two of Doraville’s four-legged officers.

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The PawStand and Bowser Beer, a non-alcoholic beer specifically brewed safe for dogs, are teaming up to provide K-9 officers Max and Bennett with those vests.

In the past two years, they have given the department’s other two K-9 officers, Bongo and Brian, custom K-9 Storm bulletproof vests. The vests cost about $3,000 each.

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The store and brewery have launched a GoFundMe page to make sure they have enough funds by the end of the year to protect the K-9s.

The PawStand launched the initiative in honor of Bowser Beer’s Bullet Proof Stout.

Okay, maybe getting a little off-topic but yes, this beer is made specifically for dogs and even is made with real meat and glucosamine to which is supposed to help protect dog’s joints. This is a thing.

Anyone who would like to donate can do so at

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