One of the ways the non-profit organization Patriot Paws keeps costs down is by partnering with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

For the last eight years inmates at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice have been teaching Patriot PAWS pups to pull their weight as service dogs.

Patriot PAWS trainer Sarah Alvarado says, “They have a really strict schedule. They start training at six in the morning and they train until four in the afternoon but those dogs are under their care all day.”