the yellow dog project
The Yellow DOG Project is a global movement for owners of dogs
that need space. It hopes to educate the public and dog owners to
and assist dog parents to identify their dog as needing space.  

Yellow Dogs are dogs who need space - they are not necessarily
aggressive dogs but more often are dogs who have issues of fear;
pain from recent surgery; are a rescue or shelter dog who has not
yet had sufficient training or mastered obedience; are in training
for work or service; are in service; or other reasons specific to the

Here’s a list of what a Yellow Dog is not:  NOT a waiver of
responsibility of the owner to train; NOT an excuse to avoid proper
training by the owner; and NOT an owners’ admission of guilt or
confession of having a dog that is a handful and needs to continue
to experience the world.

The Yellow Dog Project seeks to educate appropriate ways to
approach or make contact with a dog with permission of a dog
owner only, whether or not a dog is a “yellow dog”. They also seek
to promote the use of yellow ribbons to identify yellow dogs
needing extra space.  

Here is a list of participating supporters where ribbons can be
obtained on August 31: All the Best Pet Care, Blue Collar Dog
House, Celtic Cowboy, The Whole Pup.

For more information about OLAE's involvement with The Yellow
Dog Project, to be come a supporter and/or obtain a yellow ribbon
please contact us at