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If your dog is as important …or maybe even just a tiny bit more important…to you as your mother, why not include him in the Christmas jollity by taking him along to Ocean Terminal for a fun photo shoot? Paws and Claus will be running special canine sessions every Tuesday and Thursday evening from now until 22 December 2015; for £8 your best friend will get a special souvenir photograph with Santa Claus!

The special canine sessions with Santa also have a more serious purpose, helping to raise funds for Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home (EDCH) at one of their busiest times of the year. EDCH has been a safe haven to stray animals since 1883, and still rescues over a thousand lost or abandoned dogs and cats every year. It provides a vital service to the community by trying, wherever possible, to reunite owners with their missing animals. But there are times when owners cannot be found or are unable to cope – that’s when its re-homing programme comes in, finding new homes for unwanted dogs and cats.

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The Paws and Claus visits will be on a pre-booking only basis, with 15 minute sessions available every Tuesday & Thursday evening.  The cost of £8 includes a £2 donation to EDCH, and if you wish to donate any extra money to this valued cause there will be a donation bucket on site.

To find out more and to book, click here. You will need to arrive 5 minutes before your chosen slot. Please note that your dog must be well behaved and kept on a lead at all times, and should be exercised prior to entering the Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre.

EDCH is at 26 Seafield Road East, EH15 1EH, tel: 0131 669 5331. Its rehoming service is open without appointment 10am-3.30pm Monday to Saturday, closed Sundays. The EDCH website has lots of advice and information that you should consider before offering to rehome an animal.

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