£1,283raised of £10,500 target by 59 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,500 to allow the Give a Dog a Bone charity to rent a space for a year, to offer its new project - 'Companionship in the Community' ❤️

Shawlands, Glasgow

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For the past 4 years, the Give a Dog a Bone charity has been supporting the over 60s to afford a rescue pet companion - tackling loneliness for the individual and homelessness for the animal ❤️

On the 1st December, we took the keys to a small unit in Shawlands, Glasgow.

In January, we plan to open our doors to kindness and launch our 'Companionship in the Community' project, by offering a small space where retired people can drop in with, or without their dog, for a cup of tea and a chat.

Some of the activities we are investigating at the moment are:

Group dog walks; Meet the rescue animal sessions; Health checks with an Occupational Therapist and subsequent 1-2-1 and group sessions with an OT; Yoga for Seniors, and a Pet Food Bank for people who need help to feed their pet.

All activities will be free.

The aim of the community space is to reach retired people in the area, and beyond, to give them an anchor in their week and a place where they are welcome and someone will be pleased to see them.


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    • The Family & Friends of Jim Stevenson

      The Family & Friends of Jim Stevenson

      Feb 12, 2018

      In loving memory of Jim whose little dog Poppy brought him so many wonderful memories.


    • Anonymous


      Feb 6, 2018

    • Katie Pender

      Katie Pender

      Feb 5, 2018

      What a lovely idea, your Dad would have been so proud - thinking of you allJonathan, Katie and Harry


    • Johnny & Heather

      Johnny & Heather

      Feb 4, 2018


    • William Neilly

      William Neilly

      Feb 4, 2018

      In memory of our friend and neighbour, Jim Stevenson, who recently passed. We will Jim and his companions Poppy and Layla.William, Sandra, Vivienne, Belle, Mickey & Diego


    • Joe & Cathy O'Neill

      Joe & Cathy O'Neill

      Feb 4, 2018


    • Elaine & Phil Butcher

      Elaine & Phil Butcher

      Feb 4, 2018

      Thinking of you all at this very difficult time xx


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    Louise Russell

    Louise Russell

    Shawlands, Glasgow

    Founder of the Give a Dog a Bone charity. www.giveadogabone.net

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