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Helping Hounds Project

A program built on the premise that dogs and people together can become the catalyst for a positive change in each other’s lives.

On 1 March 2011, 7 HSHC shelter dogs were delivered to the Muscogee County Youth Development Campus to participate in Helping Hounds. Each dog was partnered with a youth offender at the facility. The dogs live at a specially designed kennel on campus. Each young man is responsible for the daily feeding, watering, exercise and training of their canine companion. Twice a week they receive instruction from HSHC adult volunteers in the training of their charge.

During each dog’s stay (approximately 10 weeks) they receive hours of daily love and attention from their young partner. In addition, they work on mastering various obedience skills, sit/stay, down/stay, heel, recall and maybe a trick or two thrown in as well. Their regular walking schedule puts most on the fast track for housebreaking as well.

By the end of the ten-week period each dog will leave ready to be a wonderful family member. The youth at the end of their stay will re-enter their community with a compassion, empathy and respect for all living beings that they may have never experienced before. In addition, they will have gained job and personal skills to be self-supporting and productive members of their community.

Programs such as Helping Hounds exist in various forms through out the country working with both youth and adult offenders. Dogs are trained to be companion, service and working dogs. The most telling statistic as to the success of these programs with youth offenders is that the recidivism rate for those who complete these programs is 0%. That is no youth go on to be repeat offenders, NONE! That number is repeated all over the country.

Nothing can compare to seeing a young man sit on the floor of a dog’s kennel and hug and love a dog who joyfully returns that attention with wiggles and licks each oblivious to anything else around them. Unconditional love.

OUR HELPING HOUND DOGS: Please see full descriptions with breed mixes, ages and other details.

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Upcoming Events
Dog Gone Good Bargains
A thrift store of gently used household goods, furniture, books and more. All items are donated and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Harris Co. We will gratefully pick up your tax deductible donations. Hours are Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10-4.

Location 102 Commerce Ave., Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Contact: Lorraine Berry
Phone: 404-863-1068
Email: Lberry22@rocketmail.com
Thu, Apr 24 Dog Gone Good Bargains
Dog Gone Good Bargains
A thrift store of gently used household goods, furniture, books and more. All items are donated and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Harris Co. We will gratefully pick up your tax deductible donations. Hours are Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10-4.

Location 102 Commerce Ave., Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Contact: Lorraine Berry
Phone: 404-863-1068
Email: Lberry22@rocketmail.com
Fri, Apr 25 Dog Gone Good Bargains
Burgers, Fries and Cherry Pie Sock Hop
Live D.J.; Dancing, Burger, fries, and cherry pie for dinner. Cash bar. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Harris County

Location 2th Grill Restaurant, U.S. Hwy. 27, Pine Mountain, GA
Time 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Cost: $25 per person
Contact: Lorraine Berry
Phone: 404-863-1068
Email: Lberry22@rocketmail.com
Sat, Apr 26 Burgers, Fries and Cherry Pie Sock Hop
Dog-Gone Good Bargains
A thrift store of gently used household goods, furniture, books and more. All items are donated and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Harris Co. We will gratefully pick up your tax deductible donations. Hours are Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10-4.

Location 102 Commerce Ave., Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Contact: Lorraine Berry
Phone: 404-863-1068
Email: Lberry22@rocketmail.com
Sat, Apr 26 Dog-Gone Good Bargains
Dog Gone Good Bargains
A thrift store of gently used household goods, furniture, books and more. All items are donated and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Harris Co. We will gratefully pick up your tax deductible donations. Hours are Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10-4.

Location 102 Commerce Ave., Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Contact: Lorraine Berry
Phone: 404-863-1068
Email: Lberry22@rocketmail.com
Thu, May 1 Dog Gone Good Bargains
Dog Gone Good Bargains
A thrift store of gently used household goods, furniture, books and more. All items are donated and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Harris Co. We will gratefully pick up your tax deductible donations. Hours are Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10-4.

Location 102 Commerce Ave., Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Contact: Lorraine Berry
Phone: 404-863-1068
Email: Lberry22@rocketmail.com
Fri, May 2 Dog Gone Good Bargains
Dog-Gone Good Bargains
A thrift store of gently used household goods, furniture, books and more. All items are donated and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Harris Co. We will gratefully pick up your tax deductible donations. Hours are Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10-4.

Location 102 Commerce Ave., Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Contact: Lorraine Berry
Phone: 404-863-1068
Email: Lberry22@rocketmail.com
Sat, May 3 Dog-Gone Good Bargains
Dog Gone Good Bargains
A thrift store of gently used household goods, furniture, books and more. All items are donated and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Harris Co. We will gratefully pick up your tax deductible donations. Hours are Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10-4.

Location 102 Commerce Ave., Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Contact: Lorraine Berry
Phone: 404-863-1068
Email: Lberry22@rocketmail.com
Thu, May 8 Dog Gone Good Bargains
Dog Gone Good Bargains
A thrift store of gently used household goods, furniture, books and more. All items are donated and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Harris Co. We will gratefully pick up your tax deductible donations. Hours are Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10-4.

Location 102 Commerce Ave., Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Contact: Lorraine Berry
Phone: 404-863-1068
Email: Lberry22@rocketmail.com
Fri, May 9 Dog Gone Good Bargains
Dog-Gone Good Bargains
A thrift store of gently used household goods, furniture, books and more. All items are donated and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Harris Co. We will gratefully pick up your tax deductible donations. Hours are Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10-4.

Location 102 Commerce Ave., Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Contact: Lorraine Berry
Phone: 404-863-1068
Email: Lberry22@rocketmail.com
Sat, May 10 Dog-Gone Good Bargains
Dog Gone Good Bargains
A thrift store of gently used household goods, furniture, books and more. All items are donated and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Harris Co. We will gratefully pick up your tax deductible donations. Hours are Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10-4.

Location 102 Commerce Ave., Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Contact: Lorraine Berry
Phone: 404-863-1068
Email: Lberry22@rocketmail.com
Thu, May 15 Dog Gone Good Bargains
Dog Gone Good Bargains
A thrift store of gently used household goods, furniture, books and more. All items are donated and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Harris Co. We will gratefully pick up your tax deductible donations. Hours are Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10-4.

Location 102 Commerce Ave., Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Contact: Lorraine Berry
Phone: 404-863-1068
Email: Lberry22@rocketmail.com
Fri, May 16 Dog Gone Good Bargains
Dog-Gone Good Bargains
A thrift store of gently used household goods, furniture, books and more. All items are donated and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Harris Co. We will gratefully pick up your tax deductible donations. Hours are Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10-4.

Location 102 Commerce Ave., Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Contact: Lorraine Berry
Phone: 404-863-1068
Email: Lberry22@rocketmail.com
Sat, May 17 Dog-Gone Good Bargains
Dog Gone Good Bargains
A thrift store of gently used household goods, furniture, books and more. All items are donated and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Harris Co. We will gratefully pick up your tax deductible donations. Hours are Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10-4.

Location 102 Commerce Ave., Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Contact: Lorraine Berry
Phone: 404-863-1068
Email: Lberry22@rocketmail.com
Thu, May 22 Dog Gone Good Bargains
Dog Gone Good Bargains
A thrift store of gently used household goods, furniture, books and more. All items are donated and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Harris Co. We will gratefully pick up your tax deductible donations. Hours are Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10-4.

Location 102 Commerce Ave., Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Contact: Lorraine Berry
Phone: 404-863-1068
Email: Lberry22@rocketmail.com
Fri, May 23 Dog Gone Good Bargains
Dog-Gone Good Bargains
A thrift store of gently used household goods, furniture, books and more. All items are donated and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Harris Co. We will gratefully pick up your tax deductible donations. Hours are Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10-4.

Location 102 Commerce Ave., Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Contact: Lorraine Berry
Phone: 404-863-1068
Email: Lberry22@rocketmail.com
Sat, May 24 Dog-Gone Good Bargains
Dog Gone Good Bargains
A thrift store of gently used household goods, furniture, books and more. All items are donated and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Harris Co. We will gratefully pick up your tax deductible donations. Hours are Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10-4.

Location 102 Commerce Ave., Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Contact: Lorraine Berry
Phone: 404-863-1068
Email: Lberry22@rocketmail.com
Thu, May 29 Dog Gone Good Bargains
Dog Gone Good Bargains
A thrift store of gently used household goods, furniture, books and more. All items are donated and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Harris Co. We will gratefully pick up your tax deductible donations. Hours are Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10-4.

Location 102 Commerce Ave., Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Contact: Lorraine Berry
Phone: 404-863-1068
Email: Lberry22@rocketmail.com
Fri, May 30 Dog Gone Good Bargains
Dog-Gone Good Bargains
A thrift store of gently used household goods, furniture, books and more. All items are donated and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Harris Co. We will gratefully pick up your tax deductible donations. Hours are Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10-4.

Location 102 Commerce Ave., Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Contact: Lorraine Berry
Phone: 404-863-1068
Email: Lberry22@rocketmail.com
Sat, May 31 Dog-Gone Good Bargains
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