It's a Jailbreak for First Class of Dogs Trained by Dallas Inmates, But 3 Still Await Adoption

The Dallas County Jail just released 10 four-legged inmates this week.They’re the first group of dogs to make it through the Home for Hounds program at the jail. Approved by county commissioners last August, the program pairs Grand Prairie animal shelter dogs with inmates who train them for five weeks.Seven out of the 10 dogs have been adopted, Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez announced Wednesday. Three dogs — T-Bone, Skippy and Kia — still need a home.“It does us no good to change two lives — the human life and the animal life — if we can’t produce the effects” and get every dog adopted, Valdez said.Kia and Skippy showed off in the dog run behind the jail Wednesday. They played in a plastic kiddie pool, chased balls and showed dog liaison officers their best sit-and-stay techniques.  Continue reading...

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