As a pet lover you think you know every trick in the book.
The best place for this, the worst place for that. But what if we told you that there were 10 secrets a pet lover in Edinburgh should know about, that you didn’t?
Read on to find out…
Cat in a Flat
— cat in a flat (@catinaflat) March 29, 2016
For when kennels just don’t cut the mustard, Cat in a Flat offers cat-care in your own home. It allows owners to search an online directory of insured and trusted cat-sitters in your CATchment area who will visit your cat while you are away. Prices are set by individual sitters – expect to pay around £5-£15 per visit.
— dugsNpubs (@dugsNpubs) November 28, 2015
Dugs Welcome is a nationwide online platform that provides up-to-date information on places that you and your dog can visit in your city. Simply select the Edinburgh guide and you’ll find five sections featuring dog friendly pubs, shops, cafes, hotels and walks. You may recognise their symbol which is widely used to indicate if somewhere is dog friendly.
Mutts of Morningside
Mutts of Morningside is a dog-grooming service that offers quality care for your furry friend. Groomer and owner, Tina, has set up a fully-equipped groom room from her home, where she takes pride in the individual attention she provides each of her clients. Tina’s skills, patience and love for animals ensures your pooch leaves feeling tidy, clean and most importantly, happy.
Maison de Moggy
— Maison de Moggy (@maisondemoggy) February 20, 2016
Enjoy loose leaf tea and a freshly made cake at Scotland’s first cat cafe. Tucked away in the Grassmarket, the unique Maison de Moggy is the only cat cafe in Europe with a Sphynx cat, Elodie, who loves to dress up.
House of Hound
We all know how great our four-legged friends are, so why not give them the best of the best? House of Hound is a purveyor of fine dog goods. The boutique lies on Roseburn Terrace and is run by the lovely Darren. He sells on-trend doggy accessories, luxury canine treats and fabulous dog beds all while maintaining a friendly and cosy atmosphere.
Lothian Cat Rescue
Lothian Cat Rescue is a registered charity set up to help abandoned cats and kittens. They offer advice on a number of cat-related issues including the benefits of neutering, dealing with fleas and information on microchips. The charity have a lot of sweet cats in their care that they would love for you to sponsor or rehome.
Biana and Andrew at one of the free clinics, you will be seeing a lot more vet students at the clinics soon! pic.twitter.com/nl0OyaKGuC
— All4Paws (@All4PawsEdi) January 8, 2016
All4Paws is a free veterinary clinic set up to support pets of the homeless or vulnerably housed. It’s a non-profit organisation run by some really great students from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. If you know anyone who could benefit from All4Paws services or would like to donate visit their Facebook page.
Borrow my Doggy
— BorrowMyDoggy (@BorrowMyDoggy) March 30, 2016
Borrow My Doggy is a community set up to give busy dog owners a helping hand. Owners set up a profile for their dog which is matched with a suitable borrower (someone who loves dogs and wants to help out.). The borrower then gives the pooch the care and attention they need.
Edinburgh’s Puppy and Dog Meetup Group
Get connected and socialise with other dog owners in Edinburgh. Their Facebook group provides the perfect platform to arrange large walking meet ups, share doggy stories and post cute photos. Join to get involved in Edinburgh’s dog scene.
Pet Theft Awareness
— Pet Theft Awareness (@pettheftaware) March 14, 2016
Pet Theft Awareness is a small non-profit organisation offering advice and support on what to do if your pet is stolen. Their website offers a large amount of information including theft prevention and step-by-step guides if the worst does happen.