A New Leash on Life Program

A New Leash on Life

Club Contact: Louise Mowbray

WSDTC has partnered with the Forsyth Humane Society and the Forsyth Correctional Center to bring A New Leash on Life program to Winston Salem. This program pairs inmates who have gone through an extensive application process with dogs that have been evaluated by our club trainers and the Humane Society staff.

After being approved into the 10-week program, inmates are taught positive-reinforcement training methods. The dogs work with the inmate-trainers during the day, receiving necessary socialization, crate-training, basic obedience skills and sleep in a special Doggie Dorm at night .

Upon “graduating” from the program, the dogs are ready to become well-mannered members of an adoptive family. A New Leash on Life program affords an opportunity for both the inmate and the dog to experience unconditional love for perhaps the first time in their lives.

To learn more about the program, go to the A New Leash on Life website.