At the heart of our foundation, you'll find a group of dedicated individuals who have a unique bond - we are veterans of the “Oketz” Canine Unit, a proud and elite part of the Israeli Defense Forces.
United by our shared service, we are a diverse community of both men and women who have had the honor of working alongside some of the most extraordinary four-legged heroes on the planet.
The “Oketz" K9 Unit Foundation was born out of our deep love and appreciation for the remarkable dogs and the life-saving work we've been fortunate to be a part of. Our mission is threefold:
The “Oketz” K9 Unit, plays a pivotal role in protecting and serving the Israeli people. These highly trained K9 teams are indispensable in the fields of counter-terrorism, explosive detection, search and rescue missions, and ultimately, saving lives.
These courageous women, men and dogs work shoulder to shoulder, driven by a common purpose - to safeguard our homeland and ensure the safety of our citizens.
We invite you to join us on this meaningful journey. Your support is invaluable in helping us achieve our mission. By donating to the "Haholchim Barosh" (Leading Ahead) Foundation, you are directly contributing to the welfare of our veterans and their loyal canine partners. You're also strengthening the capabilities of our unit and its ongoing mission to protect and serve.
By supporting the Foundation, you are standing with the heroes who have dedicated their lives to safeguarding our nation.