Media Release

Visit "Paws on Parole" Dogs

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 1:00 AM

April 28, 2009

1:45 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Animal Services invites citizens to meet the first Academy of "Paws on Parole Graduates."  These dogs will be at Earth Pets Natural Pet Market (500 NW 60th Street, Gainesville) on Saturday May 2, 2009, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The dogs include:

  •  Daisy Mae- a walkerhound mix
  • Jack "Jumpin' Jack"- a beagle/lab mix
  • Buddy- a smaller lab mix
  • Sam "Samantha"- a viszula/chow mix
  • Sky- a bluetick/Catahoula cross
  • Tucker- a plothound

This group of dogs will officially graduate the "Paws on Parole" program May 8, 2009, and will have a Canine Good Citizen Certificate. They have been training with inmates from the Gainesville Correctional Institution Work Camp. The inmates learn the methods and train the dogs in the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizens Course.

Alachua County Animal Services is located at 3400 53rd Ave., Gainesville. Their regular hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

For more information about Paws on Parole, click here or call Hilary Hynes (Public Education Program Coordinator, Alachua County Animal Services) at 352-264-6881.

For more information about the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen certification, click here.



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).