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CARE for Animals is honored to partner with the Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) as a rescue resource for Paws in Prison dogs. Paws in Prison is a special program that places shelter dogs within the prisons for approximately 8 weeks of 24/7 obedience training and socialization by ADC inmate handlers in preparation for the dogs' adoption through CARE. The dogs live with their inmate trainers/handlers, who, in turn, are themselves trained by professional dog trainers.

Paws in Prison dramatically increases the number of shelter dogs adopted by providing them with just a little help. The impact of similar programs throughout the United States is universally positive. Inmates learn training skills that support their own successful rehabilitation and reentry into society. Morale of both inmates and prison staff is greatly enhanced in participating facilities. Adoptable dogs otherwise left to languish or be euthanized in shelters due to a lack of socialization or training receive a second chance for a good life.

Paws in Prison is supported ENTIRELY by private donations!

Read about our adoptable Paws in Prison dogs at the CARE Adoptable Pets page -- look for the "Participant in Paws in Prison Program" designation!

Learn more about the Department of Correction's PAWS IN PRISON program.


PIP Transport Volunteer!
NOTICE: PAWS IN PRISON DOGS NEED A RIDE! CARE needs VOLUNTEER DRIVERS to transport adoptable dogs from the ADC Facilities to CARE for Saturday Showings, as well as various times during the week for vet appointments and more. If you can help transport, please contact us today at 501-603-2273.

Transport volunteers do not enter the prison facility. All arrangements are made in advance. Your mileage is reimbursed! Small car? Big SUV? Our dogs range from tiny to extra large, so everyone can get involved! AND we have pet carriers of all sizes to lend if you need to borrow one! Volunteer for one-way, or the round-trip!

Interested? Contact Jessica at 501-603-2273 or care@careforanimals.org