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"uppies Behind Bars" trains inmates to raise puppies to become service dogs for the disabled and explosive detection canines for law enforcement. Another program "Paws & Reflect Friendly Visiting Program" trains the dogs with homebound elderly in New York City to get used to oxygen machines, walkers, and more. Watch the full video for examples of how the dogs are trained for both programs. More videos and stories are available from the In the News: Media page.
Service Dog Program describes types of service dogs and how to apply for one.
See the Support Us for information about how to help as a puppy socializer or a Paws & Reflect volunteer.