WELCOME TO NEW LEASH ON LIFE USATHEY RESCUED EACH OTHER
New Leash on Life USA is a Pennsylvania 501(c) (3) non-profit that leverages the powerful bond between humans and dogs to restore hope, healing and well-being to transform lives.
We believe everyone deserves a fresh start
WHO WE ARE
NEW LEASH ON LIFE USA
New Leash on Life USA leverages the powerful bond between humans and dogs to restore hope, healing and well-being to transform lives. With our innovative and unique program model, we rescue at-risk dogs and work with justice-involved individuals in both prison and community settings to create fresh starts.
Our programs are based on animal-assisted therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma-informed practices. By providing tools and strategies for changing negative patterns and increased opportunities for meaningful employment, we help our participants succeed as responsible returning citizens. Our rescue dogs go through a training program with their justice-involved trainers and graduate into loving adoptive homes.
What we do
The New Leash Program works with at-risk shelter dogs 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.
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 to be successful in their communities
Giving dogs a new life
New Leash dogs live in cell blocks with their humans 24/7 for our Prison Program. For participants in our Early Parole/Diversion Program, there are bi-weekly sessions with New Leash foster dogs or dogs from ACCT, the animal care and control team of Philadelphia. The training these once hopeless animals receive ensures they will be adopted into a loving forever home
Through rescuing each other, the dogs become highly desirable for adoption and real-world employment opportunities are available for the participants upon parole. Both humans and canines can look forward to a bright future.
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