Here at St Mungo's we recognise the powerful emotional support a pet can provide. That's why we are one of the only charities to accept pets in our hostels. 

A pet can often feel like the only companion for someone sleeping on the streets. They provide solace and comfort during what can be an extremely difficult time. Forced to choose between shelter and their pet, many risk sleeping rough in dangerous conditions rather than being separated.

By giving to St Mungo's this National Pet Month, you can help save two lives. 

Image: Paul and Treacle

Paul and Treacle

"When I was selling the Big Issue, someone offered me £1000 for Treacle but I wouldn’t take it. You could write me a blank cheque and I still wouldn’t take it. She’s the best thing that’s ever happened
to me."

Paul and Treacle have been living together in a St Mungo’s hostel for over four years now.

For Paul, having his dog Treacle while living on the streets was one of the few things that kept him going.

Looking after Treacle helped him to feel grounded, gave him a purpose and provided protection. They saved each other.

Read their story