PLEASE NOTE! Because we do home visits prior to adoption and sometimes assist adopted dogs with their transition, we limit all adoptions to within a 125-mile radius of the Lockhart correctional facility. Please make certain to read our Adoption Guidelines before filling out this application.
Completing this application is a step in the process of acquiring a dog from Paws in Prison, but it does not guarantee you will get a dog without further review. If you are accepted as an adoptee, you will be required to sign an adoption contract. One application is for one or more dogs. Please be specific about which dog(s) you are interested in.
The PIP adoption fee is $325 which includes shots, current month heartworm preventative, spay/neuter, basic obedience training, microchip fee and sales tax. A $125 deposit holds a dog for you until it is ready for adoption.
A home inspection will be required to make certain your home is appropriate for dog adoption and to answer any questions you may have. If you have other dogs (s) in the home, you will be required to bring them to the prison for a "meet and greet." Please be aware we don't always know if the dog will accept children or other pets. If you rent your home, you will be required to supply a rental agreement proving that pets are allowed. If you have a trip planned or have events that would conflict with the dog adjustment period, please take that into consideration before filling out your application. It can take as long as 3 months for a new dog to adjust to your home.
FEEDBACK FOR INMATES.
Although not required, the inmates who lovingly trained your dog always like to know how they are doing in their forever home. A feedback letter thanking them and letting them know how your dog is doing in his/her new home would be greatly appreciated, with photos if possible.
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