Give a Dog a Bone... and an animal a home

Are you 60+?

Would you like a pet companion but the cost has put you off?

Our charity has been set up to remove some of the financial barriers related to owning a pet.

 Give a Dog a Bone... and an animal a home

Our Success Stories

Have a look at some of our amazing success stories!

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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.

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Swap Shop

Swap Shop is an online community where we can raise money to help us off-set our month pet food bill.

Swap a donation for a donation and help us raise vital charity funds…

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…

Anne (74)

“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❤️”

Celia (65)

“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. ”

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We are asking our amazing followers to donate £1 for Give a Dog a Bone... and an animal a home because It will sustain the charitable work.

Can you help by donating £1.00 today?

Please support our charity to continue our vital work, it’s simple!

You can now fundraise or donate, securely, through our new Just Giving page or via PayPal.

We support the over 60s to afford a rescue animal.

We want to tackle loneliness in our ageing years and the rising number of animals in shelter…

To date, we have helped over 300 animals to find a brighter future.

Please feel free to contact us with ideas or feedback or if you know someone we can help.

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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