In March, Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home were invited onto ITV’s This Morning to feature some of our dogs looking for their forever homes. With so many animals deserving of time it the spotlight, it was a tough choice, but we decided to send two special Westie brothers, Hamish and Angus, down to London for their big debut.

These adorable pair were brought into the Home in December 2018 after their owner passed away. Unfortunately, Hamish is blind but copes remarkably well with the support and guidance of his brother, Angus. Although he is blind, Hamish is the more confident of the two and supports Angus when he needs a bit of comfort. We hoped that their lovely story would find them a perfect home and raise awareness about the other animals currently in our care.

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home: Finding fame (and a new home!)
Hamish and Angus

On 15 March, Hamish and Angus hit small-screens across the UK. They loved all the attention and even snuggled up to Ruth and Eamonn on the couch. Their story warmed hearts nation-wide and our phones were ringing off the hook even before the segment came to an end! With so much interest, in these two lovable lads, it was easy to match them with the perfect family and we are happy to report that they are already settling into the new home perfectly.

Hamish and Angus are just two examples of the amazing animals we care for at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home. The Home rescues, reunites and rehomes hundreds of dogs and cats each year, each with their own unique story. There are often misconceptions about rescue dogs and being difficult to rehome, but the truth is, they have so much love to give, and we provide our animals with the best veterinary care and training to ensure they are ready for rehoming. Success stories like Hamish and Angus are a reminder of why we do what we do.

Although Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home does work with the local police and dog wardens, many of our animals are surrendered by members of the public. It can be devastating for someone to part with their beloved pet due to changes in circumstance, such as job loss, illness, inability to pay for veterinary care, or a death in the family, so the Home offers our community a safe place to bring their pet, knowing that we will take the very best care of them and find them a loving new home.

Here are some of the dogs and cats currently awaiting their forever home:

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home: Finding fame (and a new home!)

Barney, a Beagle Cross, is under a year old and has bundles of energy!

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home: Finding fame (and a new home!)

Loki, an eight-year-old Lurcher, is a quiet boy with lots of love to give.

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home: Finding fame (and a new home!)

Herbie is six-years-old and is looking for a good home with lots of catnip.

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home: Finding fame (and a new home!)

Clyde, a four-year-old Staffie has been at the Home for nearly 3 years and is still looking for his perfect forever home (with lots of cuddles!)

To learn more about our dogs and cats, visit our website at, call 0131 669 5331 or visit Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home at 26 Seafield Road East, Edinburgh EH15 1EH from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.