Puppies Behind Bars and Dog Tags

Happy Friday everyone,

Anytime Oprah does a show about animals, I try to catch it. Today, her show was titled “Amazing Animals” and featured a segment about Puppies Behind Bars and Dog Tags.

Puppies Behind Bars is a program where inmates are trained to raise puppies to become service dogs for the disabled and explosive detection canines for law enforcement. The Dog Tags program provides service dogs for veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The segment featured Glenn Close, interviews with inmates involved in training the puppies, and a veteran who was the recipient of a yellow lab named Frankie. An incredibly emotional part of the story was the meeting of the veteran and the inmate who trained Frankie, with Frankie breaking the ice.

At the end of the segment, Glenn Close promoted Dog Tags Chewy Shoes to help raise money for the Dog Tags program.

For me this was an uplifting, inspirational show, and I came away thinking (after shedding some tears) this is one of those programs where everybody wins.

Hope you and your dogs all have a great weekend,


May 15, 2009 | 0 | Dog Behavior

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