ESA, SD, PSD – what does it all mean? Learn the difference between an Emotional Support Animal and a Service Dog – and what the differences mean for the rights of those who own such dogs.
That’s the sound of cars revving up for our annual BBQ and car show! Come on over to the Bend Elks Lodge for some wonderful food, awesome cars, great music, and cool raffle prizes and auction items. Where: 63120 Boyd Acres Rd, Bend, OR When: Saturday, May 26, 2018 9:00am-3:00pm Bring your family and friends and help support our mission of changing lives through canine companionship and training.
Assistance Dogs International (ADI) is a voluntary accreditation group that has lists of standards for service dog organizations to meet, and preferably exceed. Member organizations must be non-profit. ADI is also an advocacy group for persons with disabilities who utilize service dogs, and have put together a comprehensive booklet entitled ADI Guide to Assistance Dog Laws that lists pertinent federal and state laws for the US, as well as laws…
Senate Bill 1318 was introduced back in June of this year, and it would simplify the check-in process for handlers with Psychiatric Service Dogs. It specifies the elimination of the requirement for a traveler with a PSD to show a doctor’s note or prescription for the presence of the dog. This puts PSDs on the same footing as other Service Dogs. However, travelers with Emotional Support Dogs would still be…
Emotional Support Animals also have rights to flight. Here are some tips to make your trip more smooth.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Veteran’s Day! We are still in need of volunteers, we have been a small group for awhile and need more help to grow. Read through some of our volunteer opportunities and needs of the organization to see where you can help. Fosters We need foster homes to house our specially selected canines. As a foster you will socialize these buddies on outings and take them…
When can service dogs be excluded? Anytime a service dog is not under control of the handler it may be asked to leave.
Training isn’t easy and it certainly can have its hurdles – but there’s always hope! Battle Buddies of Central Oregon helped to restore harmony to this multi-dog household.
We had 42 beautiful cars at our 2017 BBQ and Car Show – what a great event! A huge thanks to all our volunteers and partners who helped to make this another great event!
Battle Buddies of Central Oregon has refocused our mission, restructured our training, and relaunched the website! We’re doing great things!