26th August 2021 marks the 17th annual International Dog Day and we are celebrating with all of our furry friends!  

National Dog Day was first established in 2004 by pet & family lifestyle advocate Colleen Paige, with the aim of raising awareness for dogs in rescue centres. 


According to a Blue Cross website article, research (published in the Journal of Workplace Health) found that people who took their dogs to work were less stressed, compared to those who didn’t.  The research further showed that having dogs around can boost morale and give employees greater job satisfaction, compared to those who did not have their dogs with them in the workplace.  

When visiting the Butler Sherborn offices in Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold and Cirencester, you will met by our friendly and attentive staff. You may also be lucky enough to meet one or two of our 4 legged friends, who are very much an integral part of the Butler Sherborn family.   


The Lettings department of Butler Sherborn has found that demand for rental properties that accept pets has soared in recent years.  Vanessa Carter, who heads up the Lettings department for Butler Sherborn has confirmed that ‘the demand for pet friendly properties has been more evident during the recent pandemic, with families moving out of the cities and looking to enjoy the countryside walks and exploring with a dog or two. 

We are lucky in Butler Sherborn, that the majority of our landlords, appreciate the nature of living in the Cotswolds, and therefore are amenable with accepting pets in their rental properties.’

If you would like to register for a rental property, please do contact any of our lettings team and we can keep you informed of any properties which meet your needs and those of your pet. 


The Cotswolds is a magical part of the country with its rolling hills, luscious valleys, woodland walks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  It is therefore near impossible not to find somewhere new to explore.  Here are some recommendations from the Butler Sherborn Four Legged Friends:

Beiber: With my short Shih Tzu legs, I don’t travel far, but I do love to explore the woods at Foxholes, near Bledington, which is a beautiful Woodland Trust walk.  You can follow a number of different footpaths and there is so much to see, with an abundance of wildlife and my ‘hoomans’ can climb the ladders to the lookouts and spot the wild deer. https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/woods/foxholes/

Crumpet:    With my bounding energy, I just love to walk far and wide.  My favourite begins in Cutsdean village, skirts Jonjo O’Neill’s racing yard (where I can sniff the bunny rabbits), and ending at the local pub; The Plough at Ford, beside the open fire or tucking into a roast dinner on a Sunday!    https://www.theploughinnford.co.uk  

Ted:       My favourite walk is through the glorious Coln Valley from Bibury to Coln St Aldwyns. There are beautiful grassy meadows where I chase my ball, magical woodland where I sniff for pheasants, and the meandering River Coln, perfect for a quick dip! What’s more, when we’ve finished, my mum loves a G&T in The New Inn.   https://www.thenewinncoln.co.uk

Tana and Awesome:      We love to catch bunnies, exercise beside the horses and race the quad together – the Cotswolds are our playground!! We live near Adam Henson’s Farm Park.   https://cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk




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Mrs Tucker June 2020

Butler Sherborn was a delight and pleasure to work with. Once again thank you so much for all you help and exceeding our expectations and much more.
— Nicki and Brian Lee, January 2021