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Dog and Cat Boarding

Dog and Cat Boarding

Our dog boarding and cat boarding facilities in Cheltenham provide warm and cosy accommodation for your pet while you are away. Whether it is for the odd day or a long summer holiday, we will care for your pet to the highest standard, giving you peace of mind while you enjoy your holiday.

We also offer a day creche for dogs requiring care while you are at work.

School Holidays at the Shelter

Animal Days give young people the opportunity to visit the shelter to learn about responsible pet ownership and to gain hands on experience with companion animals. A typical Animal Day runs from 9am-3pm and costs £25. Various dates available during the school holidays.

Call our Education Officer on 01242 523521 OPT 6 or email



Welcome to Gloucestershire Animal Welfare Association and Cheltenham Animal Shelter. We rescue and re-home unwanted and abandoned stray cats, dogs and small animals from across Gloucestershire.

Each year we help around 1000 animals who need support, care and treatment at a cost of approximately £500,000 without the help of any Government or Lottery funding.

The Charity therefore relies greatly on the generosity of people like you to ensure that our doors remain firmly open. Please take a moment to have a look around our site and help us to help them.


Join a team of dedicated animal lovers

View our current vacancies. If you have any questions please contact the shelter on 01242 523521.

Spring Newsletter

Read our Spring Newsletter packed with information and updates from the team as well as a new 'Paws for Puzzles' section. Read our past Winter Newsletter here.


Support Cheltenham Animal Shelter when you shop at Pets at Home - Sign up to their VIP (Very Important Pets) and every time you shop and swipe your card, all your points (Lifelines) could be donated to us! Read more...


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Contact Details

Cheltenham Animal Shelter

Enquiries - 01242 523521 
- Click to email Reception

Fundraising - 01242 548775
- Click to email Fundraising

Education - 01242 523521 opt 6
- Click to email Education

Events - 01242 523521 opt 7
- Click to email Events

Casvet - 01242 530056
- Click to email CASVET

Gardner's Lane
GL51 9JW

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