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Rehoming Reopens with Online Application Process

With lockdown restrictions set to ease, the Home is delighted to announce that from Monday 29 March we are welcoming interest forms for the dogs and cats in our care.

The Home had to close its doors to rehoming with lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. We remained open and continued to provide shelter and care for the lost and abandoned dogs and cats of Edinburgh and the Lothians. Our dedicated team have been working tirelessly to prepare our residents for life beyond the kennels and we’re excited to be able to start our rehoming process once again.

With social distancing measures still fully in place, our rehoming process has changed slightly. We are trialling our “hands free” rehoming and are open for online applications for a small number of dogs and cats. We have strict procedures in place to ensure the safety of the public and our staff as well as adhering to current government guidelines. No applications will be taken onsite or over the phone, all applications must be made online via our website. Shortlisted applicants will then receive a phone call to discuss their application further and to outline our strict protocols for collecting an animal. Only at this point will anyone visit the Home and will then follow our strict “hands free” rehoming process.

Nonnie Kent, Rehoming Operations Manager said “We are excited to start rehoming again. The team have been working hard with the dogs and cats at the Home, providing them with love and care, and we’re now excited for them to start the next chapter in their lives.”

“We’re aware that many peoples circumstances have changed and more time is being spent at home, but we would strongly encourage anyone thinking about bringing a new pet into their life to consider what their lifestyle will be like post-pandemic. We know just how much joy a pet can bring and we want to make sure we find that perfect match.”

Visit our ‘How to Rehome‘ page for more information on rehoming.

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