Every year the Desert Dog Police K9 Trials 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 50 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. We expect over 10,000 spectators this year! Admission is free, and free event programs are provided to all attendees.
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.
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.
We offer spaces for both For Profit $300 and NonProfit $100 The Desert Dog Police K9 Trials is an excellent sales and networking opportunity for your business or non-profit organization. This will be the 18th K9 Trials and we just keep getting bigger every year. With estimations in excess of eight thousand attendees over both days, there will be plenty of business for all.
Vendor booth fees include a 10’ x 10’ space and you will be listed as a vendor in the Event Program. Advertising opportunities such as Event Program Ads are available for purchase and on-field Banner placement are available for purchase.
Set up is Friday, April 16th, and early morning Saturday, April 17th. (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.
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.
You must bring all supplies needed to operate your booth. Moving carts, dollies, canopies, tables, weights, chairs, etc. must be provided by you. There will be electric power available, if needed. You are responsible for any permits required by the city.
NO outside food or drink vendors are allowed, due to stadium concession agreements. Dog Rescues, Trainers and Vendors: NO private dogs, rescue dogs, dog demonstrations or dog training at the K9 Trials. This includes all dog vending, training organizations or private companies. You may use videos at your booth to share information about your company or dogs.
There is a “no private dogs” policy at this event. Businesses such as mobile dog groomers or nail trimmers may participate as a vendor for advertising purposes only.
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, sales of program ad space, 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!
$150Sponsor a K9 Team
A great way to show your support is to sponsor a K9 team. Your $150 donation will cover the registration fees for a one handler and their K9.
You have the option to list a tribute for your sponsorship that will be printed in the event program. It’s a great way to highlight your business, charitable cause, or honor a loved one.
Due to volume we can not pair your sponsorship with a specific team. Teams receiving sponsorships will be selected by need.
Advertise in our program or On-site Advertising
Looking to spread the word on your service or products? We’ve got you covered, you can purchase a space in our program or provide your banner and we’ll proudly display it at the event.
Program Ad (specifics still needed)
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.