PRISON TRAINED DOG PROGRAM

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Contact our office by telephone at (719) 269-4650, Monday - Thursday 9am to 1:30pm. Please leave a message if we do not answer. We do our best to return all calls within two business days.

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About the Prison Trained Dog Program


These dogs have been given a second chance with the Prison Trained Dog Program

The Colorado Correctional Industries (CCI), Prison Trained K-9 Companion Program (PTKCP) is a program which provides the outside community with pre-trained dogs. Dogs graduating from this program fill many roles: everything from a wonderfully trained basic family pet, to a nursing home dog, to very sophisticated assistance dogs which perform a variety of tasks for their masters. These dogs are perfect pets for the youngest child to an elderly parent.

One of the most unique aspects of the program is that it saves dogs, both pure bred and mixed breed, from humane shelters and other animal rescues all over Colorado and surrounding states. We have been inspected by the Colorado State Veterinarian's office and licensed as an animal rescue. Our program has received dogs from Lamar, Salida, Cañon City, Colorado Springs, Cortez, Denver, Pueblo, New Mexico and many more. Each dog is hand selected, and temperament tested. Our program has also accepted many privately donated dogs. This program has been the last chance for many of the dogs which have come into our program.

All dogs which are rescued by the PTKCP receive appropriate veterinary care. This includes spay or neuter, multiple vaccine, rabies vaccine, heart worm test, heart worm preventative and worming. Some dogs come to our program suffering from neglect, lack of proper nourishment, abuse and require what would be extraordinary veterinary care. No dog owned by the PTKCP, will leave the program intact (meaning not spayed or neutered) regardless of breed, registered or unregistered.

The training each dog receives covers many aspects. First, the program is an intensive socialization program. The dog learns to be around and greet many people. They live with many other dogs. Basic manners training includes sit to greet a person, sit to go through a door, crate training and house training. Basic obedience includes: sit, sit-stay, down, down-stay, come when called, basic heeling on lead and we deal with any problem behaviors the dog has. Many dogs will go on to learn hand signals, or other tricks. We also feature confidence building with agility equipment training at some facilities.

The PTKCP is not tax supported. We are one of the 47 cost centers that make up Colorado Correctional Industries (CCI). We are supported by the adoption fees we charge for each dog. The standard adoption fee we charge for each dog includes fees we must pay to procure the dog initially, all standard veterinary care, daily dog maintenance and the daily amount we pay each inmate handler for transforming each animal into a desirable pet. Please be aware that PTKCP reserves the right to refuse placement of an animal at their discretion.

Another unique aspect of the PTKCP is that we offer boarding-in training to private dog owners. Boarding-in training lasts a minimum of 4 weeks. Alumni refresher training is available to dogs already adopted from us or who have graduated from our boarding-in training after the initial 4 week program, boarding-in refresher training lasts a minimum of 2 weeks. We accept most breeds on a first come, first served basis. We have a lengthy waiting list for boarding in training at all times. It is a good idea to call 3 to 4 months in advance and make a reservation.

Feel free to browse our site! Go to Sales Items to find leashes. You will also be able to begin the process of adopting one of our wonder dogs by clicking the appropriate links. Enjoy yourself.

This program is a part of Colorado Correctional Industries. This program allows offenders to learn new skills, improve self-esteem, and earn a salary that is based on their work performance. Inmates from the PTKCP are eligible to earn vocational certification in Canine Behavior Modification.

Hale Pet Doors


The Prison Trained Dog Program recommends Hale Pet Doors

Hale Pet Door is dedicated to improving the lives of pets around the country and around the world. Hale believes in and supports organizations such as Humane Societies and Rescue Groups that are trying to make a difference in the lives of animals by rescuing abandoned animals and relocating unwanted pets into loving homes.

We are proud to sponsor a pet rescue program to promote adoption of animals from a network of humane societies and rescue organizations throughout the country. This program is designed to benefit the consumer, the adopted animal, and the rescue organization. Learn more about the Rescue Rewards program and your discount by clicking the Hale link above.

Dog Program Adoption


To meet a dog for an interview or boarding-in training, please call:

(719) 269-4650 or (719) 269-4500

All appointments must be made by telephone.

Dog Program Adoption Application


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Thank you for submitting your dog adoption form. We will send you an email for you to check your details. Please keep a close eye on our website to look for a specific breed you desire to adopt. Most of the time, desirable breeds are adopted before we can get notices out.

Remember, please plan on attending a "Go Home Class" on the day you come for your dog!

Sincerely,

Debi Stevens
Dog Program Supervisor

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CCi's Ruff Sheds


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CCi's Ruff Sheds are built with 2X4 Douglas fir, elevated 3" off the ground, OSB plywood 3 tab shingles and smart siding all to keep your pooch warm and dry during the cold and rainy months.

These Ruff Shed dog houses come in two sizes:

  • Large 39" wide x 46" long x 39" tall
  • Small 24" wide x 19" long x 30" tall

These quality products and more are available at our CCi Gift Shops

Dog Program Boarding


To meet a dog for an interview or boarding-in training, please call:

(719) 269-4650 or (719) 269-4500

All appointments must be made by telephone.

Boarding Application


YOUR BOARDING AGREEMENT HAS BEEN SENT

Thank you for submitting a boarding agreement. We will send you an email for you to check your details. We will contact you when we have an opening for boarding-in training.

The remainder of the agreement will be completed on delivery of your dog. Remember, please plan on attending a "Go Home Class" on the day you come for your dog!

Sincerely,

Debi Stevens
Dog Program Supervisor

Alumni Privileges


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Alumni privileges are extended to all adopted and boarding-in-training dogs. These consist of free telephone counseling, free training sessions for owner and dog working with one of our instructors, and reduced fees for return boarding-in-training FOR THE LIFETIME OF THE DOG. Alumni dogs can even board for a shorter period of time (4 weeks is required for the first time, 2 weeks or more for Alumni).

You must make reservations for class or boarding-in-training through the office (719) 269–4650, Monday - Thursday 9am to 1:30pm. Please leave a message if we do not answer. We do our best to return calls within two business days. We typically are making reservations for boarding-in-training 3 MONTHS IN ADVANCE at all times, holidays even further out. Our commitment to keeping your dog in their happy home is huge. This is why we offer these privileges.

Sincerely,

Debi Stevens
Dog Program Supervisor