Wednesday, August 12, 2009

PSA- Puppies Behind Bars

For some reason, Momma is in the mood to share information about other dogs and not pics/stories about us. Here is today's installment.

The Puppies Behind Bars program teams puppies up with prison inmates — who live with and train the puppies to become bomb-sniffing dogs, or service dogs for wounded vets.

The program began at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in 1997. Now Puppies Behind Bars is working in six correctional facilities, and nearly 500 dogs have been trained in the program.

Please click here for the story - there is a link on that page to listen to the NPR audio program or a link to read a transcript of the program.

Woof ya later!


The Thundering Herd said...

Wow - we miss pictures and stories about you.

Seriously, we think that is a great story. What a great way to train critically needed service canines and enhance inmates lives at the same time. Thanks for sharing.

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! I like the pictures of you too, but this is a great story. Mom has heard a lot about them too, and she had heard the NPR show. She thinks what they do really helps some of these rescues and also helps the humans too!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom 'herd' the start of the show but soon was home to ME!

She'll khatch it from the website's arkhhives!

What a great programme about a great programme!

PeeEssWoo: I think this means we get EXTRA pikhs of woo two!

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

It is a wonderful program i have seen do wonders in prison in NY - it gives the inmates a sense of self and duty

but we definately need more pics and silly stories - maybe some squirrel chasing video!!

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Owner of Storm and Jackal said...

Yeah I've seen the show on Animal Planet called Prison Dogs or something like that. It's amazing the difference these dogs make at these prisons. It helps the inmates open up to each other and the officers. There are less fights and some of these dogs are getting second chances too. Thanks for posting about it. It's a great program.

Life With Dogs said...

I had heard of this - but will check out the scoop from NPR. Good of you to bring this up!

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

Wanted to stop by yur bloggie to say hi-woo! They R also using prisons to train unwanted race horsies instead of puttin them down. The inmates in that program train the race horsies to be just a regular horsie to go on trail rides & that they just can enjoy life. Great programs fur doggies, horsies & people who need a purpose in life!!!! We liked the video of the gladiator pup. Pretend fightin looked like a lot of fun. R mommy got tears in her eyes readin about the 'found doggie' wif his new family.

Til next time,

-da boyz, Cosmos & Juneau-

pughy said...

We got a program over here on freeview.. I think it was a lot like this. Thanks for showing us..

Pictures of you tomorrow please..

Hugs GJ xx

Moco said...

This is a great program for the dogs and humans.

Brownie said...

It's a great idea - rehabilitate two at once - doggy and person.

I think Cesar Milan did an episode with a facility that did pups behind bars.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

That's a great idea! Thanks for sharing. We heard about some Sibes who did a program like that.