PRISON DOG PROGRAMS ~ HELPING PRISONERS TO HELP OTHERS

SR PAULINE QUINN OP srpauline@bpofcourage.org BRIDGES AND PATHWAYS OF COURAGE.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

STATE OF OHIO PRISON DOG PROGRAM



Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Community Service - Dog Program


Address
770 West Broad StreetColumbus, Ohio 43222
Phone
614-752-1091

Many institutions participate in Inmate Community Service Dog Programs, including training and caring for puppies and dogs for programs that assist persons who are physically and/or visually impaired.


Allen Correctional Institution


Program
Pets Educated to Survive (PETS)
Description
Trains and socializes abandoned or surrendered animals through Angels for Animals Rescue League. Dogs receive basic obedience training which will hopefully make them more adoptable when returned to the rescue.
Adoption Through
Angels for Animals
Cost
$125 and includes spay/neuter, vaccines, microchipping, 45 days free pet insurance.
Partner Contact
Sandee Laing (419) 339-9408 or angelsforanimals@gmail.com
Web Address
http://search.petfinder.com/shelterSearch/shelterSearch.cgi?animal=&breed=&age=&size=&specialNeeds=&declawedPets=&children=&status=&id=&internal=&contact=&name=&shelterid=OH211&sort=&preview=1
Prison Contact
Vern Bill Pugsley (419) 224-8000 or vern.pugsley@odrc.state.oh.us
Adoption Through


Belmont Correctional Institution


Program
Golden Endings
Description
Rescues neglected, abused, and abandoned dogs and provides obedience training.
Adoption Through
Golden Endings Rescue League
Cost
$75 to $200 includes spay and all shots.
Partner Contact
Marsha Sines (740) 859-2255
Web Address
http://www.goldenendings.org/
Prison Contact
Sandra Presley at 740-695-5169, Ext. 3903 or Sandra.Presley@odrc.state.oh.us
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Program
Save a Puppy
Description
Rescues neglected, abused, and abandoned dogs and provides obedience training.
Adoption Through
Belmont County Animal Rescue League
Cost
$85 application approval.
Partner Contact
Belmont County Animal Rescue League (740) 695-4798
Web Address
http://search.petfinder.com/search/search.cgi?action=1&pet.Animal=Dog&pet.Breed=&pet.Age=&pet.Size=&pet.Sex=&location=43950&preview=1&scope=2&x=21&y=9
Prison Contact
Shane at 740-695-5169, Ext. 3400 or mailto:Sandra.Presley@odrc.state.oh.us
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Program
Love at First Sight Rescue League
Description
Provides obedience training for greyhounds.
Adoption Through
Love at First Sight Rescue League
Cost
$250
Partner Contact
Barbara Dorsey: (330) 637-5228 or lafs@yahoo.com
Prison Contact
Sandra Presley at 740-695-5169, Ext. 3903 or Sandra.Presley@odrc.state.oh.us [Back to top]

Chillicothe Correctional Institution


Program (1)
Airedale Terrier Rescue and Adoption (ATRA) Inc.
Description
Trains rescued animal shelter dogs in basic obedience.
Adoption
Through ATRA
Cost
$300 to $400 purebred rescue online adoption only.
Web Address
http://www.aire-rescue.com/
Prison Contact
Jaime (740) 774-7080, Ext. 2136 or Jaime.glandon@odrc.state.oh.us
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Program
Purebred Rescue Organization
Description
Trains rescued animal shelter dogs in basic obedience.
Adoption
Through Purebred Rescue Organization
Cost
Application available online. Adoption Cost $200
Partner Contact
Purebred Rescue Organization (866) 841-9137, Ext. 1233
Web Address
www.purebredrescueorganization.com/
Prison Contact
Jaime (740) 774-7080, Ext. 2136 or Jaime.glandon@odrc.state.oh.us
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Program
Zanesville Animal Shelter Society
Description
Trains rescued animal shelter dogs in basic obedience.
Adoption Through
Zanesville Animal Shelter Society
Cost
$150
Partner Contact
Becky Kelson (740) 452-1077
Web Address
http://search.petfinder.com/shelterSearch/shelterSearch.cgi?animal=Dog&breed=&age=&size=&specialNeeds=&declawedPets=&children=&status=&id=&internal=&contact=&name=&shelterid=OH181&sort=pet.Identifier&preview=1
Prison Contact
Jaime (740) 774-7080, Ext. 2136 or Jaime.glandon@odrc.state.oh.uss


Correctional Medical Center


Program
Eskies Behind Bars
Description
Houses Eskimos, full and mixed breed for Tender Loving Canine Rescue to assist in successful adoptions.
Adoption Through
Tender Loving Canine Rescue
Cost
$100 to $300 includes spay and current shots and vaccinations.
Partner Contact
Don and Tracie Cobb (614) 519-5705
Web Address
http://www.tlcrescue.com/
Prison Contact
Denise Larson (614) 445-5960, Ext. 2701 ormailto:denise.larson@ODRC.state.oh.us

Corrections Reception Center


Program
Golden Endings Golden Retriever Rescue
Description
Trains dogs in obedience for family adoptions
Adoption Through
Golden Endings
Cost
$200
Partner Contact
Kay Hirsch (614) 488-4966
Web Address
http://www.goldenendings.org/
Prison Contact
Dianna Prater or Michelle McCollister (614) 877-2441, Ext. 7323 or mailto:dianna.prater@odrc.state.oh.usmichelle.mccollister@odrc.state.oh.us
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Program
Buckeye Border Collie Rescue
Description
Trains dogs in obedience for family adoptions.
Adoption Through
Buckeye Border Collie Rescue - $200
Cost
$200
Partner Contact
Wanda Heyman (419) 447-8095
Web Address
www.buckeyebcrescue.org/index.html
Prison Contact
Dianna Prater or Michelle McCollister (614) 877-2441, Ext. 7323 or mailto:dianna.prater@odrc.state.oh.usmichelle.mccollister@odrc.state.oh.us
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Program
Citizens for Humane Action
Description
Trains dogs in obedience for family adoptions.
Adoption Through
Citizens for Humane Action
Cost
$90
Partner Contact
Shuralee Laidley (614) 891-5280
Web Address
http://www.chaanimalshelter.org/
Prison Contact
Dianna Prater or Michelle McCollister (614) 877-2441, Ext. 7323 or mailto:dianna.prater@odrc.state.oh.us michelle.mccollister@odrc.state.oh.us
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Program
Fairfield Area Humane Society
Description
Trains dogs in obedience for family adoptions
Adoption Through
Fairfield Area Humane Society
Cost
$90
Partner Contact
Bree Lambert (740) 687-0627
Web Address
http://www.fairhumane.org/
Prison Contact
Dianna Prater or Michelle McCollister (614) 877-2441, Ext. 7323 or mailto:dianna.prater@odrc.state.oh.usmichelle.mccollister@odrc.state.oh.us

Dayton Correctional Institution


Program
Team Greyhound of Ohio Inc.
Description
Trains retired greyhounds for family adoption.
Adoption Through
Team Greyhound of Ohio Inc.
Cost
Adoption fee $200; $100 non-refundable
Partner Contact
Pam Voss(877) 842 6446 or nettienvanilla@yahoo.com
Web Address
http://www.teamgreyhound.com/
Prison Contact
Virgil 263-0058, Ext. 3217 or mailto:Virgil.Oattes@odrc.state.oh.us

Franklin Pre-Release Center


Program
Pilot Dogs, Inc.
Description
Puppies are trained to assist the hearing and/or visually impaired. They learn socialization and basic commands.
Adoption Through
Please contact Pilot Dogs, Inc., 625 West Town Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Cost
$75
Partner Contact
Toni Gray (614) 449-2136
Prison Contact
Ann Hawke (614) 445-8600, ext. 2256 or mailto:Ann.Hawke@odrc.state.oh.us?subject=Pilot

Grafton Correctional Institution


Program
Love-A-Pup
Description
Trains dogs in obedience for family adoptions.
Adoption Through
Lorain County Animal Protection League (APL)
Cost
$70 includes spay, first set of shots, worming, and veterinarian exam.
Partner Contact
Denise Willis (440) 322-4321
Web Address
http://www.friendshipapl.org/ or http://www.petfinder.com/
Prison Contact
Venessa Shepherd (440)748-1161, Ext. 392 or mailto:Venessa.Shepherd@odrc.state.oh.us

Hocking Correctional Facility


Program
Avalon Animal Rescue
Description
Trains dogs in obedience for family adoptions.
Adoption Through
Avalon Animal Rescue
Cost
$130; all adoptions require a home visit and a vet reference.
Partner Contact
Carol Lambert (740) 448-7339 or acramer@frognet.net
Web Address
www.petfinder.org/shelters/OH261.html
Prison Contact
Anne Richardson, (740) 753-1917 Ext. 251
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Program
Canine Companions for Independence
Description
Trains dogs in obedience training for family adoptions.
Adoption Through
Canine Companions for Independence. To apply for a Canine Companion, call 1-800-572-2275.
Cost
Assistance dogs $100. Release dogs (those that did not meet program criteria) no cost. However, donations accepted.
Partner Contact
Suzanne Sliclen (800) 572-2275, 740- 548-4447(Voice/TTY), or mailto:ssliclen@cci.org
Web Address
http://www.caninecompanions.org/
Prison Contact
William ) 753-1917, Ext. 225 or mailto:William.Hanna@odrc.state.oh.us[


Lake Erie Correctional Institution


Program
Pound Puppy
Description
Trains dogs in obedience training for family adoptions
Adoption Through
Animal Protection League (APL).
Cost
Adoption fee $100
Prison Contact
Shannon Otto at (440) 599-5000, Ext. 5551, or mailto:Shannon.otto@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact
Ashtabula County Animal Protective League, Peggy Taylor at (440)224-1222
Web Address
http://www.petfinder.com/ [

Lebanon Correctional Institution


Program
Description
Train dogs for service work (i.e. handicap, nursing homes, etc) and basic obedience for adoption to private homes.
Adoption
Through Circle Tail, Inc.
Cost
$95.00 and up, depending on the level of training of the dog.
Prison Contact
Sharon James at (513) 932-1211, or Sharon.James@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact
Circle Tail, Inc. Marlys Staley, 513-877-3325, e-mail mailto:Marlys@circletail.org
Web Address
http://www.circletail.org/


London Correctional Institution


Program
Circle Tail, Inc.
Description
Train dogs for service work (i.e. handicap, nursing homes, etc) and basic obedience for adoption to private homes.
Adoption Through
Circle Tail, Inc.
Cost
$95.00 and up, depending on the level of training of the dog.
Prison Contact
Sonja Holcomb, Birch Unit, at (740) 852-245, Ext. 4210
Partner Contact
Circle Tail, Inc. Marlys Staley, 513-877-3325, e-mail Marlys@circletail.org
Web Address
http://www.circletail.org/
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Program
Pure Bred Rescue (P.R.O.)
Description
Trains dogs in obedience training for family adoptions
Adoption Through
Pure Bred Rescue (P.R.O.), Lori Blackburn, P.O. Box 88, Bellbrook, Ohio 45305
Cost
$200 - $250
Prison Contact
Sonja Holcomb, Birch Unit, at (740) 852-2454 Ext. 4210
Partner Contact
Lori Blackburn at (866) 841-9137
Web Address
http://www.purebredrescueorganization.com/

Lorain Correctional Institution

Program
Team Greyhound of Ohio Inc.
Description
Trains retired greyhounds for family adoption
Adoption Through
Team Greyhound of Ohio Inc.
Cost
Adoption fee $200, $100 non-refundable
Prison Contact
Roberta Winkle, at (440) 748-1040
Partner Contact
Team Greyhound Adoption of Ohio, Pam Voss at (877) 842 6446 or nettienvanilla@yahoo.com
Web Address
http://www.teamgreyhound.com/

Madison Correctional Institution

Program
Fresh Start Program
Description
Foster and train abandoned dogs for family adoption
Adoption Through
Madison County Humane Society
Cost
$90 adoption fee, $12 license fee, includes spay or neuter, one-year rabies, and current shots and vaccinations
Prison Contact(s)
Mike Reger at (740) 8852-9777, Ext. 2479, or Michael.reger@odrc.state.oh.us or Christa Hackworth at 740) 885-9777, Ext. 2672, or mailto:christa.Hackworth@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact
Fresh Start, Madison County Humane Society
Web Address
http://search.petfinder.com/shelterSearch/shelterSearch.cgi?animal=&breed=&age=&size=&specialNeeds=&declawedPets=&children=&status=&id=&internal=&contact=&name=&shelterid=OH36&sort=pet.Identifier&preview=1

Mansfield Correctional Institution


Program (1)
Tender Loving Dog Care (TLDC)
Description
Foster and train abandoned dogs for family adoption
Adoption Through
Ashland County Humane Society
Cost
$125
Prison Contact
Roma Paulsen at (419) 526-2000, Ext. 2023, or mailto:Roma.Paulsen@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact
Ashland County Humane Society, Brenda Kaufman at (419) 289-0122
Web Address
http://www.petfinder.com/
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Program
Team Greyhound
Description
Foster and train retired greyhounds for family adoption
Adoption Through
Cost
$200 application fee, $100 non-refundable. Older dogs, $125.
Prison Contact
Roma Paulsen at (419) 526-2000, Ext. 2023, or mailto:Roma.Paulsen@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact
Team Greyhound Adoptions of Ohio
Web Address
http://www.teamgreyhound.com/

Marion Correctional Institution

Program
Pound Puppies
Description
Foster and train abandoned dogs for family adoption
Adoption Through
Marion Correctional Institution
Cost
$100
Prison Contact
Chris Needham at (740) 382-5781, or Christine.Needham@odrc.state.oh.us
Web Address
http://www.petfinder.com/
Partner Contact
Zanesville Animal Shelter
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Program
Animal Shelter Society
Description
Foster and train abandoned dogs for family adoption
Adoption Through
Humane Society and Zanesville Animal Shelter via Marion Correctional Institution
Cost
$100
Prison Contact
Chris Needham at (740) 382-5781, or Christine.Needham@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact
Through institution
Web Address
http://www.petfinder.com/

Montgomery Education and Pre-Release Center


Program
Pilot Dog
Description
Trains dog for the visually and hearing impaired
Adoption Through
Pilot Dogs, Inc., 550 Stimmel Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43223
Cost
Donation fee of $75.00
Prison Contact
Cedric Tolbert, MEPRC Recreation Director, P.O. Box 17399, Dayton, Ohio 45417, (937) 262-9853, Ext. 2254. or mailto:Cedric.Tolbert@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact
Pilot Dogs, Inc.,Laura Schott, (614) 449-2136
Web Address
http://www.petfinder.com/

Noble Correctional Institution
Program
Cell Dogs
Description
Foster and train abandoned dogs for family adoption
Adoption Through
County partners Muskingum, Guernsey, Monroe, Tuscarawas and Perry
Cost
$35 adoption fee, includes shots, food and other essentials
Prison Contact
Margaret Mace at (740) 732-5188, Ext. 3822; or Michelle Richards at (740) 732-5188, Ext.3912
Partner Contact
Muskingum county, The Animal Shelter Society Inc, Betty at (740) 452-1077; Guernsey County, Pound Partners, Barb McDonald at (740) 439-5505 or Birgit Jackson at (740) 260-2536, or birgit@core.com; Monroe County, Alicia at (740) 934-2740; Tuscarawas county (n/a), and Perry County Tom Altier at (740) 342-2642.
Web Address
http://www.petfinders.com/


North Central Correctional Institution


Program
Pilot Dog
Description
Trains dog for the visually and hearing impaired
Adoption Through
Pilot Dogs, Inc., 550 Stimmel Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43223
Cost
Donation fee of $75.00
Prison Contact
Marth Jerew at (740)387-7040, Ext. 2170, or Marth.Jerew@odrc.state.oh.us; or Theresa Jolliff at (740) 387-7040, or mailto:Theresa.Jolliff@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact
Pilot Dogs, Inc.,Laura Schott, (614) 449-2136
Web Address
http://www.petfinder.com/

North Coast Correctional Treatment Facility


Program
Pound Puppy Programs
Description
Adoption Through
Lorain County SPCA
Cost
Varies
Prison Contact
Erin (440) 748-5000, Ext. 2025; or Ehoak@mtctrains.com
Partner Contact
Lorain County SPCA, Sherre Manfull, (440) 748-3818
Web Address
http://www.petfinder.com/[Back to top]
Northeast Pre-Release Center
Program (1)
Lake County Humane Society
Description
Foster, domesticate, and nurse back to health, abandoned and or abused cats, kittens, dogs, or puppies for family adoption.
Adoption Through
Lake County Humane Society
Cost
Kittens under 6 months, $95; puppies, $125; over 6 months to 6 years, kittens $65, dogs $85.75; more than 6 years, kittens, $50, puppies, $65.75.
Prison Contact
Susan za at (216) 771-6460, Ext. 2603, or mailto:Susan.Sapienza@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact
Contact the institution
Web Address
http://search.petfinder.com/shelterSearch/shelterSearch.cgi?animal=&breed=&age=&size=&specialNeeds=&declawedPets=&children=&status=&id=&internal=&contact=&name=&shelterid=MN185&sort=&preview=1
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Program
Safety for Animals and Families in Emergencies (SAFE)
Description
Foster and train abandoned dogs for family adoption
Adoption Through
SAFE
Cost
Will accept donations
Prison Contact
Susan Sapienza at (216) 771-6460, Ext. 2603, or mailto:Susan.Sapienza@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact
Contact prison
Web Address
http://www.petfinder.com/
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Program
Working Animals Giving Service (WAGS)
Description
Foster and train dogs for disabled children
Adoption Through
No adoptions
Cost
N/A
Prison Contact
Susan Sapienza at (216) 771-6460, Ext. 2603, or mailto:Susan.Sapienza@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact
Contact prison
Web Address
http://www.petfinder.com/

Oakwood Correctional Facility

Program
Oakwood Dog Harbor Program
Description
Trains rescued dogs from area shelters in obedience training
Adoption
Through Area Humane Societies
Cost
Adoption fee ranges from $55-$100
Prison Contact
Dirk D. Esmonde at (419) 225-8052, Ext. 3005, or Karen.esmonde@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact
Allen County Dog Warden, Angels For Animals, Shelby County Humane Society, Hand Me Down Dobes, Lots of Love Rescue, Auglaize County Humane Society
Web Address
http://www.petfinder.com/

Ohio Reformatory for Women

Program (1)
Circle Tails
Description
Trains dogs for family adoptions and service dogs
Adoption Through
Circle Tail, Inc.
Cost
Adoption fee $95.00 and up, depending on the level of training.
Prison Contact
Jill Schweitzer at 937-642-1065, ext 2072 (must go through prison operator) or Jill.Schweitzer@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact
Circle Tail, Inc. Marlys Staley, 513-877-3325, e-mail Marlys@circletail.org
Web Address
http://www.circletail.org/
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Program
Second Chance Dogs
Description
Trains retired greyhounds for family adoption
Adoption Through
Team Greyhound Adoptions of Ohio, Inc.
Cost
$100 non-refundable deposit included in $200 adoption fee
Prison Contact
Sgt. McGraw at 937-642-1065, ext. 3085 (must go through prison operator) or Cathy.McGraw@odrc.state.oh.us
Web Address
http://www.teamgreyhound.com/
Partner Contact
Pam Voss at 877-842-6446 (Team Greyhound Adoptions of Ohio) or nettienvanilla@yahoo.com


Ohio State Penitentiary


Program
Angels For Animals
Description
Trains dogs in obedience training for family adoptions
Adoption Through
Angels For Animals
Cost
$100 adoption fee
Prison Contact
Twila Swarthout at (330) 743-0700, Ext. 6000, or mailto:Twila.Swarthout@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact
Angels For Animals at 4750 State Rt. 165, Canfield, Ohio 44406, or (330)-549-1111
Web Address
http://www.angelsforanimals.org/

Pickaway Correctional Institution

Program
Team Greyhound of Ohio Inc.
Description
Trains retired greyhounds for family adoption
Adoption Through
Team Greyhound of Ohio Inc.
Cost
Prison Contact
Sherri Tillett at (614) 877-4362, Ext. 515, or Sherri.Tillett@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact
Team Greyhound Adoption of Ohio, Pam Voss at (877) 842 6446 or nettienvanilla@yahoo.com
Web Address
http://www.teamgreyhound.com/


Richland Correctional Institution

Program (1)
Pound Puppy Program
Description
Trains dogs for family placement
Adoption Through
Mid Ohio Animal Welfare League (contact: 419-566-3898)
Cost
Prison Contact
Debra Wipert at (419) 526-2100, or Debra.Wipert@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact
Mid Ohio Animal Welfare League, Carla DeWitt at (419) 566-3898, or cdewitt@neo.rr.com
Web Address
http://search.petfinder.com/shelterSearch/shelterSearch.cgi?animal=&breed=&age=&size=&specialNeeds=&declawedPets=&children=&status=&id=&internal=&contact=&name=&shelterid=OH518&sort=&preview=1
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Program
Pound Puppy Program
Description
Trains dogs for family adoption
Adoption Through
Logan County Shelter at (937) 593-4277
Cost
$75
Prison Contact
Debra Wipert at (419) 526-2100, or Debra.Wipert@odrc.state.oh.us
Web Address
http://search.petfinder.com/shelterSearch/shelterSearch.cgi?animal=&breed=&age=&size=&specialNeeds=&declawedPets=&children=&status=&id=&internal=&contact=&name=&shelterid=OH205&sort=&preview=1
Partner Contact
Becki Kelson (740) 452-1077 or Lori Merritt, at (740) 297-1080, or Becki@globalco.net
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Program
Pound Puppy Program
Description
Trains dogs for family adoption (740) 297-1080
Adoption Through
Kind Hands 4 PAWS
Cost
$75
Prison Contact
Debra Wipert at (419) 526-2100, or Debra.Wipert@odrc.state.oh.us
Web Address
http://search.petfinder.com/shelterSearch/shelterSearch.cgi?animal=&breed=&age=&size=&specialNeeds=&declawedPets=&children=&status=&id=&internal=&contact=&name=&shelterid=OH518&sort=&preview=1

Ross Correctional Institution

Program
Circle Tail, Inc.
Description
Train dogs for service work (i.e. handicap, nursing homes, etc) and basic obedience for adoption to private homes.
Adoption Through
Circle Tail, Inc.
Cost
$95.00 and up, depending on the level of training of the dog.
Prison Contact
Janice Monroe at 740-774-7050 ext. 2561
Partner Contact
Circle Tail, Inc. Staley, 513-877-3325, e-mail mailto:Marlys@circletail.org
Web Address
http://www.circletail.org/

Southeastern Correctional Institution

Program
Athens County Dog Shelter
Description
Foster and train abandoned dogs for family adoption
Adoption Through
Hocking County Dog Shelter
Cost
$50 application fee
Prison Contact
Darrell Cunningham at (740) 653-4324, Ext. 2200
Partner Contact
Don Crager at (740) 385-2319
Web Address
http://search.petfinder.com/shelterSearch/shelterSearch.cgi?animal=&breed=&age=&size=&specialNeeds=&declawedPets=&children=&status=&id=&internal=&contact=&name=&shelterid=OH188&sort=&preview=1
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Program
Perry County Humane Society
Description
Foster and train abandoned dogs for family adoption
Adoption Through
Perry County Humane Society
Cost
$50 application fee
Prison Contact
Darrell Cunningham at (740) 653-4324, Ext. 2200
Partner Contact
Don Crager at (740) 385-2319
Web Address
http://search.petfinder.com/shelterSearch/shelterSearch.cgi?animal=&breed=&age=&size=&specialNeeds=&declawedPets=&children=&status=&id=&internal=&contact=&name=&shelterid=OH260&sort=&preview=1

Toledo Correctional Institution

Program
Assistance Living Dogs
Description
Foster and train dogs for the disabled
Adoption Through
N/A
Cost
N/A
Prison Contact
Linda Meeks at (419) 426-7977, Ext 7234, or Linda.Meeks@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact
Assistance Dogs of America, Inc. (ADAI), Chris Diefenthaler, Executive Director at (419) 825-3622
Web Address
http://www.adai.org/


Trumbull Correctional Institution

Program
Rose's Rescue
Description
Foster and train abandoned dogs for family adoption
Adoption Through
Rose's Rescue
Cost
$95.00
Prison Contact
Sharon Chilson (330) 898-0820 Ext. 2041
Partner Contact
Rose's Rescue
Web Address
http://www.rosesrescue.org/
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Program
Trumbull County Animal Welfare League
Description
Foster and train abandoned dogs for family adoption
Adoption Through
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/OH282.html
Cost
Prison Contact
Sharon Chilson (330) 898-0820 Ext. 2041
Partner Contact
330-399-2086
Web Address
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/OH282.html

Warren Correctional Institution

Program
4 PAWS For Ability
Description
Provides obedience training and placement of service dogs for family placement or for people with disabilities. A large majority of the 4PAWS dogs go to children with autism. The goals of 4 PAWS is to provide everyone defined with as disabled with a service dog, reduce the number of unwanted animals and increase public awareness of the laws regarding service animals and those defined as disabled.
Adoption Through
4 PAWS For Ability.
Cost
Adoption fees vary, usually around $125-175.00-includes spay/neuter, vaccinations and microchip. License fee NOT included.
Prison Contact
Doris Baker, (614) 513-932-3388, Ext. 2242, Doris.Baker@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact
4 PAWS For Ability, Karen Shirk, 937-374-0385, http://www.4pawsforability.org/ or Karen4paws@aol.com
Web Address
http://www.4pawsforability.org/ [Back to top]

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  1. I live in the Cleveland, OH area and want to know why there is no prison dogs program around here - we need one! Who do I contact to start one? I volunteer with two shelters.

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  2. Crystal BialkowskiMarch 1, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    I am with Internet Miniature Pinscher Service a 501(C)3 non for profit rescue organization in the Ohio Region. How can I learn how we could participate in these programs? Thank you.

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    1. Crystal, Sorry I am not able to help you directly. You would have to contact the prison program near you but most likely they have their own programs in place and won't be able to take your dogs. Not easy to get into a prison program since they are trying to save their own dogs. Peace to you...

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