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Harnessing the healing power
   of canine companions and furry friends
Our Mission
Our mission is to lift the spirits of dog lovers who are experiencing physical and emotional challenges. Whether you are a patient, a caregiver, an adult or a child, you are welcome to visit us and enjoy the healing power of canine companions and the farm's furry family. For those who battle in their own way, whether physically or mentally, we invite you to take refuge.
CANCER warriors, their families & caregivers  |  ​VETERANS, in honor of your service  |  CHILDREN who are disadvantaged, disabled or facing
                                                                                                                                                                 a debilitating illness

All rights reserved, A New Leash on Life, a  501(c)3  non-profit corporation 26-2724792, October 2015
A Veterans Story : The Power of a Partnership
When Everything Changes

James Capps was on a plane deploying to Saudi Arabia when the second plane hit the World Trade Center. In that moment he knew his life and his view of the world would never be the same. The years that followed were tumultuous as James found himself clouded in anger and in search of hollow justice. Then he was introduced to 2-year old Scout, a border collie with a lot to teach him about life.
​                                             Read full story  ->
Watch us on Good Day Sacramento
Highlights companion dogs for veterans
​New Leash on Life & Iron Dog Spotlight
Weekend Warriors
​Every Saturday morning veterans can join our team of trainers for an hour of free exercise and performance dog training. No pre-requisites required. Dog must be friendly and socialized. 
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Held at 
Performance Dogs in Action
Two rescue dogs were trained, loved and gifted to two military veterans who were seeking emotional support companions.
Buddy Builders : Companion Dogs
$3,000 Gift for Families Facing Cancer   NOMINATIONS CLOSED
The Linda George Memorial Gift

To honor our friend and board member, we have created the Linda George Memorial Gift. This $3,000 gift will be given in full, or in part, to a family who faces cancer and seeks extra assistance. Gift will be awarded at our Iron Dog event on September 29th in Pleasant Grove, CA.

Important Notice
After supporting this wonderful community for a decade, A New Leash on Life will be closing its doors at the conclusion of 2018. It has been a beautiful journey that has touched us deeply. Our staple activities including Weekend Warrior and New Leash Sundays will remain in effect for the remainder of the year. Thank you to each and every one of you who has helped along our path. We couldn't have done it without you!
                                                                                              The New Leash Board of Directors