DAWGS Inmate Dog Training Program: Developing Adoptable Dogs With Good Sociability (DAWGS)
The dogs featured on this web site were trained for eight weeks at a prison in Florida by state inmates, who were themselves trained by a professional dog trainer, in the hopes that they may find gainful employment in animal services when released from prison. The dogs were taught how to sit, stay, come and walk to the left and slightly behind their owner. They are housebroken and crate trained, have all their shots, and have been spayed or neutered.
DAWGS stands for Developing Adoptable dogs With Good Sociability. DAWGS dogs spend eight weeks at Gulf Correctional Institution being trained by an inmate and can sit, stay, come and walk by your side without pulling on the leash. They are crate trained and housebroken. They have all their shots, and have been spayed or neutered. All DAWGS have good temperaments and get along well with other dogs.
To adopt a DAWGS graduate, contact Sandi Christy, 850-229-1431 or Melody Townsend, 850-227-1103, 850-227-8652, or visit the DAWG's website at www.dawgsinprison.com.