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Helping Paws Staff Dog Day Care at Dayton Correctional Institution

Helping Paws Staff Dog Day Care at Dayton Correctional Institution

Helping Paws project began one year ago and has grown to be a huge success. The project began with nine dog handlers of varied experience. Interaction with the dogs has become a form of therapy for the handlers and other inmates in the facility. One staff member, who uses the services of Helping Paws regularly, commented that this project saved, and greatly improved the quality of his dog’s life. Other staff members, while apprehensive at first, are amazed when their dogs drag them to the unit, or do not want to leave.

Helping Paws is thriving under the supervision of officer M. Wright and consists of 10 certified dog trainers and six secondary dog handlers.



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