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 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.”
Loki is a 15 month old German Shepherd, he is a lovely dog but as he is a puppy he can be energetic. He loves to play fetch with a ball and has lived with young children, but we would not rehome him with very young children due to his size. Loki needs someone who can carry on his training and use up some of his energy. This extremely lovely boy is desperate to find his forever home where he can settle down and grow up.
For more information please ring 01625 52069301625 520693
Please remember our little black cats - if you are thinking of adopting a cat or kitten please don’t overlook our little black and white or all black girls and boys. Of all the cat colours they are famous for being the most affectionate and loving. See them here
Poppy is a very timid 8 months old female cat with Tuxedo markings, who has come to the branch because her owners no longer wanted her. She would really love someone to give her a nice warm bed, lots of attention and a caring forever home.
Mischief is a 3 year old female cat with mackerel tabby markings. She came to the branch to find a loving, forever family because her owners could no longer care for her properly. She has a old injury to her ear but this is well healed and just adds to her charm. She will need to be a only cat as she doesn’t like others.
Bailey is a 2 year old, male cat who came to the branch when his owner had to move and the new landlord wouldn’t allow her to take Bailey. He is extremely friendly and loves being given lots of attention.
All Bailey asks is that someone will find it in their heart to adopt him.
Farah is a 3 year old lurcher (probably Greyhound x Saluki x ???) who was abandoned by her previous owner to fend for herself along with 2 other dogs. She was subsequently rescued by an RSPCA inspector and once she had been signed over into RSPCA care came to the branch to find a new home. Our dog walkers have found her to be a really nice girl who gets on well with everyone she meets and walks well with the other dogs on their walks. We are looking for a family for Farah who are used to taller dogs and who will give her confidence in their leadership. Farah means JOY in Arabic and we think that this is what she will bring to any family which adopts her.
Message from his finders:
This lovely boy started living in our garden, in Stretford area, Manchester. He is an older cat, roughly around 10-15 years old. He must have recently (within the last 4-6 weeks) had a car accident as his claws are trimmed to the bone.
Very hungry and underweight – so he must be missing from home for a while. He is not microchipped and had no collar when we found him. Very friendly and neutered, he is used to being in a car and loves attention.
Do you know him – or his family?
If so please get in touch with us as he needs to be reunited with his family.
Contact number: 0791-3350768 (please leave a message with your contact number if his finders are not available).
Henry, is 3 years old, cross breed, who came to the branch to find his forever home due to his owners’ change of circumstances. Henry has really calmed down and has become a lovely dog who is desperate to find his forever home he just needs someone to give him that chance
We are looking for a home with no young children as he is quite boisterous and could easily knock a child over in his excitement. It’s important that Henry finds a family who have large dog experience and the patience to train him properly. He will make a very handsome, head turning dog simply because of his large size and attractive good looks and he has calmed down a lot since coming to us. His dog walkers say that he walks well on a harness and is very responsive. Henry loves everyone and everything he meets and will make a brilliant family member for those with older children or whose children have flown the nest.
Henry has gone into foster care recently and this is what his foster family have said about Henry: ” What an amazing dog people are missing out on. Henry isn’t excitable in the house, he doesn’t jump up at you and is just a really nice dog. When we put him in the Land Rover to take him home he didn’t try to jump over the seats in front but just settled down and lay quietly until we got him to his temporary home with us. He’s good on the lead and gets on well with our other dogs including Hughie!. He’s house trained, eating well and a very handsome, lovable dog. He’s not as strong on the lead as one of our other dogs and I took all 3 out together on leads yesterday with no problems, his only problem is that he keeps bumping into barbed wire fencing instead of going under them . He should be so easy to rehome that we are really surprised he’s still looking for his new family.”
Eidi is an 8 year old long coated German Shepherd but she is such a gentle lady. She is good with other dogs and loves people. She has come into our care due to her owner having to go into a care home. We don’t think she has had much exercise for a while so that will have to be built up slowly, but she does still enjoy going out. Eidi is very loving knows all her commands, and walks lovely on the lead
Shortie is an 8 year old Jack Russell terrier. He is a very loving dog who enjoys his human cuddles, but just recently has decided he does not like the other dogs he lives with. He is ok with other dogs outside so long as they leave him alone. We would not rehome Shortie with children under 9
first posted: 22.2.14
Louie’s adopter posted the following update recently: In September 2012I IM’d you about a litter of 10 boxer/lab puppies and eventually went on the adopt one of them. He was brought to me in Chester by Jane. Well he has grown into the most wonderful dog and I adore him (I think he feels the same about me as he is a real mummy’s boy ). He has mended my broken heart.
Lilli is a crossbreed about 6 months old and we think she is going to grow up to be medium to large in size. She is currently in a foster home learning the rules, they say she is a lovely dog who has fitted so well into their family life and is doing really well. She loves other dogs is now house trained and learns very quickly. She also loves …. Continue reading
Brodie is approximately 5 years old and a crossbreed and came to us to find a new home in November. Brodie has come to us from another rescue and knows how to give a high five and the odd kiss. Best of all he loves to play football as you can see from his photo below and he is looking forward to being given a brand new unbursted football of his very own when he goes to live with his new family.
He is currently living with a foster family and they have found that he is a lovely house dog, very clean and quiet in the home. He does need some training on the lead and more socialising with other dogs who he is fine with walking along side by side but has a few problems with some dogs he meets head on. As a result, we are looking for an experienced family who are confident enough to work with him on this by attending training classes or just by distracting him when this occasion arises. Brodie needs a child free home or one with older teenage children.
Archie is a 1 year old American Bulldog who has been with the branch since August and is hoping for a loving home by the 2014. He came to us from the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital where he had been taken by one of our Inspectors. Archie has now been with a foster family for three weeks and has put on a lot of weight, he looks a very stunning boy. He is a lovely boy who gets on very well with other dogs, and loves the company of people. We are looking for a cat free home for Archie. Archie is now in a foster home where they have described him as a lovely dog and very well behaved. He has now started to put on weight and loves to be with people. He commando crawls on the the chair with his fosterers and looks at them as if to say but I am only small I will fit on your knee
Sparky is a 3 year old crossbreed. We have been told he is a Weimaraner/German Shepherd/Collie. Sparky is a lovely boy but because of his owners change in circumstances he has not been getting out like he should do so loves to see people. He has lived with older children and is quite strong on the lead. He is also good with larger dogs but can get a little distressed around smaller dogs. Sparky would suit an active family who are looking for a larger four legged friend. He is neutered, vaccinated and chipped.
Bo bo is a seven month old German Shepherd who is a gentle boy and loves to play. Because of his size we would not rehome him with young children but only because he could knock them over accidentally. You have to remember that Bo-Bo is still a puppy so will still do puppy things but he is desperate to find his forever home.
For more information on Bo-Bo please ring 01625 520693
And the husband said – “They’ll have to go!” so Tilly (10 years), Tyson (10 years) and Marley (8 years) have all come to the branch to find homes either together, as a pair or as only cats. They are all fit and healthy but are now finding life in a cattery quite traumatising as they have been used to sleeping on their owner’s bed at night and the sofa in front of a nice warm fire during the day.
Silver came to the branch to find a new home as her owner no longer wanted her. She is a one year old silver tabby who had already had a litter of kittens.
Silver’s true colours have developed as she gained in confidence and as result we are looking for a special home for Silver where she will be left to her own devices and happily live as an outdoor cat with lots of shelter such as a warm barn or outhouse. Silver is a little cat who is only friendly to humans on her own terms and and is hoping to find a home on a farm or one with outdoor facilities.
She may, given time want to live in but this will take quite a lot of patience. If you can offer her this type of environment and are willing to keep her inside for a few weeks until she gets to know where she lives we’d love to hear from you.
Tulip and Crocus are mother and daughter. Tulip is 2 years old and her daughter Crocus is only 8 months. They were rescued from appalling conditions having been forced to live in a rabbit hutch with other cats. They are understandably quite time so will need a quiet home to allow them to come round in their own time.