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Prison Dog Adoption Programs

By Edited Dec 12, 2015 2 2

Most people think that nothing good can come out of a prison. They feel those in prison must have done something wrong if they are in jail. The notion of life behind bars for the majority of the population is about fear and violence. This is partly true and it is also due to the general imagination that has been fed by Hollywood movies. Contrary to popular belief, something good can come out of a prison. You might be surprised to know that there is a prison dog adoption program and it they are probably the best pets to have, they have been well-trained and contrary to popular belief, they are loved and well looked after.


Prison Dogs: Best Pets to Have

The prison dog adoption is a program set to help people in jail make better use of their time and for them to contribute positively to the community. The way to achieve this is by training a dog that can later be adopted by some member of the public. The idea is original and will help people in jail to do something productive, as you can imagine they have to learn how to train a dog and they seem to be doing a fantastic job as the dogs learned all the tricks while being treated with love and respect during the training.

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If you're looking to adopt a little dog, it might make sense to consider adopting a dog from the prison adoption program. You will thereby be contributing to helping inmates become better future members of the society. You need to bear in mind that most of the dogs in this program are not puppies. Most are a little under a year old and some are as old as three years; however, you can be sure that they are well-trained and affectionate - you will love them from day one.


Advantages of Adopting a Prison Dog

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If you want a dog that is properly trained so that you don't have to go through the hassle; a dog that is in good physical health that can become part of your family, it is worth giving this program a try. Unlike a rescue programs where abandoned dogs can be adopted, the prison dog adoption program is better because you're not only getting a healthy dog but a dog that is properly trained. The training of pet dogs is  probably one of the most difficult things for many families with pets.


How much will it cost you to adopt a dog from this program?

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The older the dog the cheaper it will be to adopt. The breed of the dog can also impact the price you have to pay. The cost can range from as little as $40 to as much as $150. Most people who invest in the prison dog adoption program do it, not only because they can get a well-trained dog; but also because they feel they are contributing to make their community a better place.


Where can you go to adopt a prison trained dog?

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The states of Florida and Ohio are just two examples of locations in the US where you can adopt inmate trained dogs. Some of these programs have Internet website where you can take a look at the pictures and find out a little bit more about every dog available for adoption. The best thing to do if you are not sure is to go along to one of these centers and see for yourself before making a decision.


Sep 24, 2011 2:53am
They are doing this in at least one West Australian prison now and it seems to be working very well. I think they are mostly putting retired greyhounds through a rehabilitation programme so that the dogs can be adopted into 'normal' homes.
Oct 5, 2011 2:47am
Sounds like a very productive way for people to use their time while they are in prison. It is a win-win for everyone involved. Thanks for sharing some very useful information.
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