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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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.

If you can’t donate, please share using the buttons below. Thank you :)

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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Molly – mum to eleven

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20150301_88 Molly is 3 years old and a German Shepherd crossbreed.  She is a lovely dog who was fostered by a local farming family while she successfully raised all her eleven puppies who have now been reserved.  Molly has been a brilliant mum and is a very gentle and obedient dog who has been great with all the animals on the farm, dairy cows, sheep, geese, the other dogs and even the farm cats.  She is now looking for her own special family who are looking for a special dog like Molly to call their own.


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Nutmeg one of the 11 puppies

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Just to let everyone know that nutmeg had a good first night in her new home.  Her family have said that they’d just like to say thank you very much too.  Myself and my parents are really happy and we’re sure she’s going to be a much loved member of the family.


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sukiboxerx4 Suki is a Boxer cross approx 6 years old.   She is a lovely young lady who is currently in a foster home, and this is what they have to say about her.

“Suki is a really amazing dog.   She is gentle, obedient, house trained and so loving.   Whoever takes her home will be so lucky”.  

They don’t think she has a bad bone in her body, and all who meet her just love her.

Suki has had to be in kennels over the Christmas and New Year period and is quite unhappy there.  She would love a new home and family for 2015

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Bruno – Rehomed

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brunocat Bruno is a 4yr old male cat who has had a hard life, sadly he does not have a tail. We think he must have had an injury in the past, he has been at the cattery for a couple of months now and would really like to be in a permanent home. He is very friendly and loves people to pay him attention.

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Kilo – Rehomed

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kiloxbrd2 Kilo came to the branch from the RSPCA’s Animal Hospital as his previous owners could no longer care for him.  He is 12 months old and will be quite a large dog once he has filled out.  Kilo is a very handsome boy with a really nice temperament and he even walks well on his lead.

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Eleven puppies – our last two now have families coming to see them.

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Our two remaining puppies (up to date photos above) are still looking for their own special families.  Apologies for the shaky photos, but you can probably guess just how sweet they are.  If you would like to meet them with a view to adoption please ring and leave a voicemail or send a text the branch on 07954122481 and our dog rehoming coordinator will ring you to discuss and perhaps arrange a convenient time.

The puppies are now over 7 weeks of age.  Many of their photos were taken when they were just 5 weeks old.   Mum is a black and tan crossbreed,  with German Shepherd in her, and dad was a Border Collie, mum is a lovely natured dog.   One of the boys has a hernia which will need repairing when he is neutered.

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dennisstaffy2 Dennis is a 5 year old staffy cross.   This very beautiful young man is good on the lead, good with other dogs and just adores his cuddles.   We are all very much in love with this young man, we cannot find fault with him


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freddiejrt1 Freddie is a 9 year old Jack Russell who has come into our care from another rescue.   This older gentleman is currently in a foster home where he is behaving the way a gentleman should.

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lucyjrt5 Lucy is about 4 years old  and is a Jack Russell cross.   This young lady came into our care from another rescue.   She is currently in a foster home, but her new home will need someone who knows the Jack Russell temprement, as she sometimes likes her own way.   We would not rehome Lucy with small children due to her temperament

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Maggie – now has a family coming to meet her

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maisipup2 Maggie is an 11 week old Jack Russell cross pup.   Her brother is Teddy.  This lovely young lady is full of mischief and is desperate to find her forevery family.   She is currently in a foster home living with another two dogs and is loving the family life.


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Teddy – now has a family coming to see him

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teddypupxbrd2 Teddy is an 11 week old pup.   He is a Jack Russell cross, he came into our care with his sister Maggie.   He is a lovely little boy who just needs to find a loving family of his own.   He is currently living in a foster home with another dog and a cat.   He is being a model lodger

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Ria – Reserved

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riarotty3 Ria is a 2 year old Rottweiler.   This young lady is only quite small for her breed, but she does still need to put on some weight.   Ria is a very friendly lady who just wants to come and say hello to everyone

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Pumpkin – missing

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missing-pumpkin-cat Pumpkin who is 1 year old and an un-neutered ginger and white boy went missing from his home in Newton Hyde recently. If you have any information please contact the branch with your news as his owner is extremely worried.

Much loved little boy

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abandoned-puippy-news Thought you might like to see my darling little boy, who adopted me in December 2013 having had a rough start to life shut in a box at five weeks old with his 3 sisters, but so very fortunately found in time and cared for by yourselves until we came to see him – and also as he is today. Love this little chap very very much. Thank you RSPCA. X


Max – Rehomed

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maxbcx7 Max is a twelve month old, small, Collie cross.   He would be perfect for anyone who does agility and flyball.   Max will do anything for his ball.    He knows quite a few commands and is very quick to learn

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River and Max – Reserved

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River and Max are both female kitties who live together.  Both are Domestic Short Haired (DSH). River, who is 1 year old, is the white and tortie, whilst Max has a lovely black and white coat.

Their original owners could no longer keep them and have asked us to find a new home.  They have always lived indoors so would also be looking for a family who are looking for house cats.  They have received “the vac4life” so their adopter will not have to pay for annual boosters or health checks.

River and Max are a bit nervous when they first meet you but are extremely friendly once they come round.  They have not lived with dogs or children so will need a slow introduction if their new family has children or dogs.


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tibsywilmslow2 Tibsy is an older gentleman who gets on well with other dogs.   When he first meets you he needs a gentle introduction.   We have found that Tibsy does seem to like the company of men.

For further information please ring 01625 520693

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Tevor – Reserved

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trevorwilmslow1 Trevor is a cheeky Jack Russell that loves being with people, but can be picky when it comes to doggy friends.

For more information please ring 01625 520693

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Found – light brindle & white lurcher

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A light brindle and white, small lurcher who is very underweight was found in the Hartshead Estate area of Ashton under Lyne.  Male – not microchipped.  Reported to the Dog Warden Service.  Contact the branch if you have any information as our inspectors are keen to speak to his owner.

Tia – Rehomed

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tiaxgsd1_0 Tia who is a lovely 3 year old GSD cross Labrador, came to the branch to find a new home due to a change in her family’s circumstances.   She was suffering from a neglected flea allergy which caused her to lose quite a lot of her hair.  However with ongoing treatment against fleas and an allergy free diet we feel she will soon regrow her coat and become the beautiful girl she is meant to be.

Tia gets on well with people and other dogs alike but will need some extra lead training and as she is keen to please everyone this shouldn’t be difficult.  In fact we feel that she has the potential to be a star pupil of any dog training class.

Tia is a very loving young girl who still needs some training but she listens to you and learns really quickly.   She is house trained

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