Every year the Desert Dog Police K9 Trials & Public Safety Expo invites Federal, Military and Police K9’s from all over the state and country to come and test their skills in a spirited two-day competition. K9 teams compete in various exercises and events to simulate real-life scenarios that include handler protection, apprehension, narcotic and explosives detection, tactical obedience and agility.
Watching these amazing K9s and their partners compete is a fun and exciting event for the whole family. In addition to approximately 70 K9 teams competing, there will be Static Police Displays, SWAT and Aviation Demonstrations and Public Safety Vehicles. Over 200 vendors will be set up in our vendor area promoting their local businesses and selling a wide variety of products and dog related merchandise. Concession stands will be open selling food and drinks. Admission is free, but donations are always appreciated.
Our ALECA store will be open selling K9 t-shirts, event t-shirts, k9 gear, plush K9s, K9 hats and much more. All proceeds from sales at the ALECA store go right back into our association helping to fund events like the K9 Trials, and training for our K9 Officers.
This annual event is not funded by any law enforcement agency or government monies. All costs associated with the event must be raised through sales at our ALECA Store, donations, sales of program ad space, or vendor booth fees. If you or your business would like to become involved there are many ways to help support or sponsor the K9 Trials.
These trying times have been very hard on many businesses so we are keeping our vendor booth prices as low as possible to allow businesses and organizations to join us for our event. Vendor booth prices are as follows:
$300 For-Profit Businesses
$100 Non-Profit Organizations
$100 Recruiter for Private Business or College
$0 Recruiter for Law Enforcement/Police/Fire/EMS/
If the 2021 Desert Dog Police K9 Trials are canceled, all fees will be refunded 100%.
The Desert Dog Police K9 Trials is an excellent sales and networking opportunity for your organization. This will be the 18th K9 Trials and we just keep getting bigger every year. This year we have promoted our event with additional advertising and television commercials. With estimations in excess of six-thousand attendees over both days, there will be plenty of business for all.
Vendor booth fees include an approximate 10’ x 10’ booth space and free WiFi. Our designated vendor space is in the North Hall, adjacent to the Equidome.
For an additional fee, an electrical outlet, tables, table coverings, and chairs will be available for rent directly through our contracted supplier. Information and instructions will be provided when you purchase your booth space on our website.
You must bring all supplies, needed to operate your booth. Moving carts, dollies, canopies, etc. Tables, chairs, etc. must be provided by you if not rented.
Set up is Friday, April 16th. (Specific times TBA) Gates open 8 am Saturday/7 am Sunday and we ask you to be ready to go at that time. Public events start at 9 am Saturday/8 am Sunday and run until approximately 3 pm each day. No early booth breakdowns will be allowed.
The vendor area will be locked up at night and you are welcome to leave your booth up overnight. However, you assume all responsibility for your merchandise and equipment. The City of Scottsdale and the Desert Dog Police K9 Trials will not be responsible for any loss or damage. We will have security posted inside the vendor area at night.
Due to concession agreements with WestWorld, NO outside food or drink vendors are allowed, including food trucks in the parking lot. Food samples are prohibited and additionally, any food that could be consumed on the property (even though it is packaged to take home) is prohibited. For example, bags of cookies, package beef jerky, etc. are prohibited. Olive oils, coffee beans, etc. are allowed due to their nature of not being “ready to consume”.
Dog Rescues, Animal/Dog Trainers, Groomers and Vendors: No more than 4 dogs per vendor are permitted and dogs are required to stay within the space INSIDE each vendor booth. No dogs are allowed outside vendor booths except for bathroom breaks. No demonstrations or dog training will be allowed at the K9 Trials. We encourage you to use videos at your booth to share information about your company or dogs. Vendors must clean up after their dogs and exercise appropriate caution and safety.
ALL FEDERAL, CITY AND COUNTY MANDATES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
Additional sanitizing stations are in place for public and event staff and increased cleaning of common spaces and surfaces will take place. We will be enforcing mask requirements and following social distancing guidelines. All vendors to follow the following Covid-19 Guidelines:
Submission of payment does not constitute acceptance as a vendor. All vendors will be vetted and approved by staff prior to acceptance as a vendor at the K9 Trials.
Thank you for your support. This annual event is not funded by any law enforcement agency or government monies. All costs associated with the event must be raised through sales at our ALECA Store, donations, or vendor booth fees. If you or your business would like to become more involved, there are many ways to help support or sponsor the K9 Trials.
At the conclusion of the competition the K9 officers attend an awards dinner with numerous raffle drawings. We would greatly appreciate raffle donations of gift cards, gift baskets, products or services for our incredible K9 Teams.
Thank you! We look forward to working with you!
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Show your support by sponsoring a K9 team for the Desert Dog Police K9 Trials. Your $150 donation will cover the registration fees and a day of training for one K9 Officer and their K9.
Beyond the competitive part of the K9 Trials, the K9 Officers also participate in a day of advanced training. This training varies each year but centers around crucial topics such as: emergency K9 first aid, officer safety and tactical deployment scenarios, legal updates, and review of real scenarios/incidents that have occurred to other K-9 officers around the country.
Your donation helps cover the costs associated with the entire weekend of events, activities, training and any ancillary supplies that are provided to the K9 Officers.
Due to volume, we can not pair your sponsorship with a specific team. Teams receiving sponsorships will be selected by need.
Looking to spread the word on your service or products? We’ve got you covered, you can provide your banner and we’ll proudly display it at the event.
Banner - You provide us the banner (size/dimension info still needed) and we’ll be sure and display it to get maximum exposure.
*Banner placement will be at the discretion of the organizers
Whether you have a product you’d like to donate or just feel like helping out with cases of water/sodas/gatorades or a food item, we gladly accept any contribution.