Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Puppies Behind Bars
I learned about a remarkable program recently called Puppies Behind Bars. Matching inmates with puppies in a program where inmates raise and train service dogs for returning veterans, these dogs bring unconditional love and a newfound respect to a group of individuals who have often never had an opportunity to experience these emotions. The end result for veterans is equally remarkable. These service dogs help to bring two people (the inmate they bond with as their trainer, and the veteran who needs assistance) closer to integrating with society in as positive a manner as you can imagine. You can learn more about this unique program, and find out how to help support it at http://www.puppiesbehindbars.com/.