Dog Program

Phone:

614-752-1736

Many institutions participate in Inmate Community Service Dog Programs, including training and caring for puppies and dogs for programs that assist persons who are physically and/or visually impaired.

Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution

Program Clark County Humane Society (Pets Educated to Survive)
Description Trains and socializes abandoned or surrendered animals. Dogs receive basic obedience training which makes them more adoptable.
Adoption Through Clark County Humane Society
Cost $150
Partner Contact Krissi Hawke Rapp at (937) 399-2917
Web Address www.petfinder.com
Prison Contact James Stansbery (419) 224-8000 orJames.Stansbery@odrc.state.oh.us

 

 

 

Belmont Correctional Institution

Program Dogs 4 Warriors
Description Rescues neglected, abused, and abandoned dogs and provides obedience and service  training to the dogs for disabled veterans
Adoption Through Available to veterans only through Dogs 4 Warriors
Cost Free to disabled veterans
Partner Contact Shelia Slezak (740) 269-0579
Web Address Shelia@Dogs4Warriors.org
Prison Contact Michelle Bohandy at 740-695-5169, Ext. 46771 or Michelle.Bohandy@odrc.state.oh.usichelle.Bohandy@odrc.state.oh.us
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Program Save a Puppy
Description Rescues neglected, abused, and abandoned dogs and provides obedience training.
Adoption Through Belmont County Animal Rescue League
Cost $125.00
Partner Contact Belmont County Animal Rescue League (740) 695-4708
Web Address www.petfinder.com
Prison Contact

Mike Kolvek (740) 695-5169 Ext: 46835 Michael.Kolvek@odrc.state.oh.us (BeCC) or Patty Troyan (740) 695-5169 Ext: 46754 Patricia.Troyan@odrc.state.oh.us (BeCI)  

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Program German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue
Description Obedience training
Adoption Through German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue
Cost  
Partner Contact Adriana Sokach 614-855-3617
Prison Contact Shane Kildow, 740-695-5169, Ext: 46753 Shane.Kildow@odrc.state.oh.us  

 

 

 

Chillicothe Correctional Institution

Program  Dash Rescue
Description Trains rescued animal shelter dogs in basic obedience.
Adoption Through Will be facilitated through DASH
Cost Depending on age and breed mix
Partner Contact  
Web Address  
Prison Contact Stacey Cartee; Stacey.Cartee@odrc.state.oh.us

 

 

 

Franklin Medical Center

 
Program Pilot Dogs, Inc.
Description Puppies are trained to assist the hearing and/or visually impaired.
Adoption Through Pilot Dogs, Inc.
Cost  
Partner Contact Tony Grant (614) 221-6367
Prison Contact Leah Bobb-itt (614) 445-8600, ext. 2245
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Program Purebred Rescue Organization of Ohio, Inc.
Description Puppies are trained basic obedience, socialization training and evaluation of behaviors and potential problems prior to placement into new adoptive homes
Adoption Through Please contact Purebred Rescue, 7356 State Route 38 NE, Bloomingburg, Ohio 43106
Cost  
Partner Contact Lori Blackburn (937) 423-4738
Prison Contact Ann Hawke (614) 445-8600, ext. 2256 or Ann.Hawke@odrc.state.oh.us

 

 

 

 

 

Corrections Reception Center

Program ADOPT Pet Rescue
Description Obedience and socialization skills for rescued dogs
Adoption Through ADOPT Pet Rescue
Cost $200
Partner Contact http://adoptpetrescue.org/
Web Address http://adoptpetrescue.org/
Prison Contact Amy Richardson at (614) 877-2441 or Amy.Richardson@odrc.state.oh.us
   

 

 

 

Dayton Correctional Institution

Program Circle Tail, Inc.
Description Trains service/hearing dogs and pet dogs for adoption
Adoption Through Circle Tail, Inc.
Cost $175 and up, depending on breed and level of training of the dog
Partner Contact Marlys Staley (513) 877-3325
Web Address  
Prison Contact Julia Weems (937) 263-0060, ext. 5103 or Julia.Weems@odrc.state.oh.us
   

 

 

 

Grafton Correctional Institution

Program Love-A-Pup
Description Trains dog with positive reinforcement techniques for family adoptions
Adoption Through Berea ARF (animal rescue friends)
Cost Adoption fees 160$ for adults and starting at 80$ for puppies includes worming, spay, shots, and vet check
Partner Contact Amy Fischer 440-725-6650 amyfischer1@aol.com
   
Prison Contact Sgt Simmons 440-535-1399 

 

 

 

 

Lake Erie Correctional Institution

Program Pound Puppy
Description Trains dogs in obedience training for family adoptions
Adoption Through Animal Protection League (APL).
Cost Adoption fee $125
Prison Contact Jennifer Maki at (440) 599-5000 or Jennifer.Maki@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact Ashtabula County Animal Protective League, Tammy at (440) 224-1222
Web Address www.petfinder.com

 

 

 

Lebanon Correctional Institution

Program 4 PAWS For Ability
Description Provides obedience training and placement of service dogs for family placement or for people with disabilities. A large majority of the 4PAWS dogs go to children with autism. The goals of 4 PAWS is to provide everyone defined as disabled with a service dog, reduce the number of unwanted animals and increase public awareness of the laws regarding service animals and those defined as disabled.
Adoption Through 4 PAWS For Ability.
Cost Adoption fees vary, usually around $200 - $500 for dogs that do not make the program. Cost includes spay/neuter, vaccinations and microchip. License fee NOT included. For more information regarding service dogs, please visit 4PAWS website.
Prison Contact Janice Vurginac (513) 932-1211, Ext. 3316; Deborah Snider (513) 932-1211 Ext. 3911
Partner Contact 4 PAWS For Ability, Karen Shirk, 937-374-0385, www.4pawsforability.org or Karen4paws@aol.com
Web Address www.4pawsforability.org

 

 

 

London Correctional Institution

Program PureBred Rescue (P.R.O.)
Description Trains dogs in obedience training for family adoptions.
Adoption Through Purebred Rescue Organization
Cost $50.00 and up depending on service.
Prison Contact Sharon Carter at (740) 852-2454, extension 26316
Partner Contact Joyce Kahl at (866) 841-9137, extension 1233 or purebredrescue@onebox.com
Web Address www.purebredrescueorganization.com
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Program 4-Paws for Ability
Description

Trains dogs to be service dogs for military vets, children with special needs, and adults with disabilities.

Adoption Through Erin Bittner at (937) 672-8849 or erinbittner08@gmail.com
Cost $95.00 and up depending on training.
Prison Contact

Sheri Silvers at (740) 852-2454, ext. 26368 or Teresa Campbell at (740) 852-2454, ext. 26384

Partner Contact Erin Bittner at 207 Dayton Ave., Xenia, OH 45385 or (937) 374-0385
Web Address https://4pawsforability.org

 

 

 

Lorain Correctional Institution

Program Berea Animal Rescue
Description Fosters rescued dogs of all breeds for family adoption. Provides socialization and basic obedience training.
Adoption Through Berea Animal Rescue
Cost Puppies (less than 7 months) $200; Adults (7 months to 6 years) $100; Seniors (7 years or older) $85; Small dogs (less than 7 years and less than 25 lbs) $200
Prison Contact Tracy Rachel (440) 748-1049, ext. 458
Partner Contact Berea Animal Rescue (440) 234-2034; dogcommittee@bereaanimalrescue.com
Web Address bereaanimalrescue.com

 

 

 

Madison Correctional Institution

Program Fresh Start Canine/Feline Program
Description Foster abandoned dogs and cats for family adoption. Provide medical care to special needs cases. Provide training of basic commands for dogs.
Adoption Through Madison County Humane Society
Cost $105 dog adoption fee, $14 license fee. $60 cat adoption fee. Fees include spay or neuter, one-year rabies, and current shots and microchip.
Prison Contact(s) Lori Campbell at (740) 852-9777, Ext. 2430, or Lynda Junk at (740) 852-9777, Ext. 2337
Partner Contact Fresh Start, Madison County Humane Society
Web Address http://www.hsmcohio.com/

 

 

 

Mansfield Correctional Institution

Program (1) Tender Loving Dog Care (TLDC)
Description Foster and train abandoned dogs for family adoption
Adoption Through Ashland County Humane Society
Cost $175
Prison Contact Amanda Selvage at 419-526-2000, ext. 806-4100, or Amanda.Selvage@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact Ashland County Humane Society, Estill Tibbs at (419) 651-1689
Web Address www.petfinder.com
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Program Tender Loving Dog Care (TLCD)
Description Foster and train abandoned dogs for family adoption
Adoption Through Richland County Humane Society
Cost $175
Prison Contact Amanda Selvage at 419-526-2000, ext. 806-4100, or Amanda.Selvage@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact Richland County Humane Society, Missy Houghton at (419) 774-4795
Web Address www.petfinder.comwww.adoptourstrays.com
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Program Tender Loving Dog Care (TLCD)
Description Foster and train abandoned dogs for family adoption
Adoption Through Richland County Dog Warden's Office
Cost $150
Prison Contact Amanda Selvage at 419-526-2000, ext. 806-4100, or Amanda.Selvage@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact Richland County Dog Warden's Office, Laurie Miller at (419) 774-5892
Web Address www.petfinder.com

 

 

 

Marion Correctional Institution

Program Animal Shelter Society
Description Foster and train abandoned dogs for family adoption
Adoption Through Humane Society and Zanesville Animal Shelter via Marion Correctional Institution
Cost $175
Prison Contact Kathy Hamilton at (740) 382-5781, ext. 2210; kathy.hamilton@odrc.state.oh.us; or Cory Blankenship at (740) 382-5781, ext. 2232; cory.blankenship@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact Through institution
Web Address www.petfinder.com

 

 

 

Noble Correctional Institution

Program Canine Care Program
Description Trains dogs from local animal shelters to better their chances of adoption
Adoption Through Guernsey County Animal Shelter and Muskingum County Animal Society
Cost Fee varies depending upon county.  All adoption applications go through the respective county.
Prison Contact Konny Pickenpaugh – 740-732-5188 ext 5-1347
Partner Contact Guernsey County – Karla Kerns 740-432-2219; Muskingum County – Russell Denny 740-452-1077
Web Address  

 

 

 

North Central Correctional Complex

Program Canine Collective
Description Train surrender dogs to enable Canine Collective to find forever homes
Adoption Through Canine Collective
Cost Varies, refer to Canine Collective
Prison Contact Amy.Lawhun@mtctrains.com
Partner Contact Jean Lally 614-530-5092
Web Address

www.caninecollective.org

 

Program Greyhound Rehabilitation
Description Rehab greyhounds for adoption
Adoption Through Team Greyhound
Cost Varies, refer to Team Greyhound
Prison Contact Darick.Starcher@mtctrains.com
Partner Contact Courtney Kindler  614-804-3761
Web Address www.teamgreyhound.com

 

Program Marion Area Humane Society
Description Dog Training
Adoption Through Marion Area Humane Society
Cost Refer to MAHS
Prison Contact Jonathan.Howard@mtctrains.com
Partner Contact  740-389-6548
Web Address  www.mahspets.org

 

 

 

Northeast Reintegration Center

Program Under the Wing
Description Fostering care for dogs and cats. Provide monthly dog training, skills, and seminars to offenders to facilitate pet obedience.
Adoption Through Under the Wing
Cost None
Prison Contact Dessie Cheers at (216) 771-6460, Ext. 2201; dessie.cheers@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact Emily Erbs at (216) 406-1220; or (216) 881-6007
Web Address www.underthewing.org

 

 

 

Oakwood Correctional Facility

Program Oakwood Dog Harbor Program
Description Trains rescued dogs from area shelters in obedience training
Adoption Through Area Humane Societies
Cost Adoption fee ranges from $55-$100
Prison Contact Dirk D. Esmonde at (419) 225-8052, Ext. 3005, or Karen.esmonde@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact Allen County Dog Warden, Angels For Animals, Shelby County Humane Society, Hand Me Down Dobes, Lots of Love Rescue, Auglaize County Humane Society
Web Address www.petfinder.com

 

 

 

Ohio Reformatory for Women

Program (1) Circle Tails
Description Trains service/hearing dogs and pet dogs for adoption
Adoption Through Circle Tail, Inc.
Cost Adoption fee $95.00 and up, depending on the level of training.
Prison Contact Jeff Coleson at 937-642-1065, ext 35201Jeffrey.Coleson@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact Circle Tail, Inc. Marlys Staley, 513-877-3325, e-mail Marlys@circletail.org
Web Address www.circletail.org
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Program Second Chance Dogs
Description Trains retired greyhounds for family adoption
Adoption Through Team Greyhound Adoptions of Ohio, Inc.
Cost $100 non-refundable deposit included in $200 adoption fee
Prison Contact John Holland at 937-642-1065, ext. 35282
Partner Contact Pam Voss at 877-842-6446 (Team Greyhound Adoptions of Ohio) or nettienvanilla@yahoo.com
Web Address www.teamgreyhound.com
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Program Union County Humane Society
Description Foster and train senior dogs up for adoption and foster cats up for adoption
Adoption Through Union County Humane Society
Cost Senior dogs $70; adult dogs $110; puppies $150; cats and kittens $70
Prison Contact Jeff Coleson
Partner Contact James Froehlich, 937-642-6716; james@uchspets.org
Web Address www.uchspets.org

 

 

 

Pickaway Correctional Institution

Program Team Greyhound of Ohio Inc.
Description Trains dogs in obedience for family adoption
Adoption Through Team Greyhound of Ohio Inc.
Cost $200; $100 non-refundable
Prison Contact Sherri Tillett at (614) 877-4362, Ext. 2515 or Sherri.Tillett@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact Wendy Simon or Tracy Poplinski at (877) TGA-OHIO or president@teamgreyhound.com
Web Address www.teamgreyhound.com
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Program Pilot Dog, Inc.
Description Puppies are trained to assist the hearing and/or visually impaired. They learn socialization and basic commands
Adoption Through Pilot Dog, Inc.
Cost $75
Prison Contact Amy Richardson at (614) 877-4362 Ext. 2401 or Amy.Richardson@odrc.state.oh.us
Partner Contact Laura Schott at (614) 449-2136, Pilot Dog, Inc., 550 Stimmel Road, Columbus, OH 43223
Web Address www.petfinder.com

 

 

 

Richland Correctional Institution

Program Pound Puppy Program
Description Trains dogs for family placement
Adoption Through Ashland County Dog Warden (419) 289-1455
Cost $100
Prison Contact

Adrienne Husty (419) 526-2100, or Adrienne.Husty@odrc.state.oh.us;  

Randy Hayes  Randy.Hayes@odrc.state.oh.us

Partner Contact Ashland County Dog Warden, Tom Kohst at 419-289-1455
Web Address www.petfinder.com

 

 

 

Ross Correctional Institution

Program Dash Rescue
Description Trains service/hearing dogs and pet dogs for adoption
Adoption Through Will be facilitated through DASH
Cost Varies
Prison Contact  Derek.diehl@odrc.state.oh.us
   
 

 

Southeastern Correctional Complex

All dogs located at the Southeastern Correctional Complex are featured on the web site: www.adoptapet.com.  Click "find a shelter" on the right side and use zip code "43130" and shelter name "Southeastern" to identify one of our dogs.

Program Perry County Humane Society
Description Foster and train abandoned dogs for family adoption
Adoption Through Perry County Humane Society
Cost $150
Prison Contact Lora Stotts (740) 653-4324, ext. 2406 (Lora.Stotts@odrc.state.oh.us); Mag Wright (740) 653-4324, ext. 2229 (Mag.Wright@odrc.state.oh.us)
Partner Contact Jack Price at (740) 347-4233
Web Address www.perrychs.com
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Program Saving Pets One at a Time (S.P.O.T. - Humane Society of Morgan County)
Description Foster and train abandoned dogs for family adoption
Adoption Through S.P.O.T.
Cost $125
Prison Contact Lora Stotts (740) 653-4324, ext. 2406 (Lora.Stotts@odrc.state.oh.us); Mag Wright (740) 653-4324, ext. 2229 (Mag.Wright@odrc.state.oh.us)
Partner Contact Susan Moody 740-554-7466; Kellie Caldwell 740-962-9164
Web Address www.morganspot.org
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Program Second Chance Companions (Bremen, OH)
Description Foster and train abandoned dogs for family adoption
Adoption Through Second Chance Companions
Cost $150
Prison Contact Lora Stotts (740) 653-4324, ext. 2406 (Lora.Stotts@odrc.state.oh.us); Mag Wright (740) 653-4324, ext. 2229 (Mag.Wright@odrc.state.oh.us)
Partner Contact Jackie Hardman, RVT
Web Address www.2ndchancecompanions.com
   

 

 

 

 

 

Trumbull Correctional Institution

Program Animal Welfare League (AWL) of Trumbull County
Description Foster and train abandoned dogs for family adoption
Adoption Through adoptions@awltrumbull.com
Cost $200 includes spay/neuter, vaccines microchip & registration
Prison Contact (330) 898-0820 Robert Dezee Ext. 8644 & Kevin Foy Ext. 86568
Partner Contact Trumbull County Animal Welfare League (AWL) 330-539-5300
Web Address

http://www.awlrescueme.com/adopt.html (Application)

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