Advance Veterinary Care

are Proud Supporters of

The Yellow Dog Project

Yellow Dog

Yellow Dog - Some Dogs Need Space

What Is Yellow Dog UK™?

The Yellow Dog Project was created to bring awareness to dogs who need space while training, recovering from surgery, or being rehabilitated.

Yellow Dog - Some dogs need space 

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

Yellow ribbons, bandannas or vests are available from Advance Veterinary Care.  If you want to find out more about the Yellow dog project then call into the surgery and speak to a member of staff or visit the yellow dog website on

Why might a dog need space?

There are many reasons why a dog may need space: 

  • Maybe it has health issues
  • It may be a rescue dog being rehabilitated. The world can be a very scary place for these dogs. 
  • It may have had a bad experience with another dog or is just not the type of dog which always want to say “Hi!”
  • A bitch that may be in heat
  • The dog may be in training
  • It may be very old and arthritic
  • It may be very nervous or shy and other dogs cause it stress

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

Those of us who own these dogs appreciate your help and respect.

Thank you!


Vests and bandanas are available for purchase at the surgery. Further information is available about Yellow Dog ethos from their website


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