Sister Pauline Quinn founded the first-ever prison dog program, Prison Pet Partnership in 1981 on the belief that self-worth is best measured not by what you do for yourself but what you do for others and by thinking of and working for others, you begin to heal yourself.
With heavy hearts, PPP learned that Sister Pauline died on March 13, 2020. To honor Sister Pauline, PPP is more determined than ever to carry on her vision, hard work, and incredible impact.
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Prison Pet Partnership gives incarcerated individuals the opportunity to learn valuable vocational skills to use in finding employment when they resume their lives outside of prison. In addition to service-dog training, boarding, and grooming dogs, inmates also gain clerical skills by working in our office. PPP's incarcerated participants learn the valuable soft skills gained by living with and caring for dogs and cats full time within the facility, such as compassion, empathy, responsibility, and kindness.
PPP takes in rescue dogs and purpose-bred puppies from other service dog organizations to train and place as service and therapy dogs for community members in need of mobility, seizure-response, and combat-related PTSD assistance.
All Photographs by Stuart Isett/www.isett.com