Paws in Prison 


What makes the Paws in Prison Program so special?

​Rescued dogs being trained by female inmates at the Prison in Lockhart, Texas.

Many of these dogs were the lost, the unwanted and the sick. Each one at risk. 
Each one saved.

  Dogs ready for adoption today...  

All dogs are spayed/neutered, heartworm negative, and on monthly preventative for heart-worms, micro chipped, up to date on all shots, potty and crate trained, and have attended and passed basic obedience training.

Each dog is trained in basic obedience by a team of inmates. All inmates are taught to train their dogs using positive and compassionate methods. This journey - for inmates and rescue dogs - is the center of the program. 

The Paws in Prison Program spends an average of $300 on medical care for every dog that comes into the program, prior to obedience training. In addition to that there are other program costs that are provided by volunteers and donations from numerous partners throughout the community.

The biggest returns on investment are the positive and enduring impacts that this program has on the lives of inmates, both during their time in the Lockhart prison and after they leave and pick up their lives. Many of these lives have been profoundly changed.  Please read some of the testimonials of former inmates, as well as from families who have adopted now healthy and well trained rescue dogs.

If you are interested to adopt a PIP dog, please note that a pre-adoption application is required (see the on-line form).

Adoption Fees are:
      $175.00 plus 
      $20.00 - 30.00 microchip registration fee (depending on microchip company fees)
For more information: 
  call    (830) 305 2629
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