This is an advanced program for Veterans, First Responders, and other allies who need a fully trained service dog. RSK9F will work with the individual in need to best fit the Battle Buddy K9 to the personality and lifestyle while providing PTSD relief.
These dogs are sourced and assigned directly to agencies and departments in need. These canines support first responders by providing stress relief and unconditional love, and also assist in supporting victims or families experiencing trauma.
Career Change Dogs are adoptable dogs who are happy and healthy but just not suited to working for a living. These dogs make loving pets and companions and are looking for their forever homes.
QUESTIONS / ANSWERS
It costs around $35,000-75,000+ per dog. The cost of the dog includes but is not limited to the dog, crate, training equipment, and lifelong educational support.
- A veteran, honorably discharged, or a diagnosis of PTSD or a medical condition related to their military experience.
- A first responder with PTSD related to work experiences must have a work-related disability.
- Financially able to take full responsibility for a dog, including but not limited to dog food and veterinary care.
- Able to meet the physical and emotional needs of a service dog. In addition, you must have an appropriate support system in place to care for your service dog if you are unable to do so yourself.
Placement decisions are made specifically to match personalities, skills, needs, and lifestyles of both the dog and the handler. There is no official timeline for receiving an assistance dog, although we work efficiently to provide them as quickly as feasible.
Service Dog: Under the ADA, a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability.
Emotional Support Dog: Animals that provide comfort through their presence but are not trained to perform specific tasks like service dogs.
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