We excited to announce that all the dogs from Session 25 below have graduated and have all been adopted! Thank you all for your interest and stay tuned for updates on our newest group of dogs for Session 26 that joined the program on January 22nd, 2020!
Session 25 – We are finally ready to post the new group of prison dogs! They spend ten weeks at the corrections center where they live with two incarcerated individuals 24-7. The dogs are crate trained, they learn to walk on a leash and also to recognize simple commands such as sit and stay. Some of the dogs come to the Pawsitive Prison Dog Program with socialization issues – maybe they are very shy or maybe they were treated poorly before and are very scared. It is incredibly rewarding to see the individual dogs come out of their shells and grow comfortable around people again. We get to know these dogs much better then the “ordinary” shelter dogs who often only stay with us for a couple of days, so we are a little more picky about who gets to adopt. We want to make sure adopters can take care of the dogs that have special medical needs and can afford to continue those who need it on their special diets and medications. The incarcerated handlers put so much work in to these dogs as they prep them to become your new best friend.