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

All Sponsors have access to the private portal on this website, where further details of our work can be found, together with updates on the progress of their sponsored K9 units.

As a Sponsor, you have the option of: 

  • Naming your dog,

  • Witnessing his training sessions first hand

  • Visiting the reserve where he operates

  • 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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Our heartfelt thanks go to our many private donors​, and to the following Foundations:

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We send our special thanks also to the following individuals for their invaluable support, in one form or another:

                                  Mr Elliott Burdette                              Lady Susan Griffiths

                                  Ms Lisa Stokdyk                                  Mr Patrick Maina

                                  Mr Edward Curtis                                Mrs Lori Clem   

                                  Miss Emily Eagle                                 Mr Douglas Stevenson  

                                                                Miss Alea Pindat                   


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, held at our dedicated centre in South Africa.
    All expenses are covered, including travel.

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

  • Extensive K9 equipment

  • Shipment of the dog to his new home

  • Follow-up visits to the recipient reserve to assess and fine-tune the team’s performance.

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.


Launched in 2016, Canines for Africa is a not-for-profit organisation based in Morocco.

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In the United States we operate as a 501(c)3 through our fiscal sponsors and partners H.O.P.E. (Human Operations Protecting Elephants) and Ten Directions. In the United Kingdom, through our charity partner China Tiger Revival, we are able to claim gift aid when applicable, thus significantly adding to the value of your donation. 

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Currently seventy-five percent of a donation received by Canines for Africa goes directly into the cost of creating and deploying the counter-poaching K9 units (it projected that this will rise to a minimum of 85% in the near future). The remaining twenty-five percent goes to operations - activities that accompany our dogs and rangers working in the dangerous world of big game poaching, and to running expenses.

Our financial statements are fully transparent, and are audited by the international firm of accountants OXEA (www.oxea-audit.com).

Canines for Africa operates freely and legally in Africa and India thanks to its partnership with K9 Conservation (K9C), directed by the exceptional Conraad Geza de Rosner, who acts as K94A’s Chief of Operations. 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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