Alaqua Animal Refuge

Unconditional Love Program

Alaqua’s Unconditional Love Program (ULP) rescues unwanted canines from neglect and abuse situations and uses inmate labor to train them with basic obedience skills with the goal of being adopted as companion canines. This program benefits both the animals and inmates, helping each learn special skills and regain their places in society. Canines demonstrating unique potential may be accepted into one of the numerous nationally recognized therapy programs thereafter.

The current dogs in the program will be graduating June 27, 2017, at which point they will ready to be adopted and go to their forever homes. If you are interested in adopting one of these dogs, call us at 850-880-6399 today and fill out an adoption application by clicking here.

Bobby Ray is a five year old hound that is searching for his forever home! When Bobby Ray first came to Alaqua he had a few injuries and was sick. We are happy to say that he is on the mend and is weighing in at 38 pounds. Bobby Ray was selected for the program because, while he is amazing with other dogs, he needs to build his confidence with people, as he tends to be shy with them. In addition, the obedience training will help this handsome guy be ALL that he can be.

Ellie May (Esty) is a sweet girl that came from a terrible situation that most of us can’t even imagine…She was first lucky to find her way to Alaqua, she was then selected for Unconditional Love and finally had an approved application before entering the class! Things are looking up for this girl! Ellie Mae was selected for the class, as she had never learned to walk on a leash. She will also benefit greatly from basic training and lots of human contact.
(Approved Application)

Kenzi is a 19 pound, 5 year old bundle of sass! She came from a puppy mill and bears those scars, but this girl is resilient! Kenzi was selected for the program as she tends to want to be the ALPHA female and will sometimes bully the other dogs. We are confident that after some time with her trainer and caretaker she will be the perfect little lady!

Kodi is a five year old, male, American Bulldog mix. When Kodi was surrendered to us, he was very emaciated. Since Kodi has been at Alaqua, he has gained a significant amount of weight and has become more social! His tail never stops wagging! Kodi was chosen for the program to build his confidence and to learn basic obedience…He is a big love bug who is sure to make the perfect best friend!

Langley is an 11 pound, 3 year old, very shy Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix. He loves his doggy friends and will prance around the play yard like a star, but when it comes to people he’s not so sure. Langley was chosen for the program to build his confidence, as it is hard to tell if he ever experienced human contact. Once this guy learns to trust, he is going to be the whole package!
(Approved Application)

Maverick Dane is a six year old, 121 pound Great Dane. He is a gentle giant that bonds very quickly with people. He has shown some issues with other dogs and may do best being the only dog in the home. Maverick was chosen for the program to work on his MILD dog aggression and considering his size, manners will go a long way!

Orali is a 2 year old hound mix, and arrived at Alaqua and soon after she gave birth to five precious puppies! She has been the best momma to her babies but is ready to find her forever home too. Orali is a sweet girl who loves to go on walks and chase squirrels. She is very loyal, loves attention and is sure to put a smile on your face! Orali was chosen for the program for basic obedience, while she is a very happy go lucky girl, she is still very much a puppy and tends to be an instigator at times.

Sandy is a 44 pound, seven year old Cattle Dog. She is very sweet and a little timid. Sandy was an owner-surrender with her “brother” Yogi Bear. Sandy was chosen for the program, as she is very shy and needs socialization along with human contact. She is a beauty and will be a great companion for the right person.

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