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Dog Adoption

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS THE PRISON IS CLOSED TO VISITORS AND VOLUNTEERS FOR THE PROTECTION OF OUR INMATES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  ALL ADOPTIONS ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME.
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All Paws in Prison dogs are placed with 2 inmates to love and train them, getting them ready for adoption into forever homes! These dogs benefit from the training and attention they receive from the inmates after being in a shelter or on the streets. The inmates not only learn to train the dogs, but they learn life skills that help them when they are released from prison.  They know they are preparing their dog for a better life because of their love and attention, but what they may not realize, is that the dogs are training them too!​​

After about 8 weeks of training, the dogs are ready for adoption!  

1.  The first step is to read our Adoption Guidelines to make certain you are in a position to adopt a dog.

2.  Next, look at the current DOGS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION and see if one of them steals your heart!  Please note that we do not take in dogs from the general public, only dogs from rural kill shelters.

3.  Lastly, fill out the online Adoption Application Form.  An Adoption Coordinator will contact you to advise you on next steps.


I am so happy you are looking at adopting one of our wonderful dogs!  The girls at Lockhart work very hard to get these dogs to trust again and learn how to be good family pets.  If you think you may have found your perfect mate, I ask that you take the time to fill out the application in its entirety.  Be sure to let us know why you've chosen a specific dog from our program.  The more we know, the faster we can get to work finding you the best match possible.  The girls in 1Charlie (i.e. the "doggie dorm") thank you, the dogs of PAWS thank you, and I thank you so very much!"
     ~ Catherine Laria, Executive Director, PAWS in Prison- Lockhart  





See how it all happens in this 4 minute 16 second video!

Click here to see our Dogs Available for Adoption

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Questions?  Send an email to:  [email protected] or call (833)341-3523
STAY TUNED!ORE DOGS COMING SOON