Correctional Facility Programs
About the Program
Currently on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our correctional facilities program matches dogs with groups of human participants for an 8-week residency at jails or prisons in New York.
The dogs live with the participants and receive 24/7 care and attention. A certified professional dog trainer works closely with the groups to provide the dogs with daily care, companionship, training, and socialization.
For both the humans and the dogs, the program provides love, hope, and healing.
MEET THE DOGS
Happy-go-lucky Serene has been loved by all at Rikers Island! She has has a silly, lovable personality and prefers to spend her time snuggled right up to you. Serene is still learning her basic manners, and is enjoying learning from the participants of the program.
News and Articles
The NYC Mayor's Office of Animal Welfare is conducting a survey to learn more about how pet ownership impacts access to affordable housing. We encourage all of our supporters who live in New York City with their pets (or who have had pets in the past) to participate...
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