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Inmates find purpose in training service dogs

Saint Francis Service Dogs provides service dogs to children and adults with disabilities, allowing the recipients to live more independent lives. The organization partners with the Virginia Department of Corrections and a medium-security men’s prison where inmates raise and train the dogs.

Service Dogs Bring Comfort and Joy

Saint Francis Service Dogs is a non-profit organization that helps children and adults with disabilities to become more independent and self-sufficient through partnerships with professionally trained service dogs. Meet duo Danny and Simon!

With a Service Dog, Children Learn in Many Ways

Facility dogs engage students in special education classes by providing motivation, feelings of safety, and increased opportunities for constructive fun.