Community Blog: Lunch with Hamburger Jeff

Do you remember Shea? She’s graduating!

Do you remember Shea aka Ruby Shea from the January 9th blog post? Shea will butter you up

Shortly after her lunch outing she was chosen to participate in the IDAPI Program. Ruby also known as Ruby Shea is currently in training in the Inmate Dog Alliance Project of Idaho (IDAPI Program) where she lives with and is trained by inmates at one of the Idaho correctional centers. During this two-month period, the dogs live with the inmates in a prison setting and are trained daily in basic obedience. They are also house, leash and crate trained. The dogs are frequently taught a number of fun tricks such as shake with both paws, bow, spin, speak, sit up, crawl, wave and many times can also perform some agility commands. They also learn to be good indoor companions while at the same time, they get to interact, play and bond with the other dogs in the program. At the end of the training period, these dogs are evaluated to make sure that they have been trained to do all of their required commands.

I’m excited to announce Ruby Shea will be graduating on                                                                      Saturday, March 29, 2014.

To apply for Ruby Shea, you must complete an IDAPI application and, if selected as a potential adopter, a phone interview will be conducted just prior to the dog’s graduation.  If chosen, you will then be asked to attend a 2-hour workshop where you will meet the dog and also learn the commands that the dog knows and how to work with her.

If you are interested in applying for this dog or any dog in the IDAPI program, please contact Dee at the Idaho Humane Society and request an application.  The phone number is 208/331-8552 and the e-mail address is:   or you can call Jenn at 208/866-1629

To learn more about Ruby Shea please go to: Ruby Shea available for adoption through the Idaho Humane Society

The pictures below were taken last week when Ruby Shea was evaluated for graduation.

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Watch these video’s of Ruby Shea before she went to IDAPI

Video of Ruby Shea when she discovered a laser pointer at Petsmart

Ruby Shea finds a squeaky toy at Petsmart

Ruby Shea in playgroups at the shelter


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