Homelessness and dog ownership misconceptions
People experiencing homelessness often face discrimination and prejudice due to a widespread lack of understanding of the causes and complexities of homelessness.
Dog owners experiencing homelessness face additional levels of bias and judgement in regard to the situation that they are in with their beloved pets. This criticism will often come from well-meaning animal lovers. However, the concerns they express for the dog’s welfare are often based on misinformation and a lack of insight into the strong bond between owners and their dogs in these situations.
We've addressed some of these common concerns and opinions below and would encourage people to consider the bigger picture before judging anyone experiencing homelessness.