Battle Buddy Service Dogs
Battle Buddy Service Dogs, Inc. is a veteran operated, non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that provides U.S. Military Veterans diagnosed with service related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with Service Dogs. We pair rescued dogs with the veterans, and train them together to build a trusting bond similar to the battle buddy the veteran had while serving.
Studies show that 80% of the veterans experience improvement in their symptoms when paired with a service dog. If the Battle Buddy Service Dog program can improve the quality of life for veterans and their loved ones then we have fulfilled our mission.
BBSD operates strictly on donations. There is no cost to the veterans for the adoption, training and most veterinary care during the training period. Battle Buddy Service Dogs, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Tax Exempt Organization.
The average cost to provide a dog, trainer, equipment and initial veterinary bills is around $2,500. Our program staff are all volunteers. We rely solely on donations and grants to fund our operation.
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