Meet the current dogs being trained at the Dallas County Jail!
All of the dogs:
- Go through a 5-week training session and live with their trainers, handlers and caretakers in a dormitory style work camp
- Have had temperament tests and typically get along well with other dogs and people
- Are immediately available for adoption, but we ask that you wait to take them home until after their graduation
- Crate trained, house trained, and learn basic obedience
- Work on their leash skills in the program, but may need additional help after graduation
- Are up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed/neutered and heartworm negative
If you find a dog that you would like to adopt, please fill out our online adoption application. It only takes a few minutes, and you don't pay anything until you have met the dog and are ready to take him or her home.
Additional paperwork will need to be completed at the shelter.
This big lug has beautiful golden eyes and a wiggly butt that will always put a smile on your face. You would never guess that this Mastiff mix is around 6yrs old because his puppy-like enthusiasm extends to EVERYTHING (including people, toys, and, above all, treats!). Avalanche also loves long walks, rough-housing with his four-legged friends, and learning commands with his new trainer. Every day this pup is learning more and more so that he can be the perfect gentleman for his new family!
This sweet girl has beautiful caramel markings and a funny personality that is sure to catch your eye. Zoey is a 1yr mix breed that adores both her two- and four-legged companions. Although shy at first, Zoey does well with people of all sizes (even kiddos!) and was particularly attached to the men in her previous household. She loves playing outside with her doggie pals and will happily bunny hop and “talk” to them to make sure they are playing by the rules. Throw a sprinkler in the mix and she is in heaven! All this girl really needs is a family to call her own…and maybe a peanut butter cookie or two.
Meet the graduate hounds of the Home for Hounds program! These hounds have completed basic training with the inmates of Dallas County Jail. They have learned commands such as "sit" and "shake", and are also kennel trained. The dogs are healthy and ready to be adopted!
This guy is a stunning 2yr old Australian Cattle Dog mix with a gorgeous coat and outgoing personality. His absolute favorite pastime is playing fetch with his people. If you have some type of toy in hand, Zeke will automatically be your best friend. Being a very smart, active guy, he will be ideal for an active household with other dogs or activities to keep him busy. He will happily do his share of the chores in the household, including guarding the yard from squirrels, pre-washing dishes, and lap-warming. Having graduated from the Home for Hounds Program, he is more than ready to venture out into the world and do his part for his new family!