Today is a sad day form me. I have to go give the puppy I have been training to its new family. I will never see him again. He has been such a joy to train and work with. I have been in the dog program here at stafford creek for just over 3 years now and each dog that I have trained has been just as hard to give up at the end of their training cycle. I owe these dogs and this program alot. I have relearned what it is like to love something and to care for it as you would take care of yourself. This puppy, Deisel a chihuahua mix, who was abandoned in the woods and left for dead as a 4 week old puppy was rescued by HAVA and then brought to us. He is now 14 weeks old and is trained to perform how to heel, sit, stay, stand stay, he has been kennel and crate trained, he is potty trained and can even do some tricks. It is a awesome experience to be involved to this program where we have a direct impact in a positive way on so many peoples lives. All of the inmates here benifit from having the dog around, it is very therapudic and all of the volunteers for the dog program inside and out of prison, and especially the adopters of the dogs fro this program. they really benifit from all of the care we have given the dogs. I am proud to have been a part of this. none the less I will still be sad to see him go.