This is a great article about the “healing” power of puppy love. Ever wonder how service dogs get their training? At the Fishkill Correctional Facility, specially chosen inmates are given 8-week old puppies to train to be service dogs for the disabled, included wounded soldiers. The pups are with the inmates 24/7, even sleeping in crates in the cells. During the time the two spend together, the dogs get valuable training to help those in need while the prisoners learn to care for something other than themselves.
What a great way to utilize the unconditional love of a pup to need and depend on someone who has perhaps never had such a companion!
Happy Friday. Woof!