Puppies in Prison
A win-win partnership
with the Department of Corrections
Since 2008, Mobility Dogs has worked with the Department of Corrections on the Puppies in Prisons programme, in which prisoners at Wiri and Spring Hill prisons are taught to train a mobility dog.
Prisoners value the sense of purpose the programme offers, and develop skills that are invaluable to their rehabilitation. These include self-discipline, study, reporting, teamwork and leadership.
Staff working with prisoners see the difference it can make to those involved. Prisoners develop pro-social behaviours, build self-esteem, and gain a sense of responsibility and respect.