Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pups in Prison

Time Mag has a photo essay about programs in prison in which inmates raise pups, sometimes to be guide dogs or bomb sniffing dogs or sometimes just to train 'em (the pups and the inmates). Here's the website of the group running the program. Bet you can't stop from leaking!



Blogger Jake of Florida said...

We've read about this before and think it is an amazing concept.

The power of dogs to be transformative, whether with people who are ill, aging, lonely, or in prison is unique.

How could anypne be mean to such an awesome species??

Jake and Just Harry

3:02 PM  
Blogger Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

I have seen this program in practice - and it is incredible

Woodrow Sweetie & MJ

3:05 PM  
Blogger dewdana said...

I have seen shows on Animal Planet about this! What could be more win win than this situation? Even when they just trained them for regular adoption it was awesome for eeveryone. THanks for sharing this!

3:17 PM  
Blogger Asta said...

Daddi uses the video in some of his classes
It's a fantastic pwogwam
smoochie kisses

4:17 PM  
Anonymous tadpole said...

Hey - the prison where my girl works has a guide dog program and when I went to work with her, that's who I worked with! (But I got to go home with my girl at night) Some of my girl's clients work with the doggies and my girl GUSHES over the pups.

Oh - and the other day they brought in a (hairy) hairless Chinese Crested named Jenny into the program and my girl thinks she is the CUTEST THING EVER. Except for me.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Mango said...

We have a prison for ladies in our town and sometimes doggies go there. It is a very important thing for everybody.


5:33 PM  
Blogger Gus said...

There was a program like that in Azrizona...we don't think Sherrif Joe knows about it yet!


5:52 PM  
Blogger Lorenza said...

We read about that program. It is pawesome!
Kisses and hugs

8:41 PM  
Blogger Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I paw what the others pawed!


9:31 PM  
Blogger MJ's doghouse said...

my mom thinks if everyone had a dog to love not so many people would be in prison in the first place........

2:06 AM  
Blogger Patience-please said...

It's magical. Pure and simple. Cool photos.

wags from the whippets

9:38 AM  
Blogger Simba and Jazzi said...

What a great idea. We would love to see something like that over here.

Simba and Jazzi xx

10:27 AM  
Blogger Sophie Brador said...

Cool. I wonder if I could go to prison and hang with Omar from the Wire. I just ignore the episode where ..... well, I won't say anything in case you never saw it.


12:14 PM  
Blogger Joe Stains said...

I remember Tad doing this!! So cool, we will check out the link and grab some kleenex!!

7:45 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

We just did a post about this on

One of our members is a weekend trainer for some prison dogs. It's a neat program

2:31 PM  
Blogger The Brat Pack said...

Such a great idea for all involved, there needs to be more like it.


8:12 PM  
Blogger Ian said...

Programs like that are incredible!

11:38 PM  
Blogger Moco said...

It is so true that a dog can transform your life for the better.

10:17 PM  

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