Operation New Hope

Operation New Hope

Operation New Hope is a partnership program between the Chatham County Sheriff's Office and various animal rescue organizations throughout the area. It gives unadoptable dogs in our community a second chance and helps rehabilitate inmates in the Chatham County Detention Center.

Rescue organizations bring a total of 16 dogs to the jail each month for a four week training course.  The dogs live in the cell with pre-selected, low-risk inmates and are partnered with them 24/7.  The inmates will learn valuable responsibility and animal care skills through dog training

The dogs are taught several obedience lessons, such as becoming housebroken and crate trained. These skills are aimed to make the dogs more appealing to families looking to adopt a new pet.  All dogs receive an AKC/CGC certificate awarded by the Operation New Hope facility dog trainer.

Operation New Hope is being paid for by private donations and no tax dollars are used to fund the program. To see the latest participants and adoptable animals, please visit Operation New Hope on Facebook.


Current Operation New Hope Dogs

Cheyanne

Age: 3.5yr
Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
Gender: Female
Cheyanne misses being a part of a loving family!

CJ

Age: 2.5yr
Breed: Pitbull Mix
Gender: Female
CJ was abandoned behind a laundromat and is ready to be someone’s loving pet!

Cooper

Age: 1.5yr
Breed: Hound Mix
Gender: Male
Cooper was found in a ditch, assumed to be dead. Now that he’s being cared for, he’s like a big puppy that loves to play.

Daisy

Age: 4.5yr
Breed: Beagle
Gender: Female
Daisy was chained to a tree almost her whole life and is still learning what it feels like to be loved!

Dobbs

Age: 1yr
Breed: Miniature Lab
Gender: Male
Dobbs has been in a foster home for a while and is ready to find his forever family!

Kade

Age: 1.5yr
Breed: Husky and Hound Mix
Gender: Male
Kade is shy but cuddly once he gets to know you!

Kate

Age: 6mo
Breed: Chihuahua & Italian Greyhound Mix
Gender: Female
Kate is small and spunky!

Kilo

Age: 10mo
Breed: German Shepherd
Gender: Male
Kilo is very curious and a fast learner!

Layla

Age: 2.5yr
Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
Gender: Female
Layla is pretty independent and likes being the only dog in the house.

Lucy

Age: 3.5yr
Breed: Beagle
Gender: Female
Lucy loves playing with other dogs and can’t wait to be a human’s new best friend!

Midnight

Age: 1yr
Breed: Miniature Lab
Gender: Female
Midnight is super sweet and cuddly!

Petey

Age: 4.5yr
Breed: Basset Hound and Golden Retriever Mix
Gender: Male
Petey was found on the side of the road and is super sweet!

Red

Age: 2.5yr
Breed: Staffordshire Terrier Mix
Gender: Male
Red loves to play and warms up to people easily!

Roxie

Age: 8yr
Breed: Labrador Retriever and German Shepherd Mix
Gender: Female
Roxie is gentle and enjoys being around other dogs.

Stormy

Age: 1yr
Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
Gender: Female
Stormy is great with kids and other dogs!

Suellen

Age: 1yr
Breed: Red Heeler Mix
Gender: Female
Suellen is very smart and has lots of energy!

Tony

Age: 3mo
Breed: Labrador Retreiver & Terrier Mix
Gender: Male
Tony is still a puppy and hasn’t learned what it’s like to be in a loving home yet!