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How puppy love helps prisoners improve their lives behind bars.


The Times photographer James Glossop visits Serco-run HMP Dovegate, where inmates are boosting their mental health and emotional wellbeing by training assistance dogs.

How man’s best friend is helping rehabilitate inmates in England.

Prisoners in England are being taught to train assistance dogs for the community, gaining qualifications so they can set up their own businesses upon release

Fish4Dogs sponsorship.

We are thrilled to announce that the fantastic ‘Fish4Dogs’ are food sponsors for the Restart Dogs. We take canine nutrition very seriously at Restart Dogs, since nutrient availability and diet composition affect precursors in the brain which influence behaviour. So, we couldn’t be more thrilled to provide tasty, natural and healthy premium fish-based dog food and treats to the pups on our programmes. The food is gluten free, hypoallergenic and packed with naturally occurring Omega 3. A palatable fish-rich diet is not only nutritious but can help with coat condition, skin condition, joint mobility, digestion, energy and brain and eye development. A huge thank you to Fish4Dogs for this opportunity!




New puppies arriving in 2024.

We are excited to announce that we are expecting our next intake of puppies onto the project in 2024.




What are you teaching your dogs this Halloween?

Have a look at what the Restart Dogs have been up to this Halloween.



Are you ready for the festive period?

Have a look at what the Restart Dogs have been getting up to preparing for Christmas..



New Puppies join our Fosse Way Team

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Dogs lead prisoners into rehabilitation

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Moorlands Radio Interview

We were invited to appear on Moorlands Radio where we discussed live on air the ethos of the Restart Dog Project and the Mirror People's Pet Inspiration Award.  In addition we also introduced a newly formed charity 'Taking the Lead' which supports rehabilitation by empowering ex-offenders to train and produce assistance dogs in the community.

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Restart Team attend Crufts

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