BENEFITING: NEW LEASH ON LIFE USA
ORGANIZER: NEW LEASH ON LIFE USA
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We help give second chances to at-risk shelter dogs and inmates through our prison dog training program.
New Leash on Life USA rescues at-risk dogs from high-kill shelters and transforms them into adoptable pets or skilled assistance dogs with teams of volunteer inmates in local and state prisons.
During the three-month program, New Leash dogs live with their inmate trainers 24/7 and give each other the love and support they both desperately need. The inmate participants prepare their dogs for the AKC Canine Good Citizens test and teach them basic commands like how to sit, stay, come, heel and more with the help of our certified dog trainers. Many of our dogs have gone on to do amazing things including helping their new owners cope with autism, strokes, PTSD and depression.