Paws by the Prom (Open Day)


When: Sunday 2 September, 12-4pm
Where: Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, 26 Seafield Road East, EH15 1EH
Entry: FREE

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home's Open Day has been the highlight of our events calendar for many years and this year it has had a little makeover to make it even bigger and better! Now called 'Paws by the Prom' we have a very exciting day in store for all the family.

Entry is free to all the family and you can visit between 12pm-4pm - although we advise you arrive early to take in all the day has to offer. Dogs on leads are always welcome and you will have the opportunity to stroll around our various zones;

Rehoming Zone - this zone will provide you with all the information you will need if you are considering rehoming a dog or a cat. You will be able to see many of our animals who are currently looking for a forever home and there will be an array of expert advice on hand on pet insurance, training, and other vital pet ownership information.

Learning Zone - come and learn about responsible pet ownership, pet first aid and other demonstrations designed to teach you something new about looking after your pet.

Fun Zone - lots of fun activities for both human and dog, from funfair stalls and tombolas to challenging your four-legged friend in the ever popular and hilarious 'temptation alley'.

Shopping Zone - we will have various retailers on hand with lots of excellent goods available for sale for both you and your furry friends.

Refueling Zone - after a busy day at Paws by the Prom you might just need time for a break, we will have our usual tea and coffee tent as well as various food vendors on hand to provide you with some delicious grub.

Kennel and Cattery tours - of course, it wouldn't be our Open Day without our famous kennel and cattery tours! You never know, you might just meet your new best friend.

Dog Competitions in the Main Arena

Join us in the Main Arena for dog competitions throughout the day. You can enter each category for just £2. Categories include:

Handsomest Boy
Prettiest Girl
Waggiest Tail
Best Trick
Most Like Owner
Best O.A.P.
Best Rescue
Best in Show

Cat Competitions in the Training Room

Bring in a printed photo of your cat to enter the following categories for just £2:

Handsomest Boy
Prettiest Girl
Best O.A.P.
Best Rescue
Best Grumpy Cat Impression
Best in Show

Please make sure you've brought your photo to the training room before 2 PM.

Main Arena Schedule

12.30 - 1PM: Cani-Sports Demo

1-2 PM: First Four Dog Competition Categories: Handsomest Boy, Prettiest Girl, Waggiest Tail, Best Trick

2-3 PM: Dog Agility with Zoom Agility  (£2 entry)

3-4 PM: Last Four Dog Competition Categories: Most Like Owner, Best O.A.P., Best Rescue, Best in Show

Temptation Alley: Entries welcome throughout the day from 12-4 PM (£2 entry)

Stallholders & Food

Agria Pet Insurance 
Dog Furiendly
Three Sisters 
The Dog Edit 
Miss D's Cakes
Dog Play Centre
Auld Connection 
Truly treasured originals
Bonnie Burrito's Hot Sauce 
Bug Bakes
Nic Gannucci
Bark and Hare
K9 Clean Coats 
Face Painting
Crafty Kit Company
St Luca 
Fife Beachcombers
Mr Donut Man 
The Caravan of Courage 
Prague Shack 
Bonnie Burrito 
Sly Fox Foods
Plus more...

Getting Here

The Home is situated at the Seafield end of the Portobello Prom, on Seafield Road East. You can find a link to our Google map location here

Please note that there is no parking available to the public on site during this event. 


Recording Equipment

Please note that Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home will be using recording equipment to take images and video for use on social media and other publicity purposes. If you do not wish to be recorded, please make yourself known to the camera operator.

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