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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.

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

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Watch this video of Police Officer Heather McLelland graduating with service dog McDonald.

"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
After a long day of socializing and playing, Hodge After a long day of socializing and playing, Hodges decided the best thing to do was take a little nap.
🐾 Thank you to all the health care heroes and t 🐾 Thank you to all the health care heroes and to the @todayshow for honoring them! 🐾

https://www.today.com/video/service-dogs-trained-behind-bars-provide-comfort-to-health-care-heroes-83195973995
Charlie lead the way! As you see our puppies love Charlie lead the way! As you see our puppies love the outdoors as Charlie leads the way to some fun and new adventures. #fun #puppypower #love
While enjoying playtime outside this adorable pup, While enjoying playtime outside this adorable pup, Jack, decides to take a break to just bask in the sun. Jack is from Charlie's litter and loves to run and play just as much as he loves to just relax and take everything in. Smart boy, Jack! #relax #funinthesun #puppiesrock
Look at these puppies go! The puppies had a blast Look at these puppies go! The puppies had a blast chasing Pam around the property at the Scaife Family Foundation Early Socialization Center. Thanks Pam for showing these little guys how to have fun! 
#havingfun #playtime #puppypower