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Guiding Principles​​
Mission statement: Paws in Prison educates female inmates for greater responsibility and empathy through the rescue and training of shelter dogs to be adopted by the public.
Why ​we do what we do
  • We believe in second chances, and that compassion can change the course of a life.
  • We believe that by helping to heal another, an individual allows their own healing to begin.
  • We believe that when you help someone else you make your own life better.
  • We believe that with unconditional love, anything is possible.
How we do it
  • We use positive reinforcement and gentle instruction throughout our animal training programs.
  • We provide guided training and extensive hands-on experience, at a pace that is adapted to meet the needs of each individual.
  • We give responsibility and then ensure that it is used well.
What is it that we do?
  • We provide a unique training program: rescued shelter dogs are used to rehabilitate prison inmates and prison inmates are used to rehabilitate rescued shelter dogs.
  • We offer inmates the opportunity to learn the life skills of patience, responsibility, accountability, and compassion that they can take with them outside the prison walls as better wives, mothers, and employees.
Existing Projects and Future Plans​​​

W​e have a great Paws in Prison program at the female prison in Lockhart, Texas, however, we can make it even better.  With proper funding, we can grow the program to its maximum capacity, bringing in more rescue dogs and more trainers to train the inmates.  

In addition, we have plans to start a scholarship program to send parolees to school to become certified as vet technicians, vet assistants, dog groomers and dog trainers after their release from prison.  

Our goal is not just to continue this incredible program, but to grow it to its maximum capacity, saving more than dogs!