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Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and first responders, as well as explosive-detection canines for law enforcement.

Puppies enter prison at the age of 8 weeks and live with their inmate puppy-raisers for approximately 24 months. As the puppies mature into well-loved, well-behaved dogs, their raisers learn what it means to contribute to society rather than take from it. PBB programs bring the love and healing of dogs to hundreds of individuals every year. The dogs bring hope and pride to their raisers, and independence and security to those they serve.

What happens when law enforcement and inmates come together over a dog?

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PBB dogs bring comfort to health care heroes in this Today show feature.

Introduction to Puppies Behind Bars

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"I never thought a service dog could open the door to me living my life again, but that's exactly what pete's done for me."

— Brian, former 9/11 first responder
Happy Thanksgiving from Puppies Behind Bars! #givethanks #PBB
Sylvia, another on of our NJ volunteers, and Wes spending time together. Sylvia said that Wes giving her a kiss was not planned, even so a great moment was captured. Thank you Sylvia for all time you have given to our pups! #puppylove #thankyou #PBB
Meet the newest edition to the Acton Police Department, Officer Zane. Zane was paired with Officer Jon Stackhouse in our July Team Training. Link in our Bio for the article and check out what Zane has been up to. #departmentdog #PBB #Zane
Happy Veterans Day to all veterans, from Puppies Behind Bars! Thank you for your service! #thankyou #servicedogs #veterans