Cherith Harrison Launches Line to Benefit Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home


Edinburgh Designer and Printmaker Cherith Harrison visited the Edinburgh Cat and Dog Home in Portobello today to launch a new line of gifts to benefit rescue dogs and cats. The Cherith Harrison for Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home collection features tote bags, tea towels and stationery, all bearing unique designs by the renowned artist.

With gifts featuring two animals that have recently been successfully rehomed, a dog named Alfie and a cat named Quaver, the Scottish charity is also aiming to highlight the number of animals in their care that are currently available for adoption.

Cherith Harrison discussed her reasons for supporting the charity, saying:

“The hard work and effort that EDCH put into caring for and rehoming Edinburgh's less fortunate cats and dogs is both humbling and inspiring, so I am honoured to be working with them on their first ever bespoke gift range. With Alfie and Quaver as my models, I've designed functional gift items featuring illustrations of the adorable pooch and kitty! You can find them adorning array of products; notebooks, weekly planners, tote bags and tea towels. All profits from each sale goes directly to helping animals like Alfie and Quaver receive the care and love they need until they find their new forever home.”

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home’s Chief Executive, Howard Bridges, said:

“The Home is thrilled to be working in partnership with Cherith Harrison to deliver this stunning range of gifts. Cheryl is enormously talented and we are so grateful to her for donating her time and skills to produce a line that will raise important funds to benefit abused and unwanted dogs and cats in our care.

It is particularly poignant that Cherith’s designs feature two of our former residents, who have only recently been rehomed. Our dog model Alfie came into the home as a stray, and although he was initially very nervous, he came into his own the moment he met his new owners. Equally Quaver has flourished since finding his forever home.

Cherith’s line illustrates that rescue dogs and cats can make exceptional lifelong companions, having simply been victims of circumstance. Alfie and Quaver are just two examples of the many dogs and cats like this in our care.”

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home’s Cherith Harrison line is available to purchase in-store from three charity shops in Edinburgh – the Home’s Morningside and Stockbridge shops in addition to the Friends of the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home shop on Portobello High Street. All funds generated by sales of the line will benefit the work of the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home in rescuing, reuniting and rehoming dogs and cats in Scotland.

Media and Photo Enquiries

Julie Thomson
Marketing & Communications Officer
Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home
+44 (0) 79 851 556 83

Notes for Editors

1. The Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home was founded in 1883, and has been providing a home for stray and unwanted animals across Scotland for more than 130 years. Run by a small team of paid staff and volunteers; the charity works alongside other agencies (for example the police, vets and other charities) to rescue, reunite and re-home the animals in its care. No healthy dog or cat in the Home’s care is ever put to sleep and the team work for as long as necessary to give animals the second chance they deserve. To find out more, visit

2. The Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home Stockbridge Shop opened its doors in November 2016. It joins has been added to the flagship shop in Morningside and the Friends of the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home in Portobello. For further information visit:

3. Cherith Harrison is Founder and Director of Cherith Harrison Ltd, a design-led British company designing iconic and characterful animal-inspired gifts for people who like to make a statement, or simply love animals. From Waterstones to Westminster Abbey and Fenwick – they sell to retailers across the UK and abroad as well online on and on the company's website

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