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Launched in 2016, Canines for Africa is a fully registered charity in the United Kingdom (#1109104). Our financial statements are fully transparent, and are registered with the Charities Commission in the UK.

We operate in the United States as a 501(c)3 through our fiscal sponsor Canines with a Cause, thus allowing donations to be tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.


Our Sponsors are private individuals, foundations, institutions, companies and charities, from around the world.

As a Sponsor, of a K9 unit, you have the possibility of: 

  • Witnessing your dog's training sessions first hand

  • Visiting the reserve where he/she operates, and experiencing the inner workings of a conservation team

  • Introductions to his handler

  • Placing your logo on the uniforms of the rangers and on your dog's equipment 

  • Receiving regular updates on the activities and progress of your unit or team, enabling you to share your commitment to conservation

  • Being informed personally if your dog has saved an animal, caught a poacher, found contraband, or accomplished some other important feat.

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Once a Sponsor has funded one or several K94A units, we start the process of drawing together all the elements necessary to create the final product - a well trained, self-contained and highly efficient anti-poaching team. 

Included with each unit is:


  • Detailed research into the suitability of the recipient reserve

  • Careful selection of the future handler, including a polygraph test

  •  A sixty-day accredited and independently accessed training course
    for the Ranger. All expenses are covered, including travel.

  • A top-quality service canine selected and trained for his or her specific role

  • Extensive K9 equipment

  • Shipment of the dog to his or her new home

  • One year integration work and performance support for dog and ranger in recipient reserve

A single-dog unit makes a significant impact on poaching outcomes in a reserve, a two-dog team more than doubles the effectiveness, while a three-dog team constitutes a fully autonomous anti-poaching force.

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Canines for Africa operates freely and legally in Africa and India thanks to its collaboration with K9 Conservation (K9C), directed by the exceptional Conraad Geza de Rosner. K9C is fully compliant with all government laws and requirements.  We are willing and able to provide to any potential donor or partner the following documents: 

  • Registration with the Department of Environmental Affairs

  • Registration with the Companies Act (section 14 of 2008)

  • Accreditation from SASSETA – Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority

  • License to carry firearms i.e. accreditation from PSIRA – Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority

  • Performing Animals Protection Act (act 24 of 1935)

  • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (act 130 of 1993)

  • Public Liability Insurance

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