The documentary is a peek into how inmates can change lives for the better, one needy dog at a time

By Kelli Bender
February 11, 2015 12:20 PM

Dogs on the Inside
is a movie about second chances.

This documentary follows a team of animal rescuers, who are trying to give abused dogs a new start by socializing them with prisoners at a minimum-security correctional facility in Massachusetts.

Through the program Don’t Throw Us Away, inmates help train skittish and neglected shelter dogs so that the animals are ready for adoption and life in a new home. This partnership allows the dogs to receive extra attention they can’t find in overcrowded shelters and offers prisoners a way to give back to the community.

This exclusive clip from Dogs on the Inside shows the touching moment when these needy canines meet their new friends. Even in their first minutes together, you can see how much this opportunity means for both dog and inmate, and how putting a little trust in someone can change everything.

Dogs on the Inside is available Feb. 10 on digital VOD and at, and will be released on DVD on Feb. 24.

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