Cheltenham Animal Shelter is delighted to join Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in their campaign to show the people of Gloucestershire the softer side to the adorable Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
This misunderstood breed has almost become an outcast in a nation of dog lovers. Its reputation is damaged further by the negative reports made in the press, brandishing them as a ‘dangerous dogs’ or ‘aggressive in nature’; however staff and supporters of Cheltenham Animal Shelter will tell you a very different story about the lovable Staffie!
Please help the campaign by downloading and displaying the campaign poster where you can.
Adopt A Staffy
If you are interested in adopting one of our staffies, please take a few moments to read our rehoming policy. We also have some useful advice in our education section on dog health and preparing for ownership.
Please take a moment to look through our success stories where you will read about some of the many staffies we have rehomed. If you have rehomed a loveable staffie from us please email us with your stories, pictures and to let us know what difference your new friend has made to your life.
In The Press
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier defies fighting dog stereotype by joining Gloucestershire Police (Glos Citizen)
- Ruff Deal for Staffie (BBC)
- Staffordshire Bull Terriers: Friend or Foe (Glos Echo)
- East Anglian Staffordshire Bull Terrier Display Team | Crufts 2015
Cheltenham Animal Shelter cares for around 500 stray dogs each year and Staffordshire Bull Terriers (SBT) normally make up over 50% of those. The charity recognises that unwanted Staffordshire Bull Terriers is a nationwide problem and so have decided to tackle to problem head on – prevention is better than cure!
Not only will the charity continue to rescue and re-home the misunderstood breed but they will also help lower the numbers of unwanted pups being born to try and break the cycle. Read more about Staffordshire Bull Terrier neutering.