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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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


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buffywilmslow2 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

Lottie – Rehomed

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poppystaffy2_ Lottie is approx a 5 year old Staffy, she is currently in a foster home where she is described as a Staffy with a huge personality. She is in our care through no fault of her own, her owners were unable to take her with them when they moved house and made the heartbreaking decision to let us find her a new forever home.

Lottie is totally happy and very enthusiastic about everything.  She has learned very quickly how to walk on a lead and has stopped jumping up (so very quick to learn)  She is totally house trained and doesn’t chew.  Unfortunately Lottie has not been fully socialised, meaning she is a little scared around other dogs.  Ideally she would need to find a home where she could be an only dog.

She is a very affectionate girl who loves to play and be cuddled.  Lottie is now ready to find her forever home

First published 13.4.19

Dom the St Bernard

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dom-st-bernard-for-poster-3 Dom is a young 2 year old St Bernard, who has not had much experience of life to date.   He is a big boy who dislikes lots of other animals especially cats.  Being such a big strong dog he needs an adopter who understands his breed and has had Saints before.

To ensure a happy outcome for Dom and his new family we are looking for an adult only family or one with older teenage children and definitely no other animals in the home.   He will need a well fenced large garden to roam around in and someone prepared to put in a great deal of work to get him well socialised and able walk past other dogs and animals calmly.


If you have the necessary experience and are prepared for a big, slobbery, bundle of untrained muscle then Dom may be the dog for you.

Please send an email to the branch and we will send you our perfect match form by return.

First published 5.5.19


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bty Drake is a 3 year old Crossbreed.   This young man just wants to be with someone.   He needs a home where he is going to get lots of walks, and someone who is prepared to carry on with his training.   He does pull on the lead but this is getting better.  Drake ideally needs an adult only house

Fist posted 5.2.19


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junior2_ Junior is a 10 month old crossbreed.   He came into us through no fault of his own.  This young man is a little timid at the moment, he has not experienced much in his short life, so he is being introduced to things slowly and he is doing really well.  He needs a family with no small children simply because he is still learning things and children can move quite quckly, and someone who has the time to spend with him.   Junior wants to learn and please so he needs someone who is prepared to give him the time to get his confidence to deal with all the new things he is going to have to deal with

First posted: 30.4.2019


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bty Della is a 6 year old Crossbreed.  She has come into our care through no fault of her own.  Della is desperate for a quiet family home where she can be loved and spoilt.   Della is happy around other calm dogs, seems unbothered by cats and she is used to sensible children over about 8 years old.  Della would be a peasure to have as part of your family, all she wants is her belly rubbed.  Unfortunately Della is not settling well in kennels and is desperate for a home ASAP.

Honey – Reserved

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honeybulldog1_ Honey is a 4 year old British Bulldog who has a typical Bull breed nature, she loves to play and be with people.   Honey is full of life and energy and would bring joy into anyones life who knows the Bulldog nature.  We would not rehome her with cats and chickens and we feel she would prefer to be an only dog.  She is ok wih other dogs but can be full on when she first meets them

Woody – Reserved

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woodyshitzuwilmslow Woody is a Shih Tzu who is about 4 years old. He came into branch care to find a new home because his owner could no longer care for him.

Woody can be a little shy when you first meet him but loves to go out for a walk. Woody has lived with other dogs although we now feel it is his time to have some one to one attention.

We are looking for an adult only family or one with older children (late teenage) for Woody.

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346

Gracie – Reserved

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graciewilmslow Gracie is a 7 year old Cockerpoo who came to us to find a caring new family through no fault of her own.

However, she will need an experienced owner who understands that she has an active gun dog breed in her make-up. Spaniels are energetic little dogs, even in their middle to later years and Gracie is no exception. She also likes to get her own way so needs a family who won’t put up with any nonsense, firmly and kindly.

Gracie should be the only family dog but will live happily with a cat and we are looking for an adult home for Gracie or one with children over 12 years of age.

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346


Penny – Reserved

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blindpaddy3_ Penny is a 6 year old small crossbreed who is blind, unfortunately she has not had a good start to her life, she has lived outside in dirty conditions, so we now think this is where it starts to get a lot better.  Please do Not be put of by her being blind Penny still has plenty to give, when she knows your voice she gets extremely happy when you approach her and she just loves being stroked and having a fuss and gives you back lots of love.  Penny is good with all other animals, she may even benefit from having a nice quite companion. She is still happy to go for short walks.

If you would like to know more about adopting a blind dog here are some myths and facts from Petfinder, a database of rescues in Canada and the United States.

Monty – Reserved

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Monty 2 Monty is a lovely, bouncy German Shepherd cross of about 6 months of age.   He has come to the branch to find a new home via one of our RSPCA inspectors.  Poor Monty has never had the chance to experience living in a home as he was kept outside since he left his mum as a very young puppy.   This means that Monty needs an adult at home for most of the time to ensure that his house training is up to scratch and that he won’t be lonely and bored and perhaps eat your house.

Monty has never met any others since going to live in his owners’ backyard and although he loves people he does like his own way.   He will need one to one attention at first although he is a bright boy who will enjoy going to doggy training school in the future.  In fact this will be essential as he will need to be taught what is acceptable and what is not.  He will need someone who has experience of large breed puppies and who is willing to put in the time needed to ensure that this handsome boy becomes a well socialised and happy member of society.

His adopters should be aware that he will soon cover your carpets and clothes in white hair as he will change his coat spring and autumn and shed some hairs all year round.  So lots of brushes and combs will be needed as regular grooming will be essential.

We are looking for an adult only home for this boy.

First posted 3.4.19



Roley – Reserved

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roley-boxer-cross-2 This is Roley who is one happy puppy.  He has had a rubbish start in life, but… he’s ready for a fresh start! At only 9/10 months, he is very much a blank canvas waiting to learn. He is super friendly and can hardly contain his excitement when he sees people. His training has begun and Roley is desperate to learn.

Roley isn’t going to be very big when full grown (small Labrador size) but is going to need lots of exercise.

He needs a home where someone will be committed to train and socialise Roley whilst showering him with the love and attention he deserves.

We are looking for an adult home or one with older children over 8 years of age.

Purdy – Reserved

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purdy-2019 Purdy, who is a 3 and a half  year old lurcher was adopted in March last year.   Sadly, she has been returned to the branch as her adopter cannot manage her attitude towards cats.

Purdy is looking for an experienced sight hound home, which is not only a “catless” house but situated in a relatively cat free neighbourhood.

Her foster family say that ” Purdy is slowly getting better and although she remembers where she last saw a cat, simply by walking her across the road from that particular garden she is much calmer.   She is walked in a harness and greyhound collar using a double clipped long lead.

Purdy has also begun to be trusted running free and, although her recall does still needs some work, she is slowly getting there.   She is a typical lurcher in that she wants to investigate everything at 100 miles an hour.”

If you would like to meet this funny and very fit girl please don’t hesitate to contact the branch to arrange a suitable time.

First posted: 21.3.19

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