California Inmates Help Train Puppies to Become Service Dogs

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California Inmates Help Train Puppies to Become Service Dogs

Groups of inmates at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, California, and at the Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, California, are helping train puppies to become service dogs with the help of professionals with Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc. more + Inmates at two prisons in California are helping train puppies to become service dogs for wounded veterans and people with autism .

The group of inmates are part of a program called POOCH, which stands for Prisoners Overcoming Obstacles and Creating Hope, according to Stephanie Santos, training director for Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc. (TLCAD).

TLCAD started its pilot program at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, where three of four dogs successfully graduated, Santos told ABC News.

The three newly certified service pups are now in the process of being placed with clients — including an active Marine and a facility […]




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