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This little snuggle bug has a lot of love to share with a new adopter. At only 34 lbs she's the perfect little package of love! She will do best with an experienced dog owner and needs to be an only dog. Wilma loves to go for walks and enjoys playing with toys but is an easy going girl inside.

She recently completed training in the IDAPI Program (see below), where she was described as one of the most affectionate dogs that the trainer has ever worked with. She loves to perform tricks such as jumping through a hula hoop, playing dead and lots more! She enjoys cuddling and being with people but she is not recommended for a home with very young children. She will do best as an only dog as she doesn't really enjoy the company of most dogs however her best friend in the program is Willow (a much larger pit bull terrier mix).  Wilma needs an active, loving family that will include her in regular activities and that will let her live inside. She has a very short, easy to care for coat of fur.  Wilma graduated from the IDAPI Program on Saturday, July 19, 2014 and is no available for adoption.  For more information about her, you can call Jenn at (208) 866-1629 or Stefanie at (208) 761-5987 or ask to meet her at the shelter!

Wilma completed training in the Inmate Dog Alliance Project of Idaho (IDAPI Program) where she lived with and was 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, pray, play dead 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.  

To apply for one of these dogs, 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: CLICK HERE to fill out an IDAPI Adoption Application ONLINE!

Login #: 15448957
Purebred: No
Color: Black/White
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
Size: Medium
Location: Shelter
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