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Teckels Newsletter March 2018
21 March 2018
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Welcome to the March 2018 Newsletter
Events and fundraising update

Spring into action with Teckels!

Our first ever spring fair and fun dog show will take place on 15th April between 10am and 2pm at Stonehouse community centre! 

There will be a range of craft stalls as well as a raffle, tombola and things to buy for your much-loved pet. The fun dog show will take place in the adjacent field and will cost £1 entry per dog per class. Raffle tickets are now on sale in the reception – just £1 per ticket for your chance to win some fantastic prizes! We are also looking for local, handmade goods to feature at the fair so if you would like a stall please email

Join us for a fun day out and to help us to raise money for our rescue kennel and cattery refurbishment in the process! 


Calling all volunteers!

If you are able to spare a few hours between 9.30am and 2pm we would really appreciate your support to help us make sure the event is a big success. We need volunteers for a variety of stalls including refreshments, tombola, raffle and awareness. Please email if you are able to help. Thank you!

Sponsored static cycle challenge

We now have a date and location for our sponsored static cycle! This will take place on Saturday 1st September at Gloucester Quays.
The aim is to complete a tour around the UK but all in one location on a static gym bike! We are looking for 40 sponsored cyclists to complete a leg each of the tour.
There will be shorter and longer legs of the journey but all are on static bikes. If you are interested in taking part please email as we are compiling a list of potential participants.
Please provide your name and contact details and let us know whether you are already a keen cyclist as well as the maximum time/miles you are willing to cycle. Thank you!

Save the date for our summer spectacular!
The annual Teckels summer fun dog show will take place on
Sunday 12th August 2018 at Saul Junction Marina.
Join us with your canine companions for a great doggy day out!

Spring fundraising collections
We would love to hear from you if you are able to help with our collections at ASDA in Gloucester’s Bruton Way store. We are looking for volunteers on Saturday
31st March and Saturday 28th April between 10am and 3pm. 
Volunteers will be asked to do a two-hour slot with another volunteer or staff member. All you have to do is talk to people about Teckels and what we do while collecting donations to help our animals. It really is a fun and rewarding experience so please let us know if you have a couple of hours to spare on either of these days.

Please contact for more information. Thank you for your support!

Dog's Dinner - back by popular demand!

Join us on 13th April at Frampton village hall for another delicious doggy-themed supper! The event costs £25 per person and all profits will be used to help our rehoming animals and to raise money for our rescue kennel and cattery refurbishment. 

For tickets and more information please contact Jennifer on 01452 740375 or email
We look forward to seeing you there!

Centre news

New faces on the Teckels team

We are excited to welcome several new staff members who have joined the team in time for our busy summer period.

  • Beth Moseley joins us from a customer service background. Beth has a lot of work experience within animal care.
  • Beth Lake joins us from a kennel and cattery background. Beth brings with her a wealth of animal knowledge. 
  • Hannah Pasquet joins the team from a dog rehoming charity background. Hannah will also be working on our reception so you may see her when bringing in your animals for boarding. 
  • Alex Davin joins the team from a dog rehoming charity background. Alex has experience in dog training and can be found doing behavioural work with some of our long-term residents.

Teckels team nominated for charity award!
We are delighted to announce that Teckels has been nominated for the Petplan and ADCH Animal Charity Team of the Year 2018.
The Petplan and ADCH (Association of Dogs and Cats Homes) Animal Charity Awards were launched in 2013 to celebrate the work of animal charities and non-profit organisations across the UK and to provide support in a variety of ways to help them to improve the lives of animals in their care.
We are competing against some other fantastic teams and will find out on 26th April whether we have been successful in winning the award. We are thrilled with this nomination and will let you know the outcome via Facebook and our web site.

Rehoming update

Thanks to your support, we have rehomed 17 dogs and 23 cats since our last newsletter. 
We also have some gorgeous residents for rehoming at the moment. Please visit our website or call us on 01452 740300 for more information about any of our animals.

Bear and Tessie – both female
Nine years old and five years old

Bear and Tessie are looking for a home with adults or older children. They would like to find a new home together where they can cuddle up. They could possibly live with other cats but they would need a home without dogs. 
Baloo  – Labrador x spaniel x Staffordshire bull terrier
Four years old 

Baloo is a gorgeous chap with a lot of love to give. He is looking for a home as an only pet at the moment although he could have walking companions and play friends once he gets to know them. Baloo loves tennis balls and is looking for an active home with people who can take him out exploring. Baloo could live with children who are used to dogs. 
Albert  – tri-coloured Jack Russell terrier
Around 12-14 years old

At Teckels we never put an animal to sleep simply because they are getting older and cost money. We support dogs and cats through their twilight years as long as their welfare is not compromised.
We have an older chap in our care at the moment who is undergoing a lot of medical support. Little Albert is shortly going to be up for adoption and although he won't be around for years to come he still deserves a lovely home for his remaining months. Albert is currently in an experienced foster home with a lovely lady and has a doggy companion too. He does however want a home of his own where he can spend his summer days. He could happily live with another dog as long as they are calm and quiet around him as he has some fuzzy eyesight due to his age. Teckels supports families taking on dogs with medical needs and Albert will be a full medical adoption. 
With dogs like Albert there are large vet bills and we are currently up to around £300 on Albert’s bill. We have a donation page on our website for anyone who is able to help the charity pay these costs.
Please visit if you are able to donate any amount to help us care for Albert. Thank you!

Boarding update

Remember to make your summer boarding bookings as soon as possible as we are already nearly fully booked for a number of dates during the summer holidays (July-September). We do not want to disappoint anyone but we only have a certain number of spaces so we do advise booking sooner rather than later.

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Teckels Animal Sanctuaries, Bristol Road, Whitminster, Gloucester, GL2 7LU
T: 01452 740300

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