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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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 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.”
Poppy is a 12 year old female house cat. This young lady has been handed into us because her owner has sadly had to go into a care home. Poppy is very loving, litter trained and is desperate for a home to call her own. Poppy is currently in a foster home and is a model foster cat
Toby is a 4 year old terrier crossbreed. This young man can be quite dominant so he does need someone that knows the terrier stubbornness.
We are looking for a home where there are no small children
For more information please ring 07811404346
Rennie is a 4 year old Shih Tzu who has come into our care through no fault of his own. We want a home for Rennie where there are no small children because he has been tormented by them in his previous home and is now a little scared.
An adult only home is best suited for him where there is someone at home most of the time.
For more information please ring 07811404346
Thomas and Magic are brothers who were born to a feral mother and came to the branch at about 10 weeks of age. They are now 16 weeks old and although they have been living in a foster home and are quite a bit braver now, they still hate to be picked up. They are using their litter tray and are happy to be left to their own devices in their temporary foster family’s dining room and are quite used to the family sitting down to dinner etc. even letting the humans gently touch them and accepting food from their hands.
Now they have had their first vaccinations and have been neutered we are looking for a home for them where they will be left very much to their own devices but where they will be warm and cared for.
Given time they may become more used to their special family/families but they may never really lose their wild streak, so a home in a farm, stables or one where they can roam to their hearts’ content and come and go as they please will be ideal.
If you have that special home these boys need we’d love to hear from you.
Turnip is an old lady who is very loving and is ready for a nice retirement knee to sit on.
Our vet thinks she is possibly about 12 years old, and thinks she is hard of hearing and has poor visability, but it certainly does not stop her from enjoying life. She still has lots to give anyone who could offer her a forever new home and family.
When she came in to the branch she had a very bad chest infection and was very thin, but her very kind fosterer has now managed to get quite a lot of weight on her and with a dose of antibiotics she is feeling loads better.
Her fosterer also says she is house trained and just loves being with you having a cuddle.
We think she would be better in a home with no other pets and needs to be a house cat now for her own safety as she couldn’t manage to find her way around the busy streets or wide open spaces of the countryside.
If you feel you could offer little Turnip the love and care she longs for please don’t hesitate to contact the branch to discuss our special adoption terms when adopting an animal with extra needs.
Roslyn is an 18 month old (approximately) friendly, typically boisterous, Staffordshire Bull Terrier. She came to the branch to find a new home via one of our inspectors and the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.
She will make a brilliant addition to a family with older children, or an adult only home, as she could very easily knock little ones down when she is playing.
If you love staffies with their smiling faces and ever wagging tails, Roslyn could be the one for you.
Therese is approx 18 months old and her kitten Fluffy (male) is about 12 weeks they were found in a garden and despite trying to find their owners, no one has come forward. They are now safe in the home and are doing really well. They are both litter trained, like a cuddle and love to play, they are living with one of our excellent cat and kitten fosterers where they will have a warm bed and a lot of TLC until they find their forever new family or families.
They can be rehomed together or separately, but Fluffy is still a baby so will need someone at home most of the time. Please read our cat adoption policy.
If you would like to meet them with a view to adoption please contact the branch to arrange a convenient time.
Obi is a young 3 year old whippet, who has come to the branch to find a caring new home due to a sudden change in his family’s circumstances.
He is currently in foster care where he is proving to be a very polite and well trained house guest. Obi is living with another dog in his foster home and his previous family have said that he has lived with a cat and young children, but can be afraid of other dogs. Obi likes people of all ages but is a little shy at first, which is typical of his breed.
We are looking for a forever new family for Obi, one with sensible children over 7 years of age or an adult only home, where he will be loved and cared for.
Please contact the branch if you would like to arrange to meet Obi with a view to adopting this delightful little dog.
Meena is a 5 year old female cat who has come to our branch from the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital. Despite her past life Meena is still a very friendly girl whose only wish for the future is to have a family to call her own and a warm fireside to doze beside.
Meena can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
Little Victor is a 6 month old kitten who was left in a box with his brother and sister at a local supermarket. He is looking for a loving family who will offer him a forever new home.
Despite his ordeal Victor is a very friendly and loving little boy.
If you would like to meet him with a view to adoption please visit him at Bowler’s cattery
Neve is a 4 year old, tabby cat who has come to the branch from the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital to find her forever home. She is very friendly and will make a great addition to any family.
If you would like to meet Neve please visit her at Bowler’s cattery
Jack and Isobel are two 6 month old kittens who were left in a sealed box outside a supermarket. They have come to the Stockport branch to find a caring new family who will offer them lots of love and a warm home to while away the winter.
The are very friendly kittens despite their ordeal and can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery.
Gertrude came to the branch to find a caring new home from the RSPCA’s Animal Hospital. She is a lovely, friendly, 2 year old cat who has found herself on hard times.
If you could offer her a warm fireside and a comfy bed she’d love to meet you.
Gertrude can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
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
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.
Support your local branch of the RSPCA and join in our Group Dog Walk around Arnfield Reservoir. Every dog who brings his or her family along on the day will receive a rosette.
Meet at 11 am in the Cafe at Arnfield Fly Fishery and come along to enjoy the scenery and fresh air. Drinks and other refreshments after your walk are available from the cafe and parking is available at the fishery car park or on the lane leading up to the reservoir.
Poster and map can be downloaded
Dog walk 2017
Dudley is a very handsome four and half year old Patterdale terrier, who is house trained, good with other dogs and excellent with people.
He was adopted from the branch as a half grown older puppy 4 years ago and is being returned to the branch to find a caring new family because his owners have had a baby who is now at the crawling and soon be toddling stage. He is a food snatcher and quite aggressive if his food prize is taken off him. Despite working with a behaviourist his family have never been able to prevent this trait and, as a result, they are worried that he could hurt their little one by jumping up and grabbing whatever is in their hand.
Dudley is looking for an adult only family or one with children of secondary school age and above.
First posted 22.8.17
Timmy is a lovely, 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. He has come on in leaps and bounds and is gaining in confidence day by day.
Timmy does still need training on being introduced to other dogs, he gets quite vocal so he needs someone who is prepared to deal with his issues and who is not phased by them. He needs to go for nice long walks as he has loads of energy which is a typical terrier. We will not rehome him with young children as dogs barking at other dogs can upset young children
He will need someone at home with him for most of the time initially until he learns it’s okay to be left for a short time.
He came into branch care via one of our RSPCA Inspectors along with his mother and sister.
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
Pip is a 10 month old Parson Jack Russell. This young man lived with an older lady and because of her ill health we were asked to find Pip a new home.
Pip can be a lovely young man but he is also a live wire, he needs a very active family who is prepared to walk him for many miles.
We will not rehome Pip with young children because he is still a pup and does get extremely excited, he needs a family who understand Jack Russells.