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Our Featured Hutchinson, KS Partner:

Friends of Animals in Need, Inc./Lucky Dog Program

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Reno County

About Our Shelter:

We are a 501C-3 originally formed to help our previous shelter with medical expenses for shelter animals. At the
request of the warden of the prison, we started the Lucky Dog Program in the Hutchinson Correctional Facility. We
are licensed as a non-facility shelter and the prison acts as our foster. We pull our dogs from kill shelters and take
from the public when the dog is in jeopardy. We have fourteen to fifteen dogs inside the prison at any time. We
temperament test, spay/neuter, vaccinate, heartworm test
(if positive, we treat), and worm the dogs prior to going into
the program. The dogs are kept on heartworm preventive
each month along with flea and tick preventive during the season. We are four volunteers who love animals and want to save dogs from being euthanized due to the numbers in shelters. We realize that most of the dogs in
shelters are there, not because they are bad but because
no one took the time to train them or work to modify
unwanted behaviors. We believe in positive training methods and use treats and praise for the desired behavior and ignore the undesired behavior.

Come Meet our Pets:

We do not have a facility but do take our dogs to events outside of the prison. We partner with PetCo and have one or two of our dogs there once a month.

Our Adoption Process:

As a non-facility shelter, our dogs are housed in the
Hutchinson Correctional Facility where they are housetrained and learn basic obedience commands. We do not have a facility where you can see the dogs. We
have an application to complete which includes a vet
reference for current or past dogs. Upon approval of
the application, we schedule a home visit and bring the
dog to meet you in your home. While there, we help
you learn to commands and share our observations
of the dog we bring. Neither the application nor the home
visit obligates you in any way. If you decide to adopt,
our fee is $150.00. We also have a policy/contract that
we require you to sign at the time of adoption. Please
be patient if you do not hear back from us right away.
We stay very busy helping with training, testing dogs
for the program, making trips to the vet, working applications and doing home visits and adoptions.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.