“Puppies for Parole is a unique program made possible through our 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.” – Missouri Department of Corrections
We are proud to announce that all dogs that have completed our Puppies for Parole program with the Maryville Treatment Center have been adopted after their graduation.
Below are photos from our second graduation ceremony featuring our staff with Mark and Dale. | Pictures provided by Maryville Treatment Center.