Pups on Parole
The Pups on Parole program started in June 2007 to help give homeless dogs a second chance at finding an adoptive family. All the dogs in the program spent time in our local animal shelter waiting for their owners to redeem them or to be adopted. Some were scheduled for euthanasia prior to being placed in our program. The selected dogs are brought current on vaccinations, spayed/neutered if necessary, microchipped and heartworm tested. They are then taken to the California Correctional Center firehouse where they are each assigned to an inmate firefighter trainer. The trainers give these dogs the extra time, love and attention they need to become wonderful family companions. Most graduates are housetrained and know basic obedience commands. As of January 2012, over 280 dogs have been adopted through the program.
Adoption fees start at $200.00 to cover expenses for this program.