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Explosive-Detection Canines

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
Hello everyone! Puppies Behind Bars is looking for Hello everyone! Puppies Behind Bars is looking for new volunteers to help socialize our pups. Without volunteers our pups would not be able to become the wonderful service dogs they are training to be. So please if you or someone you know are interested in becoming a volunteer contact Tito@puppiesbehindbars.com.We are located in NY/NJ. Our pups can't wait to get out and have some fun with you! #volunteerinitiative #puppyfun #servicedogs #PBB
Meet Brian Wheelock a 9/11 first responder and his Meet Brian Wheelock a 9/11 first responder and his PBB service dog Truffle. Thank you to all the first responders of 9/11. To the ones we've lost you will never be forgotten. #firstresponders #thankyou  #servicedogs
On behalf of PBB, Bear would like to wish everyone On behalf of PBB, Bear would like to wish everyone a Happy National Dog Day! #nationaldogday #dogsarethebest #PBB #welovedogs
Congratulations to our June/July 2020 Team Trainin Congratulations to our June/July 2020 Team Training class! Highlight part 1 #teamtraining #servicedogs #PBB
Our pups enjoying the view just as much as we do. Our pups enjoying the view just as much as we do. #puppyfriends #greatview #beauty