Welcome to the BCTGB Kennels.

Situated in the heart of Staffordshire, purpose built kennels are our base and rescue centre for the work the Trust undertakes throughout the UK in the care, rescue and rehoming of Border Collies & Collie crosses

Our address is

Border Collie Trust GB, Heathway, Colton, Rugeley, Staffs WS15 3LY

(Heathway at the approach to the centre is narrow but please don't be put off by the "No Motor Vehicles" & "Access Only" signs it is safe to carry on)

Opening Times  

The centre is open to visitors every day except Tuesday

1st April - 30th September    10am to 5pm

1st October - 31st March       10am to 4pm

The centre is closed on Tuesdays for rehoming except by prior appointment and closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Christmas Opening Details

Boarding customers please visit the boarding website for opening times

Appointments are not necessary but if you are travelling a long distance it would be advisable to contact our office to let us know. 

How To Contact Us

There are a number of ways you can contact us


You can contact us by email -

info@bordercollietrustgb.org.uk  (depending on your email provider you may need to copy and paste the address)

or direct from the website with our online chat facility


The BCTGB ADMIN OFFICE is open for telephone calls 
Monday to Friday between 9am and 4.30pm. 
(The office is closed on Bank Holidays)

At Weekends & Bank Holidays calls are automatically diverted to a member of staff in the kennels, please remember they may be with customers or working with the dogs. If there's no reply and you can call back later it would be appreciated. 

At times the phone can be busy and you may receive our voice mail. We will try to return calls as soon as possible. We would appreciate calls being made during the week, at weekends staff can be busy on other matters. 

For help, advice and information - 01889 577058 

For Boarding enquiries and Mail Orders, please call during the week where possible - 01889 577058

For Out Of Hours EMERGENCY CALLS only
0701 423 2282

If your emergency concerns the health of a dog you have adopted, please do let us know but contact your vet first or you may consider using the  Vetfone service or 
VetHelp Direct 

E-mail information

Every effort will be made to answer your e-mail within 24 hours, usually much sooner. If you have not received a reply within 48 hours please e-mail us again in case there has been a technical hitch !!. 

How To Find Us

As well as the rescue kennels we also have a boarding block. Many of our "guests" are in fact rescue dogs who have been rehomed. For more information on boarding click here

Local Accomodation

If you are considering staying overnight in the area during your visit to us please consider supporting local businesses. There are two welcoming places to stay in Colton:-
Colton House. and Ye Old Dun Cow 
Please do mention us when making a booking.

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