There are some things that just give you hope, ya know? Watching adorable Baron transform from a rambunctious young pooch into a civilized canine because of help from the kids at Kent County Juvenile Detention Center is g-d awesome.

About Project B.A.R.C:

During the dog's time at [Kent County Juvenile Detention Center], the youth work with the [Humane Society of West Michigan] Behavior staff and are responsible for feeding, grooming, training, socializing and caring for the dog. In addition to preparing the dog for adoption, the youth develop responsibility, empathy and compassion for all living things that they will take back to their communities.

It's exciting to see win-win programs like this that really work.

[Hoopla Ha]