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Looking for the next buddy
Companion Dogs for veterans



Buddy Builders
   because everyone needs a best friend
Buddy Builders : Support Dogs for Veterans
New in 2016, A New Leash on Life  launched its Buddy Builders program. Our team rescued two dogs and readied them for their CGC Good Citizen certification.We then opened nomination for veterans seeking an emotional support companion.

On June 25, 2016 at our Iron Dog event, our first two dogs, Maverick and Bella were gifted to two veterans. While our team was tearful to see them go, they are now where they are meant to be.



We are currently assessing the next phase of our Buddy Builders program. If you know a dog in need of re-homing who you believe might one day make a good companion dog, please reach us.

Nola Jones
(916) 655-1558


MAVERICK is a golden retriever - labrador mix. He was rescued from a hoarder by the generous organization, Homeward Bound. New Leash was able to bring him to the ranch and begin his training in March. He acclimated well to his new surroundings and learned to play with the many dogs at the ranch. He is a gentle giant and protector.


BELLA is a golden retriever who had past training at the ranch.  Bella arrived shortly after Maverick and was great with the other dogs from the get-go. She is a bit of a water maniac and could always be found at, in or near, the pond. She gained her CGC Good Citizen certification in May 2016.


Meet Maverick & Bella
Our first Companion Dogs