Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to training prison inmates to raise puppies to be guide dogs for the blind.
The puppies live in prison for sixteen months, after which they are tested to determine their suitability for training as service dogs for the disabled or explosive detection canines for law enforcement. If they are deemed suitable, Puppies Behind Bars returns them to the schools where they continue their formal training. If they do not continue on the track to become working dogs, Puppies Behind Bars donates them to families with blind children. In either case, these puppies, raised in such a unique environment, spend their lives as companions to people who need them.
Puppies Behind Bars are currently featured over at http://Petside.com who has launched a comprehensive package on the new Dog Tags program, including information on how to get involved, original behind-the-scenes videos of puppies in prison being raised to service the disabled .. and more.
Soldiers are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with disabling injuries that make it difficult to cope with the challenges of daily life. In order to provide much needed assistance, Puppies Behind Bars has started the Dog Tags program.
Puppies Behind Bars honors these soldiers by providing them with life companion dogs, who have been raised in prison, as a way of repaying these wounded men and women for their selfless service to our country.
If you want to support this program and sponsor a pup, please see PBB’s donation page