BBCO Wish List

November 8, 2018

The holiday season has begun! Over the years many people have expressed an interest in donating goods to our dogs and Veterans, but don’t know what we could use, so here is a list of items. Kongs (either black or red, large size) Puppy toys (rugged, safe to chew) Long lines (long training leashes, at least 30 ft.) Martingale collars Training treats Crates (medium, large, and extra large) The loan…

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Donations of Dogs

July 8, 2018

So, you know of a dog needing rehoming and you would like to donate him or her to Battle Buddies? First of all, thank you so much for your generous thoughts! But before we can accept a dog, we need to know if it would be a good fit for our program. Even emotional support dogs (companion dogs) should have good dispositions. And for a service dog candidate, good socialization…

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Vroom! Vroom! Can ya’ hear it?

March 10, 2018

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.

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Assistance Dogs International

January 29, 2018

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…

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Possible New Rules for Flying with a Service Dog

December 29, 2017

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…

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BBCO Wants You!

November 21, 2017

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…

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What is a Service Dog?

Emotional Support and Service Dogs
June 11, 2017

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.

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At The End Of His Leash

Never Lose Hope Graffiti
June 10, 2017

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.

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2017 BBQ and Car Show

June 2, 2017

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!

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BBCO Revamped

June 1, 2017

Battle Buddies of Central Oregon has refocused our mission, restructured our training, and relaunched the website! We’re doing great things!

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