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Female felons train Rockwall nonprofit’s canines

Lori Stevens has an ambitious goal: to match service dogs with female felons in need of redemption, as well as with American heroes.Stevens, a Rockwall dog trainer, runs Patriot Paws, a nonprofit that finds good dogs and places them with female prison inmates for socialization and basic training. The dogs are then paired with returning military vets with wounds of body and soul.

The dogs go to service members like Brian Field, a disabled soldier who relies on prosthetic legs to walk. Recently, Field had a 10-day get-acquainted session with Tex, an 18-month-old black Lab who will be his constant companion.

Click here to read the Dallas Morning News story. 

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