Homeless people need to be able to stay with their dogs, according to guidance being issued for housing providers.
Homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland is working with Dogs Trust to help direct the response to homeless people and their pets. Their Paws for Thought guidance highlights the positive role dogs can play in people’s lives. It aims to raise awareness of the value of the pets among housing and support service providers.
The document consists of several pieces of advice such as how to provide dog-friendly communal rooms in temporary shelters and create risk assessments to ensure there are no issues with staff members being allergic to, or afraid of, pets.
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