|Aaron - a Westie mix dog from MO|
Puppies for Parole training program
Aaron is a male Westie mix dog who is receiving his training at the South Central Correctional Center through the Puppies for Parole program. His parole office is the Animal Shelter of Texas County (which means that is the Puppies for Parole shelter / rescue partner for Aaron.)
Aaron became homeless when authorities seized him from a neglect situation. He was confined to a wire cage and malnourished. Aaron had no socialization skills. He's had some health issues which have been treated. He's certainly a cutie.
Puppies for Parole is a program of the Missouri Department of Corrections made possible through partnerships with animal shelters and animal advocate groups statewide. Selected offenders have the opportunity to become trainers to rescue dogs in the program. Offenders work with the dogs teaching them basic obedience skills and properly socializing the animals, making them more adoptable. Once the dogs have successfully completed the program they are sent back to their original shelter to be placed up for adoption. Last year in Missouri, more than 46,000 homeless canines were euthanized. Puppies for Parole hopes to reduce that number by producing loving, obedient, adoptable dogs.