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​Puppy Programs

puppy1.jpgDog training programs have been around for many years in prisons. For the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, it first started back in 2001, with Canine Partners for Life partnering with SCI-Cambridge Springs. There are many types of canine programs in PA ranging from inmates teaching socialization and obedience skills to shelter dogs, raising puppies to become service dogs for individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities, or even herding geese to maintain a cleaner facility. Whatever puppy program you encounter, you will be able to witness the benefits to the staff, inmates, and community alike.

State Program List

Canine Partners for Life (CPL)

SCI
​Year Started
​Cambridge Springs
​2001
Muncy​
​2003
​Albion
​2005
​Smithfield
​2007
​Greene
​2014
​Somerset
​2015
​Laurel Highlands
​2016
​Huntingdon
​2016
​Chester
​2016

United Disabilities Services (UDS)

​SCI
​Year Started
​Pine Grove
​2013
​Houtzdale
​2015

Brierwood Boarding Kennel and Cattery

​SCI
​Year Started
​Frackville
​2016
​Mahanoy
​2016

Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance (CPAA)

​SCI
​Year Started
​Camp Hill
​2005

Elk County Humane Society

SCI
​Year Started
Forest
​2012

New Leash on Life

SCI
​Year Started
Rockview
​2015

Rondout Valley Kennel and Nittany Greyhounds Rescue

SCI
​Year Started
Benner Township
2014

Ruff Dog Rescue

SCI
​Year Started
Retreat
2016

Strayhaven Animal Shelter

SCI
​Year Started
Mercer
2011