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.

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.
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I'm a Paroled Pup trainee
2 Years
||1|Nala||4|I'm a Paroled Pup trainee||7|Paroled Pups||19|Not Available||8|Dog||2|12/07/2018||6|Large Mixed Breed||22|11/09/2017||20|Female|Spayed||35|1-1211-35.jpg||9|1-1211-9.jpg||10|1-1211-10.jpg||
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I'm very energetic!
1 Year 7 Months
||1|Chase||4|I'm very energetic!||7|Paroled Pups||19|Not Available||8|Dog||2|04/20/2019||6|Large Mixed Breed||22|04/20/2018||20|Male|Neutered||23|Unknown||39|Goofy|High Energy|Outgoing||26|7+||31|Outgoing||28|Unknown||30|Unknown||124|Party Animal||122|Daily Exercise||123|Needs Work||125|Pulls Sometimes||130|Tennis Balls||129|Good for Experienced Owner||38|Yes||32|Medium||33|45 lbs.||34|$95||18|||35|1-1413-35.jpg||9|1-1413-9.jpg||
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I'm looking for my forever family!
1 Year 6 Months
||1|Lobo||4|I'm looking for my forever family!||7|Paroled Pups||19|Not Available||8|Dog||2|06/13/2019||6|Labrador Retriever mix||22|06/04/2018||20|Male|Neutered||23|Housetrained||39|Independent|Playful|Laid Back||26|13+||31|Bashful||28|No Dogs||30|Unknown||124|Moderate||36|Required||122|Marathoner Exercise||123|Basic Skills Known||125|Needs Work|Gentle Leader Suggested||155|Average Maintenance||130|Tennis Balls and Squeak Toys||129|Good for Experienced Owner||38|Yes||32|Large||34|$95||5|I have to go to a home with older kids because I don’t always take my treats gently, can be jumpy and I don’t always want to share my toys. I have been around dogs in the past and didn’t get along with them so it’s best that I go to a home with no dogs. I can be barrier reactive and sometimes run at people or other animals walking by the house so it’s required that I go to a home with a 6-foot fence. I am very strong and do pull a lot so my future adopters should look into getting me a gentle leader. I love to go on walks thought and will walk for hours. In my previous home, I would go on at least 2 walks a day. I also know a few commands such as sit and may know quite a few more. I need two tennis balls if you want to play fetch with me because I don’t always like to give the ball back.||18|||35|1-1984-35.jpg||9|1-1984-9.jpg||
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Will you love me forever?
1 Year 2 Months
||1|Audi||4|Will you love me forever?||7|Paroled Pups||19|Not Available||8|Dog||2|10/02/2019||6|Labrador Retriever mix||22|09/13/2018||20|Female|Spayed||23|Not Housetrained||39|High Energy|Social||26|13+||31|Bashful||28|Unknown||30|Unknown||124|Now and Then||122|Daily Exercise||123|New to Training||125|New to Leashes||155|Average Maintenance||129|Good for First-Time Owner||38|Yes||32|Large||33|53 lbs.||34|$95||5|I came to the shelter from another rescue group. I am very high energy and fun-loving. Though, I don't seem to know what to do with toys. I'm sure if you take the time to teach me fetch it would become my favorite game. I am very energetic and need lots of exercise every day. I also don't seem to know too many cues and could use some help learning basic manners. I can be easily spooked and intimidated, so please be sure to use positive training techniques to help me overcome my fear. I should do great with children ages 13 years and older because I sometimes like to play very rough. I'm ready to be a great dog for an active family that will spend lots of time with me. Are you that family?||18|||35|1-3977-35.jpg||9|1-3977-9.jpg||10|1-3977-10.jpg||