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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tinywilmslow Tiny has come into our care through no fault of her own.  She is 13 years old and is a really sweet older lady who is desperately looking for her retirement home.   She does need to eat a special renal diet which is slightly more expensive but at present that is all she needs, she is very bright and thoroughly enjoys her walks, but after her walk she also is quite fond of her bed, preferably infront of the fire. She really is the sweetest dog and would make someone a lovely companion

For further information on Tiny please ring 07811404346

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.  She has to have medication which is quite expensive.

Her old owner is prepared to pay for the medication for a year for her.  Luna is just 2 years old and is also very affectionate and a typical Chihuahua. They are to be rehomed together and will make fantastic additions to any family.

For further information on this lovely pair please ring 07811404346

First posted 26.12.18


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bty Drake is a 2 year old Crossbreed.   This young man just wants to be with someone.   He likes to lean on you whilst out for a walk.   He does pull on the lead so does still need some training, but he seems to get on well with other dogs


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rupetmastiff1 Rupert is  2 year old Mastiff cross weighing in at 38kg so he is not small.  This young man has spent quite a lot of his time on his own, and now needs a family who are going to show him that there is a lot of life to live.

Rupert currently in foster care on a farm and this is what his foster family have to say about him.

This is one big soft lump!  That does not have a bad bone in his body.   Rupert has spent a lot of his life shut inside so this unfortunately has made him very enthusiastic when out on a walk.  He wants to explore everything at 100 miles an hour and given his size means he can be very strong on the lead.  We are working on this and he is getting a bit better day by day.   Rupert has good recall and loves running and playing with other dogs, again given his size this needs supervision as smaller dogs could get squished.  Rupert loves his toys and reverts right back to being a puppy when you play with him.   When Rupert is tired he tries his best to climb on your knee to cuddle up ( did I mention he is too big for that).  Ruperts size and entusiasm for life has made finding him a family quite difficult..  He would need someone committed to continuing his training.  He would need a home where he would get lots of exercise.  He needs a home without small children just due to his size.

Rupert is still only young and has endless amounts of love to give.  He adores attention and fuss he is desperate for the right family too come along and let him join their family

First posted 26.12.18


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tucker Tucker is a lovely, friendly Rottweiler cross and at just over 12 months old, still very much a puppy.  Despite already weighing 45 kg he probably still has some growing to do!

Tucker loves people and likes to give kisses.  Tucker does need gentle introduction to other dogs, because he can be a bit too eager to play and when you are as big a Tucker it can be a bit unnerving for some dogs.

We have been asked to find him a loving home due to a change in his previous owners’ circumstances and increased working hours, which mean that he is being left to his own devices for far too many hours.  Tucker will need taking to training classes and a family with extra large dog experience and where there is someone at home most of the time.

We are looking for an adult only family or one with older children over 10 years of age, simply due to his size and bouncy nature as he could easily knock younger ones over.

If you love big, soppy, dogs and would like to meet him with a view to adoption please don’t hesitate to contact us.

First posted 4.11.18

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missy-bc-x-3Missy is a 2 year old Crossbreed.  She is a Collie cross Shar pei, but she definitely has all the Collie traits. Missy at the moment is very nosy and is amazed at all the new things that are going on around her.  She does need a family who understands the Collie side of her.

Poor Missy wasn’t doing well in kennels and lost quite a bit of weight simply through stress.   Luckily one of our volunteer fosterers has a space for her and she is beginning to settle into her temporary life in a home.

If you would like to meet Missy please don’t hesitate to contact the branch.

First posted on 9.12.18

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annabelle-lurcher-3 Meet Annabelle, a lovely 12 week old lurcher puppy.   She was thrown by her family along with the post Christmas rubbish.   Luckily for this little girl she was spotted by a member of the public who called the RSPCA and was rescued by one of our inspectors.

She will be ready to go to her new home in a couple of weeks but can be reserved now.   Annabelle will be suitable for families with dog savvy children over 5 years of age or an adult only home.   She is currently in a foster home who have another sighthound, and she would probably be fine with a family cat as long as they are confident around dogs.

Please be sure to read our adoption policies before contact the branch by email or leave a voicemail message including a contact email and/or phone number.




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tashacrossbreed This incredible young lady is only 9 months old but is a really lovely dog.  She loves people is good with other dogs and knows quite a few commands.   Even though she is still a puppy she behaves really well and will be a joy to add to anyone’s family.


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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