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 (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 £250 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


White Sox

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am-bull-black-and-white This lovely black and white Boxer x American Bull Dog is only 8 months old and already looking for a new home through no fault of his own but because his family is about to be made homeless.

We’ve been asked to find him a loving new family who will give him lots of love and care and a forever home.

So, if you have an adult member of your family at home most of the day and are prepared to carry on White Sox’s training,  to be sure that he blossoms into the well adjusted member of society he is destined to be, we’d love to hear from you.

first posted 25.7.17



Brian – our longest stay dog

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brianwilmslow5 Brian is approximately 4 years old and a Mastiff cross.  He came into our care in May through no fault of his own and even though he is a gentle dog he has found it very difficult to find someone who would like to meet him.

Sadly he has not had a good life so far, he has yellow staining on most of his body where he has been lying in his own urine and he is also very thin.  Brian just loves people but can be a bit “barky” with other dogs and does pull on the lead.

He has now been fully vaccinated, micro-chipped and neutered.   We would not rehome him with young children simply because when he does put his weight back on he will be a large breed dog who could easily knock little ones over.

First posted: 20.5.17

Skye – Reserved

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skyexterrierhd Skye, who is a terrier cross of about 2 years of age, came to the branch to find a loving new family to call her own.

Skye is a little shy until she gets to know you but once she does she a a lovely, cuddly, little dog.   So, if you are interested in meeting little Skye please leave a voicemail or an email and we will send you our perfect match from to ensure a successful adoption.

She is hoping that someone will fall in love with her and offer her a forever home and family of her very own.

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Maggie – Reserved

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maggiexterrier2 Maggie is a lovely, petite, crossbreed terrier of approximately 3 years of age.  She came into branch care from an RSPCA inspector to find a caring new family.

She is a little shy when she first meets new people but soon becomes a very affectionate little girl.

We are looking for a friend for Maggie who will give her time to adjust and blossom into a confident little girl.

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Timmy – Reserved

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timmyxterrier6 Timmy is a lovely, lovable, small terrier cross of about 2 years of age.  He is a little timid at first but once you have gained his trust he is the most affectionate little dog imaginable.

He came into branch care via one of our RSPCA Inspectors along with his mother and sister.

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arya-169x300 Arya is an 8 month old husky x malamute who is in the care of RSPCA Bury and Oldham Branch.  She arrived with her sister as underweight and un-socialised youngsters, but Bury and Oldham’s staff have been working on this, getting them used to new smells, sights and noises on walks around the reservoir.

They say that:

“Arya was the more malnourished and nervous sister but after a few treats she will become your best friend, she loves going on long walks although can get spooked by cyclists and runners as it’s something she had never experienced before.

She is a playful and high energy girl as she is still a pup but this characteristic is likely to follow her into adulthood too.  Bury and Oldham branch are looking for an owner with experience of the breed as they are an energetic and intelligent breed that need physical as well as mental stimulation. They can be strong-minded but she is very trainable to due her love of food and her willingness to work for treats.  Arya can be vocal but this is common in the breed.

She does have some problems with her hips so potential adopters need to be aware she could require treatment later in life, she will also need to come back to the centre on a monthly basis to be weighed to ensure she is gaining an appropriate amount.

Arya could possibly live with another dog but will need a home without any cats and children will need to be of secondary school age and older.”

If you would like to meet Arya she can be seen at Bury and Oldham’s Strinesdale Centre, Holgate Street, Oldham, OL4 2JW.  They are open 7 days each week between 11 and 4pm. You will need to book an appointment to meet Arya.  Tel: 0300 1111 333 or email: [email protected] or [email protected]


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HarveyHarvey is a 2 year old male lurcher who is in the care of RSPCA Bury and Oldham because his owners had too many animals in the property.

They are looking for someone who has breed experience for Harvey as he has certain requirements.  Due to him having a high prey drive he will need to be rehomed as an only pet, he walks on a muzzle which is common practice for the greyhound/sighthound breed and this will be one of the conditions for adoption.

He will also need a solid fence to keep him from chasing any small animals and he should only be let off lead in a secure fenced off garden/area.

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Tina – Reserved

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tinawilmslow1 Tina is a Lurcher approx 18 months old, this lovable young lady just wants loads of cuddles.   But she came into our care via an Inspector, so we would not rehome her with small furries.   We have had to remove some of Tina tail due to an injury that was not healing, but it does not stop her from wagging it when she sees you