Text by Gloria Gilbert Stoga.
From the moment a puppy and inmate bond to another puppy's first-class flight to his new home, photographers Makos and Solberg capture the moments these extraordinary dogs and their dedicated trainers share as they work hard to give to those in need. Puppies Behind Bars is not only an appealing look at courageous canines, but also a wide-ranging story of their journeys in both male and female correctional facilities and their extensive impact on society.
Puppies Behind Bars is also a unique look at the dogs, trainers, and recipients whose lives have been changed by this groundbreaking program. The experience is a win-win-win for all involved -- the dogs are loved, nurtured, and given structure; the convicted felon has the opportunity to contribute to society while receiving and giving love; and ultimately, the recipient and community benefit when the trained dog lands in his new home as a life-long companion.Christopher Makos
Gloria Gilbert Stoga