We regret to announce the permanent closure of our dog and cat boarding facilities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant financial impact on the Home and we have had to make this incredibly difficult decision in order to ensure the future survival of our charity.
During the government lock down phase of the virus, we sadly had to temporarily close our pet boarding services. With lockdown easing, but travel restrictions and social distancing remaining in place, the low demand for our pet boarding services this year no longer make this a viable area of income generation to support the Home’s critical mission work. Regrettably, we will not be reopening this service at a future date.
The Home’s core mission is to rescue, reunite and rehome the hundreds of stray, lost and abandoned dogs and cats who arrive at our door in need every year. We have been there for them for nearly 140 years and now we must make changes so we can be there for them for the next 140 and beyond. This means that all of our limited resources must be focused on this important work.
We understand that this news may come as a surprise to our boarding customers and we want to apologise deeply for any inconvenience this may cause to your plans this year or in the future.
From the bottom of our hearts we want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all of our valued boarding customers for trusting us with the care of your beloved pet. It has been our pleasure to look after the thousands of dogs and cats who have stayed with us over the years and we will really miss being a small part of their lives.
If you have a booking for this year, our team should have already been in touch with you to cancel. If you haven’t heard from us and would like to discuss a booking, please do call us on 0131 669 5331 and we will be happy to help.
This is a decision that we haven’t taken lightly, but was made in the best interests of the hundreds of animals who rely on us every year to find them their forever Homes.
To read a full statement from our CEO on organisational changes at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, please click here.