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Mutts With Manners

Trained for your house at the BIG house:

Connecting homeless dogs with loving families


The Danville-Boyle County Humane Society (DBCHS) launched a program in 2009 known as Mutts with Manners to help homeless dogs have their day and find forever homes.

Sponsored by the DBCHS in conjunction with the Northpoint Training Center in Burgin, KY (Northpoint Trained Canines Program), the new program pairs carefully screened prison inmates with 5 shelter dogs for a 6-week period.

Ten inmates, working together with a professional trainer, prison staff and volunteers, provide the dogs with basic obedience training, socialization, behavior modification, and one-on-one companionship.

The inmates and the dogs live together in the prison dormitory and attend weekly training sessions. They follow a strict training regimen that provides the dogs with the structure they need to adapt to a traditional home. Demand for balanced, trained dogs is high as proven by other successful model prison training programs across the United States.

In the end the dogs participating in the program graduate with a wealth of valuable skills that help give them an increased chance (or a paw's up!) on finding a loving home.

 "Mutts with manners" are more confident, better behaved and are looking forward to starting a new life with a loving family. 

Adopt a mutt with manners today! 


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