Royal Canin Celebrates 7,000th Adoption of Missouri Puppies Through Parole Program

Since the program’s inception, Royal Canin has been the nutrition and education sponsor of Puppies for Parole.

ST. CHARLES, Mo., September 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Royal Canin US, a division of Mars, Incorporated and a leader in pet health nutrition, today announced that the 7,000th The dog was adopted through the Missouri Puppies for Parole program. The program, currently active in 16 prisons across the state, allows selected offenders to become rescue dog trainers and earn a certificate in animal handling.

During the ten-week program, offenders teach the dogs basic obedience skills and socialize them, with the goal of preparing them for adoption. Once dogs successfully complete the program, they are put up for adoption at their original shelters.

“The Missouri Puppies for Parole program is a true testament to Mars Petcare’s goal of creating ‘a better world for pets,’” said Daryn Brown, president of Royal Canin North America. “It has been an honor to be a part of this program, and we owe a lot of thanks to the Missouri offenders who helped 7,000 dogs find their forever homes. »

The program, launched in 2010 as a partnership between the Missouri Department of Corrections and a statewide network of rescue organizations and shelters, gained the involvement of Royal Canin following the Royal Canin associate Michael Newkirk’s idea to send a product that was not yet expired but would not be. access the supply chain to provide nutrition to program dogs. Puppies for Parole is now considered one of the largest and most successful prison dog programs in the world. United States. 1

Supported solely by donations and volunteers, the program has achieved adoption rates above 95 percent. Most dogs adopted through the program become pets, while several receive advanced training and find new use as service and comfort animals for disabled children or veterans suffering from PTSD .

“We are grateful and proud of Royal Canin’s investment in Puppies for Parole since the program’s inception,” said Jennifer Liébi, Puppy Coordinator for Parole. “Their contributions allow us to prepare our dogs for nutritional success and support the bonds that form between dogs, their trainers and potential adoptive homes.”

To learn more about puppies on parole, visit To view dogs available for adoption through the program, visit

1. Missouri Department of Corrections

About Royal Canin UNITED STATES
Royal Canin UNITED STATES, a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, is a leader in science-based health nutrition for cats and dogs. Founded by a veterinarian in 1968, Royal Canin has over 50 years of experience providing individualized nutritional solutions. Working with an expert team of nutritionists, breeders and veterinarians from around the world, Royal Canin puts cats and dogs at the center of the innovation process. The Royal Canin product line offers a range of diets based on size, age, breed, lifestyle and therapy requirements. Royal Canin diets are available at veterinary hospitals and pet specialty stores nationwide. To learn more about Royal Canin, visit and “LIKE” us on Facebook at Royal Canin – Home | Facebook.

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