Visiting Dogs

  • Each Community Space allows for a maximum number of ‘visiting’ dogs at any one time. The maximum number differs depending on the size of the Community Space – please see the table below.
  • Please keep your dog(s) on a short lead and under control.
  • We love to meet visiting dogs but please be responsive to your pet’s comfort level. If they are showing signs of stress (lip licking, tail tucked under, growling, hiding away etc) they are telling you they are not happy and we would ask that you visit on a less busy day please.
Community SpaceVisiting Dogs (maximum)


Younger visitors and children

  • We know that you love to meet and pet the dogs but please stay seated on the chairs and don’t sit on the floor.
  • We will encourage our Companionship Dogs to approach you so you can pet and stroke them.
  • Please don’t approach other visiting dogs as we can’t predict their reaction.

All visitors

  • We hope you enjoy your visit! Please be mindful that on busier days, once you’ve enjoyed your cuppa, we may ask for your table back if there are older adults waiting who would benefit from a seat and some companionship.
  • Check with the team before offering any dog treats, some of our dogs are on special diets and some are very greedy!
  • Dog toys and balls – please no throwing of toys/balls within the Community Space. It encourages the dogs to run and jump which is unsafe while we are serving hot drinks!


Thanks everyone for understanding and helping to keep our Community Space safe for all our visitors and our furry friends!

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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