K9 Buckley started with the Montgomery County, Maryland Police Department in the Spring of 2005 and retired in October, 2008. After his retirement, he was certified as a therapy dog and started visiting Kensington Nursing and Rehab, where he has made many friends. He has also volunteered at Oakview Elementary School in Silver Spring for the past 4 years. Students brush up on their reading skills by reading to Buck. Besides his volunteer work, Buckley has also added several titles to his name by competing in several dog sports offered by the American Kennel Club. He has titles in Rally, Dock Diving, Herding, Barn Hunt, Therapy, and has qualified in Lure Coursing. He is now retired from dog sports and therapy work.

Since retiring as a police dog, Buck has received extensive care from Paws of Honor, including physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, bloodwork tests, treatment for ear infections, x-rays, supplements for his liver and joints, medications for his eyes, steroid injections, antibiotics, an extraction of a bad canine tooth, and a necessary surgery for his laryngeal paralysis, which allows him to breathe much more easily! In all, Buckley has received over $16,000 in medical care through Paws of Honor.

To make a donation in support of Buckley’s medical care click the link below. You can make a one-time donation or schedule recurring gift. You may also direct your gift to a specific K9: