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Inmate Responsibilities
In 2010,
each team consisted of two inmates and a West Volusia Humane Society, no kill,  shelter dog. The first ten inmates started June 1, 2010 with orientation and setting up the supplies for the PRISON PUPS AND PALS project. The dogs arrived on June 2nd. The first class or two will hopefully provide at least eight men that will take on the position of “Trainer”.  Each Inmate is required to have a daily diary as well as an weekly health and kennel care report It includes their dog’s progress along with interactions with other dogs, inmates and the environment.  I have to depend upon the West Volusia Kennel Club representatives to give me the inmate diaries.

In 2011 Tomoka welcomes Halifax Humane Society, Daytona Beach, Fl and will be the official Shelter for this program.

This Diary will be changed almost daily. As each new day arrives, I know something will be interesting enough to place the story here.  Each inmate has a personal observation diary. Every week or so I will hopefully get a copy. I will add to each individual dog’s page, the doggie escapades at the Tomoka Correctional Institution.

To date, very few inmate training “doggie” diaries were handed to me by the West Volusia Kennel Club’s representative. I am unable to relay the daily happenings within the project. I even donated 40 standard  composition books with 100 pages to the program for this purpose. I will try again. Sorry.

Karen K Clark

Information and terms you should know about 
inmate responsibilities:

Caretaker: He is responsible for feeding, grooming and cleaning up after the dog. This is the first step towards becoming a handler/ trainer.

Handler: Has the responsibility of training and when in the absence of the caretaker, takes on responsibility of caretaker. The next step is trainer.

Lead Trainer: Facilitating canine training and monitoring the individual progress of all dogs in this program.

Trainer: Responsible for training the dog full time.

All inmates were carefully screened for this program and realize that their success will lead to future classes and help shelter dogs get an edge with obedience training to get adopted.

 

PUPS ARE LINED UP FOR THEIR  MORNING EXERCISES. 

INSTRUCTORS ARE VOLUNTEERS FROM THE WEST VOLUSIA KENNEL CLUB

 

07/014/2010    THE FOLLOWING LETTER WAS GIVEN TO ME BY SKEETER.

Please pardon her spelling, Skeeter has been concentrating on her Obedience training and she was a little tired writing her letter.     Karen

 Hi. My name is Skeeter and my trainer’s name is Robert Grissett. There are just a couple of things I would like to say. First, I want to say I have really learned a lot from my training. I know he is teaching me my commands so I will be more adoptable.  Even though I was at a no kill shelter and will be going back there as soon as I am finished with this seven-week course. That is definitely a place I don’t want to be.  I would like to be with a family who is gonna love me as a family. Who is gonna show me a whole new outlook on life. I have been locked away in a friendly no kill shelter for over two years. Then I went to a “Prison Pups and Pals” camp for training. I don’t want to have to return to the shelter where I am locked up all day.

     I love to play and I get along great with everybody. I even get along other dogs.  I don’t try to be the dominant one, I don’t want to be, I just want to get along with everyone and make them happy, so they will love me for who I am.  I need someone who is gonna spend quality time with me.  I don’t eat that much, maybe 1-2 cups a day.  I’ve already got all my shots and been fixed. I am also tagged with a micro chip. Not bad, huh? You don’t ever have to worry about losing me. I want to say I am almost done with my training and will be graduating on July 23rd. 

     My trainer has spent a lot of quality time with me to get me right.  So I want to be able to put all these commands to use with someone preferably a loving family.  I got to say I’m really gonna miss my trainer. Because I know he is gonna really miss me.  He tells me every day, if he was getting out in the next couple of weeks he would adopt me; And how much he loves me. He always tells me I do a great job and I got to say Robert does not give me time to slack, that way I won’t forget what I got to do.

      If you want to give me a shot, go to www.prisonpupsandpals.org . I promise, I won’t let you down or disappoint you. I really hope we will be seeing each other.

Until then, Chow

 SKEETER     (VIA Robert Grissett)

JULY 2, 2010

Tigger Adoption & Rescue donated two food storage bins and toys for our PRISON PUPS AND PALS project. Thank you so much. The sturage bins that came from the West Volusia Humane society cracked with use.

Thank you Tigger Adoption and Rescue.

Till next time,

Karen K Clark

JUNE 30, 2010 DELAND, FL

We would like to thank James Stem, DeLand Suns General Manager of the Florida Collegiate Summer League for hosting their Baseball “Bark in the Park” Night in DeLand on June 30, 2010. Plenty of families came with their pooches. All sorts of costumes and fanfare made this night a memorable one!

PNC bank gave away good quality bright orange 5’ leashes. By the way, PNC representatives gladly gave the West Volusia Humane Society’s “Prison Pups and Pals” program some of the leashes when I assked them to come over to my booth. I have a photo to place on this site soon.

Spring Oaks Animal Hospital was a Sponsor of the “Bark in the Baseball Park 2010”. They gave everyone free feeding bowls, samples and valuable information. They do have very happy staff and they welcome visits to their modern facility in south Deland.

Invited to have a booth at the ballpark was the No Kill “West Volusia Humane Society. It was storming and windy that night, but we went anyway. Well, the sky cleared up enough and the clouds blocked direct sunlight. That made it shady, so we could stay longer. We had a sponsored display  by WE help Animals; They laminated our photos and small signs for the tabletop display, I believe the West Volusia Kennel Club will be paying for this sign preparation! I will let you know.

After the baseball game started, the Executive Director of the WVHS, Gloria Thomas spoke to Dr. Alshouse, DVM about their new WVHS Prison Pups and Pals adoption program at the shelter. Karen K Clark had set up a information booth with large bright color photos of the dogs and inmates. The graphic 20” x 30” poster really grabbed their attention, they volunteered to do complete veterinary exams, parasite test, vaccines, shots, spay or neuters  and administer the microchip for the third class of 5 dogs for the PRISON PUPS AND PALS projects. Their address is 152 McGregor Rd. DeLand; Fl 32720, telephone is 386-736-6747.

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This site promotes the adoption of  Inmate  trained shelter dogs throughout the U.S.A.  Tomoka Correctional Institution, Daytona Beach, FL is currently highlighted. The men are doing an excellent job. Thank you.   KKC

Florida Department
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 Training programs
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The Tomoka C.I. Inmate trained dogs are ready for their new homes!
Will it be your
 home?

In 2010,
*9 dogs have been adopted
out of 13

 Foxy, Barkley,
 Romeo, Penny,
Molly, Scooter,
 Skeeter, Bonnie,
  & Roxie

How about Smiley,
 Brianna, Psycho &
 Bing.   Do you have
 extra room in your heart and home for
 one of them?

All The dogs are
 Neutered/Spayed;
Heartworm and
 Parasite tested;
  Vaccinated,
 Wormed
Kennel cough,
Flea & Tick drops
 Comprehensive
 veterinarian
examination,
 
Micro Chipped
and has the
AKC Canine Good
 Citizen Certificate
All Trained by the
  Tomoka Work
Camp Inmates.
 Classes
2010 001-003 dogs
WVHS Adoption fee
is only $80.U.S.
 A job well done!
 

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ADOPT!!!!!
 6 dogs of the 2010 Sessions 1-3 are for adoption through our partner, the West Volusia Humane Society in Deland, Florida. (A NO KILL shelter) Adoption fee is $80. Applications may be obtained either in person at 800 Humane Society Rd., DeLand, FL 32720 (Just 30 seconds north of Plymouth & Grand Ave’s, entrance on Grand) or request an adoption application

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 four  trained
 dogs from 2010
 classes At the
 only NO Kill
 Humane Society
 in Volusia
 County, Florida
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386-734-2450
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