RE:                 Challenge To Support the K9 Fund Raising Issued By Two Local Businesses

Two local businesses have teamed up to challenge others to donate to the Lincoln City Police Department’s K-9 program’s fund raising efforts and help reach the fundraising goal of $75,000.00.  Meredith Lodging and Oksenholt Capital are joining forces in a matching funds campaign to fully fund the Lincoln City Police K9 Project. Meredith Lodging and Oksenholt Capital’s campaign will donate up to $10,000 in matching community donations between now and December 31st to help get this project fully funded.

The members of the Lincoln City Police Department are excited about the donation match challenge and we appreciate Meredith Lodgeing’s and Oksenholt Capital’s support of the K-9 fund raising effort. We would again like to express our gratitude and appreciation to all the citizens, businesses and organizations who have already donated to the fund raising efforts for the department to obtain and implement a K-9 program. The response and support thus far from the public for the implementation of the K-9 program has been phenomenal and approximately $55,000 of donations have been received.

Below is the full letter of intent from Meredith Lodging and Oksenholt Capital with their statement of commitment to the Lincoln City community and the K-9 program. Donations toward the K-9 program can be made in the following ways: through a Go Fund Me account at https://www.gofundme.com/lincoln-city-k9-program-fund, or at www.lincolncityk9.com. Donations can also be mailed to the Lincoln City Police Department, Attention K-9 Fund, 1503 SE East Devils Lake Road, Lincoln City, OR, 97367.   

Oksenholt Capital and Meredith Lodging Launch A $10,000 Matching Funds Campaign to Fully Fund the Lincoln City Police K-9 Project

Lincoln City, OR.  Meredith Lodging and Oksenholt Capital are joining forces in a matching funds campaign to fully fund the Lincoln City Police K9 Project. The mission of the K-9 Project is to promote a positive relationship between the community and the Lincoln City Police Department through education on the modern day use of the Law Enforcement K9. The campaign will match up to $10,000 in donations up to the end of the year.

Aaron Linfoot, Vice President of Operations for Meredith Lodging noted, “The entire city benefits from this important program and we want to encourage the community to donate between now and the end of the year. Meredith Lodging is committed to investing in the success of the communities where our employees live and work, and where our Meredith Lodging Owners have homes.”

“We are honored to join Meredith Lodging in matching community donations between now and December 31st to get this project to the finish line,” said Oksenholt Capital CEO Jon Oksenholt. “The police work hard to keep our communities safe. Statistics show the need for and benefit of a police department utilizing a K9 Unit to help reduce crime. In addition, numerous studies show the positive impact a K9 Unit brings to the police force.”

A fully funded program will cover the cost of K9 handler courses and certifications, as well as necessary equipment for the dog, such as K9 vests, transportation equipment and a kennel. 

“We are grateful to Oksenholt Capital and Meredith Lodging for stepping in to help us get to the finish line on funding this project,” commented Officer Holly Blakely, who is spearheading the project. “This project kicked-off last February and we are thankful for the community support we have received so far. We have $20,000 left to go and with this generous donation and match, Oksenholt Capital and Meredith Lodging will help us get there much faster.”  

Donations can be made via email at k9@lincolncity.org or by visiting the project’s website at https://lincolncityk9.com

Oksenholt Capital is the private investment arm of The Oksenholt Family of Companies with a focus on real estate investments and development. Meredith Lodging is an award-winning provider of hundreds of premier vacation homes along the Oregon Coast and in Bend and Sunriver. Meredith Lodging also operates Oregon resort communities Bella Beach ResortOliva Beach Rentals and Mt. Bachelor Village. The company serves vacation home Owners and Guests out of their regional headquarters in Lincoln City and Bend as well as their staffed physical offices in Waldport, Depoe Bay, Neskowin, Pacific City, Manzanita, Seaside and Sunriver. Meredith Lodging’s vacation home collection can be seen at www.meredithlodging.com .


We are so excited to announce that we are almost at $35,000 dollars!!!! That is half way to our goal !!! We are so appreciative of everyone who has helped so far.

Thank you to some of our donors:

Some of our donors include:

Mark Blevins, Susan Anderson, Monte, James Paige, Marina Neal,  Kerri Paxton,                 Nicholaus Bowles, Lance Liden, Lincoln City Police Association, Wildflower Grill, Scott Manes, Brooke Price & Side Door Café, Lisa Hadley & Prem. RV Resorts,  Larry Myers & Blue Bay Carpentry, Ryan Tigner and iTravel, Coastal Refrigeration,  Shutterbug,  Patricia Ayers-Taylor and Hoffman Taylor Construction, Stanley Schook and DBA Properties,  Charlotte Lehto Insurance,             Ana Imes and Bodyworqs, NW Investments, Surftides Beach Resort,          Robert and Tracy Dahlman, Barbara Jenkin-Gibson and the Christmas Cottage, Chris Bushnell,           Rebecca McGee,  David Jamieson, Kathleen Keim,  Lisa Powell, Kevin McDonald, Margot Ross,  Steven Prickett, Sinclair Doggett,                 Caleb Wynn, Coastarmory, Qile Lakey, Arther Van Der Harten,  Claudia Bavelas,  Shelley Cranley, Meggie Chapman, Laura Ladd, K Barnard, Nathan Levin, James Hukill, Jennifer Eddington, Stan Fisher,        Jerry Lawson, Kathleen Cope, John Summers, James Holko, Edgar Miner, Janell Swinger, Barbara Eckman, Stan Kleweno, Jerry Mattson, John Bailey,           Lynda Walcker, Julie Jacobson, David Johnson,                 Lori and James Fulmer,                Rich Hallstrom, Debbi Wood, Lee’s Restaurant, Wanda Kovazovich, Dana Schutze, Alexa And William Schmitt, Matthew Medeiros, Murphy the Plant Lady, Kathleen Lowry, Janet Barber, Captain Cook Inn, Ryan Knott RK Const., Truax Holding LTD, Lavender Blue,            Linda Allen, Michael King, Robert Chrisman, Richard Heller, Tri-Enterprises, TP Freight Lines, John Atkinson, Carol Harris, Ted and Ruthie Dodge,  John & Molly Peterson, McMenamins INC, Bari Johnson, Timothy Wilp, Georgia Cobb, Bee Boye, Terry and Carol Tegg, Gloria Garland, Edna McMasters, James and Wanda Barry, P. Unverzagt, Susan Walker, Jeanette Gallucci, Beth Wilton, Susan McElvogue, Clive and Jo Doran, Diggers Fire, Beth Shipley, Liz Ponder, David and Charlotte Lee,      Don Siders Drywall, Rufus Carter Jr, David and Val Dangler, Jeff Paul Fish, Stacy Barocchi, Elmer and Sherrill Roehrl,              Marcella Gardner, Deborah and Terrell Brown, Constance Gohlman, Ward Bonnin, Robert McNamara, Carole Olson, Northwest Homes, Julie Behrends, Dale and Sandra Walker,   Unity by the Sea,  Groundhog Family, Bonnie Cartwright, Nancy Bryson, Mike and Jean Celia,          Chet Gardner, Sandor Branczeisz, Dolores Smith, Rich and Flora Craven, George Vaughan, Judy Murdoch, Ronald and Carol Means,              Doris Farrington, Monica and Howard Steele, Jack and Dianne Baker, Mary Sell and Lake House, Devils Lake RV Park, Maureen McGlynn, Tony and Jan Accardo,       William and Roberta Porter, Elizabeth Black, Lucille Bacon, Robert and Nancy Grove, Murl and Kay Ferguson, Carolyn Lee, Craig and Nancy Klose, Dennis and Carol Souza,       Arthur and Mary Bauer,                Marie Bray, Kate Case,                 Loretta and Steve Sager,              Michael and Norma Bowles, Kenny and Helen Macnamara, John Cheek,               LJW Properties, Carol Green,               Voll Properties,                 Douglas and Janice Parker, Deborah Tyler-Cook, Corinne King,  Muriel Ing, Lawrence and Shirley Morrell, Robert and Colette Carlos, Hindman Cattle, Amancio and Adelia Dizon, Jeff Dale, Bess Buttz, Art Miles, Pamela Baker, Merlin and Sandra LaJoie, Willamette Dental Group, Michael and Kimberly Edwards, Mary Smothers, Nancy and Walter Zolnikov, Fredrick and Linda Plews, Welcome Home Rental Prop, Frances Scheidel, Western Title, Pacific West Ambulance, Jerry Silver, Judy Casper, Christy Strong, Bill and Lisa Lilles, New Life Foursquare, Margarett Gross, Charles St. James, Daral Livingston, Rita Ter Sarkissoff, Taunya Richars, Robert Salazar-Grinder,  Alex and Karen Lauber, Ronald and Sharon Clark, Dow Poling, David and Susan Lundgerg, Gerald and Dorothy Edy, Tom and Sheila Lichy, Lesley Choate, Christopher and Julianne Bishop. Eleanor Whitford, Mary Colburn Jones, Linda and Moody Trust, Judy Mende, Gae Linfoor, J S Coins LLC, Western States Electrical, Nancy McCall,

Tax ID Mix-Up

We would like to thank EVERYONE for all of their donations to date.

We have found that there was an error in the TAX-ID number when the receipts were going out.

There was an extra “0” in the number.

The TAX-ID number for the Lincoln City Police Department K9 Fund is


We are sorry if this caused any confusion.

Thank you!!

We are so Thankful!

We would like to thank the wonderful community members, businesses and others who have graciously donated to the K9 Fund so far.

Some of our donors include:

Mark Blevins

Susan Anderson


James Paige

Marina Neal

Kerri Paxton

Nicholaus Bowles

Lance Liden

Lincoln City Police Employees Association

Wildflower Grill

Scott Manes

Brooke Price and the Side Door Café

Lisa Hadley and Premier RV Resorts

Larry Myers and Blue Bay Carpentry

Ryan Tigner and iTravel

Coastal Refrigeration


Patricia Ayers-Taylor and Hoffman Taylor Construction

Stanley Schook and DBA Properties

Charlotte Lehto Insurance Agency

Ana Imes and Bodyworqs

NW Investments

Surftides Beach Resort

Robert and Tracy Dahlman

Barbara Jenkin-Gibson and the Christmas Cottage

Let it SNOW!!!!

We all love a good snow day on the coast!! Hopefully by this time next year we will have our own Lincoln City K9 to play in the snow too!

Police Association Donation

Lincoln City Police Employees Association made a donation of $1000.00 dollars to the K9 Fund.

The Police Association fully supports this program and is happy to donate to the fund.

Lt. Broderick gratefully accepts the check for $1000.00 from LCPEA President Jayne Johnson and Vice President Torin Liden. Angus (the dog) was there to show his excitement for the program!!

An Exciting Announcement

The City of Lincoln City and the Lincoln City Police Department are proud to announce the establishment of the Lincoln City Police K9 Program. Our Website is www.lincolncityk9.com.

Police Departments around the state are expanding with K9 police programs because they recognize the value they bring to their departments, along with the added safety they bring to their communities. It is the goal of our K9 unit to help prevent crime, keep the community safe and add tremendous value to the Lincoln City Police Department. The K9 police officers are critical to police work in our small town where the number of sworn officers is small and the transient population and area to cover can be very large.

As with other towns and departments throughout the state, our community will be fortunate to have a dedicated police officer who acts as the handler for our K9 police officer.  Handlers are trained to work with their K9 partners and provide for their care and feeding while they are off duty.  We will acquire our K9 police doge though a certified training program that trains these dogs for the purpose of police and public safety work.

Both the chosen K9 Officer and their dog will receive extensive training. The public should feel safe around this dog and we encourage opportunities to interact with it. K9 police officers are also important in strengthening the relationship between police departments and the community they are protecting.

As the community becomes acclimated to our newest officer by seeing their ability to prevent crime and make our community safer, we anticipate that we’ll be able to continue the support for the K9 unit from the community.

The estimated cost to start-up and introduce a K9 police unit into the community is $75,000, with a low annual cost to maintain them.  The average work life of a K9 police unit is between 8 and 9 years.

We are asking for support from our community.  The donations that we receive will help cover the costs of the K9 handler courses and certifications, as well as necessary equipment for the dog, such as ballistic K9 vests, vehicle insert designed for transport of a police dog, and the construction of a kennel for the K9’s housing.

If you are able to support our program in any way, all donation amounts are appreciated. Donations can be made in any manner and checks should be made out to the Lincoln City Police Department K9 to ensure that your donation is placed in the proper account. You may also visit our website www.lincolncityk9.com and click on the Donate Here link. Donations are tax deductible (Tax ID 93-05203629); therefore, please provide our department with your name, address and phone number and we will ensure that you receive a proper receipt for documentation.

If you have any questions about donations, or information regarding the development of our K9 unit, please feel free to contact us at (541) 994-3636, or by email at k9@lincolncity.org

Thank you for your consideration in making a donation towards a K9 unit, and your support to make Lincoln City a safer community.