NPO Paw and Hand: imprisoned persons training homeless dogs

NPO Paw and Hand: imprisoned persons training homeless dogs

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7 donations 165.00 / 10 000.00 €
Project already completed. Thanks to all who contributed!

How does your donation help?

How does your donation help?

Paw and Hand brings together two groups with a difficult plights – people in prisons and dogs in shelters. The result is an unprejudiced and invaluable bond that teaches how to create trust.

Over a period of 8 weeks, the participants are supervised by a trainer to teach cooperation and new skills to dogs. In this process, they begin to see their life choices in a new light based on this novel experience. Trained shelter dogs are more likely to find a permanent home, while imprisoned participants experience that even they can have a positive impact on someone’s life.

We use the donations to remunerate the work of trainers and psychologists, buy dog treats for training and pay the project manager who coordinates all activities and is responsible for quality monitoring.

We have used the program 5 times in Tallinn and Tartu, and with promising results. We are motivated by the deeply positive feedback from the participants.

With €5, you help us buy dog treats for two trainings.
With €25, you help us organise an hour-long group training for dogs or a self-reflection discussion.

Every human being needs positive experiences and every dog needs a loving home. People in Estonia prisons train shelter dogs and, in this process, learn how to analyse their own behaviour and choices.

165.00 / 10 000.00 €
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