October 31, 2014

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Critter Chronicles: Bud-Prison Graduate

Bud-friendship

Bud just returned from 12 weeks of training at the Grafton Correctional Institution. He is now a proud Prison Graduate. This is an explanation of the Prison Training Program the dogs go through. Each dog in the program receives approximately six hours of training each day that consists of basic command drills such as sit, stay, recall, socialization with other dogs, exercise walking the compound and play time with primary and secondary trainers that work in shifts over a 24-hour period. The trainers are selected using a strict criteria sheet based on their conduct and court record. They follow the Good Canine Citizenship Course. Each dog has to pass a series of training tests in order to graduate from the program. The average time a dog spends in the training program is twelve weeks.  Bud was relinquished to another shelter because his family thought he was too active for them. Friendship brought him to the shelter hoping to find him a new home. Bud’s a good boy that would love a fenced in yard to play in. You will enjoy having a Bud around. He’s a very sweet and affectionate fellow.

If you have kids and/or another dog in your family and are interested in adopting a Friendship dog please bring them with you for a meet and greet. No appointment is necessary. Stop by anytime during regular business hours.

BREED/DESCRIPTION: Treeing Walker Coonhound
SEX: Male
NEUTERED/SPAYED: Yes, neutered; shots current
AGE: 1.5 years old
SIZE/WEIGHT: 55 pounds
ADOPTION FEE: $75
ORGANIZATION: Friendship APL of Lorain County, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH 44035
CONTACT: adoptions@friendshipapl.org or (440) 322-4321
WEBSITE: www.friendshipapl.org

For more pets seeking homes, check out the Critter Chronicles column every Sunday in The Chronicle-Telegram. If you work or volunteer for a nonprofit pet adoption agency and would like to see your pets included in Critter Chronicles, please email skline@chroniclet.com.