The Buddy Foundation of Maryland (TBFMD) provides emotional and monetary support for those struggling to save a canine companion in need of urgent care. The stories are many and varied, but each one carries a common denominator: a dog that is suffering and an owner who is exhausting all available means to save them. Our “Buddy System” moves applicants through a process that starts their pups off as “Buddies-in-Need” and completes once they become “Buddies-for-Life” and a treatment/cure has been achieved, giving dogs and their owners many more years of life and love together. TBFMD is not breed specific and serves Maryland in its entirety--with a high concentration in Baltimore City. They partner with other area organizations in an effort to provide comprehensive support for both owner and pet.
The Buddy Foundation of Maryland (TBFMD) will use Grey Muzzle funds to serve senior “applicants” and will be allocated in the following manner: 30% for diagnostic needs—exams, radiology, bloodwork and 70% for treatment needs. Oral surgeries top the list of those treatments as few things compromise the quality of life and health of senior dogs like oral issues that interfere with eating habits, overall comfort and increase the risk for infection. Cost is high for those procedures and owners, often seniors themselves on fixed incomes, are without the means to secure treatment. TBFMD helps dogs like Holly, a seven-year-old Basset Hound, who received treatment for mass removals.