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First Rock County canine academy dog ready for adoption

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Gazette staff
August 7, 2014

JANESVILLE—The first dog trained by an inmate through a partnership between the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin and Rock County Sheriff's Office is ready for adoption.

Anyone interested in adopting Duke can contact the humane society at 608-757-5622 to schedule an appointment at the Rock County Jail in Janesville to meet Duke.

Duke is expected to be ready to be taken home next week.

Duke is the first dog trained by a jail inmate through the Canine Corrections Academy.

Inmates in the program are in the Rock County Education and Criminal Addiction Program (RECAP).

RECAP Inmate Ryan Lambert was the program's first handler. He trained Duke for four weeks. With the help of two professional dog trainers, Duke learned to sit, stay, come, “and other important manners and behavioral characteristics to make him a successful, adoptable pet,” according to a news release.

Duke is a mutt that some might call a pit bull, although his head looks more like a Rottweiler. His coat and body are reminiscent of a brindled boxer.

Duke is a mutt that some might call a pit bull, although his head looks more like a Rottweiler. His coat and body are reminiscent of a brindled boxer. - See more at: http://www.gazettextra.com/20140708/rock_county_program_matches_jail_inmates_with_dogs#sthash.uwKTttOa.dpuf
Duke is a mutt that some might call a pit bull, although his head looks more like a Rottweiler. His coat and body are reminiscent of a brindled boxer. - See more at: http://www.gazettextra.com/20140708/rock_county_program_matches_jail_inmates_with_dogs#sthash.uwKTttOa.dpuf

Lambert also is scheduled to leave the jail next week.

For more information, contact Brett Frazier at the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin at (608) 752-5622 or PetsGoHome.org or Sheriff Robert Spoden at the Rock County Sheriff's Office, (608) 757-7948.



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