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Monty's Home Dog rescue in Burgaw, NC

If you ever wondered how we could make better use of correctional facility inmates’ time, look no further. Not only is there a program that benefits inmates, it is helping to save the lives of a large number of otherwise hopeless dogs that had no chance of a future without it.
In May 2008, Monty's Home received state approval to start its Pawsitive Partners Prison Program (PPPP) the first companion dog prison training program in Southeastern North Carolina, the largest in the state.
Working in conjunction with a local correctional facility, Monty’s Home is staffed with volunteer trainers who select five dogs from a local shelter every nine weeks. After temperament evaluation, heartworm testing, spaying/neutering and vaccinations, the dogs enter the PPPP. Living at the facility (sleeping in special doggie dorms at night) with their inmate-trainers, the dogs go through a nine-week training course using positive-reinforcement training methods.
The inmate-trainers go through an extensive application process of their own before being approved into the program. Inmate-trainers, under the guidance of Monty’s Home volunteer trainers, train the dogs in socialization, crate-training, basic obedience, rally and household manners. After graduation, the dogs are ready to become the newest member of an adoptive family as family pets and the wonderfulness starts again for five more dogs getting teamed with the inmate-trainers. There are currently seven inmates and five dogs in each session.

Contact George Belev
Address
PO Box 821
Burgaw, NC 28425
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Adoptable pets at Monty's Home

We'll also keep you updated on Queso's adoption status with email updates.
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Queso

Labrador Retriever

Male, 2 yrs
Burgaw, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Colby's adoption status with email updates.
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Colby

English (Redtick) Coonhound

Male, 3 yrs
Burgaw, NC

Rescue FAQs

We serve counties: Southeastern North Carolina (e.g., Pender, New Hanover, and Brunswick)

Additional adoption info

Complete application (on-line or hard copy)
Reference checks conducted (veterinarian, personal)
Home check conducted
Deposit made ($100)
NOTE: We require potential applicants to meet our dogs in person (Wilmington, NC); we do not transport.
Contract completed, remainder of fee paid and dog received at graduation ceremony

Pets at shelters & rescues near Monty's Home

Pender County Animal Shelter

3280 New Savannah Rd, 3280 New Savannah Rd,
Burgaw, NC 28425

Feline Matchmakers

Wilmington, NC 28411

New Hanover Sheriff's Office Animal Services Unit

180 Division Drive,
Wilmington, NC 28401

We'll also keep you updated on Sweetpea's adoption status with email updates.
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Sweetpea

Domestic Shorthair

Female
Wilmington, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Tawny's adoption status with email updates.
Needs Home Fast
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Tawny

Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Young
Whiteville, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Maverick's adoption status with email updates.
Needs Home Fast
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Maverick

Great Pyrenees

Male, Adult
Whiteville, NC
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Needs Home Fast
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Sadie

Pit Bull Terrier

Female, Adult
Whiteville, NC
We'll also keep you updated on A013379's adoption status with email updates.
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A013379

Domestic Mediumhair

Female, Kitten
Burgaw, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Knox's adoption status with email updates.
Needs Home Fast
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Knox

Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female Young
Whiteville, NC

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