Could a Service Dog Change Your Life?
Interested in volunteering to be a Puppy Raiser or Foster?
Our Puppy Raiser program involves families taking a service dog in training into their home that is between the ages of 8 weeks and 12 months old. The puppy remains with the family until the age of 14 months when they are returned to Bodhi Battalion for advanced training, assessments, and placement to their forever veterans. All food, veterinary care, & training is covered by Bodhi Battalion. The family would be responsible for practicing the training & taking the puppy everywhere they go including work, stores, etc.
We are currently accepting applications for new Puppy Raisers and Fosters.
We are also seeking short term Fosters for random portions of time under two weeks of duration. Sometimes our Puppy Raisers need vacation or we receive a new dog in training and need temporary Foster families for these dogs. If you are interested in either puppy raising or fostering short term, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you the application and required criteria.
Bodhi Battalion Sumer 2022 Puppy Cohort
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The name Paolo is Paul in Italian, and he is our Summer22 cohort namesake.
Sgt. Paul Palumbo served in the 200th Cost Artillery; he survived the Bataan Death March, Davio Penal Colony and ultimately was killed when he was a POW on the Japanese Hell Ship Shinyo Maru. Sgt. Palumbo was only one of four men (out of 1700) to receive the Silver Star. We are honored to remember his sacrifice by providing service in his name. As one of three pups from Meadowland Springers, we are confident that he will be able to excel in his duties and partnership with his veteran.
Nala is a tremendous student. Eager to please, she studies her environment and the needs of her handler. As she grows, she demonstrates her desire to learn new tasks and be a loving partner. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for this special girl.
After recognizing this sweet girl resembled all the qualities and personality of our SD pro, Vinny, we started calling her “Minny Vinny” and realized that Minny is a perfect fit. Her huge spirit is unmistakable, and her ability to learn new tasks quickly makes her the perfect partner for her veteran. Minny is another English Springer Spaniel from Meadowland Springers, so we know she has great things ahead!
Tash means “king of heart,” and he lives up to his name. This boy is ready to work and eager to please. He comes to us from Meadowland Springers with a long line of hard-working, even-tempered, loving English Springer Spaniels. He is a joy to work with, and we look forward to helping him reach his highest potential.
This beauty is a veteran owned SDIT that was able to work her way into our program with her sharp mind and gentle temperament. She picks up tasks so quickly and can’t wait for the next challenge. She is a sweet Aussiedoodle that came from San Juan Kennels who is now a valued partner of the Bodhi Battalion.
From the moment we met him, we knew he was our Bodhi. His patient demeanor, gentle personality, and physical strength embody what it takes to be a good partner. Bodhi ( who was 72lbs at six months) was selected to help his veteran with brace/support and mobility tasks.
The name Levi means “joined in harmony.” His happy personality and ability to learn quickly will help shift daily life for his veteran. We know he will continue to progress in his training and become an invaluable service partner.
This pup had a special mission and found his way into his veteran’s life to provide healing after losing a beloved companion. He is enthusiastic about his work and is always ready to take on new challenges. His loving nature shows us he is on the right path to becoming the best service dog and partner he can be. We are so excited to watch this partnership grow.