“My life is much better since I got my best friend Rufus – he is such a character.  I can now go on walks which keeps me fit and active and feeling better within myself” – Charity Friend (age 60+)

Make a donation in your loved one’s name and they will receive your choice of our Christmas gifts below

Gift a year’s entry into our 500 Club for a loved one

Enter your loved one into our monthly £500 draw with a £60 donation.

Gift a Rehoming Fee

Gift a donation of £225 to pay for a homeless dog’s rehoming fee on behalf of loved one.

Gift toward an animal’s care

Gift a monthly donation toward an animal’s care on our monthly support scheme.

Gift of Sponsorship

Gift a recurring or one-off sponsorship on behalf of a loved one and help us to continue our vital work to end loneliness for older adults and homelessness for animals.

We have a variety of sponsorship options available!

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“This charity is essential to help older people…they shouldn’t be shut away at home, on their own” – Inger, (age 60+)


Your donation this Christmas will help reduce loneliness and isolation through animal companionship


How your donation will help

We know pets make wonderful companions, and they can provide purpose and routine in a day which otherwise might be empty.  Our charity tackles loneliness in our ageing years and animal homelessness.


We do this in a number of ways:  

  • We help people over 60 afford the cost of the rehoming fee so they can adopt a rescue pet
  • We help people over 60 to feed and take care of their pet through a monthly financial support scheme
  • We provide Community Spaces where people over 60 can get a free cuppa and spend time with our Companionship Dogs

We also deliver free group activities for older adults so they can learn new skills, be part of a group and make new friends, like Group Dog Walks, Singing for Well-being and Chair Yoga.  All in the company of our amazing Companionship Dogs.

“Your help has saved my life” – Charity Friend (age 60+)

About us

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.

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