About Us

Who we are:

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home is one of Scotland’s oldest and most loved dog and cat animal welfare charities.

We work to rescue, reunite and rehome stray, lost and abandoned dogs and cats throughout East and Central Scotland.

The Home also supports vulnerable pet owners in the community through its pet food bank, Paws Pantry. This service supports pet owners in times of financial difficulty with care packages of pet food and other essentials, helping owners keep their pets with them in happy homes.

Through its education programme, the Home strives to educate the public about responsible pet ownership through talks, workshops, training, and events ensuring that the community are well equipped with the information they need to provide for their dog or cat.

It costs around £2 million every year to run Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home’s essential service. We receive no regular government funding and rely on the generous support of the public, companies, and charitable trusts to fund our work.

Our Mission:
To rescue, reunite and rehome dogs and cats across East and Central Scotland.

Our Vision:
To create a community where unwanted and mistreated animals are given a voice and a second chance for a happy and forever home; and where anybody who can, will act to advocate for animals still suffering.


For more information please go to edch.org.uk

 Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home