Friday, May 11, 2012

Cell Dogs, Public Mingle At Adoption Showcase

Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk visits with puppy Turk during an adoption event showcasing dogs currently participating in the Second Chance Cell Dog Program on Wednesday.

Turk was one of four cell dogs featured at the event, which was open to the public, at The Humane Society Naples' main shelter in East Naples.

The cell dog program is a partnership between the Collier County Sheriff's Office, The Humane Society Naples and Southwest Florida Professional Dog Trainers Alliance, which focuses on positive reinforcement training of orphaned pets at the shelter. Inmates are partnered up with the adoptable pups to instill in them obedience skills and positive canine behavior as a way to make them even more adoptable into forever homes.

Turk, along with Bonzai, Gorda, and Oreo, will be formally available for adoption upon their successful graduation of the program May 31. Anyone interested in adopting the pets should visit The Humane Society Naples to learn about the requirements for adoption and the application process.

Photo by Cpl. Efrain Hernandez/CCSO