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Missouri Puppies for Parole
Talk about a winning proposition. Puppies for Parole operates without the use of any taxpayer dollars. Dogs from animal shelters and animal advocacy groups are trained by prison inmates and then are available for adoption to the public. Obviously, the dogs and shelters benefit: these dogs become more adoptable. However, the inmates involved in the program benefit as well.
Considering adding a new dog to your family? Just take a look at the sweet face on Gizmo. He's a young Golden Retriever / Corgi mixed breed dog. Gizmo is receiving his training at the Western Reception Diagnostic and Correctional Center; his parole office is the St Joseph Animal Control and Rescue. According to his trainer, Gizmo is already a nice dog, but they're working on some anxiety issues due to his recent separation from his owners.