About The Kennek Foundation

The Kennek Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to bringing about hope, resilience and inspiration in the lives of those most vulnerable going through tough times.

“We have already utilized 25 Trouble trauma dogs in many ways … giving them to children experiencing violence and abuse … allowing kids to take Trouble home and keep him in their beds to give them a sense of comfort and safety. The Trouble Dogs delivered today will help us continue to offer comfort to kids going through the worst of the worst.”

Captain Timothy Connolly
Commander, District C-11, Dorchester, MA


Donation from NH Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities Funds Distribution of Plush Trouble Dogs to First Responders in New Hampshire

Sheila Duncan, Founder of The Kennek Foundation (third from left) joined (l. to r.): New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s David McGrath, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, Manchester, NH Mayor Joyce Craig, NH Speedway Children’s Charities’ Hillarie Scott, and mascot Milo on stage for the grant distribution ceremony. “Thank you, Speedway Children’s Charities – New Hampshire,” Duncan said. “Together we can continue to deliver plush Trouble the Dog toys to first responders in New Hampshire for children in crisis. We are grateful!”


Concord, NH Police Get Gift of Trouble

New Hampshire TV station WMUR9 reported on the donation of Trouble dogs made to the Concord police, courtesy of The Kennek Foundation and Speedway Children’s Charities NH. See the televised report here.


K9 “Buckshot” and Trouble the Dog Provide Comfort in a Time of Need

Certified therapy dog, Buckshot, and his handler, Tom Hendrickson, of the Hampton, VA Police Department are on the streets helping children going through tough times. Hours after a plush Trouble the Dog was delivered to this beautiful little girl, she had to visit the hospital due to a respiratory issue. Trouble was there to help her through.

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