With over 13 years of saving lives, HOPE was launched in March of 2005 in an effort to help more homeless dogs find their way into forever homes.

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The HOPE Program


Shelters are overflowing with homeless dogs in desperate need of forever homes.


Create a program that pairs inmates with homeless dogs who need training by supporting them with professional trainers, volunteers, and prison staff.


Abandoned dogs are now trained and ready to be adopted into forever homes. Inmates are given a sense of meaning and purpose while being able to make a positive impact in society.

To All CPAA Supporters

Dear CPAA Supporters,

I have mixed emotions as I retire as executive director of CPAA effective November 1. When I founded CPAA in 2003, I never dreamed that it would save the lives of tens of thousands of animals or that it would have such loyal followers. Thank you for supporting our efforts over the past 15 years.

CPAA, however, is not going away. It’s life-saving program, Hounds of Prison Education (HOPE), will continue. HOPE pairs carefully screened inmates at the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill with rescued and shelter dogs for training and rehabilitation, with the assistance of professional trainers. While at the prison, the dogs are cared for by and live with the inmates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When the dogs are “paroled," they are fully trained and placed into forever homes. HOPE has been successful in saving the lives of more than 300 dogs, all of whom would not have had the chance to find a loving home without HOPE.

Kaitlin Becker will take over the reins of CPAA and HOPE. Kaitlin has worked alongside me since 2012 and spearheaded HOPE since 2014. I have great confidence in Kaitlin and am thrilled that she is ready, willing, and able to ensure that CPAA and HOPE will continue on. I will continue to be involved in an advisory capacity and ask that you rally behind Kaitlin and continue to support the good work of CPAA and HOPE.

It has been a pleasure working with and getting to know so many individuals who share my passion for animals. I wish you all the best.


Zella Smith Anderson, Esq.
CPAA Founder

Why Adopt a HOPE Dog?

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We offer free training for life for each HOPE dog. This means that at any point of time, adopters may contact us about behavioral issues and we will send a trainer to their home at no cost to them.

Our Featured Dog Inmate Blog

Reggie (8-22-18)

This is Reggie’s last week with me because I’ll be leaving in a few days. I’ll be cherishing every moment I get to spend with him because the time is nearing that I’ll be leaving Reggie. Over the past few years, Reggie has grown and become a great dog and my best friend. We’ve both learned a lot from each other. Reggie taught me what the meaning of a true friendship really is because his love and loyalty towards me is more than I can express in words. He taught me to put something other than myself first and has helped restore my sense of responsibility. To be in prison and come back to my cell and see Reggie happy to see me every time really makes life better for the both of us in here. I would like to thank HOPE for giving me an opportunity to be a part of this program, as well as the prison staff here at Camp Hill. The program is hands down the best thing I’ve ever done in prison and I don’t regret one minute of it. With that said, Reggie, I’ll love you and miss you until I can finally bring you to my house and give you the forever home you deserve!! Until that day hopefully in the very near future, I know Reggie will be in good hands and well taken care of which makes me happy!



Sponsorship Levels

The continued support of sponsors like you, not only allow our program to continue but provide the needed resources to make it better.
Play With Me

$10 - Purchases tennis balls, and other toys.

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Canine Chewy Fun

$20 - Purchases things like Kongs, peanut butter, Frisbees, etc.

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Healthy Heart

$30 - Purchases heart-worm preventatives and flea/tick medicine.

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Bow Wow Basics

$40 - Purchases leashes, harnesses, food/water bowls, blankets/beds, etc.

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Dog Gone Delicious

$50 - Purchases bag of food and training treats

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Training Fido

$100 - Purchases two weeks of professional training for HOPE dogs.

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Training Doggy Deluxe

$200 - Purchases four weeks of training for HOPE Dogs

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