In addition to its dog training programs, R2R brings in guest speakers to provide educational programs that teach about such subjects as animal welfare, rescue, abuse, and training. These programs help provide additional context and training that benefit DJJ youth both now and as our youth transition back into their home communities.
Rescue 2 Restore program dogs are housed in a separate free-standing kennel building on campus where designated youth are responsible for feeding the dogs and cleaning their kennels. DJJ youth will interact with the dogs a minimum of three times a day with at least an hour dedicated specifically to training. However, unlike other programs, Georgia's youth offenders and program dogs do not bunk under the same roof.
While the dogs at the Elbert Shaw RYDC are kept until adopted, those dogs at the Muscogee YDC go through a 12-week training program. If the dogs are not adopted after training, they are then returned to the Harris County Humane Society shelter where they can be viewed by potential adopters.Read More
Xena the Warrior Puppy, the ASPCA's Dog of the Year, made a special visit to the Marietta RYDC to help share the message about perservering against long and low survival odds and how animal friendship can improve the quality of life for those individuals with serious illness.Read More
The Rescue 2 Restore "Joy In Our Town" Interview can be watched here.
The 2015 Georgia Spay and Neuter Awareness Month Story can be viewed here.
Good Citizens Dogs Looking for Homes. Read the article here.
Read the Life With Dogs Article here.
Read the latest information about Rescue 2 Restore here.
3408 Covington Highway
Decatur, Georgia 30032