PawsForward – Oxford
FCI Oxford approached us about adding a prison program at their institution in July 2015. So the PawsForward – Oxford program began in November 2015. The inmates at FCI Oxford raise, train, feed, water and care for our dogs in the same manner as home puppy raisers. The process is different from traditional training as we also have local Oxford volunteer puppy socializers who take the puppies out of the institution on weekends for various forms of training and socializing. We also have several area volunteers who conduct weekly classes within the institution for inmates on training, grooming, etc.
Without the help and support of the FCI Oxford Management and Staff, all the area Volunteers, the OccuPaws Board, and several other OccuPaws Volunteers, this program would not have been possible. We currently have about 10 inmates and 5 dogs in training with an initiative of placing up to 10 dogs in training as well as providing puppy sitting services to our Madison based home puppy raisers.
If you would like to help with a monetary or in-kind donation to support this program, visit our Donate Now page.