PAWS of Purpose
Animal Farm Foundation and the NYC Department of Correction (DOC) work together to make a positive impact in the lives of dogs and people through the PAWS of Purpose Program at Rikers Island.
We match eight dogs with two groups of inmates for an 8-week residency at Rikers Correctional Facility. The dogs live with the inmates and receive 24/7 care and attention.
A certified professional dog trainer works closely with the PAWS participants to provide the dogs with daily care, companionship, training, and socialization. The dogs learn basic manners and housetraining during their stay at Rikers.
After graduating from the program the dogs go on to become assistance dogs, detection dogs, or pet dogs.
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Cupcake is from Mt Vernon Animal Shelter and will be going to DCSPCA after graduation.
Goose is from Chicago Animal Care and Control.
Clay is from DCSPCA.
Pretzel is from Dekalb County Animal Services and will be available for adoption at DCSPCA.
Turbo is from Mt Vernon Animal Shelter.
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