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Magic City K9 rehabilitates inmates, while transforming shelter dogs into family dogs.

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"Magic City K9 works with Everglades Re-Entry and Everglades Correctional Institute to provide our Miami and Florida community with trained dogs.  We believe that everyone deserves a second chance.  From the inmates who are selected to work with our dogs to the dogs themselves, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish when we put our time, energy and resources into TRYING.

Most of our dogs are selected from South Florida open in-take, municipal shelters. Despite the shelters “no kill” designation (which means that they have a save rate over 90% annually), there are still many dogs who will never make it out of our Florida shelters simply because there are not enough homes for all of them.

Each dog we select from a shelter is evaluated by a certified dog behavior consultant. Each dog is hand selected and temperament tested.  Magic City K9 is truly the last chance for many of the dogs, who come into our program.

Due to the nature of our program and contract with Florida Department of Corrections we can only accept healthy animals with no known behavior issues. We target dogs who are three years and under, with the ultimate goal of selecting only the best to-be family companions from the shelter population. The most unique aspect of our program is that we save dogs, both pure bred and mixed breed, from shelters across South Florida.  We target bully breeds over 50lbs who have been stuck in the shelter without any interest.

Dogs graduating from our program will fill many roles, from wonderfully trained family pets to sophisticated assistance dogs. Our program is versatile and unmatched!"