Companionship in the Community

Our new community space in Glasgow, offering social and canine companionship to retired people in, and around, the community.

For the past four years, the ‘Give a Dog a Bone… and an animal a home‘ charity has successfully supported the over 60s to afford a rescue pet companion.

Where money is a genuine barrier, the charity can pay the rehoming fee of any rescue animal and, if need be, continue to support each month with the cost of pet food and/or insurance.

The charity aims to Tackle loneliness for the individual and homelessness for the animal. It’s a WIN/WIN – the person gets a companion and the animal gets a home!

On the back of this success, the charity has recently launched a new project – Companionship in the Community, by opening a small community space in Shawlands, Glasgow, offering social and canine companionship to retired people in, and around, the community.

Creating a warm, friendly space where retired people with, or without, a dog can drop in for companionship and a wide range of free activities, currently including:

  • Group Dog Walks
  • Meet the Rescue Dog Sessions
  • Pet Food Bank
  • Mindfulness
  • Yoga
  • Spanish for Beginners

The charity hopes that this is the first of many Companionship in the Community spaces – tackling loneliness in our communities!

Where

988 Pollokshaws Road,
Shawlands,
G41 2HA
.

When

Monday to Friday 10.30 to 2.30

Related Article: Charity that pairs homeless pups with OAPs opens new centre in Shawlands

The charity has been praised by Nicola Sturgeon, who attended the centre’s launch.
Image © Photography by Juliebee.

Promotional Video

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!

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