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Canine CellMates' stories don't end when the dogs graduate from our program. In fact, what goes on after graduation provides the stuff that go down in history books. And sometimes just meeting dogs and men provide us with stories to pass down from year to year. Check out some of our most memorable moment, dogs and men in our new feature, "Beyond the Bars". Read more...
“Utilizing shelter dogs to change
the lives of incarcerated men.”
Beyond the Bars - the Making of Mario
Canine CellMates doesn’t just invest time and effort into dogs. The men at the Fulton County Jail who become the handlers of our recruits become part of the Canine CellMates team and family. We do our best to support them in their efforts to grow and evolve while in the jail and continue our support when they get out.
This story is just one of many we are adding to our book about human perseverance in the face adversity. It’s a story with all the key components - suspense, conflict, perseverance, success and most of all love.
Meet Mario. Mario was in Cycle 1 of the Canine CellMate program. The very first cycle to begin in Fulton County Jail. We met Mario on June 3rd, 2013. We were a bit nervous as we interviewed these men in orange jumpsuits so we could evaluate who would be a good fit for this inaugural cycle. We had no idea what we were in for or what to expect.
Mario met us with a huge smile and lots of sparkling gold. We’re sure he thought these “nice white ladies from the burbs”, as they call us, had absolutely no idea what they were doing. We didn’t, but we were there ready to wing it!
It's Back! Pizza With A Purpose at California Pizza Kitchen.
But this time ALL Atlanta Locations are participating! WOO HOO! So enjoy some pizza for the pups on the 1st Thursday of EVERY month and 20% of your check will be donated to Canine CellMates! How awesome is that! Just print out the flyer, present it to your server and not only do you get an amazing meal, but you help support Canine CellMates. For more information CLICK HERE
“Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.” - Margaret Mead
Juno and Arthur, the Journey Home
... Fast forward a few days and we received a call from the Shelter. Apparently Juno and Arthur were “siblings” and came from the same home, and their owners were looking for them. We were shocked. We accepted them into the our Program well after the standard holding time, so we would have never believed they had a family. But they did... Read their story
Watch our latest Canine CellMates stories to see our work in action.
ONLY ONE PUP LEFT FOR ADOPTION! PLEASE HELP!
Four amazing dogs already found their forever home...Now only Brando dreams each night for a family to call his own. Is your home the final place for Brando to lay his sweet head with a new family?
Our Third Anniversary is coming up so stay tuned for details on how we are going to Celebrate and how you can celebrate with us!