Calling All Dog Owners!

We’ve got two new doggy events for charity coming up, giving owners and their dogs a chance to socialise with other pooch loving people whilst raising vital funds for the Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home.

On Saturday 6th August bring your best-four-legged friend to ‘Yappy Hour’ where owners can indulge in a little drink and small tapas from 4-5:30pm. And on Saturday 3rd September, the Doggy Coffee Morning will be on from 10-11:30am.

Both events give the chance to catch up with fellow fido owners and are now a regular, monthly fixture on our calendar – with the Doggy Coffee Morning running every alternate month to Yappy Hour – and always on the first Saturday of the month.  The next Yappy Hour will be on 1 October and 5 November for the Doggy Coffee Morning.

The Doggy Coffee Morning is £7.50 per person and this includes a tea/coffee and breakfast roll.  The Yappy Hour is £12.50 per person and everyone will get a drink (small glass of wine/bottle of beer or soft/hot drink) and a small tapa to enjoy!

Graham Blaikie, owner of the Mercat Grill in the village of Whitecraig, near Musselburgh said: “Come and enjoy our popular doggy events, with all the money raised, going to the Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home.  I’ll have my own, new pups aka the Haggis Hunters, coming along to socialise too!  We love dogs here at the Mercat Grill and they’ll be in for a treat too!

“We also have our refurbished, beer garden area – where you can sit and enjoy your drinks outside with your dog and the rest of the dog loving fraternity.” 

To book a place, simply call 0800 124 4112 or email