Bringing the LGBTQIA+ community together through the love of dogs.

Often for a person identifying as LGBTQIA+ having a dog goes far beyond just pet ownership.

For some they may have been the first living being that an LGBTQIA+ individual ‘came out’ to, or they may form an integral part of an ‘alternate’ family, or they may have simply provided great comfort by offering unconditional love, acceptance and a non-judgmental ear in times of struggle. Without a doubt for LGBTQIA+ lives the constant and devoted presence of a dog eases moments of isolation by bringing much comfort, laughter and love.

We still live in a world fraught with homophobic tensions. The presence of social prejudices against sexual orientation and gender orientation mean that an LGBTQIA+ individual is three times more likely to experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. Often these canine friends of ours can be found in the background providing their silent support in times of need.

Rainbow Pooch Pride is dedicated to celebrating dogs as the silent support service for LGBTQIA+ lives.


Upcoming Events

For the next 2 Sundays we will be joined by Kathryn Kimbley for some mindfulness with dogs! Kathryn is a qualified counsellor and entrepreneur from Wolverhampton. With her four-legged friend Flossie, a temperament assessed Pets As Therapy (PAT) dog, Kathryn set up Humanima to bring Animal Assisted Counselling Therapy to the people who need it most. Kathryn joins us to talk more about Animal Assisted Counselling and introduce us to the practice of mindfulness (with dogs). Week by week Kathryn will to introduce us to some useful practices of mindfulness that will not only help us find better balance in our lives but that will help us bond more deeply our dogs. Don’t have a dog? You’re still more than welcome to join. There will be plenty of waggy tails ready to send some Rainbow Pooch love your way!

Pat & Chat Surgery with Hannah Molloy

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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