WELCOME TO NEW LEASH ON LIFE USA

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New Leash on Life USA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit recidivism reduction program dedicated to saving at-risk dogs and improving the lives of vulnerable people.



Special thanks to the First Nonprofit Foundation for making this website possible.

We believe everyone deserves a second chance

WHO WE ARE

NEW LEASH ON LIFE USA

New Leash is one of the most successful recidivism reduction programs in the country. We save the lives of at-risk dogs from local shelters in danger of being put down. We pair them with people experiencing incarceration who care for and socialize them. Through this simple human-animal interaction, handlers experience unconditional love and learn empathy and compassion for all living beings. Dogs that were abandoned, abused and neglected show their resilience and forgiveness. Our canines are adopted into loving forever homes. New Leash participants learn skills, get jobs and stay out of prison.

We believe everyone deserves a second chance.

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What we do

Our PROGRAM

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OBEDIENCE TRAINING

The New Leash Program places at-risk shelter dogs into correctional facilities for a 12-week training period which includes obedience training and socialization. The dogs are socialized to become great pets and find a loving forever home.
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REDUCE Recidivism

Participants gain a sense of responsibility and unconditional love by caring for the dogs. They also learn many life skills and complete job readiness courses for successful reentry after prison.
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Giving dogs a new life

New Leash dogs live in the cell blocks with their inmate trainers 24/7, forging a strong bond between them. The training these once hopeless animals receive ensures they will be adopted into a loving forever home.

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long-term success

Through rescuing each other, the dogs become highly desirable for adoption and real-world employment opportunities are available for the inmate participants upon parole. Both humans and canines can look forward to a bright future.
Restore Lives. Reduce Recidivism. Rescue Dogs.

Our Mission

Our mission is to reduce recidivism and save the lives of at-risk dogs. We accomplish this with an innovative reform model that leverages the powerful bond between dogs and humans.

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