Become a Companion

Set up a regular donation and become a Companion of Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

As a charity that receives no Government, lottery or statutory funding, we rely on generous donations to fund the care of Edinburgh and the Lothian’s lost and abandoned dogs and cats. With running costs of almost £3,000 per day, regular gifts give us the security to meet our existing financial demands, and continue to grow our much-needed services.

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home will never put a healthy dog or cat down or give up hope of finding a permanent loving home for each of them. Our animals wait patiently for their new owner to walk through our door – many for weeks, months, or even years. During this time, we provide essential veterinary care, food, shelter and lots of love. By making the commitment to donate on a regular basis, you are helping us to provide this vital care to those who need it most.

How To Become A Companion

You can sign up to become a Companion of the Home by committing to donate on a regular basis. You can decide how frequently you would like to donate (monthly, quarterly or annually), as well the amount you wish to donate.

Sign up online today, or in person at the Home or at our Morningside or Stockbridge shop.

What You Receive

When you sign up to be a Companion of the Home, you receive a welcome pack when you join which contains some great gifts including:

  • Exclusive 10% discount on our Seafield reception shop, boarding cattery, and kennel services (up to 7 nights per year)
  • EDCH keyring
  • Yearly Companion round-up of how your wonderful support has helped

Where Your Money Goes

No matter how much you choose to give, your gift will make a huge difference to our animals. For example, just £5 a month can help provide shelter, medicine, food and treats to the thousands of dogs and cats that desperately need our help.

Amending your Direct Debit

We understand that circumstances may change and sometimes people are no longer able to donate or wish to take a break from donating. You can amend your gift amount, change the date your Direct Debit is collected, or cancel your Direct Debit donation anytime by calling our Fundraising Team on 0131 669 5331 or by emailing

Find Out More

If you have any questions about becoming a Companion – please contact Gillian, Membership and Campaigns Fundraiser, at