The RAD Girls Club is a rescue-based initiative founded and run by Katie Falcone and Chelsea Edson. The girls decided to dedicate their free time giving second chances to rescue dogs across New England and encouraging people across the country to carry out their RAD mission.
The RAD Girls Club believes that all dogs and humans alike deserve a second chance at a better life. Their organization is dedicated to raising awareness for discriminated breeds, senior dogs,and dogs who need special emotional or physical accommodations. Although they are not aphysical shelter, their approach is unique. The girls volunteer at shelters, within local foster networks, and take dogs out for the day on hikes to soak in the Vermont wilderness. Some of thedogs have never seen the woods, have never felt snow, have never even been off a line; RAD Girls Club gives them this opportunity.
In doing this, their mission is to help the public see and perceive these dogs without the stigma that comes with the shelters. Social media plays a huge role in generating attention to their cause and the adoptable dogs. Through photography and video, people are able to see each dog’s kind and playful spirit that would normally be impossible to see at a shelter.
The girls are supported by a community of makers, rescue advocates, and small businesses that have the same goal as they do: put some good out into the world and bring people and dogs together in a way that saves them both. Every homeless dog has a perfect family waiting for them, regardless of any “negative” characteristics that they have been defined by in the past. Every dog has a story and the RAD Girls provide the voice for those animals who can’t speak for themselves and encourage men and women across the country to become a RAD advocate.
Through their mutual love of Dogs and all things Vermont, Katie & Chelsea started RAD (Redemption for Adoptable Dogs) Girls Club where they take pleasure in giving back to the Rescue community while supporting local makers and connecting humans and dogs through adventure.