About us

Our Mission

Rainbow Pooch Pride is a network, membership-driven, hub that brings the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, plus) community together through their shared love of dogs. Communicating globally and facilitating local group activity, our mission is to champion dogs as emotional support animals and acknowledge them in positive service to LGBTQIA+ lives.

Our aims

1. To coordinate and provide dog-friendly social events, activities and media for the LGBTQIA+ community to:
  • reduce social isolation
  • promote social contact
  • increase mental, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • build social confidence
  • increase networking opportunities
  • foster understanding between people from diverse sexual and gender orientations
  • improve inclusion and participation in the wider society
  • provide signposting opportunities to other service providers

2. To educate LGBTQIA+ individuals in dog welfare and responsible dog ownership, improving the health and safety of the LGBTQIA+ community and wider public.

3. To coordinate a thriving network of volunteers that positively supports and develops the capacity and skills of LGBTQIA+ individuals.