Corrective Services NSW

RSPCA NSW - CSNSW Dog Rehabilitation Program

The Dog Rehabilitation Program is a joint venture based on a Service Partnership Agre​ement between the Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NSW (RSPCA NSW) and the Commissioner of Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW).

The Program gives selected minimum security inmates an opportunity to learn pet industry related vocational skills which can help them find employment after their release from custody.

Inmates who have been selected for participation in the Program complete nationally recognised qualifications so they can train, exercise and care for dogs rescued by the RSPCA NSW. When a dog responds well to the Program, and once the dog is considered safe and healthy enough, the RSPCA NSW  will arrange for the dog to be adopted as a well-behaved pet.

Inmates at the Dog Rehabilitation Program are under the supervision of correctional officers who also have access to training and development opportunities related to animal studies.

Last updated:

14 Jun 2023

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