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ONE DAY. ONE DOG. ONE TEAM. VETERANS DAY 2022.

Nov 09, 2022 | Blog

For many people, Veterans Day is just another day off work or school when the banks are closed, but Veterans Day is much more than that for millions of Americans. It’s a day to commemorate the sacrifices made by American heroes who served in the military and defended our country and freedom. To us at Northwest Battle Buddies, it’s an opportunity to bring you more information about Veterans with PTSD and how our professionally trained dogs help them live fulfilling lives.

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CHAD BROWN AND HIS NORTHWEST BATTLE BUDDY SERVICE DOG TAKE ON THE WILD IN THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SERIES, CALLED TO THE WILD.

Mar 08, 2022 | Blog

Chad Brown and his Northwest Battle Buddy Service Dog take on the wild in the National Geographic Series, Called to the Wild. "Very humble to have had this opportunity with Natgeo Wild and Disney +...

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PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED SERVICE DOG ETIQUETTE

Mar 08, 2022 | Blog

A professionally trained service dog is an animal trained to help a person with a disability lead a more independent life. Service dogs are trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. There is a certain level of respect one must consider when encountering a professionally trained service dog in public. This is a brief overview of appropriate service dog etiquette.

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WIN A 2014 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT500 SUPPORT OUR AMERICAN HEROES BATTLING PTSD

Mar 08, 2022 | Blog

Thanks to the generosity of a longtime donor, Northwest Battle Buddies has partnered with Tapkat Sweepstakes for Nonprofits to Raise money to gift professionally trained, and specifically matched service dogs to Veterans battling PTSD. All proceeds donated to win the 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will be used to support our American Heroes battling PTSD.

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DENNIS’ STORY ON VETERAN’S DAY 2021

Nov 11, 2021 | Blog

After struggling with PTSD for years, his faith in himself was restored not only by his belief in God, but by the tangible, ever-present love of his service dog, Trooper. “Because of my relationship...

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GORDON’S STORY

Nov 08, 2021 | Blog

Meet Gordon & learn more about his relationship with his NWBB provided service dog (and best friend), Flame.

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PAW HEALTH AND MAINTENANCE

Apr 09, 2021 | Blog

Paw health is essential to keep up with when owning a service dog so that they are able to function to their highest ability for the sake of their handler. There are plenty of factors to consider when thinking of how to care for the four paws that carry a dog and the person they provide their service for. General trimming and hygiene, conscientiousness around exposure to surfaces of extreme temperature, and different textured surfaces that could cause abrasions.

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HOPE HAS A COLD NOSE

Apr 07, 2021 | Blog

Early 2020, around the same time we were all asked to isolate and quarantine, Christine Hassing completed the final pages of the manuscript for the now published book, Hope Has A Cold Nose. In many of the ways we have all felt alone, isolated, and unable to connect with others on a personal level during the Covid pandemic, many of our veterans have felt similarly for a much longer time.

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THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT: DOGS IN CARS

Apr 05, 2021 | Blog

The greenhouse effect creates unsafe temperatures in your car when temperatures begin to rise. This can be challenging because most dogs love a good car ride! Part of the joy in pet ownership is taking your furry adventure companion with you wherever you go. Going to the store? Bring the dog! Driving to run an errand? Take your pet!

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SERVICE-DOG AND VETERAN EVALUATION (SERVE) STUDY: AN EVALUATION OF VETERANS RECEIVING SERVICE DOG ASSISTANCE – JOHN HOPKINS RESEARCH STUDY OVERVIEW

Apr 05, 2021 | Blog

What makes this study different from other studies? Although PTSD has been widely researched among the veteran population, little is known about the potential therapeutic benefits service dog...

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EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS & PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED SERVICE DOGS

Mar 29, 2021 | Blog

Both emotional support animals (ESA) and professionally trained service dogs are incredibly important for thousands of Americans. They are able to provide feelings of comfort and security, as well as be a grounding tool during periods of high stress and anxiety. Although both can provide similar emotional comforts, these two forms of assistance animals are quite different from one another.

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CANINE FIRST AID

Mar 23, 2021 | Blog

Poisoning and toxins Every year hundreds of thousands of pets are poisoned in the U.S. Many of these poisonings are accidental and caused by household substances or foods that may seem harmless....

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WHAT IS A VETERAN TEAM?

Feb 25, 2021 | Blog

The veteran team consists of a professionally trained service dog and a veteran recipient of a professionally trained service dog. The two are certified as a team after both the professionally...

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MICHAEL AND RIVER

Feb 15, 2021 | Blog

River was offered to Northwest Battle Buddies after being abandoned at a river as an eight-week-old pup. It was easy to name her River considering her start in life. She was raised in our puppy...

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UNDERSTANDING PTSD AND HOW IT AFFECTS OUR VETERANS

Jan 27, 2021 | Blog

Human beings are innately programmed to react and adapt to their environment, like any other animal. Reactions to different types of stressors we experience are based on our primal and innate drive...

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NORTHWEST BATTLE BUDDIES PAIRS 100TH VETERAN WITH SERVICE DOG

Sep 10, 2019 | Blog

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EYE ON THE NORTHWEST WITH NATALI MARMION

Mar 08, 2019 | Blog

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BATTLE BUDDIES HELP VETERANS NAVIGATE LIFE

Mar 08, 2019 | Blog

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BATTLE GROUND GROUP TRAINS DOGS TO HELP COMBAT VETS

Mar 07, 2019 | Blog

BATTLE GROUND, Wash. (KOIN) — A local group is changing the lives of soldiers, one canine companion at a time.

Northwest Battle Buddies is a Battle Ground-based non-profit organization that trains specially-selected dogs to help combat veterans who suffer from PTSD.

The dogs are gifted to service members who have been honorably discharged and have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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NORTHWEST BATTLE BUDDIES HELP VETS GET THROUGH FIREWORKS

Jul 04, 2017 | Blog

BATTLE GROUND, Wash. (KOIN) — There’s Rondo and Gracie and Sergeant Rome. They’re all battle buddies, service dogs for veterans with PTSD. They’re making a difference in the lives of American veterans every day of the year.


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SERVICE DOGS FOR VETERANS – NEWS STORY

May 16, 2017 | Blog

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BATTLE BUDDY BRONCO HELPS VET LIVE LIFE AGAIN

Nov 11, 2016 | Blog

Ben Richards and Bronco will go back to Iowa on Tuesday. “I really look forward to having a life not in isolation, a life that will lead somewhere, some hope,” he said.

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FOX 12 NEWS

Apr 21, 2016 | Blog

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SAVING JUSTIN

Dec 14, 2014 | Blog

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