"Pawsitive Dogs," a partnership between the Airway Heights Corrections Center and Spokanimal that has inmates fostering and training dogs looking for a home, is making a big difference at the institution.
The program has been at AHCC for just over a year and has been a huge success for the prison, Spokanimal and the inmates.
"This is my second dog," inmate Daniel Neace said. "The relationship is pretty cool, I mean its nice to have the dog in the house, its entertaining, you grow attached to them, that's for sure."
Neace looks after Sally.
"We spend hours and hours working with the dog, I mean we work with them all day you know, we're with them 24-7," he added.
Trainers from Spokanimal come to the prison to teach positive reinforcement training
"It provides a service for our shelter dogs to receive training [and] make them more adoptable," Kim Imel with Spokanimal said.
Now, thanks to a purchase program through the food service department at the prison, the inmates are doing even more for Spokanimal. They just donated close to $1,000 to the program.