About usWe are a young charity, bringing our animals and the over 60s together.
We CARE about the rising number of animals in shelters and about loneliness in our ageing years, so we had an idea…
We want to bring animals and the over 60s together by providing two services:
We will support the local over 60s population – who are struggling to afford to feed their pets – by providing help with their monthly pet food costs. Our hope is that this will prevent this group from handing their beloved pets into over-crowded shelters.
We will support the local over 60s population – who are unable to afford a pet – to benefit from the love of an animal. If they choose to re-home an animal from a shelter, we can pay for all associated re-homing fees, whilst providing on-going monthly support with pet food costs.
We know from many years of research, and first-hand experience, that pets can have a positive effect on the well being of their over 60s owners.
Many of these individuals live alone and their pet is the main source of company and affection.
Pets are constant companions and can bring welcome relief from the adverse effects of loneliness in our ageing years. They can provide their owners with the motivation to rise in the morning, and also with the feeling of being needed.
They create routine in a day, which might otherwise be empty.
Let’s work together to help our over 60s benefit from the love of a pet, either by providing them with financial support for pet food or by helping them to re-home an animal who needs a new start in life.
Check out our recent promotional video to learn more about how we are 'Helping individuals through loneliness and animals through homelessness'. A huge thank you to the Brightbeam team for creating the video for us!
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.