The Story Behind Heidi: Yale Public Safety Service/Facility Dog


Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Sterling Memorial Library, Lecture Hall
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Heidi brings comfort, joy, and smiles to so many Yale campus and throughout the state of Connecticut.
Hear about the rigorous training that Heidi and other service and facility dogs received from incarcerated individuals who raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and first responders, facility dogs police dept and explosive explosive- section canines for law enforcement.
Join Officer Rich Simons , handler for Heidi; Gloria Gilbert Soga , President & Founder, Puppies Behind Bars; and Ashley Gilbertson, Pulitzer Prize - finalist and acclaimed war photographer for a behind-the- bars peek into how facility dogs are trained.
You don’t want to miss the rare opportunity!