The branch urgently needs a local person/people who are able to foster kittens or puppies in their homes, often at short notice. We also need fosterers able to take in adult dogs who aren’t coping well in kennels.
More often than not, the temporary home is needed for a single puppy or kitten who is far too young to stay in kennels while he/she awaits a new home. Sometimes a young animal might be recovering from an illness so will need special round the clock care. From time to time we may even have a litter of puppies or kittens to find foster care for.
If we don’t have foster spaces we are unable to take in really young animals in need because they cannot go into boarding, so we are appealing for local people who have the space and availability to volunteer for this important role.
As an emergency fosterer you may be called upon to offer space in your home at short notice, you will be given as much information about your temporary guest as possible and full support is provided. Your own transport is not necessary as other volunteers will be able to transport the fostered animal to vet appointments and meetings with potential adopters. All you need is the space, patience, time and of course the ability to provide love and care to a young animal or adult who really needs it.
Even if you can only foster a single puppy, kitten, adult dog or cat and you would like to help and want to know more please get in touch as a matter of urgency.
See more animal welfare volunteering opportunities.
We always need help to raise funds. As is the case with many small charities many of our fund raising events are organised and staffed by only a few of our members and we are desperately in need of more people who can spare 2 hours holding a can or selling logoed goods at our instore collections.
Your help at these events will mean that we can continue to ensure our dogs and cats are well-cared for whilst they are waiting for their forever new families. Even if you cannot make the dates, or are unable to stand for long periods of time, but would like to personally help the animals in our care with a donation, just click on the MyDonate link on the right to make a secure online donation by card or, if you have a mobile phone, you can now donate by text. Alternatively, you can donate by cheque, made out to RSPCA Tameside and Glossop branch, and sent to the branch c/o Volunteer Centre Tameside, 95/97 Penny Meadow, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 6EP, where the kind people there, will ensure that your letter and donation reach the branch safely.
Please visit our Diary dates page for a schedule of these and further fundraising events.
If you would prefer to donate food and other much needed items directly to the branch rather than cash donation, we are in need of the following:
- Cat litter
- Kitten food
- Dog coats
- Dog leads
- Toys and various other comforts
Your gifts will benefit RSPCA animals who have suffered at the hands of their previous owners and are being rehabilitated by our volunteer dog walkers and cat socialisers.
Food, beds and cat litter etc will help to feed and provide warmth and comfort to those who are too young or sick to be rehomed from the cattery or kennels and are being cared for by fosterers in their own homes.
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Arnie has been with the branch since March this year and we’re all getting a little worried (including Arnie) that no-one will offer him a new home. He came to us when he was 11 months old and is a Shar Pei cross, who was originally purchased as a pure bred Shar Pei from a local, well known puppy farm outlet. He is quite a shy boy who, typical of his breed, can be a little aloof when he first meets new people and as a result whoever adopts him will need to be patient and allow him time to settle in with his new family and home.
Whilst he was growing up he missed out on meeting people and visiting new places and now needs to start to learn that there is a whole wide world out there with exciting new places to investigate and enjoy. His confidence has greatly improved whilst he’s been in our care.
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Tiny is approximately 7 years old and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Tiny was rehomed some time ago but came back to the branch as his previous adopters hadn’t really got the time anymore to give him the attention and exercise which this active little staffy needs.
His dog walkers say: “Tiny should really be called ‘Sunny’ due to his lovely nature. He was brought up with a young child and loves children and adults alike. He OK with other dogs with careful introductions. Tiny is quite happy to walk alongside his walkers and ignore dogs he passes, because he is so pleased to be out and about and enjoying life. All in all Tiny is a great ambassador for his breed and would make an ideal family pet, as he is a very loving dog.”
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
We have had a report of stray Tortoiseshell cat which has been fed at a home in Glossop for several months.
She is a very friendly little cat who was probably in a Road Traffic Accident at some time as her tail has been amputated.
If you have lost your own kitty answering her description we’d love to hear from you. Proof of ownership such as photos or other id will be needed.
If she hasn’t been claimed in the next 2 weeks she will be looking for a family of her own.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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]
Harvey 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.
This little black and white kitty is only just 1 year old but has raised her 4 little boys brilliantly despite her injured leg.
She is still undergoing a course of antibiotics but will be ready to join her new family next week. Her sons are now fully weaned and also looking for new homes, but if you are out at work for several hours this little girl will be happy to just laze around until you come home.
Mum cat is looking forward to playing and enjoying life as she has missed out on her kittenhood whilst trying to survive on the streets.
If you could offer her caring new home she really deserves she can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
We have a litter of black and white Domestic Short Haired kittens who are 8 weeks of age and will be ready to go to their new homes soon and can be reserved now.
They have come to the branch from the animal hospital with their mum having been taken there by one of our inspectors.
Please see our Adoption information
They can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
These two year old sisters have always lived together as house cats are desperately seeking a loving family home together.
They are in the care of RSPCA Stockport branch and can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
Blackie is a young, extremely friendly little cat. He came to the Stockport Branch of the RSPCA to find a family after being rescued by an RSPCA inspector.
If you would like to visit this lovely, shiny coated little boy he can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
Wendy was found with her new born kittens in a local garden shed. She has been an excellent mum to her 3 kittens and is now hoping that a family will come forward to offer her a caring new forever home.
Wendy can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
We have a litter of tabby and white semi-long-haired kittens. They will need time to adjust to a living in a caring family home and become confident loving companions. They are now 10 weeks old and ready to join the special humans.
They can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
Please check that they are still available by ringing or texting Elaine on 0776 451 4095 and see this link to our adoption policy for cats and kittens
Cleo came to the branch from a private vet as her owners had asked them to put her to sleep as they no longer wanted her. As she was only 7 years old the vet asked us to find her a forever new home.
She can be temperamental and really doesn’t like being picked up which is why she has been with us since March this year. However, she does like to be stroked and will sit with you when she’s confident that you don’t mean her any harm.
She will need some extra TLC and will make a lovely addition to an adult only family who are prepared to work with her and to gain her confidence.
She can be seen at Bowler’s cattery
First posted 19 March 17
When Freja, an Alaskan Malamute x puppy, came to the branch to be cared for before finding a loving new home she weighed less than 2kg and it was thought that she might not make it. But, thanks to her dedicated foster family she is now doing well and has been given a good prognosis by our veterinary surgeons. She is now ready to meet her forever family who will continue the loving care her fosterers have given her and give her time to blossom into the stunning northern girl she is destined to become.
Despite little Freja’s health problems she has pulled through but will still need a calcium rich diet and access to our veterinary practice who have cared for since she arrived with us. So we are looking for a family where there is someone at home most of the time and one who are prepared for this little girl to grow somewhat.
Freja, just like her siblings and the rest of her breed, won’t cope well being left alone even when she’s grown up.
If you have the time and commitment to give little girl the happy life she deserves please send an email so that we can send you a perfect match form in 3 formats to choose from.
Missy who is little more than a kitten herself at between 12 and 18 months of age has successfully raised her lovely kittens who have all been reserved. They will soon be going to live with their forever families but now Missy really needs to find that very special person to call her own.
Because Missy is past her kitten stage she can be rehomed where people are out at work for a few hours most days. She will make a wonderful companion to one lucky family.
If you would like to meet our beautiful red-haired kitty and perhaps offer her a forever home with you please don’t hesitate to contact the branch.
Daisy is a 6 month old Boxer cross. This young lady just loves to have cuddles and enjoys nothing more than running around with other dogs. We do not think she has had the best start in life because she will cower if she thinks she has done something wrong, so she now needs to build up trust in people. Daisy is in kennels and everyone that meets her loves her because she is just such a lovely dog, and desperately looking for her forever home. Because she is a puppy she does still need some training
Missy came into our care as she was giving birth to her 4 kittens, who are now 7 weeks old. They will be ready to go to their new homes soon and can be reserved now.
Missy has been an excellent mum to her babies and would love someone to offer her a home of her own very soon.
We have 4 Malamute x 9 week old pups, who were not doing well with their breeder, the smallest at 8 weeks of age was Freja, who weighed less than 2kg and it was thought that she might not make it. But, thanks to her dedicated foster family she is now doing well and will soon be ready to meet a new family who will carry on her fosterers’ good work and allow her to blossom into the stunning northern girl she is destined to become.
There are 2 black and white ones, a girl and a boy, and we have 2 of the silver with black markings. They are growing into lovely dogs but what you have to remember is that they will most probably be quite big. They will need lots of attention as they don’t cope well when left alone even when adults. They came in quite hungry so amongst themselves they will squabble for their food. They are all very quick at picking up toilet training.
Please remember that this breed is the heavy weight amongst the working northern dogs and will need their brains and their bodies well exercised to keep them out of trouble. It is vital that you look past the pretty face to the type of dog who comes with it. Malamutes are stubborn, friendly, independent, energetic, intelligent, dominant and possess a highly developed sense of pack hierarchy. Many people cherish all of these traits, but many people find living with them too difficult. The time to decide which group you are in is BEFORE you adopt a puppy. There are so many different breeds of dogs that there is absolutely no excuse for choosing one whose temperament and needs will not fit in with yours.
The RSPCA doesn’t rehome ANY dog as a guard dog and even though Malamutes are large dogs they most definitely aren’t guard dogs. They are likely to welcome the attention of any burglar and even show him/her where your valuables are kept.
We are looking for families where at least one adult family member is at home most of the time, especially whilst they are still such babies.
If you have the time and commitment to give these lovely dogs the life they so deserve please complete our perfect match form and send it back to us as an email attachment.
Perfect Match Form and send to: [email protected].