Supporting Your Life With Your Dog

Through Customized Training & Community Support

Why A Life Buddy?

Limited-Access Life Buddies are trained to a Veteran’s specific needs with access anywhere dogs are welcome.

Group 97

Can Train For:

Basic Commands

Canine Good Citizen

AKC Community Canine

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy

Urban Canine Good Citizen

House/Crate Training


Can Provide:

Enhanced Wellness

Motivation to Engage

Emotional Support

Increased Independence

Home & Public Assistance

Well-Behaved Dog

How Does It Work?



If you’re a Veteran interested in a Life Buddy, apply online in minutes.



Bring your own dog or we’ll give you tools to help in your search for a new Life Buddy.



Get a custom training curriculum to meet your personal needs and lifestyle.



Join the Life Buddy Program App for ongoing community, care, and support.

Partnered For Success

Recognizing the need for a comprehensive support and resource system, Sierra Delta partnered with My Buddy’s Place to power the Life Buddy Program App.


In the world’s first digital platform offering an entire ecosystem to strengthen your bond with your dog and manage care, you’ll find:


  • Expert guidance through communication with case managers and service providers, whether it’s your vet, groomer, or dog walker.
  • Tools for managing your dog’s health and general care needs including quality pet products in the integrated marketplace, Rook’s Place.
  • Personalized training modules, interaction with trainers, and free prizes to earn as you and your dog progress and share with others.
  • An enthusiastic and like-minded community ready to encourage, celebrate, and support through posting and interactive games.


My Buddy’s Place only partners with the best in services providers, creating a local partner network that can build lifelong relationships serving Veterans and their life buddies. Learn more about being a trainer in our program.

Veteran Testimonial

Australian Shepherd Named Rook

Learn more about the features and benefits of using the Life Buddy App.


If you have more specific needs, see how our Service Dog Program can help.