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Excelon K9 Featured Dog: Thurston County K9 Jaxx
Sheriff's Office welcomes new K9 officer Jaxx

The Olympian
Published on Jan 24, 2015

Stopping at a Martin Way parking lot Jan. 21, 2015 before an off-site meeting with K9 handlers from other area agencies Thurston County Sheriff's Deputy Rod Ditrich works on some command drills with his new 13 month-old K9 partner Jaxx.

Video by Steve Bloom

Thurston County
Published on Aug 1, 2018

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office plays an important role in community safety, and the K-9 Training Program is one way they stay ready to protect and serve. On this episode of Thurston County Connection, Bud Blake, Chair for the Board of County Commissioners, spends some time working with the Sheriff Deputy canines and their partners who are a part of this program. You will see the training and skill of canine deputies in action and hear from their partners who know first-hand the vital role this program has in community safety.

Thurston County Connection - K-9 Training Program
This page is dedicated to The Thurston County Sheriff's K9 Unit.  Donation are accepted find out more:


Thurston Co K9 Unit Facebook:
 Dep. Nault w/K-9 Dexter, Dep. Shenkel w/K-9 Daro, Dep. Bagby w/K-9 Jaxx

The Thurston County Sheriff's Office has a Canine Unit consisting of three K9 Deputies partnered with three German Shepherd dogs. The three canine teams are all assigned to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division and all are assigned routine and general patrol functions; including answering general calls for service, but also have the capability and responsibility to deploy to any scene in which those teams are needed. Our canine teams are all single discipline dogs trained in the tracking of human odor, finding discarded evidence or property, searching buildings and confined areas, as well as handler/deputy protection work. So, when criminals run from our Deputies and Officers from surrounding police agencies within Thurston County, our Canine Teams are called and respond to locate the fleeing or hiding criminals.

Read more by going to Thurston County Sheriff's Office Page.  The link is to the right of the K9 Unit Photo above.
The Thurston County Canine Unit has a 501c3 corporation set up so all donations are tax deductible. We appreciate any and all donations, no matter how big or small. If you are interested in donating to the Thurston County Canine Program, please call the Thurston County Sheriff's Office Canine Unit at (360) 786-5500 or go to our Facebook Page, which is titled Thurston County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit where donations are accepted via PayPal at this link.