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Dog Rehabilitation Program

Dogs with concerns or issues are given every chance at rehabilitation at RSPCA NSW. One of our treatment options includes placing the dogs with selected minimum security inmates at the Outer Metropolitan Multi-Purpose Correctional Centre. In this peaceful environment away from the shelter, the dogs receive a high level of attention and follow a training program devised by our specialists until they are assessed as ready to be rehomed.

Apart from increasing the rehoming chances for the dogs, the Dog Rehabilitation Program also gives inmates an opportunity to learn pet industry-related vocational skills which can help them find employment after their release from custody. They complete nationally recognised qualifications to enable them to train, exercise and care for dogs rescued by RSPCA NSW.

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. The Dog Rehabilitation Program is one of several animal programs which have vocational and training components for inmates in NSW correctional centres.

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