Edinburgh & Lothians

Located in Balerno, our oldest centre opened its doors in 1930. It was originally set up as a horses rest farm due to concerns about the welfare of working horses. The Scottish SPCA would take horses for a period of rest, as well as retired horses and ponies to allow them to spend their final years in comfort. Over the years it evolved to become a facility capable of caring for all sorts of animals. The centre has:

  • 38 dog kennels
  • 42 cat units
  • 12 stables for equines
  • 18 rabbit/guinea pig units
  • 10 cages for rodents
  • 36 vivarium for reptiles and snakes
  • 7 fish tanks
  • 10 ferret units
  • Space for small birds

Rehome from our Edinburgh and Lothians centre

There’s lots of adorable animals waiting to find their forever home at our Edinburgh and Lothians centre. From equines to exotics, not to mention dogs, cats and small animals – the extra member of your family could be waiting for you at the centre. Visit our rehoming section to find out more. 

How you can help our centre

Our centres will always welcome any generous donations of food, treats, or other items to help us care for animals.

You can view what our Caithness and Sutherland centre most urgently needs on the centre’s Amazon Wishlist.

If you’re interested in volunteering at the centre, you can check out our latest vacancies.