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Lost Pets

We know that losing a dog or cat can be an extremely worrying time, so Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home is on hand with tips and advice to bring your pet home safely.

The Home works with Police Scotland and a number of local councils, including City of Edinburgh, East Lothian and West Lothian, taking in stray dogs and cats that have been found in these areas. We have a high success rate in reuniting animals with their owners and you can rest assured that they will be in expert hands during any time spent with us.

Contact Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

Call us on 0131 669 5331 between 9am-4pm with a description of your pet, location last seen, and your contact details.

Please note that reports of lost pets made via social media may not be picked up immediately and a call directly to our reception team is essential.

If your dog or cat is brought to us, please be aware that you will be liable for a nightly boarding fee, in addition to any fees imposed by the dog wardens or police. These charges are mandatory, as while we have partnership with these bodies, we are not funded by them. The service provided by Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home is to care for the dog or cat who has been lost until their owners are contacted or locate them.

Contact Your Local Dog Warden and Other Animal Rescues

  • Edinburgh Dog Warden 0131 608 1100
  • East Lothian Dog Warden 01620 827 310
  • West Lothian Dog Warden 01506 775 400
  • Cat Protection League 0131 554 5521
  • Lothian Cat Rescue 01875 821025
  • Scottish SPCA 03000 999 999
  • Lothian Animal Welfare Centre (for lost cats) 0131 449 3979

Other Things You Can Do

  • Contact your local police station.
  • Let all the local vets know.
  • Tell your neighbours to look out for your pet.
  • Check sheds and garages in your neighbourhood
  • Print flyers or posters with your pet’s photograph and your contact details and put these through letterboxes, in local shop windows, libraries and noticeboards.
  • Use social media and local ‘Lost Pets’ websites to post details and spread the word.
  • Microchipping your pet means it is more likely to be returned to you if lost or stolen. Compulsory microchipping for dogs was introduced in the UK in April 2016. Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home offers to microchip any dog or cat for a small donation. It’s important microchip information is kept up-to-date.

Please visit our education and advice section for further information.

Found a Stray

On finding a strayed dog or cat, it can be difficult to know what to do. Find out more about who to contact and the Rescue, Reunite and Rehome service offered by Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home.

Contact Us

Contact our team at Seafield in Edinburgh for further advice on your lost pet.

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