Sunday, July 28, 2013

knock out pit bulls

elena maxwell, kris crawford
bosom buddies

knock out dog fighting supporter and mma fighter elena maxwell may want to hire her friend kris crawford as her PR rep.  kris is pretty damn good at this stuff. 

maxwell's shitbull "zulu" attacked her neighbor's boston terrier. 
read the full story here.

"When I decided to wage war against dog fighting, I knew that in order to succeed, I had to have the best fighters," said Crawford. "These extraordinary athletes take their responsibility as role models very seriously and are demonstrating that they are champions both in and out of the cage.
 kris needs to find better role models.

zulu, owner MMA fighter elena maxwell


the human victim, dixon's owner

dixon, the canine victim
don't forget to donate to kris dawghandler so she can continue her good work to knock out dog fighting starting with shit bull zulu. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

America's Forgotten Heroes Tribute Van Charity Fraud

Kris Crawford's tribute van is now supposedly being "run" by k9 handlers and veterinarians. 

From the About Us page

America's Forgotten Heroes is a nonprofit program run by K9 handlers and veterinarians dedicated to honoring the invaluable service, loyalty and sacrifices of America's Search-and Rescue Dogs, Police Dogs and Military Working Dogs, past and present.

Our mantra is Remember-Honor-Celebrate so we transformed a 1991 ambulance into an extraordinary rolling tribute to Search-and-Rescue (SAR), Police and Military Working Dogs - America’s Forgotten Heroes. Hundreds of thousands of people owe their lives to the courage and devotion of these animals, yet the dogs are oftentimes forgotten. So the America's Forgotten Heroes tribute vehicle was created to tell their stories.

The vehicle tours military bases, makes appearances at law enforcement award ceremonies and police dog events, pet expos, parades, schools, Boys & Girls Clubs and other public events raising awareness and honoring these four-legged heroes as well as their handlers.The America’s Forgotten Heroes Tribute vehicle was created to Remember these devoted animals, Honor their courage and sacrifices, and Celebrate the human-canine bond.

The handler shown in the image is Corporal Garvin
This image is intended to imply that Corporal Garvin is one the k9 handlers that "runs" her scam van.  
Corporal Garvin, Riverside Sheriff k-9 handler with his search Hound Dog Inga 

Who are these "us" individuals? Where is the transparency? Perhaps Dr. Cristi Derenzi-Blackwolf may be one of these "us" veterinarians. Dr. Blackwolf is employed at Adobe Animal Hospital in Los Altos, California.  Dr. Blackwolf's first-aid website is 
owned by Kris Crawford.

Dr. Blackwolf's (Dr. Derenzi) name is listed as the author of Crawford's self-written press releases. 
Dr. Cristi Blackwolf DVM, Adobe Animal Hospital

 According to the IRS website, there is no 501-C (3) or 990 on file for Americas Forgotten Heroes.
 Could it be she is funneling her donations to her pit bull charity?

For Pits' Sake is Crawford's charity to raise awareness about dog fighting and to promote pit bulls so it is unclear how this relates to her charity to memorialize working dogs. I believe this is called over-reaching.

Listen to how Crawford stumbles on her words.  
"its to help raise awareness about... huh um.... (ooops, I meant) a lot of people  raise awareness about dog fighting"
Here braggo-Crawford claims that she was the most active search dog team in the world for 6 years yet this statement cannot be proven and she knows it, she worked the Lacy Peterton case (actually, she was just there,) and she was the first person to certify pit bulls in the field of SAR. 

She forgot to mention that she was also the first SAR person to steal a human skeleton and be convicted for grand theft .

Crawford asks for donations on her scam van website. 

The America's Forgotten Heroes tribute vehicle receives daily invitations to attend a variety of events. If you and/or your organization are interested in having this wonderful and unique rolling tribute to our four-footed canine heroes at your event, please contact us and include the date and location of your event.
 Depending on the event and location, a formal agreement may be sent for signature confirming the date(s) outlining the cost, and deposit requirement.
Donations are critical for the maintenance and travel costs of theAmerica's Forgotten Heroes tribute vehicle. Please help us ensure that our educational mission continues with a tax deductible donation, so that America's four-footed heroes are not forgotten.

This image is painted on the scam van. This image has striking resemblance to the photo taken at Navy Seal Jon Tumilson's funeral.   I wonder if Crawford got permission from Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson's family to use this heart wrenching image of Hawkeye, Tumilson's loyal dog who refused to leave his side even in death. 

Kristine Crawford for pits sake
Navy Seal Jon Tumilson, Hawkeye


Below is the authentic image.  

Crawford shamelessly leverages her scam van with military veterans to garner donations. 

Americas forgotten heroes tribute van

Please do not donate to fraudulent charities, especially ones that exploit our military veterans, first responders, working dogs, and law enforcement to promote their personal agendas.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

America's Forgotten Heroes Tribute Van, How it came to be

Kris Crawford's

  Scam Van
                                                        Americas Forgotten Heroes

America's Forgotten Heroes Tribute Van, owned by Kris R. Crawford, AKA
Kris Dawglander, of For Pits Sake

Kris Dawghandler Crawford contacts Nationally acclaimed airbrush artist Mickey Harris  from Tennessee to paint her America's Forgotten Heroes van. He and his wife are also huge dog lovers which made it all the easier for Crawford to persuade him to donate his time.  Read full story here

Mr. Harris is an accomplished airbrush artist and is known for his patriotism and love of his country, which is reflected in many of his most famous works to date.  

He donates much of his time and artistic skills to military, veteran programs and charities.  He has done work for the Fisher House and Achilles Foundation.  

His list of accomplishments is endless, but to list a few, he is four time winner of the DuPont To-Gun award, and  is a member of the Pentagon Art Program. 

March 13, 2012

Airbrush Artist Mickey Harris in Banning to Work on 'K9 Heroes' Ambulance Job

"I do a lot of charity stuff," Harris said. "This is a great cause for the dogs. They want to have a vehicle to bring awareness to service dogs. And to tell you the truth when the woman (he's referring to Kris Crawford) emailed me at first I looked at it and I read through what she was wanting and I thought 'You know I do so much charity, nyaaah' . . . kind of I was blowing it off.

"Now my wife, I call her Ellie Mae Clampett, because my wife is a huge animal lover and we have 16 dogs ourselves. She started conversing back-and-forth over the internet with Kris, the lady that brought this project to us, and it didn't take too long between those two, with information she was sending, very cool stories about the sacrifices these dogs make, it became very emotional for my wife, and that was it for me."

"it's small potatoes to what I normally charge," Harris said. "The artwork on this would normally be about a $30,000 job. And they're basically picking up the room and board, you know, that kind of stuff."

"Some of the money that was raised to get me out here was raised by some Vietnam vets, and they said they didn't want any recognition out of it. The lady (Kris) who set this up asked them why, and they said, 'Because we wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for those dogs we had in Vietnam. And when we left Vietnam, America didn't bring those dogs back. They either shot them in the head, executed them, or left them in-country. It's a travesty and it still haunts us to this day that we didn't bring those dogs back.'

 Video Mr. Harris a true patriot, unveiling his dedication to Billy Mitchell at the Pentagon.   

March 20, 2012

Airbrush Artist's Tribute to Service K9s Nearly Ready for Public View in Banning

Read full story here
Why would someone buy both .org and .com domain names?

Kris Crawford has now shut down her websites


Watch video of the making of the America's Forgotten Heroes Tribute van.

The comments are disabled from her youtube video. Wouldn't one think that if Crawford truly wanted to honor these k9 forgotten heroes she would welcome comments?

K9 Tribute Ambulance May be Displayed this Saturday, Wednesday in Riverside

Read the full story here 

March 29, 2012

The big reveal has come, and one year later, its gone. 

Here's a comment left on the Patch from someone Crawford swindled. 

Kimberly R. Kelly 9:16 pm on Monday, April 23, 2012 In no way, shape or form do I want to diminish the painter's amazing work - I do think it's important to point out that the woman that owns this ambulance, Kristine Crawford, and who organized all the donations for this is a convicted felon (embezzlement, theft of a human skeleton) who was also found liable for faking cancer for financial gain. She is a notorious fraud who has claimed, among other things, that her father died at 9/11. She was removed from search and rescue volunteer work in California, had her disaster service worker coverage revoked with a guilty/no contest plea in a criminal case, resigned when investigated by Alameda County Sheriff's Department's Internal Affairs where she volunteered in search and rescue, and has falsified nearly all of her most incredible claims. She has been found civilly liable in CA civil court, and sentenced in CA criminal court. She does not have permission to have the Riverside County Sheriff's Department depicted, as it is, and she does not have permission from the AP photographer who took the 9/11 photographs, as far as I can ascertain. She now runs a website offering this "tribute van" - with her pet dogs on it - be sure to email for the fee schedule. Caveat emptor.

About Kimberly R Kelly  (the victim)

Kimberly R. Kelly Falconer founded Project Far From Home, a national not-for-profit education program designed to teach law enforcement and search and rescue teams about missing at-risk Alzheimer's and dementia subjects. She is also a certified technical rescue specialist, reserve sergeant and SAR volunteer with the San Diego Sheriff's Department.  

She was a technical consultant on the documentary Search Dog's Raven

Here's Ms. Falconer's bio from Washoe Country Search and Rescue Website   

Missing at Risk: Elderly Patients 
Kimberly R. Kelly Falconer

Ms. Kimberly R. Kelly Falconer is a reserve lieutenant and SAR volunteer with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Kimberly is primarily assigned as the head of the Training Unit with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team. She also served as training sergeant for the mounted, training and underwater search and recovery units, acting lieutenant for the training unit, as well as certified as a technical rescue specialist and medical unit support personnel.

Ms. Kelly Falconer is the founder and executive director of Project Far From Home, a national law enforcement educational program designed to teach law enforcement and search and rescue teams about missing at risk Alzheimer's and dementia subjects

Ms. Falconer was an contributing author to the book In Search of the Alzheimer's Wanderer: A Workbook to Protect Your Loved One by Mark Warner.

Ms. Falconer sounds pretty legit. 

After Crawford's conviction, she went to work using the Internet to cover her tracks by posting her own releases and producing youtube videos depicting herself as a search and rescue hero. She owned and published numerous websites, many with "donation" buttons, now all shut down.

The pit bull community was ecstatic to be reference Crawford's accomplishments as a SAR handler but once word got out about her lies and her "other life"  the pit bull community was the first to toss her away.  Here's some of the comments left on the pit bull forums. 

Sounds like she's suffering from some kind of untreated mental illness. I mean, what else could explain that? I guess if you're a shitbag person that's just what you are.

It does sound like she either has some kind of somatform disorder or she's plain and simple scamming people.

Sounds like she's suffering from some kind of untreated mental illness. I mean, what else could explain that? I guess if you're a shitbag person that's just what you are.

That's weird for her to be a socially excepted heroine and a scammer of this sort. Super weird

I think I would have figured it out once I heard this...
"Crawford told Kelly she had one month and two days to live."
Yup, modern science can pin point it to THE DAY now

 Mr. Harris does not feature Crawford's van on his website.   


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Kristine 'Dawghandler' Crawford, Fraud, Liar, Con Artist

Kristine R. Crawford  (AKA, Kris Dawghandler) is a medical miracle.  Kristine Crawford has survived stage 4 cancer with no medical treatment. Just ask the two families that took Kris Crawford into their home to care for her while she was dying and they will tell you.... she never had cancer.

But Kris didn't stop at the cancer lie.  She told them that her husband was killed in a car wreck and that her father was killed in 9/11.

FACT:  Kristine Crawford is a convicted felon  Case number: SM341062A.  Kris has moved on from, lying and stealing, then to MMA, (Knock out Dog Fighting) to now exploiting patriotism.    Kris has named one of her 29 websites semper fi canines,  latin for "Always Faithful" a term used by US Marines.

Be sure to click on the dead links on her Knock out Dog Fighting  website. All are dead except for the Make a Donation link. 

Kris has a new prop-- a vintage military dog ambulance that she has conned people into donating their time to renovate.

Kris never misses a photo-op.

     This is reprehensible that Crawford would use the graves of US veterans  as a photo op for her newly found patriotic image.

Ssgt. Tim Chambers, The Saluting Marine
  Ssgt. Tim Chambers, (the Saluting Marine) with her America's Forgotten Heroes van.

   For a fee, the van is/was available for appearances. All proceeds go to ???

Kris Crawford owns 29 domain names--many of them with a "donate now" paypal button.  

   After  being exposed on cravendesires on March 19, 2013, within 48 hours Kris had shut down her four main websites, her youtube channel and her Facebook page.   

Why would anyone shut down four websites, their FB page, lock their Twitter account, and delete dozens of Youtube videos if they had nothing to hide?

SHUT DOWN March 2013

SHUT DOWN March 2013

SHUT DOWN March 2013

Crawford grossly exaggerates  her accomplishments and carefully crafts her words. 
 Kris often refers to herself in her self-written press releases  as an "iconic inspiration".

Kris states in every press release that she and her dog Dakota worked on the Lacy Peterson case.
But her words are carefully chosen;  "we responded to" or ,"was involved in"  or, "was there" but never does Kris ever state that she was actually deployed in the search for Lacy Peterson.

If you are donating money to Kristine Crawford or ForPitsSake, you need to question if these funds are helping dogs or if they are buying new kitchens
Kris Crawford - Iconic Inspiration
Kris Crawford's, dog friendly kitchen by Ann Porter 

kitchen designer by Ann Porter

Saturday, April 6, 2013

tania torres ha ha-ing kris crawford

   looks like tania torres got a good laugh out of these magnets glorifying pit nutters.

tania torres "Kris Crawford, ha ha"

                          Here's a close up of the magnet. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013


MONEY FOR NUTTERIN’ on the APC (Ani-maul Planet Channel)

Now look at them yo-yo's that's the way you do it
You play the Lion Tamer on the APC
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Money for nutterin’ and it’s all tax free
Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Lemme tell ya, Pit-Dupes sure are dumb
Maybe get a lose your little finger
Maybe gouge the pitties eyes out with your remaining thumb

We gotta install adoption cabins,
Custom kitchens, tee shirt deliveries
We gotta fill these refrigerators
We gotta drive new SUV’s

See the little felon stealin ID’s in the pickup
Yeah buddy he’s from Tia’s lair
That midget felon flyin’ on a airplane
That midget felon he's a millionaire

We gotta install adoption cabins
Custom kitchens, tee shirt deliveries
We gotta fill these refrigerators
We gotta drive new SUVs

I shoulda learned to play the Nutter
I shoulda learned to exploit the dumb
Look at that mama, breakstickin' in the camera
Man we could have some fun...
And Otis up there, what's that? Growlin’ noises?!?
Rippin’ off faces like a chimpanzee
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Sendin’ money for nutterin’
Get the con-labor for free

I want my
I want my
I want my APC
I want my APC...

*Disclaimer..This is Made Up, but Based on Real World Dysfunction!

money for nutterin compliments of vintage.

Friday, March 22, 2013


well, nothing says "I am a low life piece of shit guilty of everything that you accuse me of and more" like deleting your facebook and youtube channels within 48 hours of exposure.


memorize this face


where is she now?

what's KRISTINE R CRAWFORD been up to lately? museum heists? terminal cancer hard luck cons? stalking other psychopaths?

nah. that would be too easy! CRAWFORD is getting her kicks these days shamelessly exploiting our veterans.

i was curious to see who is funding her current scam, but i can't find her 990 forms. surely, that must be an oversight.

and what's up with her website, for pits sake? it's a shell. EVERY link is dead. well, except for the paypal donate button. and whether you want to donate or buy some of her cheap pit promotional junk on knock out dog fighting or forgotten heroes, the paypal buttons BOTH link back to for pits sake donation button. another oversight i'm sure. but at least one of her cons does not have a working donate button - safety around dogs. here's one of CRAWFORD'S fun propaganda brainwashing videos.
CRAWFORD will just throw any old thing against the wall in the hope that something sticks. apparently enough sticks because her pit grifting paid off. check out her remodeled kitchen. the convicted felon is doing alright for herself.

click HERE to see more photos of CRAWFORD'S exploitation of veterans to further the pit bull cause and pad her bank account.


i love this old pit bull chat thread, where one of her fans discovers that CRAWFORD is scum.
Sounds like she's suffering from some kind of untreated mental illness. I mean, what else could explain that? I guess if you're a shitbag person that's just what you are.

PITY is the psychopath's number one choice of scams.

fyi, i blogged CRAWFORD on the 911 tenth anniversary. i linked to one of her pitfomercials. she deleted it. LOL!

Where was "america's dog" at ground zero?

slide show

today marks the 10th anniversary of the 911 tragedy and we honor the fallen canine heroes.

Gus Apple, lab
06.09.92 - 08.12.07

Anna Atlas, GSD
12.17.97 - 08.02.02

Jake Balsam, GSD
02.01.95 - 12.05.06

Ellie Barker, GSD
03.24.96 - 11.26.03

Dylan Bobrosky, GSD
08.31.94 - 01.13.05

Emma Ciesla, GSD
01.28.98 - 02.15.06

Piper Cooper, malinois
08.16.96 - 09.29.06

Kita David, lab
06.23.97 - 05.12.08

Kinsey Deeds, lab
04.98 - 01.07.07

Lucy Engelbert, border collie
01.06.91 - 08.04.06
special tribute to Lucy

Jake Flood, lab
05.31.95 - 07.25.07

Ohlin Frank, lab
10.02.92 - 04.10.07

Pepe Gilliland, border collie
03.31.93 - 03.13.06

Dusty Grant, terv
07.08.88 - 01.28.04

Topper Grant, terv
11.30.91 - 08.09.06

Ivey Hachmeister, GSD
05.02.95 - 04.19.05

Sonnyboy Hammond, dobie
12.25.93 - 11.03.04

Sam Hanavan, golden
08.24.97 - 03.21.06

Scout Hanavan, golden
03.06.99 - 07.09.06

Geist Heldmann, GSD
02.16.94 - 12.08.05

Sheridan Holleyman, border collie
04.11.94 - 01.22.04

Mollee Jones, bloodhound
12.93 - 10.04

Coyote Koenig, GSD
04.0194 - 08.13.08

Socks Lavoie, GSD
04.28.91 - 12.29.02

Ronnie Lee, GSD
01.96 - 03.14.05

Rosco McCusker-Reuss, GSD
01.04.92 - 09.29.05

Lucas Palumbo, lab
01.04.95 - 07.20.07

Kali Peine, rottie
05.04.99 - 12.20.05

Griz Rebmann, GSD
08.20.96 - 09.07.07

Cholo Reitz, GSD
10.20.94 - 05.24.04

Louie Rising, golden
12.04.94 - 05.21.04

Riley Roemer, golden
12.14.96 - 06.17.05

Jolie Rossi, beauceron
08.28.94 - 08.11.07

Ditto Sawtell, dobie/aussie
04.05.91 - 09.03.05

Dakota Seibert, airedale
12.01.94 - 03.14.04

Glory Servais, aussie
12.01.94- 04.06.07

Thunder Sessions, lab
09.20.89 - 08.09.04

Nike Shane, golden
04.08.94 - 03.04.03

Sonne Wendlandt, hovawart
04.01.90 - 06.26.05

Jenner Wichmann, lab
09.22.92 - 06.08.04

Jason Wolff, GSD
01.18.92 - 06.10.04

Thor Zintsmaster, GSD
07.31.90 - 09.03.04

and those few who are still with us.











these surviving canine heroes are the subject of a soon to be released book by Charlotte Dumas. "Retrieved" will be available October 31.

easypeasy labs, goldens, GSDs, belgians, collies, beaucerons, airedales, hovawarts, bloodhounds, dobies and rotts. where's america's dog? why isn't the most athletic, most popular, people pleasing, loyal, most versatile breed represented here?

i looked, but the only pit bulls i could find in the 911 rubble were wrapped in old glory and posing next to lady liberty. convicted felon KRIS CRAWFORD carefully placed this image at the beginning of her shameless pit bull propaganda training film titled Heroes - A Tribute to SAR Dogs. thief/con artist KRIS CRAWFORD tries to manipulate people into thinking pit bulls were involved in the 911 rescue efforts and thus improve their image. KRIS CRAWFORD no doubt also hopes to personally profit from her misleading video by duping the gullible.

KRIS CRAWFORD has a history of stealing and lying and has a criminal record to prove it.
one of KRIS CRAWFORD'S victims and vocal critic writes: "Animal Farm Foundation has received several emails, and calls. Jane Berkey said this was, essentially, people just out to ruin Kris, and it did not matter what she did, it was more important what the pit bull community reaped from her (purported) activities."
DIANE JESSUP defends CRAWFORD, "I don't know Kris that well (I've met her once) but I admire very much the extensive, extremely positive PR she and her search and rescue dogs have given the pit bull breed."
in the words of TIA TORRES, "Kris will end up killing or hurting someone physically." (p 16)
and in the words of DONNA REYNOLDS, "Sad business. Many of us have known about Kris' problem for years, but kept it quiet because it didn't seem to be causing anyone any real harm. Unfortunately, people were getting hurt beyond losing a few dollars." (p 26)

it's sad business that so many in the pit bull community are not only willing to overlook CRAWFORD'S criminal activity but also aid and abet her because she is an advocate for the breed.


Charlotte Dumas: Retrieved

Dog Heroes of September 11th: A Tribute to America's Search and Rescue Dogs slide show


news10 investigation into KRIS CRAWFORD




KRIS CRAWFORD discussed on