- Where can I learn more about opportunities to volunteer?
- What services do you offer?
- Can my dog be a Service Dog?
- How long is the training program?
- How do I apply for and receive services?
- How do I know if my dog would make a good Battle Buddy?
- Can I make a donation to a specific dog?
- Are donations tax deductible?
Where can I learn more about opportunities to volunteer?
Please see the Volunteers page for more information on volunteering with Battle Buddies of Central Oregon. And thank you for your support! Back to top
What services do you offer?
Battle Buddies of Central Oregon offers
- Dog training at no cost to veterans
- Emotional Support Animals for veterans with service-connected injuries
Can my dog be a Service Dog?
A Veteran's personal pet may be considered and evaluated for suitability for service work. Back to top
How long is the training program?
The duration of the program is about 2 years, depending on the diligence of the team. Individual results will vary. Back to top
How do I know if my dog would make a good Battle Buddy?
A good Service Dog or Emotional Support Animal candidate will be calm, secure, accepting and willing to work. While training can overcome a lot, dogs that are aggressive, fearful, overly shy, or reactive should not be considered for Service Dog or Emotional Support Animal training. However, keep in mind that almost any dog that is not suitable as a Service Dog can still be an excellent Emotional Support Animal. Emotional Support Animals don't have the same public access rights as Service Dogs are given, but in the home they can be invaluable. Please also see the following articles.
- 5 Questions to Ask before Partnering with a Service Dog
- Traits to Look for in a Shelter Dog
- Picking a Service Dog Candidate
- 10 Things to Avoid in a Service Dog Candidate
Are donations tax deductible?
Yes! As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your donation is tax deductible. Back to top