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R2R also provides educational programming for DJJ Youth

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.

Is R2R Similiar to Other Programs?

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.

What is the timing for training the R2R dogs?

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.

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Xena the Wonder Puppy

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.

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Recent Events and Dogs at Rescue 2 Restore

Recent Blog Posts

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.

Chattanooga News Channel 9 Story on Rescue 2 Restore. View the pictures here.

November 24th Graduation at the Dalton RYDC for Rescue 2 Restore. See the story here.

View the WSB TV News Story here.

WRBL News 3 Visits the Muscogee YDC for Rescue 2 Restore here.

Contact DJJ Rescue 2 Restore

3408 Covington Highway
Decatur, Georgia 30032

christinekaczynski@djj.state.ga.us