Loneliness and Animal Charity

Help two lives this Christmas

Your donation this Christmas will help our charity tackle loneliness and isolation for over 60s through animal companionship.

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Give a Dog a Bone…and an animal a home is a unique and award winning charity, supporting the over 60s to afford a rescue pet companion.
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Help two lives this Christmas

It’s a win/win – the person gets a friend, and the animal gets a home.

Your donation will help us bring older adults and rescue pets together to tackle loneliness and animal homelessness.

Community Space Updates

All Community Spaces are currently open as normal. For further information please visit our Companionship in the Community page, or contact us.

Group Dog Walks are back! Every Tuesday at 11am we’ll be taking a walk through Queens Park, Glasgow, and every Friday at 1pm we’ll be taking a walk along the promenade in Troon. More information can be found here.

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Let your loved ones know that you are thinking of them by sending a beautifully illustrated Canvas, Greeting Card, or Notelet designed by artist Lou Summers.

Companionship in the Community

Our Community Spaces in Glasgow, Troon and Alloa offer social and canine companionship to retired people in, and around, the community.

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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.


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

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

Our Animal Rehoming Success Stories

In the short time since gaining charitable status, we have helped the over 60s benefit from the love of a pet.

Have a look at some of our amazing success stories!

Success Stories

We are a registered animal 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.

Financial Support to Afford a Rescue Pet

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.

Our Community Space project offers free activities for the over 60s and drop in times for the whole community (of any age) to pop in for a cuppa and a chat and stroke the dogs.

Community Spaces

Our Companionship in the Community project provides three Community Spaces in Scotland offering free activities for the over 60s, and where anyone (of any age) from the community is welcome to pop in for a cuppa, a chat, and to see our companionship dogs.

“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!! 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! 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 Bischon 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.”

“My life is so much better since I got my best friend Rufus – he is such a character! I can now go walks which keeps me fit and active and feeling better in myself. I love seeing him run around and enjoying life. Above all, he is great company as I live on my own. We are each other’s comfort blanket and I feel safe knowing he is around. I can’t imagine life without my dog – he is everything I could wish for.”

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