Scottish Police Dog Memorial
Registered Charity Number SC050466
Scottish Police Dog Memorial is a registered charity who raised £35000 to build the first memorial in Scotland dedicated to the hard working Police Dogs who serve the communities of Scotland 24/7 365 days a year.
Our memorial is situated within Pollok Country Park, Glasgow. We chose this park as we wanted somewhere that the public could visit and not just police officers. The Police Dogs have also been training in this park since 1974 so have a long history there.
Everyday in Scotland Police dogs are working hard for their local communities. It's not all about fighting crime and locating criminals, these dogs also find missing people returning them to their families or assisting in getting them medical help. There are dogs trained to sniff out drugs, cash, weapons, explosives, property and victim recovery dogs. The dogs love what they do and each day on duty is another day they help people therefore we think it's only right that the dogs are remembered for their incredible service.
The memorial pays tribute to every Police Dog who served with all legacy forces within Scotland, Police Scotland, British Transport Police, Ministry of Defence Police and Civil Nuclear Constabulary.
John Doubleday & The Sculpture
After seeing the incredible National UK K9 Memorial in Essex we thought there was only one choice of sculptors for us. Luckily Mr Doubleday agreed and he travelled up to Glasgow to meet PD Ziggy who is the model for our memorial. Our vision was a General Purpose Police Dog lying down but looking alert. Although we had to pick a dog for the sculptor to work with Ziggy represents every General Purpose and Specialist Police Dog who has ever served in Scotland.
Say Hello to Our Team of Volunteers
Founder of SPDM and Charity Trustee
Carrie-Ann is the founder of the Scottish Police Dog Memorial. Carrie-Ann works as a Police Dog Handler and as such sees how much these dogs bring to their local communities everyday. After raising funds and attending the unveiling of the National UK K9 Memorial she thought it would be fitting for a memorial to be built in Scotland for the public and Police alike to visit.
John is a retired car salesperson and the father of Carrie-Ann so he understands the work and dedication of Scotland's Police Dogs.
Volunteer and Social Media Guru
Fiona began following Police Dogs through Twitter and instantly fell in love with the job they do. "PDs do an amazing job & we never know when we might need them but we would always expect them to be there. They deserve to be honoured". Fiona helps out with our social media pages and fundraising.
Carly is the handler of Police Dog Ben and Trainee Police Dog Dexter, therefore she knows how much success these dogs have day in and day out. Carly is one of 3 trustee's for the charity and also a fundraiser.
Meet our mascot
Police Dog Kyle is our mascot who was knitted by one of our supporters. PD Kyle is currently on patrol with Police Scotland Dogs. You can follow his antics on our social media pages. Once he retires from working he will be raffled off to raise money for our memorial. Stay tuned for details!
News & Updates
Scottish Police Credit Union pledge £500 to our memorial fund. We are so grateful to them.
A massive thank you to all our supporters, our GoFundMe is sitting at £3500. We can't thank you all enough!
October 9th 2020
Tunnock's donates £500 to the funding. Absolutely over the moon!
We have 6 teams and 4 Police Dogs signed up to participate in the virtual Kiltwalk to help raise funds. Sir Tom Hunter Foundation will top up 50% of our total donations!
April 9th 2021
Our first mini versions of our mascot went on sale. Each mini PD Kyle is unique with his own style of clothing. We are very grateful to George at Angel Woolies for hand knitting each pup for us.
April 25th 2021
We had 7 people and 4 Police Dogs take part in the virtual Kiltwalk, together between them and the 50% top up from Sir Tom Hunter Foundation they raised an incredible £4978.86
June 25th 2021
A massive thank you to the staff and children at The Kibble School, Paisley who hosted a cake bake sale and raised £221 for us. Well done everyone!
June 26th 2021
The volunteers at DB12RUN hosted a fun run and raised £245. Thank you to everyone who took part.
July 3rd 2021
So far our sales of hoodies and t-shirts have raised £327! Thank you so much to everyone who has purchased one.
August 18th 2021
We were awarded £1050 by the Scottish Police Benevolvent Fund. Absolutely incredible generosity and we are extremely grateful.
January 6th 2022
Donation of £1500 was gratefully received
January 17th 2022
£758 donated by ACC Bernie Higgins after he sold challenge coins at COP26. Thank you!
April 2nd & 3rd 2022
We attended The Dog Lover Show at the SECC and we raised an incrdeible £964! Thank you to everyone who visted our stall to say hi and to purchase merchandise. We are so grateful for you support.
April 4th - 28th April 2022
Our raffle took place. Thank you to every company who donated prizes we couldn't have done it without your help and of course thank you to everyone who bought a ticket. £2020 was the total amount raised!
We have received some wonderful donations recently. £100 from Taylor Homes, £100 from Labeyrie Fine Foods, £300 from SPAR and £500 from Miller Homes! Thank you so much!
Thank you to our amazing Kiltwalkers Angela and Suzanne. Thank you to everyone who sponsored them and to the Sir Tim Hunter Foundation for their 50% top up. The final amount raised was £1447.50!
Thanks to Scottish Police Recreation Association for their odeon ticket donation which rasied £216.
A massive thank you to Glasgow Airport Flight Path who donated £1000.
Arnold Clark Community Fund donated £1000 to the memorial, thank you!
Alexis R Bradley daughter of retired PC Alex Richardson who retired in 1981 painted PD Kyle for us to auction off. From the auction and her promoting our charity she rasied over £1000 for us.
Thank you to Anthony and Jamie Proctor-Kirby who were the auction winners. They kindly donated the painting back to us and we found Kyle - Our hero a wonderful home at the Glasgow Police Museum, Bell St, Glasgow. You can visit the museum to see the Kyle portrait and lots of other exciting Police related items.
Also thank you to Alex Richardson for printing 12 mugs and 12 note cards of Kyle - Our hero for us to sell to raise funds.
Thank you to one of our supporters in Aberdeen who kindly donated £500.
The Scottish Police Credit Union were the first company to pledge money to our charity and this month they donated the £500 as promised.
Tarmac donated all the concrete for the plinth free of charge! We are so grateful to them. Due to their kindess this gave us some money to purchase a piece of stone to sit on top of the plinth.
We contacted CED Stone in Bonnybridge regarding our memorial. They suggested a piece of Caithness stone would work for our memorial and they offered it at cost price which was simply fantastic.
Animal Station in Linwood held a raffle and tombola and raised £1740 for us, thank you to all their customers who purchased tickets.
Animal Station then informed us that on top of that they were going to round the donation up to £3500!
We were blown away by their kindness and probably for the first time in my life I was speechless. Thank you Suz and team x
We held our summer raffle and raised £
September 30th 2022
On a very wet and windy Friday afternoon our memorial was unveiled within Pollok Country Park by retired Police Dog Sgt Cameron Shanks. Cammy served within Central Police and Police Scotland.
Calling all serving, retired & ex handlers
Our friends at the National UK K9 Memorial are the people who inspired us to start our own journey.
Please visit their site to add your Police Dogs who have served to their tribute wall.
They also have memorial medals that you can purchase for your dogs service. Please use our link below to go directly to their website.