POWDER PALS PROGRAM
Powder Pals is a cooperative program between New Hope and the Oregon Department of Corrections Powder River Correctional Facility in Baker City, OR in which inmates train dogs to correct behavioral deficiencies, including dogs that have been neglected and abused. This gives an otherwise difficult-to-place dog, often facing euthanasia, a chance for a future and placement into a loving home.
This program was developed in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Corrections-Powder River Correctional Facility, Baker City Police Department, Baker County Sheriff, County Commission Chair Fred Warner, Best Friends of Baker, Inc., and the Animal Clinic.
Implementation of the Powder Pals Program was made possible by a generous grant from the Leo Brookshier Trust and from individual donations. Program costs include acquisition of infrastructure to house and handle dogs, medical and temperament testing, training materials, and daily operating expenses. The program is operated by volunteers, including experienced dog trainers who volunteer to teach inmates dog training skills.
This program operates entirely on charitable contributions.
Your support is greatly appreciated!