New Leash on Life USA

Rating: 4.95 stars   40 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: PO Box 326 Penn Valley PA 19072 USA

Mission: To improve the life of inmates and save the lives of dogs. New Leash on Life USA is a new generation prison dog-training program that saves the lives of shelter dogs by training and socializing them to enhance their adoptability while helping inmates learn to train and care for dogs. With New Leash on Life USA, dogs live in the cells with their inmate trainers 24/7, making New Leash dogs highly desirable for adoption and ensuring the long-term success for both humans and canines.
Results: Dogs Rescued: 40 Dogs passed Canine Good Citizen: 100% Dogs adopted: 95 % Inmates enrolled: 80
Target demographics: give at-risk shelter dogs and inmates a second chance at life
Programs: a Prison Dog Training Program

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Rating: 5 stars  

What an amazing project. As somebody else mentioned, these are two areas of our society that can truly help one another. I would like to see this organization in EVERY prison, and with more dogs added to each training program.

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I would add more staff, and volunteers,and money, so that they can instate this program into all correctional facilities

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Life-changing

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization serves two crying needs. Anyone with an interest in social justice and animal rights should be aware of their good work. I am deeply moved by their posts and by the photos. A most worthy case for support!

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toot their horn more loudly!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I found out about New Leash on Life through a friend. When I heard that were taking at-risk dogs and placing them with prison inmates I was immediately on board with their mission. Not only do these dogs have a better chance at being adopted through the training they receive in prison but the inmates lives are changed by these selfless unconditional loving creatures. New Leash on Life continues to amaze me with the work they do.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing..! They're amazing just the way they are.

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Life-changing

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

We learned about this organization through our Facebook Page newsfeed and find this organization to be such a win-win situation for both the people and the dogs - both knowing that they matter, that they are loved unconditionally, and that they make a profoud difference in each other's lives. The look in both the dog's and the inmate's eyes is such a deep look of caring, trust and two way love. This program is awesome, educational, very moving and the results benefit all involved. We feel this is an extremely important program and it is run with so much attention to every detail - the videos are very gripping and teach at the same time

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Rating: 5 stars  

New Leash takes dogs who are often considered "unadoptable" and rescues them from death row. These dogs are then paired with inmates. The inmates are taught skills that may help them get employment down the road. It teaches them responsibility and respect for animals. It's a great program for the animals, the inmates, and those who get to adopt well-trained pets from the program.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand to other correctional facilities, or perhaps juvenile detention centers.

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Rating: 5 stars  

New leash on life is an awesome program. Saving animals and people. It's a win win!

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Rating: 5 stars  

They are not only saving dogs they are saving people!

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Talk about a win-win situation! Both the dogs and inmates benefit from the training & relationships developed in the New Leash on Life USA program. What a wonderful organization, their model
should be replicated throughout the country.

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Life-changing

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a wonderful program that helps the "forgotten" remember what love and compassion are. I am constantly touched by the life changing events for all parties involved that this organization creates. It restores my faith in people and helps this poor pups understand how wonderful humans really can be.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand it to a nationwide program with all prisons and shelters.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

New Leash on Life is one of the best organizations around. What they do for the inmates as well as saving the lives of the dogs is amazing. The dedication of all the staff and the volunteers never ceases to amaze me.

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Definitely

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

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love this organization! They do such a wonderful job with the dogs!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Add this program in more prison systems

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Definitely

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

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

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Definitely

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2014

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