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Build a Battle Buddy

We have partnered with Top Tier K9 who runs the "Build a Battle Buddy" the "Buy a Battle Buddy" and the "Emotional Support Dogs" programs.

Service Dog

Our job is to get those veterans and first responders a service dog or emotional support dog which can roughly cost between $4,500 - $18,500 if paid out of pocket, or be stuck on a waiting list for years.


With Forgotten Coast K9, and the programs provided, your investment is $5,000 for "Build a battle Buddy," "Buy A Battle Buddy," and $500 for the "Emotional Support Dog." Our research and experience has proven that simply giving a service dog to someone is the wrong approach and seldom works. The Veteran and/or First Responder has to have "skin in the game" to show they are willing to take charge of their life, and make a massive change for the better.


Almost 100% of the time, when a dog is just given to a handler, these dogs come right back to us, and we have to re-train and eventually rehome that dog. We help with fundraising, so if money is tight, do not worry, just ask us for options, and we will help in anyway. 

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Disabled Veterans and First Responders need to know they are taken care of.

With the Build a Battle Buddy program, you take a 30-week course, 28 weeks is all online, and the last 2 weeks you come to Madison, FL with housing already paid for, you will have to pay for your travel from your home to the training facility and the housing provided and then back home, along with any food expenses. Once you complete the 30-week course, you can apply to attend the Top Tier K9 business bootcamp and advanced certifications programs learning the skills to start and run your own dog training business. Top Tier K9 developed the “Build a Battle Buddy” program to help ensure that veterans and first responders receive an education, trains his own service dog, and can replicate that training in the future to train his next service dog. 


You can not "bring your own dog" into our "Build a Battle Buddy" and "Buy a Battle Buddy" programs. The dogs we have are vetted through multiple generations and are breed for this purpose. Thank you for understanding. 

Service Dog
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Service Dog

To be eligible to enter the Forgotten Coast K9 program, you must either be a veteran and/or first responder. 

Application must be completed by the veteran and/or first responder or answered under the direction of the applicant. If completed by someone other than the veteran and/or first responder, on a separate piece of paper, please identify the person completing the application and explain why the veteran and/or first responder is unable to complete the application on their own.

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