Adopt a Trained Dog at Laredo Animal Protective Society
When potential pet owners head to the laredo animal protective society to adopt a dog, the small dogs and puppies are the more popular pick. Laredo Job Corps students, like Claudia Gutierrez, are stepping in and helping some of the older dogs put their best paw forward. Gutierrez says, "It's something really fun and something different from other careers.” The Laredo Job Corps trains students for nine different types of vocational careers, one of which is canine handler. Adriana Hernandez from Laredo Job Corps tell us, "They're gonna be trained in obedience so whenever they come back to the animal shelter they will be more adoptable.” For a dog like Harry, this program is a win-win. when he arrived at the center he was nervous and depressed and not eating, now he is receiving training and is more likely to be adopted by a happy home. The dogs learn basic commands and socialization skills that make them better pets and more well-behaved around children and other dogs. The dogs also have the potential to be adopted by border patrol and other agencies and become working bomb-sniffing dogs, sniffing out cell phones in penitentiaries, or cadaver dogs. Gutierrez says, “I know that dogs have something of us in them, maybe it's different to kind of know what dog to pick out but i think they all need someone to love them and they're really good workers. The Laredo Job Corps will work with up to seven dogs in this new partnership with the Laredo Animal Protective Society.