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Tails of Redemption

Tails of Redemption was founded by Sheriff Tom Dart in 2018 and is a program dedicated to providing second chances to dogs and individuals in custody alike. Program participants are taught to train dogs in basic obedience, to help the dogs get adopted. This program also provides individuals in custody with skills, including problem-solving, focusing, and patience and they get to experience success.

Tails of redemption currently works with 3 local shelters. The program began with a partnership with Chicago Animal Care and Control. In 2021, Cicero Waggin’ Tails and South Suburban Humane Society joined the Tails of Redemption family.

Originally located inside the Cook County Jail, Division 9 but in June of 2023 Tails of Redemption relocated to the MHTC Barracks 2B.

In November of 2023, temporary fencing was added on the outside of Barracks 2B. This has allowed the dogs to be taken out one at a time to enjoy some time off-leash and release their energy.

Tails of Redemption currently has 23 Kennels. This has allowed the program to free up valuable kennel space at our partner shelters.

For members of the public interested in supporting Tails of Redemption, there is an Amazon Wishlist with items the program needs to help train the dogs in its care.

If you choose to purchase any items for Tails of Redemption through the above link, you understand and acknowledge that you will not receive any reimbursement or benefit for donating such items from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and/ or its employees. Thank you for your generosity!