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My name is Izzy-Prison Dog!

Labrador Retriever/American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Elyria, Ohio - Izzy-Prison Dog
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
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Izzy-Prison Dog's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, and up to date with shots.

Izzy-Prison Dog's Story...
This is Izzy. She's a friendly 2 year old Lab mix that was adopted and returned because her family moved. Izzy went through the prison program and is a prison graduate but her owners never kept up with her training. Although she knows some of her commands she will need to continue obedience training. Izzy has lots of energy and would benefit from a fenced in yard and active family. Because of her activity level children in the family should be over 10 years of age.

Early in March 2014 Izzy was selected to go back to the Prison Program for additional training. On that date she left to go to the Grafton Correctional Institution to start his training. Each Prison Dog in the program receives approximately six hours of training each day that consists of basic command drills such as sit, stay, recall, socialization with other dogs, exercise walking the compound and play time with primary and secondary trainers that work in shifts over a 24-hour period. The trainers are selected using a strict criteria sheet based on their conduct and court record. They follow the Good Canine Citizenship Course. Each dog has to pass a series of training tests conducted by Don Hitchens, Friendship APLs Dog Trainer, in order to graduate from the program. The average time a dog spends in the training program is twelve weeks.

If you are interested in adopting a Prison Dog, adoption applications are now being accepted. They can be downloaded at friendshipapl.org under ADOPT-FIND A FRIEND. A limited amount of apps will be accepted for each Prison Dog. They must be hand delivered to Friendship. If you have any questions, please contact the shelter at 440-322-4321.

Facts about Izzy-Prison Dog

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 14D02045

Other Pets at Friendship APL of Lorain County

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Izzy-Prison Dog, a Elyria Labrador Retriever/American Pit Bull Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever/American Pit Bull Terrier for sale in Elyria, or seeking a Labrador Retriever/American Pit Bull Terrier dog from a breeder in Elyria.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Elyria already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Elyria breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever/American Pit Bull Terrier breeders who help with Labrador Retriever/American Pit Bull Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Elyria paves the way for another one to be saved.