DOG OF THE MONTH
! DIXIE !
If you would like to meet DIXIE, please contact the Humane Society of Wichita County at 940-855-4941.
Video Documentary produced by the PAWS kids:
"The Life of a Homeless Shelter Dog"
PAWS for Greatness, Inc. is a unique program in our community that pairs at-risk youth with homeless shelter dogs.
The PAWS for Greatness program uses a therapeutic approach to dog training. The youth are taught to train the dogs with positive motivation methods in a spirit of mutual cooperation, not with force or violence. This makes them feel better about themselves as they learn valuable life, social, and leadership skills. In turn, the dogs learn love, trust, and obedience skills that make them more adoptable. The youths are giving back to their community in a positive way by saving the lives of shelter dogs, and the dogs' likelihood of being adopted into forever homes is greatly increased. It is a win for both sides!
At the end of the program comes a public graduation ceremony where the teens are recognized for all of their hard work and the dogs are then made available for adoption into forever homes. Talk about benefits all the way around . . . benefits for the at-risk youths, for the shelter dogs themselves, and for the Wichita County Humane Society. It doesn't get much better than that!
2013 Summer Session III
Graduation/Adoption Event at RBNC
We are very proud of the PAWS for Greatness program and all the lives that it touches, and we invite you to join us and become a part of it!
Nichole and Butterscotch
Westen and Rocket
Most of the dogs in our training program come from the Wichita County Humane Society shelter, and the PAWS classes are usually held on the WCHS grounds. However, we are a completely separate non-profit entity.
On days when the weather is bad, classes are moved just down the road to the Obedience Training Club of Wichita Falls. Check out these pictures of some of the youth and dogs!
Casey and Gus
Trevor and Radcliff
Madison and Mesha