New Leash on Life USA

Rating: 4.96 stars   53 reviews 1,194

Issues: Human Services

Location: PO Box 326 Narberth PA 19072 USA

Mission: To improve the life of inmates and save the lives of dogs.
Target demographics: give at-risk shelter dogs and inmates a second chance at life
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 100 inmates and dogs find a second chance.
Geographic areas served: the Philadelphia Prison System and State Correctional Institute at Graterford
Programs: a our prison dog-training program
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 27-2204508
http://www.newleashonlife-usa.org
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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is wonderful what it does for the dogs and the prisoners!! I hired Jennifer Green to help our dogs and she is wonderful!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My Ex (still a BFF) has been a Parole/Probation Officer in Philadelphia for 30 years. When I brought NLOL to his attention 3 years ago, his interest was piqued (we rescue) and he began to monitor the program's progress. He is a well-seasoned cynic and was blown away by the true, lasting effect this program has on everyone involved. Me? I've known for years that to help to integrate Men/Women into society there must be a touchstone. Dogs are the key to opening a person's eyes and heart. I am staying in Brielle, NJ this Summer...was wearing my NLOL tee at the local ShopRite and was stopped by an Employee who asked about the "DOC" imprint. We ended up talking for 30 minutes. He is running for a local Board. Guess who is hosting a fund-raiser?

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Rating: 5 stars  

These guys saved one of my favorite dogs at ACCT philly last summer - MACHO! They do amazing work saving dogs, transforming lives and I could not be more impressed by their program.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted our lovable Sallie from NLOL. Even our Lola loves her and she doesn't usually like other dogs. This is a remarkable organization. To rehab a person cannot be easy and to rehab a dog is not easy either. NLOL does both with terrific success. People make mistakes. Their lives should not be over. NLOL makes it possible for people to have a 2nd chance, to feel worthy of a 2nd chance. Feeling loved is so important to being a success. These dogs just love, unconditionally. It's a win win. thank you NLOL

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been following this charity for some time now, from the UK, and I must say I find it truly inspiring. I, particularly, feel that it benefits the whole of society. Rehabilitation of prisoners is essential to reduce re-offending, and this project transforms the inmates lives, be their sentences long term or life. It treats them as humans and makes them humane, it gives them social skills they might otherwise never achieve. As another bonus it saves lives of animals who also have been outcast. It is fantastic.

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Rating: 5 stars  

A truly honorable and dedicated group of people and organization who are working to better the lives of all those prisoners and dogs who truly deserve and second chance.

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New Leash on Life is an amazing organization. It is such a simple premise - shelter dogs brought to a prison where inmates train and socialize them and the inmates learn skills that can be used when they are released. Dogs are even take the first steps to be service dogs through this program. It saves lives both canine and human. This should be a part of every community

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How could what these folks do not be great?!?
It seems to me to be the perfect combination, prisoners and dogs who are prisoners until they find someone who will love them. Uncannily similar

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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2 people found this review helpful

Because of my job I have ended up working with a lot of non-for-profits, either in a professional sense, or as a volunteer. New Leash on Life is honestly one of the best I have ever seen. They are professional and well run, more importantly they do great work and everybody in their organizations cares about the animals and the trainers helping everybody.

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3 people found this review helpful

Absolutely love this program, I only wish more prisons were participants, it's a win win situation all the way around.

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2 people found this review helpful

As a current volunteer (and a mom to one of the pups who went through the program) I can truly say this group is amazing. I've met some of the men who have graduated from the program and wow - second chances are invaluable. The other volunteers and full time staff are great, so down to earth and fun to be with! I feel that I've lucked out in finding this group to work with. It's been an honor.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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