KUSA - Margo, a terrier mix puppy, came to Petline 9 Saturday morning.
She is fully trained, thanks to the Prison Trained Canine Companion Program, and ready for adoption.
Inmates in Colorado prisons are trained to teach dogs good manners and obedience.
The program adopt dogs from shelters, and assign an inmate to a dog for several weeks of training.
There are currently 140 inmates in Colorado in the program.
When the dog is trained it is available for adoption. This program is not funded with tax dollars - it is funded through adoption fees of $550.
Inmates learn a skill they can use when released from prison, dogs are saved from shelters and families get a good- to- go dog!
The program has several other projects - training dogs to serve people with disabilities, kids with disabilities.
Even the leashes are made by inmates.
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