What is Yellow Dog UK?

We set up the Yellow Dog Project in the UK in 2012 to bring awareness to dogs who need space while training, recovering from surgery, or being rehabilitated. 

If you see a dog with a YELLOW ribbon, bandana or similar on the leash or on the dog, this is a dog which needs some space.  Please do not approach this dog or its people with your dog. They are indicating that their dog cannot be close to other dogs. How close is too close? Only the dog or his people know, so maintain distance and give them time to move out of your way.

Information Videos

Watch our video to discover more about the Yellow Dog UK campaign.

Why might a dog need space?

There are many reasons why a dog may need space

It may…

•  have health issues
•  be a rescue dog being rehabilitated
•  have had a bad experience with another dog
   or is just not like the kind of friendly dogs
   which always want to say “Hi!
•  be a bitch that may be in heat
•  be in training
•  be very old and arthritic
•  be nervous or shy

In short, a yellow marker on a dog means it needs some space

Help bring awareness by making yourself identifiable with one of the many products available through Yellow Dog

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Yellow Dog UK.

We love to hear what you think – good, or bad! Please email or write to us, or fill in the form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

PO Box 386 Bexleyheath KENT DA7 9LT


Yellow Dog UK is a registered charity raising awareness that some dogs and their owners may need space for a variety of reasons when out in public. We pledge to supply free yellow ribbons to owners whose dogs needs space and that all donations will be used to promote and raise awareness of the campaign. View our charity registration certificate HERE

Registered Charity No.: 1153038
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