Our Whys

We all deserve some unconditional love.

It’s the most incredible gift we can share

We know that when pet parents feel supported and know where to turn for answers, their relationship with their best buddy will thrive! So by educating on the best care methods and facilitating that care with excellent resources, you and your bud can enjoy every moment of living your lifelong bond.

We think about our one-in-a-million dog, Rook, and are reminded that some things are undeniable about rescues:

They did nothing wrong.

Most shelter pets get there because of a human problem like a move, divorce, or improper planning. Many are already house trained and used to living with families.

Too many aren’t saved.

6.5 million animals enter shelters each year. While 3.2 million are adopted, 1.5 million are euthanized, never getting a chance at finding their forever home.

Saving one saves many.

Within the My Buddy’s Place ecosystem, you have many options for supporting other rescue dogs simply by caring for your best bud during their lifetime.

And it’s an incredible gift to experience the unconditional love of a rescue, starting with the look on their face when they realize they’re going home with you!

Helping to create more of these life-saving pairings and providing them the tools for success is why we partnered with Sierra Delta, a company dedicated to bringing veterans and service dogs together, to create the Life Buddy Program.

Because we’ve put the veteran first, they’re equipped to lead their team. By assessing the individual needs of each veteran, we can design a curriculum and pairing with the highest chance of success, so more veterans and dogs can find their way home together.

Rescues

An estimated 670,000 dogs are euthanized each year, with large breeds being the most euthanized category.

Veterans

About 1 out of every 150 veterans who benefit from service dogs receive them and can wait years to be paired with one.

Because we’ve put the veteran first, they’re equipped to lead their team. By assessing the individual needs of each veteran, we can design a curriculum and pairing with the highest chance of success, so more veterans and dogs can find their way home together.

“Gus has given me everything. He has given me my independence back. He lends me his strength, both physically and emotionally. He reminds me that life is really about the little things and taking the time to enjoy them is important. He pushes me to be better: I want to be better for him. He is my companion in all things and has done more for me than I ever thought possible.”

Freedom Green and service dog Gus

And when we created My Buddy’s Place and My Buddy’s Marketplace, we knew we’d be saving lives, because some things are undeniable: