Paroled Pups

SFAHS has partnered with the South Dakota Penitentiary to create this program, to help dogs with behavioral issues get more individualized attention than they would receive at the shelter.
The most common reason for enrollment in this program is that a dog has not been taught any manners in its previous home. Sometimes a dog ends up staying at the shelter for a long period of time without getting adopted. The dogs in this training program are trained by men at the Penitentiary. Each dog is placed into a daily regiment to help correct their behavioral issues. Some of the issues are as simple as jumping on people, others have no social skills and will require individual attention given by the dog handler.

The training process uses positive reinforcement. Trainers use consistent verbal and non-verbal cues for better comprehension by the animal. Both two-legged and four-legged participants benefit. The men learn to train dogs through a routine of consistency and compassion. The dogs receive much-needed attention, training, and socialization making them more adoptable pets. Once the dog receives the training and has a good report card, the dog will show available on the website by appointment. Contact for questions.

If you are interested in a dog that is available you will need to fill out an application and return to the SFAHS Humane Officer. After your application is reviewed you will receive a call or e-mail.
Adoption Program
Adult Size
Intake Type
Dog Friendliness
Cat Friendliness
Home Ideals
Cat Playfulness
Dog Energy Level
Training Knowledge
Leash Manners
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Did you say playtime?
1 Year 5 Months
||1|Doyle||4|Did you say playtime?||7|Paroled Pups||19|Not Available||8|Dog||2|09/10/2020||6|Lab/Terrier mix||22|01/10/2020||20|Male||20|Neutered||32|Large||33|43 lbs.||327|Stray ||23|Unknown||39|Easily Excitable||39|Exuberant||39|Goofy||39|Playful||26|15+||31|Neighborly||28|Unknown||30|Unknown||396|No Apartment/Shared Wall Living||122|Marathoner Energy||123|Eager to Learn||125|Still Learning||155|Low Maintenance||129|Good for Experienced Owner||130|Tennis Balls||34|$95||5|Hello, I’m Doyle! I am a hyper and happy boy who is looking for someone to take me on walks and play with me all the time. I’m goofy and love to be the center of attention. I have a lot of puppy left in me so need someone who can dedicate the time to help train me to become a great dog. I have a tendency to try to follow you out the door, so make sure you watch me as I may take myself on an adventure. I don’t know how I feel about other pets. If you have a dog you must bring them to the shelter for the staff to introduce us before adoption. I have food guarding issues, so I will need to be fed in a different room than any other dogs. You will receive more information on how to help me with this issue before adoption. Will you give this goofy, high energy boy the forever home I am dreaming of?||35|1-10877-35.jpg||9|1-10877-9.jpg||10|1-10877-10.jpg||11|1-10877-11.jpg||
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Life with me is like a holiday
1 Year 6 Months
||1|Roman||4|Life with me is like a holiday||7|Paroled Pups||19|Not Available||8|Dog||2|02/01/2021||6|Lab/Terrier mix||22|11/17/2019||20|Male||20|Neutered||32|Medium||327|Transfer From Other Shelter||23|Unknown||39|Confident||39|Easily Excitable||39|Playful||39|Rambunctious||26|15+||31|Extrovert||28|Only Large Dogs||30|No Cats||396|No Apartment/Shared Wall Living||122|High Energy||123|New to Training||125|Occasional Pulling||155|Low Maintenance||129|Good for Experienced Owner||130|Tennis Balls||34|$95||5|Hi, I'm Roman! I came to the shelter from another rescue group without a lot of information. I'm a very happy and energetic boy. I love to play with toys, but am not great at sharing. I prefer a game of 'keep away' to a game of fetch. I should do well with supervised children ages 15 years or older. I tend to play with my mouth and can be rough about it. The more excited I get the rougher I get and it does not take a lot to get me excited. I have been around cats before and did not get along with them. I have been around dogs and did well. I do better with dogs the same size as myself than I do with dogs who are smaller than me. I'm looking for a home with someone who enjoys a few adventures. I'm not a snuggler but still want to be with my people. I love to go for walks and am not easily startled so would be great for someone who enjoys experiencing new places. Will you be my forever home?||18|||35|1-12394-35.jpg||9|1-12394-9.jpg||10|1-12394-10.jpg||11|1-12394-11.jpg||12|1-12394-12.jpg||