Community Spaces

Our Community Spaces in Shawlands, Troon and Alloa offer social and canine companionship to people over 60.

Everyone from the local community is welcome, and you will always be greeted with a friendly face.

At our Community Spaces you can:

  • Enjoy a free cuppa and a biscuit
  • Engage in conversation with members from the local community, our staff and volunteers
  • Enjoy the company of our companionship dogs
  • Bring along your own canine companion
  • Join in our free Group Dog Walks
  • Access our free pet food bank
  • Shop at our Troon and Alloa spaces

Become a Charity Friend

Additional free services you can access as a Charity Friend include: 

  • Free group activities, like crafts, chair yoga or even Spanish lessons (activities will depend on your local Community Space)
  • Free access to our Zoom class activities
  • Free relaxing therapy treatments, like Reflexology or Reiki
  • Free birthday card sent to you every year
  • Free Sunshine Packs
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How to find us


Glasgow

988 Pollokshaws Road
Shawlands
G41 2HA

When

Monday:  11am-4pm
Tuesday: 11am-4pm
Wednesday: 11am-4pm
Thursday: 11am-4pm
Friday: 11am-4pm
Saturday: 11am-2.30pm
Sunday: Closed

Troon

9 Ayr Street
Troon
KA10 6EB

When

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10.30am-4pm
Wednesday: 10.30am-4pm
Thursday: 10.30am-4pm
Friday: 10.30am-4pm
Saturday: 11am-3pm
Sunday 11am-3pm

Alloa

15 Mar Street
Alloa
FK10 1HR

When

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday: 11am-3pm
Wednesday: 11am-3pm
Thursday: 11am-3pm
Friday: 11am-3pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

“I think this is a valuable asset to the community for pensioners and dog lovers alike. Even if you haven’t signed up for anything, you can always drop in for a cup of tea and a chat!”

Rose McGregor (70)

“This is a wonderful place to have in Troon! Very cheerful girls – so friendly, always offering tea and coffee!”

Pat Dickson (72)

“Most definitely adds value to the community! Wonderful idea! A place anyone can come along for a chat and a coffee – with or without their dog! The range of activities on offer is super and free and I most definitely have benefitted from Give a Dog a Bone!”

Elizabeth Paton (61)

“This project brings a lot of value to the area. I was able to bring my dogs and we all relaxed in the company of other learners and dogs. Brilliant!”

Elizabeth Steadman (63)

“This is a very innovative project.”

Janice Stienlet (72)

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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