Cheltenham Animal Shelter is being very proactive to ensure that it is able to help unwanted, stray and abandoned pets long into the future by providing an on-site Charity Shop.

Now in its sixth year our on-site charity shop is a greater success story than any of us expected.

In April 2013 we opened the doors to a new, purpose built shop to replace the honesty shop that had operated in shelter reception for many years. It was hoped that we may make a couple of thousand pounds a year, however to date it has contributed in excess of £290,000 to the Charity!

Stocked entirely by donations and staffed by volunteers committed to providing the very best in service and the highest standard of items for sale, the shop is open 6 days a week and has become a thriving and vibrant addition to the Shelter. Always full of great stock and competitively priced, we are very proud of what the new addition has achieved.

Opening Times

Monday 9am – 4:30pm
Tuesday 9am – 4:30pm
Wednesday 9am – 4:30pm
Thursday 9am – 4:30pm
Friday 9am – 4:30pm
Saturday 12noon – 4:00pm
Bank Hols CLOSED

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Visit Us

We have such a fantastic variety of goodies old and new for sale at absolute bargain price!

  • Clothes, shoes and accessories
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Games
  • New Gifts
  • Household items
  • Ornaments and collectables
  • Jewellery
  • Cards

If you have donations for the shop they can be dropped in to the shop at any time.
(There is a weatherproof donations box by the back door).

The Charity is looking to recruit reliable volunteers to help run the shop. Can you spare a morning or afternoon to help assist customers, sort through and organise donated items and take payments for goods?

We do ask that volunteers to commit to a regular shift of at least one morning or afternoon a week.

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers then please do get in touch. Pop in and chat to us or email

Full training will be provided to successful applicants (please note references will be required) and would look great on any C.V.

We would like to thank everyone who has made the shop such a great success; the volunteers who enable us to open each day, the donors who give us such wonderful things to sell and the customers, many of whom are regulars and give us great feedback and support. Thank you!

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