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ADOPTION PROCESS

Are you interested in adding one of our pups to your family? With the help of our friends at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter, our adoption process is designed to place our Pups with Purpose in loving forever homes. To see our current pups and to find out who is available for adoption visit our Pups with Purpose Facebook page.

To begin the process, simply download and complete both the survey and the application. Once completed you can either:

  1. Email the forms to animalshelterinfo@forsythco.com

  2. Deliver them in person to the Forsyth County Animal Shelter at 4065 County Way Cumming, GA 30028

 

  • The adoption fee is $85 and includes spay/neuter and vaccinations.

 

  • Please note that submitting an application is only the first step in our process and does not guarantee the adoption of one of our Pups with Purpose.

 

  • Selected applicants are subject to a background check.

 

  • A mandatory Meet and Greet with the dog is required before you are allowed to take the dog home. Also, you will be provided a one-hour Introduction to Basic Obedience (at no cost to you). 

MEET THE PUPS WITH PURPOSE

CLASS 17

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ADOPTED!

Prince

MALE

APPROX 1 YEAR1 OLD

LAB/AUSSIE MIX

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ADOPTED!

Suzy

FEMALE

APPROX 7 YEARS OLD

AMERICAN PITBULL MIX

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ADOPTED!

Zola

MALE

APPROX 3 YEARS OLD

BLUE PITBULL MIX

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ADOPTED!

Koda

MALE​

APPROX 4 YEARS

PITBULL TERRIER MIX

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Forsyth County Jail's Pups with Purpose training program is a unique partnership between the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, dog trainer Scot Rucker, and the Forsyth County Animal Shelter. The program gives carefully selected inmates an opportunity to give back to society by providing foster care and basic obedience training to homeless, unwanted animals while enhancing the inmate's social and vocational skills. Each animal has one primary inmate trainer and at least one secondary inmate trainer who will prepare their dog to be a better canine citizen for adoption.

The program will be taught by volunteer citizen dog trainers who will instruct inmates on how to properly care for and train assigned dogs during an intensive obedience training program.  During the training program, each dog will be socialized through interaction with people and other animals. Each dog will be taught obedience skills such as how to heel, sit, recall, and stay. The canines will also be house trained and learn to be responsive to voice commands.

Upon completion of the Pups with Purpose program, each dog will possess the skills necessary to function as a fully trained pet to a loving adoptive family.

Not only does the program provide selected canines a second chance, but it also provides social and job skills to inmates in the areas of dog training and dog grooming.

The goal of the Pups with Purpose program is to establish a community partnership that provides an opportunity for Forsyth County Jail inmates to enhance their self-worth by improving their social and vocational skills, which can aid them in becoming productive Citizens after release. In addition, the program will ensure the rescued dog possesses the skills to enjoy a lifelong relationship with a loving adoptive family.

BENEFITS TO INMATES

BENEFITS TO COMMUNITY

Participating inmates learn to redirect their focus from themselves to others

Inmates learn valuable, marketable job skills

Inmates obtain a feeling of satisfaction and self-worth as they volunteer their time to a canine’s life

The program gives them an opportunity to return something positive back to the community- a healthy, well socialized and well-adjusted pet

The program will improve social skills to better prepare the inmate for release back into the community

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Helps provide care and new homes to dogs in the Forsyth County Animal Shelter

Lowers the costs to the Animal Shelter

Provides well-trained dogs for

adoption

 

THANK YOU TO OUR AWESOME PARTNERS

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THE PUPS' WISH LIST

If you would like to donate to the Pups with Purpose program please send an email to:

ForsythPupsWithPurpose@forsythco.com or call 770.781.2222 ext. 7132

DOG TREATS

DOG TOYS

BENEBONE CHEW TOYS

ZUKE'S NATURAL TRAINING TREATS

RAWBBLE TREATS

DOG PILL POCKETS

SUPPLIES

VINYL KURANDA COTS/PLACE BOARDS

STAINLESS STEEL DOG BOWLS

INDOOR TURF GRASS POTTY PADS

DOG BRUSHES

DOG SHAMPOO

DOG WASTE BAGS

CLEANING

PAPER TOWELS

BLEACH WIPES

PET FRIENDLY 

CLEANERS

DAWN DISH SOAP

GENTLY USED OR NEW TOWELS

 

FORSYTH COUNTY JAIL

202 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Cumming, GA 30040

770.781.2222 ext. 7132

pupswithpurpose@forsythco.com

@ForsythPupsWithPurpose |  @ForsythCountySO

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