NEW! Check out the PAWs Blog for available dogs.

Welcome to the Pairing Achievement with Service (PAWS) Adoption page.  All dogs on the page are enrolled in the PAWS program at the Ron Jackson State Juvenile Corrections Complex in Brownwood, Texas. 

PAWS is a unique program that uses the natural relationship that comes from the bond between humans and animals living together and being responsible for each other. 

The PAWS program pairs select TJJD youth with K9 partners for 12 weeks. The dogs come from local animal shelters, learn basic commands and improved socialization skills. Youth learn responsibility, patience and how to care for another living being and benefit from the companionship. Unless otherwise noted, all the dogs listed for adoption have achieved or will achieve their American Kennel Club Certification as a Canine Good Citizen (CGC). This certification is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior.

During the 12 week program, youth are responsible for their dogs at all times. They must groom, feed, and train their K9. The dogs live on the dorm with their human caretakers.

Dogs can be adopted through the Corinne T. Smith Animal Shelter in Brownwood.  Additional information about adopting a PAWS dog can be obtained by contacting the shelter at (325) 646-0617.  All dogs come with current vaccinations and are on heartworm preventative.  Each dog is also micro-chipped.

Without the support of the following persons and organizations, the PAWS program could not function like it does.  The PAWS program wishes to thank the following for their support:

  • Corinne T. Smith Animal Shelter
  • Dr. Joe Speck, DVM
  • Ag-Mart
  • Dr. Pepper
  • Premier Pet Supplies

If you are interested in providing a forever home to one of these fine, trained dogs, please contact the Corinne T. Smith Animal Shelter at: (325) 646-0617.

Donations can be made to the Brownwood Community Advisory Council for the Benefit of TJJD Youth. For additional information on the PAWS program contact Holli Fenton (325) 641-4260 or Cris Burton at (512) 490-7049.

PAWS Dogs for Adoption

Please visit the PAWS Blog for a listing of available dogs.