Paws by the Prom


Location: Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, 26 Seafield Road East, Edinburgh, EH15 1EH
Time: 11am – 4pm
Date: Sunday 1 September 2019
FREE Entry

We’re opening our doors to the community on the first Sunday in September, and you’re invited!

Our annual open day is back in 2019 and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever before. With kennel and cattery tours, food vendors, a range of stalls and our famous dog shows, there’s something for everyone at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home. It’s free to come along, and families and dogs are welcome.

  • Dog and cat competitions
  • Dog grooming
  • Veterinary advice
  • Rehoming advice
  • Kennel and cattery tours
  • Canicross and agility demonstrations
  • Stalls and food vendours
  • Fun and games

Dog Competitions (£2 donation per category)
Our famous dog competitions are back! Sign your pooch up on the day and you could win a goody bag or fabulous certificate.
1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded in the following categories, with the show starting at 12.30pm*:

  1. Bonniest Lass
  2. Handsomest Lad
  3. Golden Oldie For dogs over the age of 8
  4. Best Party Trick
  5. Most Like Owner
  6. Best Rescue


Cat Competitions (£2 donation per category)
Bring photos of your cats along on the day to take part in our marvellous moggy competitions! You can enter your furry friend into the following categories from 11am-1pm, with judging to take place at 1.30pm*:

  1. Prettiest Pussycat
  2. Handsomest Boy
  3. Golden Oldie For furbabies over the age of 10
  4. Best Rescue
  5. Funniest Feline – Caught your cat in a funny place? Have you captured them striking a unique or hilarious pose? This is the category for you!
  6. Tails on the Trail – Is your outdoor pusskins an intrepid explorer? Been to a wild location with them or seen them adventuring somewhere new? We’d love to see!

*Show/judging start time may be subject to change in advance of the event


Please note there will be no public parking on site on the day - limited spaces are available for blue badge holders with advance arrangement. Please contact to make an enquiry. 

For Vendors

To book a stall, please fill out this form. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us on 0131 669 5331.

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