Dallas inmates helping to train shelter dogs

Danielle Tate from Grand Prairie's Prairie Paws animal shelter stopped by Good Day with a few furry friends. She talked about a program that pairs Dallas County inmates with shelter dogs.

The inmates work with the dogs and teach them simple commands to get them ready for adoption. It benefits both the dogs and the inmates.

“They need to learn to sit and stay and walk on a leash and be kenneled. And so these inmates are teaching them that for us,” Tate said.

The five-week program also gives prisoners skills that they can use to try to get a job once they are released.

Three dogs in the first graduating class have already been adopted. Only two are still looking for homes. For more information, visit www.gptx.org/city-government/city-departments/animal-services/adoptable-pets.