From 8th January 2019 we will be slightly altering our opening times.

Rehoming

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun 11am - 3pm
Weds - Closed for rehoming



Boarding- Drop off and Collection

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun 9am - 4pm
Weds - 9am - 10am and 3.30-4pm



Doggy Day Care- Drop off and Collection

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun 7am - 6.30pm
Weds - 7am - 10am and 3.30pm - 6.30pm

Teckels' phone lines and internet are currently down due to road works.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Hopefully we'll be back on line soon.

 
Have a question? Call us on
01452 740300
Rehoming hours: Mon-Tue & Thu-Sun from 11am-3pm
Boarding hours: Mon-Tue & Thu-Sun 9am-4pm, Wed 9am-10am & 3.30pm-4pm
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Microchipping

FAQs

What is a pet microchip?

A microchip is a small tube about the size of a grain of rice containing a unique 15 letter code (identification number). This number is registered on the National Register database and should also be noted down on your pet's vaccination record. The chip is made of an inert material which means it has no power source and won't be rejected by your pet's body. To retrieve your pet's identification number, a scanner is passed over their body. The scanner sends out a magnetic field, which picks up the 15 number code imprinted on the chip. The code then automatically shows up on the scanner's screen and the owner can be identified and contacted via the database. Most animal welfare centres and vets have scanners which can read the microchip's details.

Is microchipping easy to do?

Yes, it is as simple as an injection. The chip, the size of a grain of rice, is painlessly inserted under the animal's skin. Once in, the chip cannot move or be seen, but can be read by the scanner. More than 450,000 animals have been microchipped in the past five years in the UK alone. 

My dog has a collar tag, so why should it be microchipped?

From 6 April 2016 it became a legal requirement for all dogs in England, Scotland and Wales to be microchipped and their details registered on one of the authorised databases such as Petlog. Under the law you are obliged to keep your details up to date on the database. Police and local authority employees have been issued with microchip reader scanners so that instant enforcement of the law can be carried out. A time window will be allowed for owners to have their pet microchipped if their pet is caught without a chip. After that a £500 fine for failing to comply will be issued. Puppies must be chipped at their second set of vaccinations and around the time they are weaned – at 8 plus weeks.

Microchips identify your pet permanently and harmlessly. Even the most reliable and well cared for animal can be lost or stolen and very young, very old or home-loving pets are most at risk because they might not know their way around the local area. Microchipping can help to quickly reunite lost cats and dogs with their families, saving considerable anxiety.

How much does it cost?

Teckels charges only £10 for microchipping, which is cheaper than most vets and any money left over after costs is given directly to our rescue centre. Please call us on 01452 740300 to make an appointment.







Latest posts

06 December 2018

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!!!! We have finally managed to get a crowd funding page set up! What a pickle its been but its done!

We cannot thank you for sharing our appeal so far - what an amazing community we have around

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/saveteckels

Please share our fundraising page to help us help our dogs and cats.

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15 January 2019

A MASSIVE thank you to The Pilot Inn who held an incredible quiz night last night which had an amazing response from members of the public! The pub was jam packed which was so humbling to see. There were so many super supporters which helps us hugely get through this tough financial patch.

Support like this enables us to care for dogs like Purdy. Purdy came into the shelter April 2018, she came from Ireland where she was a stray that had been abandoned with another hound. With absolutely no trust in humans the staff at the centre focused solely on building her confidence. TODAY SHE HAS GONE HOME! Today is the day she strolled into her forever home as if she’d lived there forever ❤️

The pilot are now organising ANOTHER quiz night on the 4th of February as they had such an incredible outcome last night. We hope to see you all there! 🥰

In the video below, the first photo is the day Purdy came in. Scared, confused and no trust in anyone. And in the video was today when she arrived at home 🏠 what an incredible difference. ❣️

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Opening Hours

Please note: we updated our opening hours in 2019.

Rehoming:
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun 11am - 3pm
Weds - Closed for rehoming

Boarding- Drop off and Collection:
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun 9am - 4pm
Weds - 9am - 10am and 3.30-4pm

Doggy Day Care- Drop off and Collection:
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun 7am - 6.30pm
Weds - 7am - 10am and 3.30pm - 6.30pm

Doggy Day Care:
By prior arrangement only we are open from 7am - 6.30pm for doggy day care clients only.

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