Looking for a dog in your life?

A collaboration between Dogs for Good and Alzheimer Scotland, the Dementia Dog project enables dogs to help people with dementia lead happier, healthier, and more independent lives.

Volunteers play an essential role within our team, offering short time respite for our lovely dogs and their humans. This is an ideal role for individuals, couples, and families who would love to have a dog in their life, but who can’t accommodate a long-term commitment.

Our volunteer boarders in Scotland provide occasional cover, allowing our dogs to put their paws up in a relaxing, safe environment from time to time.  Caring for one of our dogs is a rewarding, fulfilling experience, and you’ll be playing a vital part in helping our dogs enable others to live life more independently. 

There are a few things you’ll need to provide:

  • A safe and secure garden with a minimum five-foot fence
  • No more than two pet dogs in your home, please
  • Children need to be 2 years or over.
  • Our dog won’t be left unattended for more than four hours in a day.

Derek, Elizabeth and their teenage girls Catriona and Fiona have been boarders for the dogs for several years now, they enjoy their roles within our dementia dog family and are great friends of the project.


For anyone who would to have a dog but is unable to make the long-term commitment this is ideal. Having a well-trained dog around the house was a delight. It was really rewarding… and know that we are doing something very worthwhile.

Derek and Elizabeth

Get your paws in the door

For more information please contact:

Stirling & Clacks, Falkirk, and Lothian - [email protected]

Greater Glasgow - [email protected]