​Operation Battle Buddies
Operation Battle Buddies was organized to offer military veterans - diagnosed and in treatment for PTSD - with a well bred Labrador Retriever service dog.
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About Our Organizer
In 2015, Kathy's heart and spirit were guided by her faith in Jesus to start Operation Battle Buddies. After two Army soldiers -brothers- heard the call to serve our country after seeing the events of 9/11 on TV. They were both diagnosed with PTSD after returning from their service. The silent wounds of war began to interrupt their days and their nights...
 
From that, Operation Battle Buddies was born. Today Kathy, along with a team of other Christ led ladies, serve alongside her. Their mission is to provide a gift of thanks, a well-bred labrador to be trained as a PTSD service dog and to raise awarness about PTSD. 

Kathy lives in a suburb of San Antonio and leads Operation Battle Buddies, a ministry of Schertz United Methodist Church.
Service Dog Training
In Dog We Trust is a non profit organization in proximity to San Antonio, Texas. Operation Battle Buddies is enlisting their professional service dog trainers to provide the training and testing of the dog and Veteran together. In Dog We Trust follows and educates others on the laws and policies from the Americans with Disabilites Act (1990). 
  1. Training Provided
    Operation Battle Buddy covers the cost for training your service dog.
  2. What To Expect
    Training is designed to enable and empower the Veteran while at home and in public. In Dog We Trust also trains the dog to assist with mobility and medical issues when needed.
  1. Passion
    Operation Battle Buddies was born out of a passion to fill a void for Veterans diagnosed with PTSD. God truly spoke to Kathy's heart and has opened many doors to make this mission, a ministry.
  2. The Team
    The Operation Battle Buddies team is compiled of members of the Schertz United Methodist Church and others who have been touched by PTSD or just feel called to support OBB's efforts.
Our Families
  1. "I feel confident knowing he has my back."
    Mike and Charlie
    Mike and Charlie
  2. Marcus and Tev
    Marcus and Tev
  3. Nate and Dakota
    Nate and Dakota