Adopt a Dog

We prioritise dogs and puppies who have been rescued by RSPCA inspectors from often appalling conditions, where their lives are in danger from neglect or physical assault. These are the rescued dogs and puppies in RSPCA branch care that are looking for caring forever homes. To see more information and photos (if available) please just click on the “.. continue reading” link which will take you to each dog or puppy’s full information and photos then by clicking on their thumbnail photos you will be able to view larger images.

Can you offer a permanent or foster home to any branch dogs? Please see the contact details on the right for more info or to arrange a meeting.


We ask for an adoption fee of £120 for an adult dog or £150 for a puppy under 6 months of age (cash please) to offset some of the costs we incur in caring for and treating the dogs in our care. Please contact us for terms when adopting an elderly dog. When compared with the initial expense of essential welfare costs when obtaining a “free” dog or puppy from the free ads or a neighbour, such as neutering, vaccinations and flea and worming treatment the estimated cost of which is now well over £300 by adopting one of our animals you are saving money and…….more importantly a life.

An excellent site for people who would like adopt but worry about coping with a rescued dog for the first time is

Once you have chosen your dog and the day arrives to take him/her home in your car it’s really important to comply with the law and ENSURE S/HE IS SECURED SAFELY


Bertie – Reserved

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bertie-wilmslow1 This is Bertie he is a 10 months old Cocker Spaniel, we know he looks cute but he really does need a family who understand he is still a puppy and does need a lot of training. He is quite boisterous but extremely loving. He doesn’t like to be left and would benefit from the companionship of living with another dog, and a human being that is at home quite a lot.   We would not rehome him with young children just because of his boisterousness.  He would suit an active family with previous dog experience

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346


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hope-before-and-after-july-19 Meet Hope, a Labrador x Vizsla, Chocolate coloured girl. We are unable to show you all of the pictures from when she arrived, due to her appalling condition.  But hope the two of before and after show how much she’s improved just with the correct diet and lots of love from her foster carer.

Her history is totally unknown, all we know is, someone once cared because she knows some commands. Sit, shake hands and lie down. She has absolutely no reason to trust people, but she is slowly coming round and can now wag her tail.



We have named her Hope because at the time of her arrival that’s all she had.   Hope that life would improve and hope that someone will love and care for her always.  She is going to make an amazing dog given the right care and attention.

She isn’t in a position to leave for a while yet but it would be nice for her to be able to start and bond with someone whilst on her healing journey.  So, if you are within easy traveling distance of the Tameside area of Greater Manchester and are serious about adopting her, we’d be happy to send you our perfect match form.


Lady Grey

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lady-greyhd Lady was bought along with her friend Sam at a “meet” in Ireland and was brought over by her previous owner.    Like Sam, her needs were not being met and she was signed over to one of our inspectors.

Lady has a beautiful nature to match her graceful looks and will make someone a lovely companion.   Her adopters will need patience while she learns what is expected of her to live happily in a house.   Stairs tend to be one of the biggest challenges to those hounds who have always lived outside but they soon get the hang of them along with the noises of the vacuum cleaner, and even the TV.

If you would like to meet our lovely Lady Grey please don’t hesitate to send us an email or leave a message on the branch answer phone.

First posted 22.6.19

Sam – Grey

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sam-greyhd Sam is a 4 year old registered Irish greyhound, who was bought at a “meet” in Ireland and brought over by his new owner.   Sam was signed over to one of our RSPCA Inspectors as his needs were not being met.

He is a handsome boy who loves people and walks nicely on his lead, but please be aware that he has never lived in a home before so will need a family who will be patient with him as he learns about stairs, washing machines, vacuum cleaners and, last but not least, the amazing comfort of a well padded bed or, even better, a sofa.

We will not rehome Sam to families with cats or other small furries as he has been encouraged to chase in his previous life.

If you would like to meet Sam with a view to adoption please don’t hesitate to contact the branch by email or leave a message on our answerphone 0795 412 2481

first posted 22.6.19




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buffywimslow4 Buffy is a 7 year old Patterdale terrier.

Her kennel staff tell us “Buffy is lovely with people, a really friendly little girl. BUT she can be choosy about which dogs she makes friends with”.

Buffy is a typical terrier full of life and into everything so she would prefer an active family who are going to give her lots of long walks with interesting things to investigate.

An adult only family or one with teenage children would be ideal for this very active little dog.

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346

First published 6.5.19


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roxywilmslow2 Roxy is a 9 yrs old Labrador cross and she is very sweet natured. Loves a fuss, going for walks and of course the occasional treat!!
This young lady does still need some training on the lead but enjoys her exercise and being around people and other dogs. Roxy is just waiting for the right family to come along and take her home

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346


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rustymcconells3 Rusty is a 4yr old Collie, vaccinated, neutered and chipped. He is lead reactive to other dogs, good in the house and being left, can get car sick if fed to soon before traveling. Very loving and very friendly. Great with children and gets on very well with the other dogs and lives with a cat at home. Good round sheep also.

Ideally he would suit an active person, he does interact very well men better than women.  He does still require some training and can be strong on the lead.

Sally – On hold

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sallycolliewilmslow1 Sally is a 7 year old Collie who has lived with an elderly man most of her life.  She needs someone who understands her breed.  Sadly Sally spends a lot of time in her bed, anyone who knows Collies will know this is very unusual for the breed

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346


Adorable Dora

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dora1 Adorable Dora is a 6 months old crossbreed, this young lady has wonderful manners, she came into our care through no fault of her own.  She knows how to sit, walks well on the lead for a puppy and comes back when called.  All she wants is cuddles and is now looking for her forever home where she can carry on learning.

Dora is a very happy dog and would be ideal for an active family who can continue her training whilst spoiling her rotten.



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bronson-mastiff-3-x Handsome Bronson is a mastiff cross of about 3 years of age.   He came into branch care via one of our Inspectors as his owners were not able to care for him.

Bronson is a little timid when he first meets new people, especially men, but soon regains his confidence when he realises that no one is going to hurt him.  He will make a wonderful companion and will turn heads wherever he goes thanks to his very smart tan and white coat.

Bronson is fine when walking past other dogs but we feel that he will blossom as an only dog in the home and we are looking for an adult only home or one with older teenage children simply due to his size.

If you would like to meet this lovely dog, and perhaps arrange a few visits before taking him home please contact the branch by phone (answerphone) or email not forgetting to leave your contact details.

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pablowilmslow Pablo is a Shih Tzu cross of about 5 years of age who came to the branch to find a caring new home when his owner could no longer care for him.

When Pablo first meets you he can come across as being very independent but he soon comes round.

He loves his walks and would suit a family without any small children and we think he could live with another female dog with careful introductions.

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346

first published 6.5.19

Lily and Luna – Reserved

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patmalteseandchou We have been asked to rehome Lily and Luna through no fault of their own.  Lily is 6 years old very sweet young lady who loves everybody.

Lily (Maltese Terrier 6 yrs old) and Luna (Chihuahua 2 yrs old) are having to be re homed because of their family circumstances. They are much loved pets and would make a wonderful addition to a family who are used to small fun loving dogs.
Lily was being prescribed quite expensive medication for a skin allergy. However, this has now been managed. Although they are small dogs they still love to go out for long walks and are friendly, sociable and loving.
If you think you could give this pair a home together and would like to meet them, you would be more than welcome

For further information on this lovely pair please ring 07811404346

First posted 26.12.18


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raystaffy2 We have let Ray’s current owner tell you all about him and why he is looking for a new home.

Ray is currently in a foster home and living with 3 other dogs.  He gets on with them all really well, he has really settled in.

Ray is around 4-5 years old and is probably a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross. He weights around 19.5Kg and is an active healthy dog who is neutered, microchipped and up-to-date with vaccinations. He enjoys the company of other dogs, chasing balls and long walks.  He is loving and positively enjoys being with humans. He is also good with children of all ages and would make a good family pet. Ray has suffered from separation anxiety but whilst he has been in his foster home he is doing really well and is not bothered by his human friends going out.

First posted 8.7.18