Update – November 2021

Rehoming 

Is Teckels still running? –  Yes! Our reception is finally back open- we are taking bookings for boarding and continuing to assist with rescue cats and dogs that need our help. Please note, we are unable to accept visitors to due the animals needing homes without having made a prior application and appointment with the team. 

How is Teckels coping in the current environment? – We rely on boarding income to support the charity and as you can appreciate the current situation has had a dramatic effect on our financial position. With people now beginning to go on holiday and our boarding income beginning to increase again, we are hopeful that we can continue to be there for those rescue animals in need. 

We have had some incredible support and would like to thank all those who have donated to the charity.

Are you able to accept donations? We can now accept donations of blankets and single duvets, but are unable to take sheets, pillows or any large or feather duvets. Dog beds are always welcome. We unfortunately can not collect any donations, but if you are able to drop off at the centre and leave by the delivery box outside of reception, it would be much appreciated. 

Do you have dogs and cats available for adoption? – Yes. please see our website for all available animals;

Our rehoming process has had to change due to social distancing, and discovering the best way for our animals to be as stress free on site as possible.

The new process is: We will be putting a handful of animals needing homes onto our website at a time. If you are interested in adopting one of them, please email the required information (as noted on our “how to adopt” page) to enquiries@staging7.chrisr281.sg-host.com. Applications for each animal will only be open for a short space of time, as we anticipate a high number of applicants. We will contact the most suitable home only, and then book an appointment for the family to meet their potential new pet. We will expect potential adopters to respect our PPE requirements on site, and must follow our health & safety protocols if they wish to adopt.

Families must be prepared to come and visit their chosen dog or cat at least twice before taking them home. This is non-negotiable.

We cannot stress how important it is to consider your long-term working and home situation before offering one of our animals a home. This must be a forever home, not a ‘for now’ home. We have already had animals surrendered to us due to owners going back to work after being furloughed, this is not fair on the dog/cat, so please think carefully.

We will happily give advice to any potential adopters about how to settle their new pets in and cope with change, we also have some items like harnesses that we can sell to go home with.

As advised by DEFRA, we will be prioritising local homes, but would not rule out homes further away if they are prepared to do the visits etc.

Are you taking in unwanted animals – Yes. If you are needing to rehome your cat or dog, please email full details to enquiries@staging7.chrisr281.sg-host.com 

Can I foster an animal because I am currently at home – Unfortunately not. Currently we are unable to carry out the necessary checks due to how busy we are at the centre. But if you are able to foster longer term, once lockdown is fully over, we will be looking to hopefully expand our foster network so please do get in touch. 

Grooming 

Are you offering a pet grooming service? Yes. The on-site grooming business is open and are following strict safety procedures in line with government advice. Please call 07436882657 to make an appointment.

When will volunteers be able to come on site? Currently we are unable to accept volunteers on site, but will keeping a close eye on restrictions to ensure we can get them back on site asap.

We are following government recommendations so please keep an eye on our website for updates.

Boarding:

We are still open for boarding! There are new procedures to follow when collecting, dropping off and paying for your pets, but we are most certainly open and doing everything possible to ensure guidelines are followed and everyone is kept safe. Please note we are already busy for Christmas and half terms, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Are you offering a doggy day care service? Yes, please contact us for details.

If your enquiry is not covered by the above please contact us on 01452 740300

Please be aware that as we have reduced staff on site they may not be able to respond to your call immediately. Alternatively email us on enquiries@staging7.chrisr281.sg-host.com

Thank you for your continuing support. We will update the website as the situation changes.

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