Added by on December 4, 2018

k9 connection, is an experience-based program which educates and inspires at-risk teens through bonding with and training homeless shelter dogs. Each individual program serves counselor referred teens at participating schools, and concludes with a graduation ceremony and the placement of each dog in a permanent home. The program aids teenagers in becoming responsible community members by focusing on goal setting, personal accountability, and personal motivation. Their work then continues with monthly follow-up “check-ins” and student mentoring for all k9 connection graduates.