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Fun Dog Show – Glossop Carnival 30.6.18

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If you enjoyed our previous fun dog shows or if you couldn’t make those dates be sure to come along to our last show of the season on Saturday 30th June.  This will be held in Manor Park, Glossop SK13 7SH  – Map.

We have lots of classes for all kinds of dogs pure bred or mixed breed, smooth-haired or fluffy, young or old, but most of all …. your best friend.

Registration is from 12 noon with the first class, for puppies under 12 months (must be fully vaccinated) to be held at 1pm.  Winners of each class will go forward to enter our Best in Show class.

Bring your family and friends along to enjoy the day.   There will be lots of other events and stalls to enjoy over the weekend.



Fun Dog Show – Hollingworth – Winners’ photos 2018

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Our Fun Dog Show which was held on a very sunny, but not too hot, Hollingworth Festival, Sunday 13th May.   We hope that everyone who brought along their beautiful family dogs had a lovely time and we wish we could have given everyone a prize.

Thanks to participants’ and other supporters’ generosity we raised £255.92 on the day in entry fees, donations and our tombola.

Our grateful thanks go to our Show Judge on the day Joanna Purcell of Poochy’s Grooming Grooming Ltd, Hyde

Here are our class winners’ photos and a couple of miscellaneous ones.


Hollingworth Festival Fun Dog Show

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If you missed or enjoyed our last show you will be very welcome to attend our next one in Hollingworth, behind the Gun Inn, Market Street.

Hope you can make the day and the sun shines on Sunday 13th May.  Registration from 12:30pm with the  first class, Best Puppy at 1:30pm.

There will be lots of stalls and refreshement tents and plenty to see on the day.

All dogs are welcome to bring their families and enjoy the show.

Fun Dog Show (Stamford Park) photos

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A huge thank you to everyone who came to take part in our Fun Dog Show at the Family Fun Day in Stamford Park on Sunday 29th April.  There was a record attendance on the day and, despite the bitterly cold wind and overcast sky, £445.56 was raised which will directly help the animals in branch care.

Photos of the winners of each class can be seen below.


Orso and Lupo

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Orso and Lupo

Orso and Lupo Orso and Lupo’s family recently sent the branch a lovely update on their two kitties who were called Joe and Jake when they were seeking their own special family back in 2014.

These two lovely boys are really lucky black cats who have found themselves their forever home.

A huge thank you to their adopters and to all those lovely people who take in our rescued cats.

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FUN DOG SHOW – 29.4.2018

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Come along to our Fun Dog Show which will held in Stamford Park, Stalybridge on Sunday 29th April.  Registration from 12 noon with the 1st class being held at 1pm.



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coco-cat Coco (approximately 18 months old) has been with the branch for a few months now and, despite her loving nature, is continually overlooked.

Sadly, many people think little black cats are unlucky, but little Coco thinks that this is a silly superstition because she will be the luckiest cat if she can find her very special, forever family.

Coco can be seen at Bowler’s cattery

Cat found in Springhead

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found-cat-springhead This beautiful black and white, female kitty has been found straying in Springhead.  Her finder has take her to Ian McConnell’s veterinary practice today.  Sadly, she doesn’t have a microchip or collar and could have traveled a long way.  She is in good health and will stay at the vets at least until tomorrow when she will be transferred to the cattery the branch uses if we have room and kept for 7 days before being advertised for adoption.

UPDATE – She has been found to be pregnant and is being taken to one of our brilliant volunteer fosterers where, unless she is claimed in the next week, she will have her kittens and all will be found new homes.

Kosi update

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kosi-compare We’ve had an update from one of our Malamute x puppy adopters and they’ve sent some lovely photos.

They say, “He’s an absolute star, although taking him for walks takes ages as we’re always being stopped by other dog walkers, wanting to know everything about him.  His big sister Lelia is finally accepting his presence, although it took her a couple of weeks.

Thanks again, for your help, but more importantly, thanks to you and all the other volunteers for all the effort and kindness you showed to our puppy. I know he didn’t have the greatest start in life, but with your help, Kosi is turning into a very handsome and healthy young chap.”


Wonky – Rehomed

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bty Wonky is a 5 year old Collie who has come into our care through no fault of his own.   This young man just loves to be with people and is good with other dogs.   He does pull a little on the lead but enjoys a good walk.

He is not particularly ball orientated but he has only just come in so we are hoping his playful side will soon come out.

Davina and Tutsy – happy news

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davina-and-tuts-rehomed Davina and Tutsy were adopted recently and their new family sent us an email and photos.  They were lucky to find their forever family together and have certainly got their paws on the table.

This is what their family say “Just thought you’d like to know that Diva and Tuts have been as good as gold today and are settling in really well. We are SO happy and so are they. Here’s a couple of photos. If it’s appropriate you could let the previous owners know that they have landed on their feet and will be truly cherished.”

Winston – New Year news

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Winston Winston’s owner sent us an update about how well he’s settled in and enjoying the first year of his new happy life.

“I adopted Winston in February 17……………He is an amazing addition to the household….. Loves me and follows me all over the house.   He brings endless happiness & the odd scratch. Drops on the floor for morning belly rubs and he likes a chase”.

Tiny – 4 years on

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tiny-enoying-his-4th-year   This little fun loving dog was called Tiny.  He’s celebrating 4 years of his new life with his forever family.


Zabba (aka Frank) – Wishes at Christmas

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zabba-aka-frank “Zabba aka Frank,  adopted just over 3 years ago. He’s a member of the family now.”

Buddy – New Year wishes

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Here is Buddy sending us news from his holiday home at the New Year.  Celebrating 6 months of a happy new life.

Izzy and her New Year Photo

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We’ve had some lovely photos of the dogs who are enjoying the season with their adoptive families.

Here are a few:

Izzy one of the 9 malamutes at 9 weeks and look how beautiful she is now in her element of the snow

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TsaTsa (aka Shadow) sending her Christmas greetings

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tsa-christmas-day Tsa Tsa another of our 9 Malamute cross puppies sent us some lovely Christmas photos.  Well her family did.

This beautiful grey girl was previously called Shadow and she was the second smallest puppy of the litter.  She was quite ill when she first arrived and had to spend a couple days in hospital but just look at her now.

As you can see she has found a new family of a rescued husky and a little rescued black and white kitty.


Freja at Christmas

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freja-grown-up_0 Freja’s adopters recently sent us and email to tell us how well she is doing along with some photos.  As you can see see Freja, who was the tiniest of our 9 malamute cross puppies, has grown into a stunningly beautiful girl.

Buddy and Sadie (aka Sandy) with their new family.

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sadie-aka-sandy-and-buddy-rehomed Buddy found his new forever family who have also taken Sandy as a long term foster dog.  Their new people emailed a couple of  photos to let us know just how well they are getting on.

We wish them all the very best for a future which is looking bright.


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harris-2 We love to hear how our adopted dogs are getting on!  Harris’s family sent an email:







A year ago we rehomed Harris so thought we should get in touch with an update.

What a difference a year makes! When we adopted Harris he had been half starved, had little or no training and some clear emotional issues. However with time, patience and a lot of love he has turned into an awesome bundle of joy. He’s not perfect (who is?!?!) but we adore him. He now loves nothing more than heading onto the fells for a run around or playing with his ball, followed by treats and lots of cuddles.

He is a wonderful addition to the family & we’re glad every day that we found him