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Dog‑friendly services in Scotland

Aberdeen

Bethany Christian Trust - Bethany Homes

Telephone: 0131 561 8930 

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Provision of a safe and secure environment to people at risk of or with a history of homelessness that enables them to build the capacity to prevent further reoccurrence of homelessness, this can include single parents and small families. Can accept referrals with dogs and will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness should contact the team for further details on how to apply for assistance.

Dumfries and Galloway

Bethany Christian Trust - Bethany Homes

Telephone: 0131 561 8930 

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Provision of a safe and secure environment to people at risk of or with a history of homelessness that enables them to build the capacity to prevent further reoccurrence of homelessness, this can include single parents and small families. Can accept referrals with dogs and will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness should contact the team for further details on how to apply for assistance.

Dundee

Scottish Veterans Residences

Welcoming Dogs endorsed

Rosendael
3 Victoria Road
Broughty Ferry
Dundee
DD5 1BE

Telephone: 01382 477 078

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Former members of the UK Armed Forces and Merchant Marine who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or in need of supported accommodation
Age range: 17+
Referral procedure: Contact frank@svronline.org or telephone 0131 556 0091

Edinburgh

Bethany Christian Trust - Bethany Homes

Telephone: 0131 561 8930 

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Provision of a safe and secure environment to people at risk of or with a history of homelessness that enables them to build the capacity to prevent further reoccurrence of homelessness, this can include single parents and small families. Can accept referrals with dogs and will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness should contact the team for further details on how to apply for assistance.

Bethany Christian Trust - Welcome Centre (seasonal - 4th October 2021 - 2nd May 2022)

Haymarket Hub Hotel
7 Clifton Terrace
Edinburgh
EH12 5DR

Telephone: 07919 557 673

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Provision of an ensuite room with three meals a day and wrap around support, can accept dogs.
Age range: 16+
Referral procedure: Anyone who would otherwise be rough sleeping should firstly present to the City of Edinburgh Council, if outside of council hours they can directly present to the Welcome Centre.

Castlecliff

Welcoming Dogs endorsed

City of Edinburgh Council
1a Parliament Square
Edinburgh
EH1 1RF

Telephone: 0131 529 7036 / 5297368

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Homeless single people and couples with support needs aged 16 and over, including rough sleepers. Priority given to those with a local connection to Edinburgh. Can accept people with pets.
Age range: 16+
Referral procedure: Council referrals only.

Dunedin Harbour

Welcoming Dogs endorsed

4 Parliament Street
Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6EB

Telephone: 0131 624 5800

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Rough sleepers or those at risk of rough sleeping, including those with dependency or mental health issues. No local connection required. Can accept couples, people who wish to share a room and be rehoused together and people with dogs.
Age range: 16+
Referral procedure: Direct Access

East Adam Street Resettlement Flats

5 East Adam Street
Edinburgh
EH8 9UE

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Provides a stable, secure temporary accommodation option for homeless people in Edinburgh. Flats are self contained. Support is available on site and at The Pleasance Lifehouse, which is staffed 24/7. Couples and individuals are welcome, as are referrals from pet owners.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Initially to those in Rapid Access Accommodation and then to other Temporary Accommodation providers . Rapid Access referrals are through Streetwork - 0808 178 2323

Hopetoun

Welcoming Dogs endorsed

Telephone: 0808 178 2323

Gender: Women
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Rapid access; referrals through Streetwork, Holyrood Hub, 22 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AF

Scottish Veterans Residences

Welcoming Dogs endorsed

Whitefoord House
53 Canongate
Edinburgh
EH8 8BS

Telephone: 0131 556 6827

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Former members of the UK Armed Forces and Merchant Marine who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or in need of supported accommodation
Age range: 17+
Referral procedure: Contact frank@svronline.org or telephone 0131 556 0091

Social Bite Village

Welcoming Dogs endorsed

Granton
Edinburgh

Telephone: 0131 600 0084

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Supported accommodation run by Cyrenians for people experiencing homelessness in a community environment. Referrals with dogs are welcome. Dogs will be assessed on a dog by dog basis.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Potential residents can refer themselves or can also be referred by another agency. Enquiries through the number listed.

The Pleasance Lifehouse

1 Pleasance
Edinburgh
EH8 9UE

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: In this rapid access accommodation service residents stay with us until appropriate temporary accommodation and support is identified and accessed. Couples and individuals are welcome, as are referrals from pet owners.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: All referrals are made through Streetwork - 0808 178 2323. Users need to be able to access Housing benefit, and have a right to support from the City of Edinburgh Council.

Falkirk Council

Inchyra Place Housing Support – Wheatley Care

Welcoming Dogs endorsed

1 Inchyra Place
Grangemouth
FK3 9EQ

Telephone: 0141 274 8071

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Single occupancy flats in supported accommodation, can accept referrals with pets
Age range: 16+
Referral procedure: Referral through Falkirk Council

Glasgow

Bethany Christian Trust - Bethany Homes

Telephone: 0131 561 8930 

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Provision of a safe and secure environment to people at risk of or with a history of homelessness that enables them to build the capacity to prevent further reoccurrence of homelessness, this can include single parents and small families. Can accept referrals with dogs and will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness should contact the team for further details on how to apply for assistance.

Govanhill Women's Project, Simon Community Scotland

Welcoming Dogs endorsed

Glasgow

Telephone: 0141 423 5599

Gender: Women
Target/Group: Single occupancy in emergency access accommodation. Can accept referrals with dogs.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Referral through Glasgow City Council

Kent Road Service

Welcoming Dogs endorsed

Simon Community Scotland
Finnieston
Glasgow

Telephone: 0141 221 1221

Gender: Women
Target/Group: Self-contained flats in supported accommodation. Can accept referrals for people with pets.
Age range: 16+
Referral procedure: Referrals through Glasgow City Council

Lenzie Gate Service

Welcoming Dogs endorsed

Simon Community Scotland
7F Lenzie Gate
Glasgow
G21 3BF

Telephone: 0141 406 9710

Gender: Men
Target/Group: Self-contained flats in supported accommodation. Can accept referrals for people with pets.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Referrals through Glasgow City Council

Maxwell Drive

Welcoming Dogs endorsed

Simon Community Scotland
35 Maxwell Drive
Glasgow
G41 5DT

Telephone: 0141 429 8188

Gender: Women
Target/Group: 8 bedded supported accommodation unit. Can accept referrals for people with pets.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Referrals through Glasgow City Council and homelessness commissioners

Parkhead Women's Service

Welcoming Dogs endorsed

Simon Community Scotland
Parkhead
Glasgow

Telephone: 0141 550 4459 (1081)

Gender: Women
Target/Group: Self-contained flats in supported accommodation. Can accept referrals for people with pets.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Referrals through Glasgow City Council

Scottish Veterans Residences

Welcoming Dogs endorsed

Bellrock Close
2 Bellrock Close
Glasgow
G33 3HU

Telephone: 0141 766 2580

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Former members of the UK Armed Forces and Merchant Marine who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or in need of supported accommodation
Age range: 17+
Referral procedure: Contact frank@svronline.org or telephone 0131 556 0091

North Lanarkshire

Black Street Service

Welcoming Dogs endorsed

Simon Community Scotland
Airdrie
North Lanarkshire

Telephone: 01236 768 185

Gender: Men
Target/Group: Single occupancy rooms in supported accommodation. Can accept referrals for people with pets
Age range: 16+
Referral procedure: Referrals through North Lanarkshire council

Bridgework

Welcoming Dogs endorsed

Simon Community Scotland
198 Bellshill Road
Motherwell
ML1 3SG

Telephone: 01698 674703

Gender: Men
Target/Group: Self-contained flats in supported accommodation. Can accept referrals for people with pets.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Referrals through North Lanarkshire council

Houldsworth Court

Welcoming Dogs endorsed

Simon Community Scotland
Campbell Street
Wishaw
ML2 8HQ

Telephone: 01698 352204

Gender: Women
Target/Group: Self-contained flats in supported accommodation. Can accept referrals for people with pets.
Age range: 18+
Referral procedure: Referrals through North Lanarkshire council

Mason Street

Welcoming Dogs endorsed

Simon Community Scotland
Motherwell
ML1 1YE

Telephone: 01698 276347

Gender: Men
Target/Group: Single occupancy rooms in supported accommodation. Can accept referrals for people with pets.
Age range: 16+
Referral procedure: Referrals through North Lanarkshire council

Perth and Kinross

Skinnergate Lifehouse

Welcoming Dogs endorsed

16 Skinnergate
Perth
PH1 5JH

Telephone: 01738 624 360

Gender: Men
Target/Group: Supported accommodation with en-suite bedrooms and resettlement support for single males aged 16 and upwards. Referrals from pet owners welcome.
Age range: 16+
Referral procedure: All referrals are made through the local authority. Clients must have a local connection to be registered homeless with the Local Authority.

South Ayrshire

Blue Triangle Chalmers Court Project

Welcoming Dogs endorsed

36 Charlotte Street
Ayr
KA7 1EA

Telephone: 01292 284821

Gender: Mixed
Target/Group: Single occupancy rooms in supported accommodation, can accept referrals with dogs
Age range: 16+
Referral procedure: Referrals through South Ayrshire Council

Dogs Trust is working in partnership with Homeless UK to provide this directory of dog-friendly homelessness services. Homeless UK provides information on more than 9,000 homelessness services and is run by Homeless Link, the national charity supporting people and organisations working directly with people who become homeless in England.