Sometimes it’s the simplest concept that has the greatest impact. An unwanted dog in an animal shelter, a troubled teenager in a group home. How can they help each other?
We’re celebrating 30 years! 1987-2017
Founded in 1987, the H.A.L.T. Program (Humans and Animals Learning Together) provides a therapeutic intervention for at-risk adolescents through dog obedience training. Dogs are rescued from area shelters for the class, and then adopted after the class is complete. While the dogs are learning basic obedience from their adolescent handlers, the kids are learning about teamwork, self-respect, patience and understanding from their dogs. Learn more about our story here.
Classes are held in the spring and fall. The spring classes started April 24th, and graduations wrapped up May 18th. Click on the pictures below to see the spring 2017 class. We are happy to share that Bella, Coco, Olive and Ryan have been adopted. We are accepting Applications for Lola. All dogs are spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, micro-chipped, on heart worm preventative, and will have basic obedience training at the end of their class. They will be ready to go to their new homes the latter part of May after graduation.
Check out our Events page to see upcoming adoption events and other fun events that will be going on this fall.
To date, H.A.L.T. has successfully worked with more than 1500 troubled teens, and each one of these young lives has been affected by their experience at H.A.L.T. More than 385 adult dogs have been rescued from euthanasia, obedience trained and successfully adopted.
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