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.
The temporary closure of our community spaces in March left many individuals at risk of loneliness and isolation, which Give a Dog a Bone is actively working against. We quickly adapted our service to include the Sunshine Project.
This involved weekly Sunshine Calls made by staff and community space volunteers, to our older adult service users. These phone calls were designed to offer companionship and a listening ear, the next best thing to catching up in our community spaces! We have also been sending out Sunshine Packs, which are surprise parcels containing a variety of items such as chocolates, handmade items, and letters from children, to older adults.
The project aimed to brighten people’s day, and so far, we have spread sunshine 1,500 times since the beginning of lockdown!
We are a registered charity with two main projects:
We support the over 60s to afford a rescue pet companion – tackling loneliness for the individual and homelessness for the animal. This project is UK wide.
Give a Dog a Bone…and an animal a home is a young, unique and award winning charity, supporting the over 60s to afford a rescue pet companion.
We aim to tackle loneliness for the individual and homelessness for the animal, by removing financial barriers to an over 60s person adopting a rescue animal.
Companionship in the Community
Our Community Spaces are open! We are so excited to report that the charity now has a permanent base in Shawlands and Troon. These community spaces open 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!
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.