Prison Program

This is a new program we do with the cooperation of 4 agencys: Trumbull Corrections Institute in Leavittsburg, Ohio; Animal Welfare League, Lordstown, OH; Elite K9 training in Mecca OH; Animal Pawtectors, Cortland, OH.  Many Veterinarians in the area donate vet services to get our dogs ready for the program.

Elite K9 Training helps us pick 6 dogs that would benefit from the program.  Through the Animal Welfare League we do a heartworm check.  Animal Pawtectors helps to get foster homes for the dogs before they go into the prison.  We schedule Veterinarian appointments for the dogs to get Rabies shots, ears checked and spayed or neutered.  The foster family takes them to their Doctor appointment and then brings the dog back here at 9:00 on the day of transport to the Prison.  The officials at the prison have chosen 6 inmates who will have the dog for 9 weeks.  Elite K9 training comes to the prison once a week to work with the inmates and dogs.  Basic commands, potty training and socialization are the key areas of instruction. Once the dogs are finished with training they are transported to Animal Welfare League where they are micro chipped and ready to go home.  The adoption is handled through AWL.

The dogs have been vaccinated and had vet care, trained for 9 weeks – all for only $200.00 adoption fee.  These dogs can be pre-adopted while still in the program through the AWL.  Information for available dogs is on this website on the Available Prison program page.

Animal Welfare League – 330-394-4122
Elite K9 Training – 330-883-6904 –
Animal Pawtectors – go to Paypal – – Call them if you wish to donate $.  They help pay for veterinary bills and miscellaneous expenses that arise.  They also sponsor Pit Bulls and Senior Dogs adopted from our facility. 

We Need:
Chicken and Rice Dog Food
Pupparoni dog treats
Tennis Balls
Poop Bags
Martingal Collars
Veterinarians who have donated services to our dogs:
Dr. Singh  330-652-0400
Dr. Holly Ray 330-974-0271
Dr. Owen 330-856-1155
Dr. Williams 330-847-7205
Dr. Wilcox 330-545-2255
Dr. Sparks 330-898-1856
Dr. Tangeman 330-505-9922
Dr. Hogue 330-876-4355
Angels for Animals 330-549-1111
Dr. Costello 330-856-1862

Click here for a listing of dogs in Prison Program.