We support the over 60s to afford a rescue pet companion. If money is a genuine barrier, we can pay the rehoming fee for a RESCUE animal and continue to support, each month, with the cost of pet food.
Companionship in the Community
Our Community Space is Open! We are so excited to report that the charity has now moved into its first permanent base in Shawlands, Glasgow. The move opens up a whole new world of opportunities in terms of the work we can do.
In just a short space of time, it’s having a big impact! Look at what some of our service users have to say…
“As a 74 year old widow, I am often lonely. So I can’t express what a joy it is to go to Give a Dog a Bone!
I’m always met by a friendly face and a cup of tea and the opportunity to chat to others in the same position – where else can you do that?
It’s great to see rehomed dogs and their owners and hear what a difference these dogs have made…
The classes offered are a wonderful idea – to learn and mix is really good!
I go home feeling uplifted by the friendliness I’ve been shown.
I love it – it has made a difference to me.
Well done Give a Dog a Bone❤️”
“I retired from work last year and came across Giveadogabone in Shawlands advertising Spanish-classes for the over 60s. I was very pleased and surprised to find that the class was being offered free of charge to people over 60. This made it possible for me to attend the course and offered not only the opportunity to learn a new language but more importantly to meet and engage with other retired people in the local area. Organisations like Giveadogabone are helping older people within the local community to remain active and find new friendships in later life which is not always easy for those on lower incomes. I hope to attend other classes in the future and am so pleased this facility is available locally. The staff and volunteers that help to run this valuable local service have been so welcoming it a pleasure to attend. ”
I would just like to say how much you help me to feed my hounds. If it wasn’t for your very kind help, I would not be able to keep them all! You’re an angel and my hero!! Your help has saved my life – the hounds give me a reason to get up and go out. I’ve met so many people to talk to while walking them all. Once again thank you.
Without Give a Dog a Bone, I would not have been able to find the amazing new family for my little biscon felix, who we had to rehome due to family illness. This charity are also looking into supporting my parents financially with their senior dog and trying to arrange a volunteer dog walker for them!! You are truly an amazing and selfless charity.