Friday, February 12, 2010

Therapy Dogs in the News

Dog Helps Iraq Vet with PTSD: 'My Little Marine'

Jason tells me he was first inspired to find a dog to share his work with when he heard an NPR podcast about the Puppies Behind Bars program. The program has inmates--doing time for crimes such as murder--train dogs to help others in need. The program is remarkable:  it is where "hope blossoms and lives are being transformed one puppy at a time."

The link above takes you to an article about Pele who is helping a returning veteran. This link takes you to a video about the training process of the dogs.  These stories offer up some of the bet of what the human spirit has to offer.

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