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Become a Companion

Every year, Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home gives hundreds of lost, stray and abandoned pets a second chance at life. The journey to a loving forever home can involve many months, and sometimes years, of veterinary treatment, food, shelter, enrichment activities, and loving care from our dedicated staff. It costs over £2 million every year to run Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home and we rely almost entirely on public donations, partnerships, events and charitable trusts to keep our services running. The support of our regular givers helps us meet the vital needs of our animals and plan ahead with confidence.

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Your Regular Gift

By becoming a Companion of Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, you can offer regular support while keeping full control of how often and how much you give. Choose between our monthly or annual donation options and, no matter how much you decide to give, you can rest assured that your gift will be used where it’s needed most.

  • £8 can buy an enrichment aid to help engage the animals in our care and reduce stress
  • £12 can help with vital preventative medicine to keep our animals healthy
  • £18.83 could purchase a specialist training aid to help our Dog Trainer prepare a dog for their forever home
  • £20 could provide two hours of one-to-one care, training and enrichment for a dog or cat

You can amend your gift amount, change the date your direct debit is collected, or cancel your direct debit donation any time by contacting our Fundraising team at

Text to become a Companion

You can also sign up to give a regular gift by text. Text COMPANION 5 to 70085 to donate £5 a month. Texts cost £5 plus two standard rate messages and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS.

Benefits of Being a Companion

Not only will you be helping us continue our vital work helping dogs and cats in need, our Companion programme comes with exciting benefits:

  • Exclusive invite to events
  • Regular updates showing how your donations are helping our dogs and cats
  • A warm fuzzy feeling

Other Ways to Donate

You can donate over the phone by giving us a call on 0131 669 5331.

A member of our supporter care team would be happy to help discuss the options and support you to make a donation today.

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