Paws for Life K9 Rescue pulls its dogs from local shelters. They often choose dogs in need of socialization and training which they place with their trainers throughout California State Prisons. In April of 2014, Paws for Life was the first dog rehabilitation program ever launched in a men’s maximum-security prison. Despite facing long sentences behind bars, the inmates have forged a new model for rehabilitation and have set a precedent for other programs to follow: now there are seven such programs in prisons throughout California. By combining highly effective dog-training methods with proven rehabilitative models for the incarcerated participants, they have been able to change lives.
After several months of training, the dogs are ready for family life after completing their AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification. Some are trained to become service animals for military veterans with PTSD.
By lowering euthanasia rates and preparing dogs for service-jobs, Paws for Life is proving that everyone deserves a second chance.
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