Dr. Dalton, the owner of this business and a veterinarian, donates spaying and neutering, and other free or reduced-cost veterinary services and products for our service dogs in-training.
The time and energy and compassion he and his incredible staff give has enabled our organization to place 10 Service dogs with inmates in a Federal Prison. The inmates are raising and training Assistance Dogs for placement with persons having physical disabilities.
As the inmates learn to train and care for service dogs, they have the opportunity to develop skills such as emotional and social competence, leadership skills, increased levels of responsibility, empathy, and emotional regulation. Over the approximately 18 - 24 months the puppies are in FCI Sandstone they are taught up to 90 commands to perform such tasks for their future partners.
If not for the integrity and community caring of Dr. Dalton and White Bear Animal Hospital, We simply COULD NOT provide this program to the inmates - period.
We have a very significant investment in our dogs and program. WBAH has earned our trust and respect in every way...they not only treat our dogs like they were thiers, but they treat 'em like family!