Our Inspiration

Sister Pauline Quinn is the inspirational figure credited for starting the first prison dog training program in the United States. In 1981, she founded the “Prison Pet Partnership Program” at the Washington State Correctional Center for Women. This program has been a model for the rehabilitation of offenders throughout the nation, including the Friends for Folks program in Oklahoma.

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Jake Norman McDonald Memorial Fund at Friends for Folks

This fund is established in memory of Jake Norman McDonald, 1991-2020, by the Brearley School Class of 1980. Jake, son of Alice Stanton (Brearley class of ’80), loved dogs and wanted to rescue every single one of them that didn’t have a home. Jake’s family on his mother’s side received their feisty and much-adored dog Callie from Friends for Folks. The fund honors Jake’s tender heart and serves as one of his legacies.

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