About the Program
The Red Dog Project is a program of Dog Days which places at risk shelter dogs with pre-screened prison inmates for foster and rehabilitation. Started in October 2013 at the York Correctional Facility in Niantic, CT, the Red Dog Project teaches women offenders how to observe, assess, reshape and predict dog behaviors by showing the similarities between human and canine reactions to stress and past trauma. Our main program goal is to create harmonious, team culture for not only the ten dogs in the program but the ten inmate handlers as well.
Handlers are required to work daily with the dogs by using program techniques for behavioral modification as well as training routines as defined by CLASS (Canine Life and Social Skills) training curriculum. For more information on CLASS please CLICK HERE.
Red Dog Coordinator Opportunities
The rescue coordinator manages pulling dogs from shelters and bringing them into the Red Dog program. All aspects of vetting, transport, record keeping and following up are part of this vital role.
The transport coordinator manages getting our dogs from “a” to “b” and that’s no easy task! Transports can be from one state to another or from one town to another.
Red Dog Project events are monthly and usually at retail or business locations throughout CT. The event coordinator manages all logistics and planning for making sure the event is well publicized, well organized and complaint with state laws.
The admin coordinator manages all program supplies, meeting schedules, volunteers as well as transport, all records and veterinary information.
Forms & Information
Program Supply Vendors
Consumable Supply Vendors
Tractor Supply Company
4 Health Grain Free Turkey & Sweet Potato or Duck
401 Middlesex Turnpike, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone:(860) 388-9641 | TractorSupply.com
Grocery items – see “Red Dog Supply List” on site.
Misc items, see Excel inventory file on Drop Box.
Dog Supply Vendors
Dog collars, harnesses and leashes
800-228-9653 | www.lupinepet.com
Dog ID Tags
Custom red and white ID tags
Thomas Brennan – Laser Engraved Services
24 West Main Street – Suite 104
Clinton, CT 06413
860-669-9998 | www.laserengravedservices.com
CherylAnn Fernandes – Shelter Care Representative
250 West Cummings Park
Woburn MA 01801
Office: 781-281-2216 | Cell: 781.281.5167