After September 11, 2001, PBB began training incarcerated individuals to raise puppies to become EDC’s (explosive detection canines) and ADC’s (acceleration detection canines) for law enforcement. Our super-sniffers work for ATF, various state police departments, the U.S. Marshalls and fire investigators around the country.
They have swept stadiums for bombs before major sporting events, protected public officials at Presidential inaugurations, and helped to solve crimes throughout the U.S. using their extraordinary noses to detect spent shell casings and accelerant evidence. As with their law-enforcement partners, their mission is to serve and protect.
Their year in the Puppies Behind Bars program in prison prepares our pups for these important careers through bonding and socialization, exercise and fitness training, and the practice of basic obedience and games geared to challenge their keen olfactory sense. Once they are tested and leave their facilities, they are prepared to train for a fulfilling partnership with a K-9 handler and become a lifelong member of his or her family.
Puppies Behind Bars is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, tax I.D. #13-3969389, and donations are tax-exempt to the extent allowed by law.
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