Sunday, March 6, 2011

Adopt Bella the Dog - Trained at MO Puppies for Parole Program

Bella, an Adoptable Dog from MO Puppies for Parole
Bella is a young, female, mixed breed dog available for adoption.  Currently enrolled in the Puppies for Parole training program at the Jefferson City Correctional Center, Bella's parole office is the Jefferson City Animal Shelter.

According to her trainer, Bella hates cats.  In fact, chaising cats, especially those easy to catch kittens, is why Bella found herself homeless and at the animal shelter.  Though they have not been able to work on that nasty habit specifically, her trainer assures us that will be consideration for future placement.  Sounds like Bella needs a no-cats home.

Bella is learning basic obedience and housebreaking with positive reinforcement.  She loves to run and play.  If you're looking for a young, energetic canine companion who already is housebroken and knows basic obedience commands, Bella just might be the perfect dog for you.  For more information about Bella and other dogs in the Puppies for Parole program, contact them today.

Puppies for Parole is a unique program 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 will be 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

1 comment:

  1. We love the idea of inmates training homeless dogs! A lot of people who commit crimes have turned off their emotions... it is great to have a way to make people feel positive emotions like pride, joy and love, that dogs can make you feel!


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