Contemplate adopting a shelter canine skilled at a Washington jail

An offender trains a dog named Missy to sit as part of the Prison Dog Program at Stafford Creek Correctional Center.

An offender at Stafford Creek Correctional Middle trains a canine named Missy to take a seat. Photograph from Seattle DogSpot.

Are you prepared do undertake a canine?

In case you are, please think about adopting a canine skilled at one in every of eleven Washington prisons which have shaped partnerships with native rescues/shelters.

A few of them even prepare service canine for Brigadoon Service Canines in Bellingham. 

These partnerships have been so profitable, all Washington prisons function some type of animal coaching/adoption program.

What’s the Washington Jail Canine Program?

In response to the Washington Division of Corrections web site, these jail canine applications “profit native communities, educate the inmates duty, and supply an incentive to keep up optimistic conduct whereas incarcerated.”

Trainer Jesse and his dog Fred (Sir Frederick) take a break from training to play a game of fetch.

Coach Jesse and his canine Fred (Sir Frederick) take a break from coaching to play a recreation of fetch. Photograph from Seattle DogSpot.

The applications additionally saves lives as most of the canine that go into the coaching applications would have been euthanized both as a result of a shelter had no room for it or it had conduct issues as a result of it wasn’t skilled correctly (or in any respect).

I’m a fervent supporter of canine coaching applications in prisons.

I first discovered about them after I wrote concerning the Freedom Tails program on the Stafford Creek Correctional Facility in Aberdeen that’s run at the side of PAWS of Grays Harbor.

Our Expertise Adopting a Jail Canine

I used to be so impressed with this system that when my spouse and I had been able to undertake one other canine after we needed to put down one in every of our canine, we adopted a 2-3 12 months previous Yellow Labrador Retriever named Haley from the Freedom Tails program final June.

Haley - a graduate from the Freedom Tails program at Stafford Creek Corrections Center, strikes a post.

We adopted Haley from the Freedom Tails program on the Stafford Creek Corrections Middle in Aberdeen. Photograph from Seattle DogSpot.

As you may inform from this weblog publish, we couldn’t have had a greater expertise with Haley. Her transition into our dwelling with our different canine and cat was nearly seamless. And since she had 10 weeks of primary coaching at Stafford Creek, she had no conduct points.

If my publish by some means satisfied you to undertake a canine skilled in one in every of Washington’s prisons, contact the shelter that companions with the jail.

Most states have prisons which have comparable applications. Examine your state Division of Corrections web site to see if there’s one close to you.

Washington Jail Canine Packages

Beneath an inventory of the prisons in Washington that prepare canine for the general public. Observe that a few of them solely prepare service canine.

Airway Heights Corrections Middle – Pawsitive Canines in partnership with Spokanimal
Cedar Creek Corrections Middle –
Brigadoon Service Canines (service canine solely)
Clallam Bay Corrections Middle – Welfare Animal Guild
Coyote Ridge Corrections Middle – Ridge Canines in partnership with Benton Franklin Humane Society, Adams County Pet Rescue and Forgotten Canines Rescue
Larch Corrections Middle – Humane Society for SW Washington
Monroe Correctional Advanced – Summit Help Canines (service canine solely)
Olympic Corrections Middle – Olympic Peninsula Humane Society
Stafford Creek Corrections Middle – Brigadoon Service Canines (service canine solely)
Washington Corrections Middle – Brigadoon Service Canines (service canine solely)
Washington State Penitentiary – Blue Mountain Humane Society
Washington Corrections Middle for Girls – Jail Pet Partnership (service and non-service canine).

I not too long ago discovered that Echo Glen Kids’s Middle has a canine coaching/adoption program. It isn’t listed above as a result of the ability is run by the Washington State Division of of Social and Well being Providers.

Echo Glen Kids’s Middle – Canine Connections in partnership with Snohomish County 4H


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