According to Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, they have teamed up with the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society to help train and foster the puppies. The program is called STAR that stands for Steps to Adoption and Readiness. Sheriff Apple says that this program helps the inmates feel responsibility and purpose in caring for the animals and helps them to not become re-offenders. The program has been used before and has proven to be successful.

After a few weeks, all five puppies will be available at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society for adoption.