Josh and His Dogs

Josh with Spot and Sparky I

Josh with Spot and Sparky I

Spot was one of Josh's 4 Paws dogs. Sparky is a little Pomeranian mix from one of the staff members. Josh takes care of him regularly throughout the week.

Josh with Spot and Sparky II

Josh with Spot and Sparky II

Since other dogs were waiting in line to get their pictures taken, Spot and Sparky were a little distracted.

Joshua with Spot, Sparky, and Thor

Joshua with Spot, Sparky, and Thor

You just have to love Thor, don't you? :)

Joshua with the Dogs

Joshua with the Dogs

Josh trains service dogs for the organization 4 Paws for Ability in Xenia, Ohio.

Josh and the Dogs I

Josh and the Dogs I

Josh with service dogs in training: Gecko (left) and Gumby (right).

Josh and the Dogs II

Josh and the Dogs II

Josh with service dogs in training: Gecko and Gumby.

Josh and Gumby

Josh and Gumby

Gumby was Josh's second dog in prison. He was later fostered by a student at Ohio State University.

Josh and Yu-Gi-Oh

Josh and Yu-Gi-Oh

Yugi was Josh's third dog in prison. He later went to Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio (Josh's hometown) for advanced training.

Josh and Cotton Candy

Josh and Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy was Josh's fourth dog in prison.

Josh and Mr. Elroy

Josh and Mr. Elroy

Elroy was Josh's sixth dog in prison.

Josh and Elroy

Josh and Elroy

Josh and Elroy on November 7th, 2015.

Josh, Steff, and Elroy

Josh, Steff, and Elroy

Elroy was allowed to participate in Josh and Steff's "The Family is First Project" graduation ceremony.

Josh teaching Yugi how to "speak" and give his paw in August of 2015. 

Josh was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio. He grew up with his older brother William (who is holding him in this picture) and his younger brother Luther. For a while, Josh and his family also lived in Adams County. Josh's parents split up not long before he was arrested. 

Josh's Supporters

Josh has over two thousand supporters from all over the world. People from the U.S., Mexico, England, Germany, Puerto Rico, France, Indonesia, Brazil, Malaysia, Ghana, and several other countries have been following Josh's life for the past couple of years. United they stand for his freedom. 

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