Backup Buddy Application for First Responders

Thank you for your interest in applying for a PBB service dog. Please complete the following steps to finish your application process:

  1. Download and read the complete application instructions
  2. Fill out and submit your application below.
  3. Copy and send the link to the Personal Reference Form for First Responders (at right) to two (2) people you would like to use as personal references.What we are looking for are character references. If you feel you cannot get two personal references because you have not told family or friends about your diagnosis, tell us and we will work with you on this.
  4. Submit a reference from your treating clinician by copying and sending the Health Care Provider/Clinician Reference Form link to your treating clinician.


Within two weeks, we will notify you upon receipt of application via email and will request any other documentation we need.

If you have any questions as you fill out the application, let us know. Shoot us an email or give us a call. We are here to answer your questions and to help you in any ways we can.

Thank you for your interest in Puppies Behind Bars.

Make a Donation

Puppies Behind Bars is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, tax I.D. #13-3969389, and donations are tax-exempt to the extent allowed by law.

You may make a one-time donation in any amount you wish, or sign up for recurring gifts on a schedule that works for you.

For gifts in honor or in memory of someone:

If your donation is made in someone’s memory or honor, we will send a card to the designated recipient(s) acknowledging your generous donation on their behalf.

Please include the recipient’s mailing address on the online form. You can view an example of one of our cards here.

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