Corrections Adoptive Rescue Endeavor
The C.A.R.E. Program works in conjunction with SCI–Mercer to instruct highly screened inmates to train rescued dogs from Strayhaven in basic obedience and behavior skills. The program consists of 6 dogs and 12 inmate handlers. The dogs stay in the cell with the inmates and get 24 hour attention!
The inmates are responsible for feeding, grooming, bathing, and training.
The program lasts approximately 8 weeks and is ongoing – so once a group of dogs has completed the program, another group enters!
Our goal is 100% adoption of these dogs by the time of graduation.