K9 Connection is a program that partners with high schools which offers teens the chance to train and bond with shelter dogs. This experience equips teens with responsibility, self determination and empathy when training their assigned dog. The dogs develop and strengthen skills that make them more adoptable in order find permanent and loving homes. Once completing their training, the dogs showcase their newly developed skills, along with their student trainers, in a graduation ceremony. We held our first K-9 session this Fall and hope to sponsor a second session in the Spring.