RSPCA NSW provides lifesaving rescue and rehabilitation services to animals in need.Home What we do Rescue and Rehabilitate Pet Rehabilitation ProgramWhat we doAdoptionsDogs and PuppiesCat and KittensPocket PetsBirdsLivestockAdoption feesExceptional OwnersSeniors for Seniors ProgramVeterinary ServicesRSPCA Sydney Veterinary HospitalRSPCA Hunter Veterinary Hospital (Rutherford)RSPCA Tighes Hills Veterinary HospitalRSPCA Broken Hill Veterinary HospitalRescue and RehabilitateAnimal AmbulanceDrives For LivesBehaviourPet Rehabilitation ProgramLost and FoundI’ve lost my petI’ve found a petCare for AnimalsOwning a PetCostsVeterinary CareAdopting a New PetLocating a Lost PetPets and Rental PropertiesDisaster Management PlansEnrichmentThe Chain ExchangeDog CareDog Walking GuidelinesParvovirus in DogsBarkingDog Training Tips and VideosBathing and GroomingIdentificationVeterinary CareHousingBreedsEnrichmentNutritionPuppy CareCat CareKitten CareIdentificationVeterinary CareKeeping Wildlife Safe and Your Cat HappyHousingBreedsBathing and GroomingTrainingNutritionPocket PetsLivestockBirdsHousingIdentificationVeterinary CareNutritionBathing and GroomingTrainingPet HazardsToxic Plants for PetsChristmas SeasonFireworks and StormsHeat StressSnake Bites and PetsBushfires and House FiresDroughtsEducationPrimaryEarly Stage 1Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3SecondaryStage 4Stage 5Stage 6TertiarySchool Holiday ProgramCommunity GroupsAnimal AmbassadorsProfessional Development for TeachersFamily FunTrainingACM20117 Certificate II in Animal StudiesACMMIC401 Implant Microchip in Cats and DogsBasic Animal First AidACMGAS206 Provide Basic First Aid for AnimalsIntroducing Your Pet to a New BabyAnimal WelfareOur InspectoratePrevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (1979)Working in CommunitiesCommunity Aged Care ProgramCommunity Domestic Violence ProgramCommunity Homelessness ProgramVolunteering for Community ProgramsOutreach Animal Assistance ProgramsHuman Services WorkshopsIndigenous Community Companion Animal Health Program (ICCAHP)Youth InitiativesHome Ever AfterCommunity Branches and ProgramsBushfire ResponseDisaster and AlertsHot weatherFireworks and StormsBushfires and House FiresDroughtsRSPCA Pet InsuranceHEA: Home Ever AfterRescue and RehabilitateAnimal AmbulanceDrives For LivesBehaviourPet Rehabilitation ProgramPet Rehabilitation ProgramDogs and cats with behavioural concerns are given every chance at rehabilitation at RSPCA NSW. Each and every dog and cat is behaviourally assessed and rehabilitated to ensure they are ready for their new life as a pet in your home.One of our rehabilitation options includes placing 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 specialty rehabilitation team until they are assessed as ready to be rehomed.Apart from increasing the rehoming chances for the dogs, the Dog Rehabilitation Program gives approved inmates the opportunity to learn pet industry-related vocational skills. This can help them find employment after their release from custody. RSPCA NSW also provides ongoing support for the inmates who are attached to the program, giving them the ability to go on to complete nationally accredited qualifications after they have been released.Pet Rehabilitation Program FAQsHow can I support the Pet Rehabilitation program?Our Pet Rehabilitation program relies on donations from our generous supporters. If you’d like to help support our team and give RSPCA animals a better chance at finding a new home, please donate today.Are there other animal programs for inmates in NSW correctional centres?The Dog Rehabilitation Program is one of several animal programs which have vocational and training components for inmates in NSW correctional centres.Who supervises the Pet Rehabilitation program?The entire assessment and rehabilitation program is overseen by the Assessment and Rehabilitation Team based at the Sydney Shelter. The correctional centre is an extension of this program, and the inmates and correctional officers provide ongoing support on a daily basis.