Wrestle the harness onto your best doggo pal and pop along to the award-winning, dog-friendly Mercat Grill in East Lothian on Sunday, October 13, for the ‘Doggy Coffee Morning’ from 10am-12pm. As well as the usual, mixing and mingling over coffee, the main highlight will be the professional photoshoot taking place and your pooch could be featured in the Mercat Grill’s inaugural canine calendar for 2020 or maybe even make the front cover! All proceeds from the calendar sales will be donated to the Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home (edch).

Owner of the Mercat Grill in Whitecraig, near Musselburgh, said: “We always have a really fun morning at our doggy coffee mornings – we love spoiling pooches and we have some tasty doggy muffins being made especially for the event by Harrys Treats! It’s always great to see everyone having a super time and, of course, raising vital funds to help those more unfortunate dogs (and cats). Our team at the Mercat love dogs and have supported the edch for more than five years now – raising more than £4000 for the charity!

“To help raise even more money our team decided that a charity doggy calendar would be an excellent idea and one not to be sniffed at! So, on the day, our professional photographer will be snapping away, taking stunning photos of your pooches for our dogtastic calendar, which should be ready for distributing at our highly popular ‘Santa Paws’ event in December! In the meantime, we really hope you can make it with your family, friends and fidos on October 13, at 10am!”

The event is complimentary, with a free treat for your dog and coffees/teas/breakfast rolls can be purchased on the day. Donations to the edch are welcome. To book a place, simply call 0800 124 4112 or email info@mercatgrill.com. www.mercatgrill.com