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Kennels and Catteries. Some take in strays so if you are looking for a rescue animal give them a call.

The Scratching Post

The Old Coach House, Gunhouse Lane, Bowbridge, Stroud GL5 2DB, UK – 07948 693828

We left our two cats here for a week whilst on holiday. Like many people, our cats are very much part of the family, so we were a bit nervous about leaving them in a cattery for the first time whilst we were away. I am happy to say that we made the right choice with the Scratching Post. The communication was great and we were invited to see the facilities before committing. Our cats had a good quality shared room with lots of natural light and enrichment features. They paid attention to the individual needs and personalities of the cats (we have one greedy one and one nervous one). When we returned our cats had clearly been well looked after and they were very relaxed. We would not hesitate to use them again.

Our cat, Sooty, has stayed twice at the Scratching Post. WE are delighted with the care given. Highly recommended. Hilary and Julian Tyson-Woodcock.

Quarhouse Cattery

Quarhouse Ln, Brimscombe, Stroud GL5 2RS, UK – 01453 889349

Country Tails

120 Slad Rd, Stroud GL5 1RE, UK – 07904 526035

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The Clockhouse Veterinary Hospital - Stroud

Clockhouse Veterinary Hospital, Stroud GL5 3JD, UK – 01453 752555

Excellent, caring vets, I have used for years. I would recommend to anyone.

I have nothing but praise for Clockhouse Vets. The staff are extremely friendly and caring. They will offer advice but always listen to the views and wishes of the pet owner. I would never go anywhere else. Thoroughly recommended.

Five Valleys Veterinary Practice

130 Cainscross Rd, Stroud GL5 4HN, UK – 01453 765304

Very helpful and supportive vets - they've gone over and above with our complicated dog

Bowbridge Veterinary Group

Bowbridge Surgery, Stroud GL5 2LA, UK – 01453 762350

A really lovely practice. The vet and nurse could not have been more kind. My animals have always received excellent treatment both here and at a the Stonehouse branch.

I've not found a better vets and I've used many. Mr Brand is a Extremely professional veterinary doctor. He will give the ultimate care for your pets. A must visit just so you can see and feel the service provided Mr J Powell

Links to wide range of animal charities.
Advice on animal care, how to donate, etc. The Blue Cross is dedicated to improving the lives of sick and unwanted pets; they take in animals of all shapes and sizes, from hamsters to horses, and find them loving new homes and make sure thousands more get the veterinary treatment they need when their owners cannot afford to pay.

UK charity helping to prevent cruelty to animals associated with sports such as fox hunting, game bird shooting and wildlife crime
Get advice from Vets on the Net. Ask veterinary questions and access pet first aid advice
Pet Care Advice plus news, campaigns, how to donate, etc.
Guide to badgers in the UK. Includes educational resources and offers books, videos and other merchandise.
Charity dedicated to raising funds for the conservation of native animals and their habitats in the UK. Their work is varied and extensive ranging from direct support for conservationists to involving the public and volunteers in practical action to help specific species and habitats.
Offers photos, facts, and a newsletter for people interested in the nature and countryside of Britain.
International chapter of the OFI working to increase awareness and understanding of conservation issues facing the endangered orangutan.
Marine conservation charity dedicated to forging links between people and the sea. ORCA is committed to the study of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and promoting their conservation through enthusing, inspiring and educating others.
WWF works to ensure a healthy future for people, species and their habitats, addressing global threats like climate change and environmental degradation.
Offers links to rescue orgnanisations, information about the breed, how to look after an adopted dog, and more.
Database for lost, stolen, and found animals.
Promotes the keeping, breeding, care, study, and conservation of this highly coloured and endangered species. Meetings are held in many UK locations.
Pet Care Advice
UK Hamster Society. Includes information on shows, monthly journal, events, and more.
Government site explaining what you have to do to bring your pet dog, cat or ferret into (or back into) the UK through the Pet Travel Scheme (or PETS for short) without putting it into quarantine. It also explains the requirements for bringing many other types of pet animals into the UK. This site also tells you about quarantine in the UK for animals that don't qualify for PETS.
Offers advice on medical problems for dog and cat owners in the UK.
This has got much more humane. The Pet Travel Scheme allows pet animals from certain countries to enter the UK without quarantine, as long as they meet certain conditions. The Scheme also means that people in the UK can, having taken their pets to these countries, bring them back without the need for quarantine