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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, or years, of veterinary treatment, food, shelter, enrichment activities, and loving care from our dedicated staff. With our costs amounting to nearly £2.7 million a year, and without any government or statutory funding, the support of our Companions helps us meet the vital needs of our animals and plan ahead with confidence.

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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. If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text COMPANIONNOINFO 5 to 70085.

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, quarterly 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.

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 10% discount at the Home’s reception shop
  • Exclusive invite to events
  • A warm fuzzy feeling

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