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Northwest Battle Buddies provides service dogs to combat veterans with PTSD, free of charge.
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These brave men and women sacrificed for our freedom. With the loyal partnership of a professionally trained service dog, our veterans can reclaim their freedom and independence.

Resilience through partnership

Service Dogs for Combat Veterans with PTSD

Many of America’s warrior heroes return home to find the most difficult battle still awaits. Every day in the United States 22 veterans die from suicide, due in part to PTSD.

With PTSD, it feels like the fight never ended. Reliving traumatic memories can cause depression, social isolation, frustration, and hopelessness. But a professionally trained service dog at one’s side reduces veterans’ PTSD symptoms, restores their independence, and helps them feel whole again.

These heroes already went to war. They shouldn’t have to do it again and again. The unbreakable bond formed with a service dog builds resilience for the daily battle, so people can experience hope for the future.



300,000 veterans are currently battling PSTD.


22 veterans die each day in the USA from suicide.


NWBB has paired 101+ Veterans & Dogs (Teams).


NWBB has rescued & paired 48 Dogs.

From rescue dog to Northwest Battle Buddy

Hundreds of homeless animals have become successful service dogs through our training program. Northwest Battle Buddies service dogs share a lifetime of mutual care, devotion, and healing with their human companion.

Veterans and dogs, both in need — but no longer alone. Through the power of the team, two lives can be saved.