Companionship in the CommunityOur new community space in Glasgow, offering social and canine companionship to retired people in, and around, the community.
For the past four years, the ‘Give a Dog a Bone… and an animal a home‘ charity has successfully supported the over 60s to afford a rescue pet companion.
Where money is a genuine barrier, the charity can pay the rehoming fee of any rescue animal and, if need be, continue to support each month with the cost of pet food and/or insurance.
The charity aims to Tackle loneliness for the individual and homelessness for the animal. It’s a WIN/WIN – the person gets a companion and the animal gets a home!
On the back of this success, the charity has recently launched a new project – Companionship in the Community, by opening a small community space in Shawlands, Glasgow, offering social and canine companionship to retired people in, and around, the community.
Creating a warm, friendly space where retired people with, or without, a dog can drop in for companionship and a wide range of free activities, currently including:
- Group Dog Walks
- Meet the Rescue Dog Sessions
- Pet Food Bank
- Spanish for Beginners
The charity hopes that this is the first of many Companionship in the Community spaces – tackling loneliness in our communities!
The charity has been praised by Nicola Sturgeon, who attended the centre’s launch.
Image © Photography by Juliebee.
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!
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.