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Wildwood dogs in need of forever homes

Midnight and Meka need new homes; the time has come for them to leave Wildwood behind.

Midnight, a 2-year-old black lab mix, and Meka, an 18-month-old Jack Russel mix have been in the care of handlers at Wildwood Correctional Center’s Special Pet Obedience and Training program, or SPOT. There, these sweet girls learned the basics; they’re potty and kennel trained, and know sit, stay, down, and are spayed.

Most often the SPOT program rescues dogs from the Kenai animal shelter, but the dogs in the program can come from a variety of places.

According to Wildwood Superintendent Shannon McCloud, Midnight was turned over by a “very teary family” moving out of Alaska. She had one sister, but she was adopted. She’s a loving girl, whose ideal family consists of kids to give lots of kisses to.

Meka was rescued from a farm in Nikiski. At the time of her rescue she was in bad shape, with skin infections and worms. But, thanks to her handler, she has been nursed back to health. She can be a bit timid when you’re first getting to know her, but she will warm up to you fast if you have a toy or treat to offer her.

SPOT was started at Wildwood in 2013, modeled after a program at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center. About 35 dogs have been rescued since the program was launched at the Kenai facility.

Anyone interested in adopting Midnight or Meka should contact Sgt. Zeek at 907-260-7212. There is a $150 adoption fee for each, but that is to cover the costs of getting them both spayed.

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