Announcing an exciting new partnership!

The Merrimack County Department of Corrections (MCDOC) is excited to announce our participation in an important and exciting project with HERO PUPS of New Hampshire.

What is HERO PUPS?

HERO PUPS is a 501(c)3 charity that works to place veterans and first responders who are struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and other service related challenges with an individually trained service pup. 

Whenever possible a shelter or rescue pup is utilized, this process provides our Heroes with the support they need while providing the puppy with a home.

What does this partnership entail?

As you can imagine the need is great and HERO PUPS is a volunteer organization who relies upon donations and volunteerism to keep moving forward. 

That’s where the staff of the Merrimack County Department of Corrections and our inmate participants come in. 

On January the 2nd, we welcomed the arrival of four puppies who will receive one-on-one training from our inmate participants in the basic dog commands and house training under the watchful eye of highly trained and experienced dog trainers from the HERO PUPS organization.

What makes this so exciting?

This is the first program of its kind in New Hampshire! 

Team MCDOC is excited to be partnering with HERO PUPS for such a great program.

What’s next?

The pups will reside here at the Merrimack County Department of Corrections for approximately four weeks during their training. 

Once training is completed, the HERO PUPS organization works to place the pups with appropriate Veterans and First Responders.

For more information regarding adoption, please contact HERO PUPS.

Last but not least…

Team MCDOC encourages you to follow along as the pups grow and learn, through our website, our department Facebook page and Instagram account!

Not only can the public watch as the pups grow but at some point, the public will be asked to assist in submitting names for the four adorable little pups in our care!

Through this partnership, team MCDOC is helping to better not only our programming participants but the Veterans and First Responders in need, while giving back to the community we serve.

hero pups

For more information, please visit:  www.heropups.com



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