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



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bettylinda2_ Big daft puppy alert!!
Betty is a big gangly 5 month old cross breed. She’s got lots of big breeds mixed in there! Mastiff types??
Anyway, she is big and daft and gorgeous.Betty does not have a bad bone in her body. She is a complete blank canvas waiting for her forever family. We want Betty to find a home as soon as possible as she is at a crucial time in her development. She needs to socialise and learn how to behave ( not that she’s naughty)
Unfortunately Betty has only known sadness up until now and she has not been treated kindly.
Betty is desperate to please and tries her absolute best to do anything you ask her too. The pictures do not do her justice because she’s still a wriggling puppy



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missylinda2_ Missy is a 3 year old German Shepherd who is now desperate for a home to call her own.   Missy does need someone who at the beginning is home with her quite a lot of the time, as she is desperate to love someone 100 percent.  Missy needs to be an only dog because at the moment she does not want to share that special person with other dogs, and that special person needs to understand that she may not be completely house trained.  But Missy has such a lot to give and just needs someone to give her a go


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barneylinda1_ This is one happy little chap. He’s good on a lead, house trained and very friendly. Barney does like to bark at cats but, if the cat stands it’s ground, Barney runs away! He’s a comical little fella who enjoys being busy when out on a walk. He has to investigate everything but once he’s back home, his favourite spot is on the sofa cuddled up.
Barney needs a home where people understand how spoilt little dogs like to be. We ideally wouldn’t rehome him to a family with small children simply due to his size ( you could easily trip over him.) Barney is only 6 years old so has many many years ahead of him. He is here through no fault of his own and now desperately deserves a second chance of happiness.


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tia-gsd Tia is a 3 year old German Shepherd, who has arrived via one of our inspectors.   She is quite thin at the moment although she is starting to put on weight gradually.

We are looking for an experienced German Shepherd family for Tia, an adult only home or one with older children over 12 years of age.


Max – Mastiff cross

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max-mastiff-x Max is still very much a big puppy and not yet one year old.   As a Mastiff cross he is still growing into his paws.    Max has a shiny black and white coat and we are sure he will turn heads wherever he goes.  He came to the branch to find his forever home via the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.

He is a lovely, friendly, slobbery boy who will be lots of fun for any family who love large dogs.   But because of his size we are looking for and adult only home or one with teenage children as he is still uncoordinated could easily knock smaller children over in his excitement at meeting them.



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zeus-cross-with-husky Zeus came to the branch to find a new home having been rescued by one of our RSPCA inspectors from an abusive owner who had videoed himself beating poor Zeus.

Zeus is a lovely, friendly boy of about 2 years of age.   He enjoys games with his kennel staff and really loves playing catch.   However, he does mouth in play having never been taught that it isn’t acceptable and as a result so he needs an adult only home with people who understand his part husky-self.

Sam – Grey – Reserved

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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



Buffy – Reserved

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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

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


Lily and Luna

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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