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 

 

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
Partner Contact Sheila Slezak (740) 269-0579
Web Address Sheila@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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Chillicothe Correctional Institution

Program  Dash Rescue
Description Trains rescued animal shelter dogs in basic obedience.
Adoption Through Will be facilitated through DASH
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.
Partner Contact Tony Grant (614) 221-6367
Prison Contact Leah Bobb-itt (614) 445-8600, ext. 2245
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Corrections Reception Center

Program ADOPT Pet Rescue
Description Obedience and socialization skills for rescued dogs
Adoption Through ADOPT Pet Rescue
Partner Contact adopt@adoptpetrescue.org
Web Address adopt@adoptpetrescue.org
Prison Contact randa.levesque@odrc.state.oh.us
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.
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 Luv-A-Pup (L.A.P)
Description Trains dog with various techniques for family adoptions, fosters rescues for abused dogs
Adoption Through  Friendship A.P.L. - 8303 Murray Ridge Road - Elyria, Ohio 44035
Partner Contact

Denise Willis / Don Hitchens (440) 320-8709

gregory@friendshipapl.org

Prison Contact 

Sgt Roberts (440) 535-1133

Ivan.roberts@odrc.state.oh.us

 

Program W.A.G.S. 4 Kids
Description Trains dog for children with disabilities and autism
Adoption Through Wendy Crann / W.A.G.S. for Kids - 112 E Center St, Berea, OH 44017
Partner Contact

Wendy Crann or Sera Nelson (216) 586-5853

wendy@wags4kids.com

Prison Contact

Sgt Roberts (440) 535-1133

Ivan.roberts@odrc.state.oh.us

 

 

 

 

Lake Erie Correctional Institution

Program Pound Puppy
Description Trains dogs in obedience training for family adoptions
Adoption Through Animal Protection League (APL).
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.
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 PUPP (Pets Uniting People Program)
   
Adoption Through Purebred Rescue Organization of Ohio
Prison Contact  Lori Peterman, lori.peterman@odrc.state.oh.us, 740-490-6316
Partner Contact Ashley Morris, ashley@prodogsohio.org, 323-PRO-DOGS
Web Address www.prodogsohio.org
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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North Central Correctional Complex

Program Canine Collective
Description Train surrender dogs to enable Canine Collective to find forever homes
Adoption Through 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
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
Prison Contact Jonathan.Howard@mtctrains.com
Partner Contact  740-389-6548
Web Address  www.mahspets.org

 

 

 

Ohio Reformatory for Women

Program (1) Circle Tails
Description Trains service/hearing dogs and pet dogs for adoption
Adoption Through Circle Tail, Inc.
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 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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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)

https://www.adoptapet.com search location Vienna, OH (Look for “Prison CCP”)