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It Started With One.


Honoring K9s started in 2017 with Contract Working Dog (CWD) Nero PEDD. Nero served 7 years in Afghanistan as a PEDD (Patrol Explosive Detection Dog), where he saved soldiers' lives by finding explosives. He came back home to the States to be adopted by a lady in Gainesville, FL where he spent two years in retirement before passing over the rainbow bridge.

Stephanie read about Nero’s story on Facebook and quickly reached out to Mission K9 Rescue organization to help honor the two heroes: Nero and Judie. Stephanie painted a portrait of Nero in Dry Brush Oil and her friend Alex Maciel provided the professional framing and matting as a surprise for Judie. The piece was delivered in time for Nero’s Memorial Service to be held on 1/21/2017.  

You can read the rest of Nero's story below.


Military and Police K9s -
Police K9 Stryker Dry Brush Oil Painting

In this video, you'll watch artist Stephanie Weaver create the dry brush oil painting of Police K9 Stryker and the final image is the painting that was matted with a hand-cut mat by artist Alex Maciel.

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"Honor Them"

Their four paws move swiftly,
Their only goal is to serve,
They do not seek to make history,
But honoring their service is what they deserve.

They are your best friend always by your side,
Who guides you through fear and sadness.
In the darkest of nights, they are your guide.
The trust between you is endless.

For all their found caches,
Their greatest reward is a Kong and your praise.
They do more than just serve
So for all of this and more, honoring them is what they deserve.
~ Stephanie Weaver

Pricing and Process

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One Size

The original dry brush oil painting is 8x10" and matted and framed out to 21"x27".


Each piece is custom painted and can take 4 - 8 weeks to complete.*


The portrait and the matting are completed by the artists, Stephanie and Alex, based on what they interpret from the K9's service.  Each piece is one-of-a-kind.**

Payment Process

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We ship all over the world. Each painting is boxed and professionally prepared. The shipping fee is calculated at checkout.

* The start date is dependent on my waitlist.  If needed by a specific date for a presentation, please specify in the form an expedition can be arranged for an additional fee.

**The pieces are handpainted and hand-cut.  Any changes requested after the work begins will require a change control fee.

Alex does the matting

This is Alex! He hand cuts the mats with one-of-a-kind designs.

This is Stephanie and Alex

This is Alex and Stephanie. Stephanie hand paints each portrait using a dry brush oil painting technique.

Examples of Past Portraits 

Dry brush oil paintings PSD Cali

PSD Cali

SD Roxie NDD

SD Roxie NDD

CWD "Mako" EDD

Army dog painting
Police dog painting

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P.S. 10% of every sale will go to Mission K9 Rescue. 

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