We will be going over everything we know about pets in Edinburgh in great depth on this page for you today. Hopefully this will serve as a one-stop shop for all of the information you require as quickly and conveniently as possible.
Even if we are aiming to cover everything we can’t think of a better way to begin than with a list of the best Edinburgh pet stores. They are most likely the main pull to this page and should be able to assist you in buying toys, food, or other supplies.
You will also read about the top local animal shelters next for individuals who would rather adopt a dog, cat, or other pet than buy a new one. Our next three topics which are about dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakers near you will appeal to dog enthusiasts in the area.
Then it will be time to look into pet grooming shops and dog or cat cafes in your area. Frequent travelers will appreciate the following sections which describe pet-friendly hotels and boarding facilities near you.
Our final two topics, veterinarians and pet cremation services, will be a little more somber. Check out more of our UK guides at that link.
Best Pet Stores In Edinburgh
When you want to buy new toys, food, or supplies these best pet stores in Edinburgh are good places to go:
- Dofos Pet Centre at 337 Leith Walk
- Just Dogs at 14 Deanhaugh St
- Hill Lord & Co Pet Shop at 35 Bruntsfield Pl
- Pets at Home at 1-17 Glasgow Rd Corstorphine
Dofos Pet Centre carries the highest quality natural pet supplies, including dry, wet, and raw food, treats, and accessories. They also have pet hotel and dog grooming services, and they only use natural products and PH-balanced vegan shampoos for your dog’s skin.
Just Dogs sells grain-free and hypoallergenic dog food, as well as natural dog treats and toys. They also provide useful recommendations on how to train your dog, as well as diet guidance. All orders over £50 are eligible for free UK delivery from Just Dogs.
Hill-Lord & Co is Edinburgh’s oldest pet shop and is run by a local family. They have a large selection of dog, cat, rabbit, and other pet food, bedding, and accessories. They also provide a variety of free pet-related services, such as product assembly, disc engraving, and more.
Pets at Home is the UK’s top pet care company offering pet owners everything they need to care for their pets, including food, toys, and beds, as well as grooming services.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
The local shelter at the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home at 26 Seafield Road East specializes in animal rescue and rehoming. They also offer boarding for cats and dogs and have a pet food bank.
An afternoon at one of these dog parks near you will make them as happy as anything:
- Cammo Estate
- Inverleith Park
- Portobello Beach
- The Hermitage of Braid
- Harrison Park
- Arthur’s Seat
- The Meadows
- Braidburn Valley Park
These puppy training services should speed up their learning curve:
- Tail Academy Dog Training at Product Forge, 29-30 Maritime St
- Walk & Train Edinburgh at 6 Steel’s Pl
- Paw Skills at 280 Lanark Rd W
Tail Academy Dog Training provides individualized training, group sessions, and rescue training for dogs and puppies in the comfort of their own homes. They cover the entire city of Edinburgh, including Leith, the West End, Newington, Stockbridge, Portobello, New Town and Old Town as well as the surrounding districts.
Walk & Train does obedience training, puppy training, rescue dog training, group classes, private training, behavior consultations and dog walking near you. Group classes are available for puppies and dogs of all ages at Paw Skills.
Bark n Fly who we will mention next also can give puppy training lessons.
A tasty treat from one of these dog bakeries will really show your appreciation:
The whole line of Harry’s Treats are created by hand with no artificial colors or preservatives, and only use high-quality, human-grade ingredients. They also provide freshly baked dog cupcakes, muffins, bakes, and even dog beer in addition to their standard selection of canine treats.
Canagan grain free dog foods as well as a variety of toys and gifts for dogs and cats are also available at Harry’s Treats Dog Bakery. Bear Dog Bakery sells treats and home baked goodies made using natural, grain-free ingredients. Delivery is available anywhere within the Edinburgh Bypass.
A trip to the pet grooming salon should have them looking cuter than ever:
- Star Dogs Grooming Salons at 8 E Norton Pl, London Rd
- Christine’s Dog Parlour at 478 Gorgie Rd
- Waggly Tails at 40 Seafield Rd
- Joannes Dog & Cat Grooming Salon at 28 Portobello High St
Full grooming, micro grooms, and clean ups for dogs are all available at Star Dogs Grooming Salons, plus they trim nails. Christine’s Dog Parlour is a local dog grooming shop with over 50 years of experience and a wide range of treatments.
They feature a full line of sensitive skin and puppy coat shampoos in addition to moisturizing and color-enhancing shampoos. A luxurious conditioning spray is applied to the dogs at the end of every grooming session.
Waggly Tails is a fully equipped dog grooming shop that offers an exclusive service in which your dog will be professionally groomed. They have a full-time dog groomer on staff who specializes in KC clips and innovative styles.
Joanne’s Dog & Cat Grooming Salon offers anything from a basic nail clip to a full professional groom. They also have a large selection of supplies so you can keep your dog or cat looking nice in between salon appointments. Portobello, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, Dalkeith, Midlothian, and East Lothian are all served by Joanne’s.
Dofos Pet Centre, Pets at Home, and Ingliston Cattery and Kennels also do grooming.
Pet Cafes In Edinburgh
Dog, cat, or pet cafes around town can be a fun place to chill for the both of you:
Chihuahua Café is Scotland’s first dog cafe and the world’s first chihuahua cafe. In your area you can also find the first cat cafe in Scotland. Maison de Moggy is a warm, homey café where guests may unwind in feline company while sipping the purrfect cup of coffee.
Hotels That Allow Pets
Anyone that is traveling and who needs a hotel that allows pets can try:
- The Balmoral Hotel at 1 Princes St
- Prestonfield House at Priestfield Rd
- Holiday Inn Express City Centre at Picardy Pl
- Ibis at Off Royal Mile 6 Hunter Square
Pet Boarding In Edinburgh
These Edinburgh pet boarding services should give them a good nights sleep:
- Bark n Fly at Hallyards Farm House
- PetStay Edinburgh, East & South Lothian at Livingstone Rd Hessle
- Ingliston Cattery and Kennels at 7 East Mains Holdings
Bark n Fly provides a dog daycare, boarding, training, and pick-up or drop-off services. PetStay Edinburgh, East and South Lothian is a well-known local dog boarding service.
Cats and dogs can stay at Ingliston Cattery and Kennels which offers roomy, heated accommodations. They also have a Pet Grooming Studio and a Pet Taxi Service on their website.
Animal boarding is also available at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, Dofos Pet Centre, and The Cat Clinic which is for cats only.
Best Veterinarians Near You
You can give them the best medical care possible by going to one of the best veterinarians in your area:
- Thistle Vets at 1 Alcorn Rigg, Clovenstone Dr
- Edinburgh PDSA Pet Hospital at 2B Hutchison Crossway
- Oak Tree Vet Centre at 539 Queensferry Rd
- The Cat Clinic at 38 Blackford Ave
- Dundas Veterinary Group at 10 Lochend Rd S
- Batchelor, Davidson & Watson Veterinary Surgeons at 19 Hillhouse Rd
- PawSquad Mobile Vets
Thistle Vets offers a variety of services including emergency care, parasite treatment onfleas, ticks, and worms, dental work, microchipping, and more. The PDSA is the most well-known veterinary charity in the United Kingdom.
PDSA provides low-cost and free veterinary care to sick and injured pets of those in need and promotes responsible pet ownership through a UK-wide network of 48 Pet Hospitals. They also have a pet store where you can buy vet-approved toys, food, and other pet necessities.
Emergency care, dental care, specialty treatments, aquafurobics, and other services are available at Oak Tree Veterinary Centre. The Cat Clinic is the UK’s first veterinary practice dedicated just to cats.
They’ve been caring for cats and kittens in the Lothian area since 1995 and are based right here. Home visits, dental care, microchipping, and cat boarding are all available.
Dundas Veterinary Group provides emergency and dentistry services for animals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. RCVS-accredited Batchelor, Davidson & Watson Veterinary Surgeons at Hillhouse welcomes dogs, cats, small animals, and birds and can do emergency veterinary assistance.
Both Vetkind and Pawsquad are mobile veterinarians in your area who can do all kinds of things like pet euthanasia, a home visit nurse, pet microchipping, and just about all of the stuff on site clinics can do without you needing to drive over.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
All pets, including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, fish, rats, snakes, birds, and other small furry pals, can be cremated individually at Edinburgh & Lothian Pet Crematorium. East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian, Fife, and the Borders are among the areas served.
Both Vetkind and Pawsquad from our previous list can also assist with this. You do not need to get a pet license in this town. If you are involved in a situation with a lost or found pet near you this link and that one can hopefully help you out.
Click the links to check out some of our other guides for these towns in the region:
- Glasgow Pet Boarding, Grooming, & Supplies
- Belfast Pet Boarding, Grooming, & Supplies
- Dublin Pet Boarding, Grooming, & Supplies
- London Pet Boarding, Grooming, & Supplies
Have Fun With Your Pets In Edinburgh
After thinking about all of those local pet stores, animal shelters, adoptions, dog parks, puppy trainers, bakeries, groomers, cafes, hotels that allow pets, places to board your dogs or cats, and even veterinarian or cremation services we hope you have a better understanding of the scene.
Our readers would be thankful if you could let us know if you noticed anything incorrect, or if you could share your own local pet tricks and tips. Hopefully you have a great time visiting any Edinburgh pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.