Parking; Through the Eyes of a Veteran

parking a car through the eyes of a veteran is seen as a war field

Veterans of combat can experience traumatic events while driving in a combat environment due to explosive devices, ambushes at choke points, hidden threats and other instances due to the nature …

Searching For Home: Coming Back From War

Battle buddy foundation attending a premiere

At the TopGun3D screening with executive producer Anthony Edwards(Goose), producer Bruce Spears, Atlas the Wonder Dog, Director Eric Christiansen, veteran Kenny Bass of Battle Buddy, veteran Brandon Deaton, Jon Campbell …

Driving: Through the Eyes of a Veteran

driving a car through the eyes of a veteran is seen as a war field

Veterans of combat can experience traumatic events while driving in a combat environment due to explosive devices, ambushes at choke points, and other instances due to the nature of current …

We Who Have Seen War

joe galloway quote about seeing war

“We who have seen war, will never stop seeing it. In the silence of the night, we will always hear the screams. So this is our story, for we were …

Service Dog Questions

Atlas German shepherd shaking paws to human

QUESTION: Are service dogs required to wear some kind of identification or do the owners carry some kind of certification papers so businesses will know if is really a service …

More Deaths to Suicide Than Combat

Atlas and Kenny sitting in grass

Currently, the suicide rate for veterans in the United States is higher than the rate of troops killed in combat. The VA estimates that 20 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan …

Service Dogs Can Save Lives

With 22 veteran suicides everyday..Every service dog placed is a life we save

At The Battle Buddy Foundation, we aim to take the initiative every day possible throughout 2014 to further the support for our Nation’s Wounded Veterans, and increase our available services. …

A Psychiatric Service Dog’s Tasks

German Shepherd Atlas sitting in grass

Like all assistance dogs, a psychiatric service dog is individually trained to do work or perform tasks that mitigate their handler’s disability. Training to mitigate a psychiatric disability may include …

Marc and Gretchen

Marc and Gretchen battle buddy team

We had posted a picture of Gretchen on our Facebook page, who needed to find a new home in Alabama……A Search & Rescue K9 handler was asked to evaluate her, …

Atlas Meets the Newest Puppy!

adult german shepherd greeting puppy german shepherd

Meet the newest battle buddy puppy to enter the program! (Atlas the Wonderdog meeting the newest puppy!) This pup will be meeting his veteran next week, starting their bonding and …

Proper Service Dog Etiquette

battle buddy in store

A service dog vest can certainly help the public identify a dog as working, but many handlers will tell you that the Do Not Pet patches on the vests sometimes …

Benefits of PTSD Service Dogs

German Shepherd in service

A PTSD service dog is one that’s been trained specifically for someone with the disorder. These dogs can be trained to help anyone, including veterans and civilians, by walking in …

Meet Odessa

Odessa Battle Buddy Foundation Boxer

Odessa is our newest battle buddy in training! Odessa is currently training and completing basic obedience, and preparing to meet her veteran! Odessa is a German Banter Bulldog, and is …