As reported by KTLA, in Bakersfield, Marley's Mutts' Pawsitive Change Program partnered with James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall to unite female juvenile inmates and 'unadoptable' shelter dogs as a way to rehabilitate both parties and give them a second chance at life.
As part of their therapy, these young women have had to learn how to connect with the dogs in order to train them. In doing so, both organizations hope that the inmates and pooches learn from one another as they adopt new behaviors.
So far, Pawsitive Change has worked with 600 prisoners and 250 dogs, but it is their hope that they can continue to make a positive difference. To show some support, visit their website!