Northwest Battle Buddies is an amazing local organization that helps our veterans. They provide service dogs and on going training for men and women, who have served our country, that need a service dog to overcome the challenges presented by post-traumatic stress. They train dogs to help wake veterans from night terrors, calming during fireworks, redirect during flashbacks, preform pressure therapy, alert when adrenaline spikes, and many other situations. These are not just emotional support animals but certified service dogs with routine retraining and certifications. These dogs help bring back normalcy to our veterans lives. We are very thankful to be able to partner with Northwest Battle Buddies in providing a hypoallergenic puppy to their program yearly. If you want to join in helping support Northwest Battle Buddies you can donate on their website or if you are in our local area contact us regarding fostering a puppy that will join their program.
Our retired girl River has had two puppies become Battle buddies! Tiffany will carry on this tradition.
Our retired gaurdian girl for Moonlit Acres; River is happy to do her patriotic duty in helping lower the rate of veteran suicide. 2 of her pups have become service dogs for our veterans. 6,000 soldiers returning home commit suicide yearly since 2006. This is 50% higher rate than the civilian population. Great results have been shown with veterans that have service dogs in reducing this devastating rate.