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Mission Statement

k9 connection is a non-profit 501(c)(3) program of The People Concern (formerly OPCC & Lamp Community). Since 2005, k9 connection has brought the magic of dogs and kids together. In our innovative programs vulnerable teens train homeless shelter dogs in basic obedience, helping the dogs to become more adoptable. k9 connection empowers students to apply the lessons they teach the dogs to their own lives: to develop an awareness of the risks of uncontrolled and impulsive behavior, and to believe in the power of positive reinforcement as an alternative to force and violence. k9 connection aids teens in becoming responsible community members by focusing on goal setting, personal accountability and personal motivation.


k9 connection selects dogs from Los Angeles area shelters & rescues to participate in year-round programs designed to educate and inspire teens in challenging situations. Intensive two-to-three week programs are designed specifically for counselor-referred teens at participating schools; concluding with a graduation celebration and the placement of each dog in a permanent home.




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Would you recommend k9 connection?

by Juliet B. from Los Angeles, CA (Administrator for this Organization) (October 1, 2010)
Program is not discontinued. Going strong with year round programs.
by Roxanne S. (May 1, 2010)
This program is NOT discontinued! Going strong running programs throughout the year.
by Elizabeth E. from Los Angeles, CA (February 10, 2010)
K9 Connection discontinued this program as of today.
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