PUPS on Parole pairs dogs from Nevada Humane Society with qualified inmates from the Warm Springs Correctional Center. The overall goal is to help dogs that have behavioral challenges receive training and behavior modification so they can be placed up for adoption. Prospective inmates must pass a rigorous application process and be disciplinary free for at least a year to be considered for the program. The participating inmates are taught the latest techniques and training methods to rehabilitate the shelter dogs. Inmates keep a daily journal of the dogs’ activities, including any training notes, his or her likes and dislikes, and accomplishments. The dogs must pass a behavioral test and evaluation before leaving the program and being placed up for adoption. The timeline varies for each dog depending on their progress. Inmates and dogs that are part of PUPS have special living arrangements, an outdoor play yard, and work with others in the program to ensure a positive, successful experience for both the shelter dog and the inmate. Both dogs and humans receive enrichment and the reward of a better life in the future. For a closer look at the PUPS Program, watch this video by KRNV News 4.