WESTOVER, Md. (AP) -- The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says it needs more local families to volunteer as weekend hosts for puppies in training as service dogs for disabled military veterans.
The prison agency and the America's VetDogs organization are putting out a call Wednesday for volunteers in the Westover area.
Spokesman Mark Vernarelli says there's an acute need for weekend hosts there. He says six puppies are being trained by inmates at Eastern Correctional Institution but the prison could take 14 more if enough families step up.