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


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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Please help save Teckels from closure

We urgently need your support to continue our vital work caring for homeless cats and dogs in the Gloucestershire area. 


Gloucester based cat and dog rescue Teckels, is urgently appealing for help to keep the rescue alive and kicking into the New Year!

Our rescue and rehoming centre is a charitable organisation, which cares for and rehabilitates homeless cats and dogs and finds them forever homes. Some of these animals have had a difficult past during which they may have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Others have previously had owners who are sadly no longer in a position to look after them.

Our centre is run by a small but highly-dedicated team of people who really understand and care about animals. Our staff and volunteers work tirelessly to find the best possible homes for all the animals that arrive at the centre and to provide an environment where they are safe, well cared for and loved while they are with us. Sadly due to funds, we have already had to reduce staffing numbers, but are still hopeful that we can continue to run with some support once the public are aware of our situation.

Teckels opened in 2003 and each year we rehome over 250 cats and 150 dogs. We have held the stray dog contract for Stroud District Council for more than 15 years which means that we take in all the strays in the area and help to find them loving homes. We also care for a number of long-term residents who have been with us for several years.

One of these is Roxy (pictured above). Roxy arrived at Teckels nearly 8 years ago and has been looking for her special someone ever since. She finally got adopted on 30th November this year, after being with us for 2786 days, and is spending Christmas in a loving home with people who will give her the life she deserves.

Teckels never puts a healthy dog down, but as you can imagine, this comes at a cost, especially with long term dogs like Roxy.

We couldn't do any of our rescue work without the generosity of our amazing sponsors, donors and volunteers and we greatly appreciate their continued support. But now we are appealing for people to really dig deep and help save the rescue from closure.  With less bequests this year than hoped, and fewer monetary donations, it’s looks unlikely that we will be able to survive the coming year ahead.

We operate a boarding facility which is non-profit and helps to fund the rescue centre, however this only covers half of the £30,000 per month needed to run the site. Some of the animals in our care have ongoing medical conditions that require medication or operations, while others have specific dietary requirements and our vet bills alone run into thousands of pounds a month.

We are receiving more enquiries from people wanting to surrender their pets and less from people wanting to adopt so we have an increasing number of animals at the centre and less funds to support them.

We are concerned about what the future holds for Teckels and for the 400 homeless cats and dogs that come into our care every year. We are desperately asking for your support so that we can continue to offer these animals a safe place to stay and to help them find a happy home.

How you can help

All donations, however small, will help us to cover the costs of running the centre so please give any amount that you can spare. Or perhaps you could organise your own fundraising activity or event – a sponsored dog walk or maybe a school or office cake sale – on behalf of Teckels? If so please let us know.  

Or why not ‘give a dog or cat a Christmas dinner/stocking’ this year to someone special by buying a voucher from us at the centre, or purchasing their presents from our on-site shop.

We are also urgently seeking new trustees to join the board and help us through this tough time and beyond. Bringing new skills and expertise to the charity is essential in order to ensure it’s success for years to come, and we’d welcome interest from anyone who feels they can offer us their time and knowledge.

Please email assistant manager on for information about any of the above. Or call 01452 740300. We really appreciate your support. 

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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

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.

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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Bristol Road, Whitminster, Gloucester, Glos. GL2 7LU

Registered Charity no. 1108726

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