Adult Dog or Puppy Fosterers Urgently Needed

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The branch urgently needs a local person/people who are able to foster 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 who is far too young to stay in kennels while he/she awaits a new home. Sometimes a puppy 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 to find foster care for.

If we don’t have foster spaces we are unable to take in really young puppies in need because they cannot go into kennels, 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 puppy or adult dog 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 or adult dog, if you would like to help and want to know more please get in touch as a matter of urgency.

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We need your help – our funds are running low

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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.

Donate much needed food and equipment

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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.

Our Amazon Wish List

We have an Amazon wish list containing all the items we (ideally) need which can be viewed here: – Wish List.

All you need to do is click ‘add to basket’ next to the item you would like to buy for us and then checkout in the usual way. All items will be delivered directly to us.

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Arnie – Rehomed

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arnie6 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 – Rehomed

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tinysbthd 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.”

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We are full!

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We can no longer take in dogs from members of the public until we have rehomed some of the dogs currently in our care and spaces in our foster homes which  are completely full at the moment come available.  We do operate a waiting list but this is now only open for real emergency situations, such as the owner’s serious illness.

If you can offer a home to one of the dogs listed below please don’t hesitate to contact us either by email, text or voicemail – 07954122481.  Everyone in the branch is a volunteer so it could take time to answer your calls but please be patient and we will always get back to you.  Please remember to include a contact phone number,


We are full and NOT taking cats or kittens directly from the public

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3-feral-kittens The branch is experiencing its worst kitten crisis in many years.  We are completely full and simply can’t accept any more cats or kittens directly from members of the public.  Our waiting list is now closed!

Please respect the private homes of our volunteers and don’t expect them to accept unwanted kittens when they can’t feed or afford veterinary care for more than they are currently caring for in their homes.

We are a very small independent branch of the RSPCA, managed and run entirely by volunteers who struggle to raise enough money to help all the animals we care for in an average year. But this year is exceptional in the sheer number of unwanted kittens being abandoned or being left at the homes of our volunteer fosterers and those of local vets. We are not just running out of funds but rapidly overwhelming our volunteer foster carers who are finding it so stressful that they are having to say they can’t manage any longer.

Please if you have a female cat or cats telephone or text the branch directly 07954122481 and leave a message to ask for a voucher towards neutering costs or, send an email to  Alternatively contact Cats Protection on 03000121212. All we and Cats Protection ask for is for proof that you are in receipt of means tested benefit and we will send a voucher to offset the cost of spaying your female cats.

All cats can be neutered at an early age, although many vets will want to wait until kittens are 16 weeks of age so there is now no excuse not to have your cats neutered.



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ben-westie2 Ben is a West Highland White approx 6 years old.   He has come into our care from another rescue centre.   He is a lovely boy who is good with other dogs, and people, but we would not rehome him with young children as we do not know what he is like


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solopuppystaff Solo is a 3 month old puppy.   We are not sure what her parents were but looking at her I would say one was a Staffordshire Bull.   She is currently living in a foster home with two other dogs, who she loves.   She is a quick learner knows already to go outside but does still have the odd accident.   We would not rehome Solo with very young children

Maizi – Whippet x

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maizi1 Maizi has come to the branch to find a new home.  Maizi is a 9 month old whippet cross and is still quite timid when she first meets new people but soon comes round for treats and to be petted.  With patience and understanding she will blossom into a lovely and loving family dog to be proud of.

We are looking for a home without young children or one with with older teenagers.

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Mummy, Happy and Lucky

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luckyandhappykittens2 Mummy cat, with her 2 kittens who are now about 5/6 weeks of age and will soon be looking for new homes.   Mummy would love a home of her very own, where she won’t have to have any more kittens at a very young age as she will have had her operation.  Her kittens, Happy (black and white) and Lucky (white and tabby) are very much hoping that a nice family will offer them a home together.  They are currently in foster care where they are beginning to eat solid food in addition to mummy’s milk.

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lilliamerican1 Lilli is a twelve month old American Bulldog.   Lilli came into our care through one of our Inspectors very thin.   She has now been with a foster family for quite a few weeks and has blossomed into a lovely lively puppy.   Her foster family have been teaching her how to walk nice on a lead, and she is doing really well.   Lilli is house trained and is now ready for her forever home which she definately deserves, but she has asked that there are lots of cuddles and walks.


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Patches is a young cat who came to the branch with her kittens after being abandoned.

She raised her kittens and then had a second litter that was not expected.

She became very protective of these and has now raised these and has been neutered vaccinated microchiped flea and wormed and blood tested.

We are looking for a home where there are no cats and dogs as she has a real hate of these and will attack them. On a one to one basis patches is a very friendly cat.


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hanna1 Hanna is a 12 month old cat who came to the branch after her owners no longer wanted her.

She arrived with kittens and has now raised these.

She has struggled with being so young and has lost a massive amount of weight but is gradually gaining now.

She has now been neutered vaccinated microchiped flea and wormed and blood tested.

Belle Kitten

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belle-1 Belle is a 4 month old black and white kitten.

She came in with her three brothers and mum who have all found new homes.

She is a quiet shy girl at first but is very playful once she feels comfortable around you.




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brucecross1 Bruce is a 5 year old crossbreed.   He has come into our care from another rescue centre, where he has lived with quite a few other dogs and a cat.   He walks well on a lead, is house trained, enjoys being with other dogs and cats.   Enjoys a tickle and a stroke.   What more can anyone want from a dog


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harleygsdcross1 Harvey is approx 6 years old.   He is a crossbreed but does seem to have some German Shepherd in him, he a larger sized dog.   He has come into our care from another RSPCA centre where he had been with them since February.   He is a lovely boy who is good with people and other dogs.

Missy No. 2 – Rehomed

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Missy is a very friendly, lovely Tabby and white female about three years of age.

She came to the branch as her owner no longer wanted her due to her having a litter of kittens.

She has been neutered, microchipped and vaccinated and is ready to find her forever home that she deserves.




Spot – an older JRT

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spotjrt6 Spot is approximately 10 years old and came to the branch to find a caring home when his owner sadly passed away.  He is a lovely, lively Jack Russell type terrier who loves people and gets on well with other dogs.  However, he doesn’t like cats so needs a cat free home.   Spot currently lives in a foster home where he has quickly made himself at home.   He loves his cuddles and is house trained.   His foster family have described him as a lovely companion.

Spot has had a full health check, a fatty lump removed and a full dental, so his teeth are sparkling clean but with a few gaps.  He is now a very lively little dog who is loving his life without toothache and that lump, so he is all ready to go.

If you could offer this charming little dog a forever home where he will get plenty of walks and be taken to see new places and meet new people he will soon find his way into your heart.

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Cloud kitten – Rehomed

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cloudkitten Cloud is a 12 week old male British blue kitten and he is typical of his breed!  Cloud is very dominant and will need to be a only cat and is not suitable for a home with dogs.

He is very strong willed and will pinch food from you or from cupboards or the fridge so you will need to be prepared for a very naughty kitten who will give you a life long fun companion in return for your patience and good humour.

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rosie Rosie is a 2 year old Staffie x. Rosie
is a favourite at the kennels for her fun and outgoing nature. She loves her walks and playing in the paddock. Rosie was adopted from us as a puppy in 2012.

Sadly, due to a change in family circumstances she is back with us and looking again for her forever home. Rosie is a very bouncy dog who enjoys interacting with people but does not have any manners. When meeting people or dogs she will jump up and be quite full on. Rosie only knows basic commands e.g. sit and lie down. Anyone who is interested in Rosie would need to be willing to take her to dog training classes. She is very food orientated so this will help in training her.

For more information of Rosie please ring Stockport RSPCA 07854382106

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Fleur, Berry, Benjy, Sinbad, Lion

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We have five kittens who are now 10 weeks of age and looking for caring new homes of their own.  They are another unwanted litter whose owners neglected to have their mother neutered and were given to the branch to find caring homes.

We’d like to rehome them as pairs if possible as kittens tend to thrive much better with a friend.  However we will consider family’s who want an only kitty.  They are likely to be Long or Semi-Long haired so will need regular grooming from an early age so that their coats will stay free from matts.

We are looking for families where there is someone at home most of the time whilst these little ones are still babies and who have no children or those aged 5 and over.

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Maisie – a lovely dog sadly neglected

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maisiesbt Maisie is a small 5 year old crossbreed who was taken in by an RSPCA inspector and has had her all clear from the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.  She has been looking for a family since June this year and is feeling very down as she has been in kennels for all this time.

Maisie has not received the care she needed with her previous family and is now looking for that very special person who will give her the wonderful life she has missed out on so far.  Despite her previous bad experiences she is still great with people and walks well with other dogs as long as they are not “in her face”.  In fact, Maisie loves Teddy, our large well-behaved greyhound who is a kind and gentle dog.

Maisie is looking for a family with or without older children – over 10s please as she is quite a bouncy girl.  Maisie needs to be an only dog, so that she can get all her family’s love and care without having to share and where she will be taken to lots of new places as her confidence grows.

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colin-greyhd1 Colin is a very smart, small, black greyhound with a white shirt front.  He is 5 years of age and a discarded victim of the racing and betting industry.  Colin walks well on the lead and will be fine with other dogs once he has met a few who are a bit smaller and fluffier than he is used to.

Just like most greyhounds who have spent their lives in a trainer’s kennels Colin will need to find a family who will understand that he will need a bit of patience to become accustomed to the sights and sounds of daily family life, such as a vacuum cleaner, a washing machine and of course the stairs!

If you would like to meet Colin please don’t hesitate to phone or email the branch, leaving a contact phone number on our answerphone so that our dog rehoming people can ring you to arrange a convenient time for you and your family to meet him.

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maxdavid_0 Max is an eleven year old Black and White Staffy, due to the owners change in circumstances we have been asked to rehome him.   Max has been neutered  and is fully vaccinated.  He is a lovely dog, very loving and
affectionate and he has been around children since was puppy.  He like lots of attention and plenty of walks.  He is fun to be around.  He may be older in years but not in himself.

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