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Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home accepts any dog or cat that reaches our door in need, and works tirelessly to secure happy and loving forever homes.

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Nelson is a happy wee boy who loves to have fun. He likes playing with his toys, whether that’s chasing after a ball, throwing around a squeaky toy, or keeping himself amused with a tasty filled Kong. He has lots of energy so likes to keep active and might even like to run with his new owner or go hill walking. He is an affectionate boy but he does need a bit of space at times, and he enjoys learning and loves enrichment. Nelson does have resource guarding issues, so needs an understanding owner who will commit to working with a professional to manage this. He can be reactive around other dogs, but has been working on this and is now happy to wear a muzzle and is more likely to take a treat than react badly. Nelson has a lot of potential and is sure to be a very rewarding pet for the right owner.



Candy is a sweet girl who is generally happy and quiet natured. Like all Torti’s she can have her feisty moments though, so needs an owner who has the experience to watch for this. She loves her food but is on a diet and needs help to watch her waistline to make sure she doesn’t put her lost weight back on. She loves her bed and enjoys having some quiet time so she can snooze happily. Candy isn’t very playful but she likes going outside, so needs to have direct access into a garden where she can explore and hopefully burn off a few calories.


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Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has been part of the fabric of our city since 1883, working in partnership with the Council and Police services by welcoming lost or abandoned pets from all corners of Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Our mission is to rescue, reunite and rehome stray and unwanted dogs and cats and ensure they have the happiest lives possible.

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