1453 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
k9 connection brings the magic of kids and dogs together. At-risk 12 to 18 year old kids train homeless shelter dogs in basic obedience, assisting the dogs to develop the skills to be adoptable.
k9 connection empowers at-risk teenagers to apply the lessons they teach to 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 teenagers in becoming responsible community members by focusing on goal setting, personal accountability, and personal motivation.