Puppy love, The tale of the fabulous four, and the fight against unlicensed breeding.

The Cotswolds Dogs and Cats Home has recently welcomed four Labrador puppies in relation to an ongoing investigation into the unlicensed breeding and sale of sick puppies.

Unlicensed puppy breeding is deeply concerning and reflects a troubling trend where profit is taking precedence over the welfare of animals.

The fabulous four, are gorgeous bundles of joy that have been named Patrick, Clover, Orla and Guinness. 

When they arrived in our care, each puppy required essential medical treatment. They were nervous, dirty, and unwell.


Even though they were let down during their first stage of their life, they are full of hope and love, and have brought a smile to everyone’s face.

Despite all the fun and joy that comes with having puppies at the centre, there is a significant amount of time and care needed which comes at a cost.

All the pups along with their care will require routine veterinary treatment including vaccinating, flea & worming, microchipping, and neutering. 

This alone will cost around £800 for each pup, a total of £3200.


As part of our commitment, the puppies will return to us when they are old enough to be neutered.

As a small charity the cost of providing these essential services is a substantial amount of money.


We rely heavily on the generosity of individuals like you to continue our vital work of rescuing and providing a brighter future of animals in need.

Your support will make a real difference in the lives of these innocent puppies.


By contributing towards their care, you are not only giving them a second chance at life but also supporting our ongoing vision to combat the cruelty of irresponsible puppy breeding.

Any donation, no matter how small, will be greatly appreciated and will directly impact the lives of vulnerable animals.


Your kindness and generosity can transform the lives of these puppies and countless others like them.


Together, we can give them the love, care, and brighter future they deserve.

If you were looking to add a puppy into your family, we would always recommend researching breeds that meet your lifestyle and look at rehoming from a rescue centre or choosing a licensed breeder that promotes responsible breeding, prioritises animal welfare and ensures healthier and responsibly bred pups.

A responsible breeder should always let you at least meet the puppies mother if not both parents.


Meeting the parent’s allows you to assess their health and behaviour, while also avoiding support for unlicensed breeding operations.

Thank You!

Any funds raised over and above the cost of the pups care, will be used to support the needs of the many animals in our care.

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