Inmates at DCCC like Jimmy Maxwell, are proud to be part of the Parole-A-Pet program. The dogs who go through the program benefit from the training by learning basic commands, socialization, and from the love and affection given to them by the inmates.
All of this helps the dogs be more adoptable as they have become accustomed to being around groups of people which greatly helps animals who have been abused, hoarded or simply abandoned. It takes time to heal from these abuses and that is exactly what they get from the program and thier inmate handlers.
The inmates themselves benefit even more! Many of these men haven’t had the chance to even pet a dog in years.Studies show that human to animal contact reduces stress, encourages positive thought and gives us humans a sense of internal calm. Inmates about to reinteragrate into the outside world benefit from the program greatly, as it encourages them to get used to loving again. Every inmate on a unit where a dog is housed benefits from contact with the animal.
Jimmy Maxwell is a proud participant of the Parole-a-Pet program as you have seen in earlier posts featuring photos of him and his adoptees. If you would like more information on this fantastic program please Like the Parole-a-Pet page on Facebook and The Cimarron Valley Humane Society page where you can find information on how to adopt one of the wonderfully trained dogs.