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.

Success Stories

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

Discounted Neutering

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.