In our Youth-Canine programs, we see the benefits of helping both at-risk youth and shelter dogs. In these programs, each student trains a dog in basic obedience and forms an impactful connection with the dog.
One aspect of our Pawsitive Corrections program that is often overlooked is the benefit it has for the Detention Center in lowering the amount of incidents that occur during the week of the program. James Snider, Superintendent of the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center, said that altercations and incidents are almost non-existent for students participating in the program when the dogs are there. The students know the dogs are counting on them and don’t want to get in trouble and be unable to continue their training. Mr. Snider said, “This program is the most impactful program we have. Youth are on their best behavior because they don’t want their privilege of being in the program revoked.”
Your donations allow us to positively impact the lives of incarcerated youth and shelter dogs every year. Please consider a gift of support for Paws & Think this holiday season so we can continue these life-changing programs. Donate today at pawsandthink.org/donate