Animal Fosterers Urgently Needed

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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 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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As the branch often fosters puppies, kittens and cats and dog with extra TLC needs we gratefully accept donated food and other much needed items directly to the branch.  This is a great alternative to cash donations for those who prefer to give to the branch in this way.  We are in need of the following:

  • Cat litter
  • Kitten and adult cat food
  • Puppy and adult dog 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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Sally – sadly her owner has now passed away

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sallycolliewilmslow1 Sally is a 7 year old Collie who has lived with an elderly man most of her life.  She needs someone who understands her breed.  Sadly Sally spends a lot of time in her bed, anyone who knows Collies will know this is very unusual for the breed.  Sally needs someone with lots of time and patience so that Sally can become the dog she should be

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346


Suzi – Reserved

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bty Suzi is approx 9 years old Jack Russell Terrier.  She loves to be busy and would love a family that enjoys going for nice walks.   Her owner could no longer look after her and unfortunately has now spent quite a few months in kennels

Toby – Reserved

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bty Toby is approx 9 years old but please do not be put off by his picture he is still very active and just loves to go for walks.   He has come into our care because he owner was unable to look after him anymore and has been in kennels for quite some time so he is now ready (in these darker nights) for a fire

Tammi – Reserved

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bty Tammi is a 10 month old Crossbreed pup.  We think she may have a little bit of Collie in her because she loves to be doing things.   Tammi would suit an active family who will enjoy spending lots of time with her


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bty Eric is a 4 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier that is full of life and just wants to be nosey.   Eric needs a home that is used to his breed because he is quite boisterous

Elliot – Reserved

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elliotcat Elliot is a young cat approx 1 year old.   He is currently in a foster home where he is slowly coming out of his shell.   At first he was a little shy but is now doing really well


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acewilmslowpup1 Ace is 11 months old and this very handsome boy is looking for a family who understands that he is still and pup and still doing puppy things.  He is a lovely affectionate boy who just wants to show you how much he likes you.  We would not rehome him with young children just because he does just want to say hello but could knock a little one over. Fine around other dogs. Knows basic commands Can be giddy but he’s only a puppy.  He is strong and does have more growing and filling out to do so he does need someone used to larger dogs. Not a first time owner.

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346

Bobbles – Reserved

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bobblescat1 Bobbles, Bob and Bobby to his friends.   Bobbles is only young we think about 12 months.  He is very playfull, loves his toys but also is happy to have cuddles.  This young man is now ready to go to his new home where I am sure everyone will enjoy his company.  His foster mum says the person that adopts Bobbles will be very lucky because he certainly brightens up her day

Jack Black – Reserved

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jacklauren1 Jack Black is approx 5 years old.  He is currently in a foster home and this is what he foster mum has to say about him.  Jack is a loving and friendly cat who loves to snuggle up to you and play.  He is a little shy at first but gets on with everyone he meets.  He is great with other cats and enjoys being brushed.  Sadly Jacks old owner passed away

Beauty and her kittens – Rehomed

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Beauty Sophia, Bertie, Sebastian and Barney

The little boy has been reserved and his mum, sister and brothers have now gone to their new homes.

Beauty and her kittens are now ready to find their forever families.   Beauty came to the branch, along with her brand new babies to be cared for in one of our volunteer fosterer’s own home.

All four kittens will make beautiful Tabby kitties when they are older, three are going to be semi long haired and they are Sophia, Sebastian and Barney, while little Bertie is a Domestic Short Haired boy.



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tinker Tinker is  a lovely 6 year old boy who is longing for a family of his own.   He would love to settle down and spend long lazy evenings in front of a warm fire this winter.   Once he’s had his compulsory 6 week indoors he would probably like to spend some time during the daylight hours in his garden.

If you’re interested in adopting him, Tinker can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery.

Bhageera and Babs

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bhageera Babs

Bagheera and Babs are two 5 months old females, they are semi feral so if anyone is looking for farm cats, outdoor cats or just a challenge please visit them at Bowlers’ cattery

Nosey – Rehomed

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nosey-at-stockport-adoption-centre Nosey is a stunning little girl. She is 6 months old and came from a house with multiple unwanted litters. Her owners were unable to cope and signed her over to the RSPCA.

Nosey got her name from the distinctive stripe she has running down her nose. We think it adds to her charm!  Nosey can be shy at first but she soon relaxes when you spend time with her. Nosey loves a comfy lap. She will hop up, make herself comfortable and then purr contently to show her appreciation. Nosey also has a playful side. She loves chasing stringy toys and when she’s out of her pod she charges around having a whale of a time.

She has lived in a foster home with her siblings so we think she would be fine to live with another cat if introductions were done slowly.  She has been a little nervous of dogs when she has seen them through the window so a dog free home is probably best. We also think she would be best with kids 8+ as sudden movements and loud noises also seem to spook her at times.

Nosey can be seen at the Stockport Adoption Centre in Pets At Home, Stockport.

Lincoln – reserved

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lincolnwilmslow Lincoln is a long haired Chihuahua approximately 4 years old. When you first meet him he is a little scared but once he knows you and gains your trust he is very affectionate.  We would not rehome him with children under 10 due to the fact he is quite timid and frightened at the moment and we think he would not be able to cope with young children.

Ceaser – Reserved

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ceaserwilmslow Ceaser is a very bouncy 12 month old Labrador.  This young man is still a puppy who has not had much training, so he does still pull on the lead and can mouth you but if you say “no” to him he does listen and stops.

We would not rehome him with small children just due to his bouncyness.  Ceaser would suit an active family where someone is at home quite a lot so they can train him.

We would like his adopters to take him to a training class as we are sure that he will soon learn what is expected so that he is welcome wherever he goes.

Dave – Reserved

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davewilmslow Dave is approx 18 months old.  This lively young man is just full of life and needs a family who will give him the exercise he needs.

Dave has come into us through no fault of his own, his last family split up and due to work commitments he was being left for long hours, so Dave does need a family that is not going to leave him for long.

We thing he could be a wheaten terrier x springer spaniel, he is very lively and quite strong on the lead.

He definitely needs a family who enjoy walking.    Dave is a medium sized dog and is not as small as he looks on the photo.

Cissy and Ada – Rehomed

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cissy-and-ada Cissy and Ada are just 18 weeks old and have been left on the shelf.   They came to the branch to find their forever family as older kittens without their mum.   Because there have been so many little kittens to choose from these lovely, but shy, girls have been overlooked.  If you are patient and give them the time they need to become more confident they will make lovely house guests.

As they are happy to keep themselves amused they would suit someone who works during the week.  Being older kittens they are less likely to get themselves into difficult situations around the home and will be happy to be left with some dry food as long as you are around to feed them mornings and evenings with something delicious out of a pouch or a tin.

If you would like to meet them please contact the branch as they are currently in foster care.

first posted 7.9.19

Pirate – (was Wilbur) one year on

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btrhdr Pirate’s family recently sent a first “adoptiversary” update and this is what they said: “We absolutely adore him and we are so grateful that we have him. He has brought us a lot of happiness and fun over the past year.”

We have included a photograph of him when he first came to the RSPCA and had a bath to rid him of the fleas.  The red water is in fact the blood from the flea dirt on his skin.

We can’t thank his family enough for giving this boy such a wonderful life.

Ray – Rehomed

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raystaffy2 We have let Ray’s current owner tell you all about him and why he is looking for a new home.

Ray is currently in a foster home and living with 3 other dogs.  He gets on with them all really well, he has really settled in.

Ray is around 4-5 years old and is probably a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross. He weights around 19.5Kg and is an active healthy dog who is neutered, microchipped and up-to-date with vaccinations. He enjoys the company of other dogs, chasing balls and long walks.  He is loving and positively enjoys being with humans. He is also good with children of all ages and would make a good family pet. Ray has suffered from separation anxiety but whilst he has been in his foster home he is doing really well and is not bothered by his human friends going out.

First posted 8.7.18

Mia in her new home

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mia-in-her-new-home Mia’s new family recently sent us an update : Hi just a quick update on Mia who I adopted a couple of weeks ago.  She has settled in very well and enjoys snuggling up with me every night.