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.
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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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.”
Speedy who is 14 years young came to us from another RSPCA branch to try to find a loving retirement home. When Speedy first came into us we thought we had a Victor Meldrew on our hands, but once you meet him a really lovely cheeky little character comes out and he really makes you smile. Speedy for the past 13 years has lived with a female terrier but unfortunately they had to be split up, he is now living in a foster home with another little dog and a cat and loves it. They eat out of the same bowl and will even curl up together. Even though he is 14 years young he is a very lively, people friendly little boy who loves to go for a walk and will provide lots of cuddles and fun for his new family. He is only a small breed dog and is such a lovely boy
When he was in kennels the dog walkers say that he’s fine when walking side by side with other dogs in our care but is wary of meeting them face on. Speedy lived with a female terrier in his previous home. He is currently living in a foster home where he is living with a female Jack Russell and a cat.
He is a very healthy active older boy who would make a great little companion for an older person who may not want to take on a young pup but would like a dog to walk with and keep them company.
Len who is a little black and white 7 year old much loved cat, went missing on 10th November 2014 from his home in Bradley Lane, Greenfield (next to Dovestones Reservoir). If you have any information please contact his very worried family on 07717071983.
Len is chipped and his family are trying to get his home address updated on the chip as he was originally from Macclesfield.
Koda is a 3 year old, blue merle collie cross spaniel who came to the branch to find a caring new family due to his previous owner’s ill-health. He has had a thorough health check at the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital and is now ready to be adopted.
Koda has a great temperament and would suit an active family or one who would like to try their hand at Agility or Obedience, or who simply like to go for walks every day no matter what the weather.
Koda would love to meet someone who can offer a forever new home.
Mia is a Border Collie x Spaniel who came to the branch to find a caring new family due to her previous owner’s ill-health. She has had a thorough health at the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital and is now ready to find her forever new home. Mia is a Blue Merle with brown eyes and is 3 years of age with a lovely temperament.
Mia is a very active and intelligent dog whose ancestors were bred to work all day long and as a result we are looking for an active family who love to walk a lot.
If you would like to meet Mia please don’t hesitate to ring or email the branch and leave a message with a contact phone number.
Roux is what is known as a Puggle, that is a cross Pug with a Beagle. She is approx 2 years old and is full of energy and just like a typical young dog can be mischievous is left alone for too long. She would suit an active family one with dog experience as the Beagle side in her makes her quite a little madam when she does not want to do something. Roux is currently in a foster home and this is what they have to say about her.
She is a loyal and loving family member who enjoys the company of everything (human or animal). She is very adaptive with her exercise routine and will settle for one short walk or roaming the countryside for the day. She loves her ball and swimming which was a big surprise. She socializes well with every animal she meets; she lives with 2 cats and regularly plays tug and chase with other dogs.
Roux is easily excited about new people and places which can lead to little puddles or tugging on her lead. Roux has lived happily with our family which includes 3 children of primary school age to college teenager. I have found that she hides behind me when preschool children approach her. She has never been nasty or snappy but she is definitely perturbed by their presence. Roux is an effective guard dog but is not overly vocal. She is a great dog who seems to adapt to new situations easily.
We are looking for an adult only home or one with sensible teenage children.
For more information on Roux please ring 01625 520693
A lovely picture of Freya who is now happilly settled in her forever home. Freya came to us a little timid but is now loving life. This is what her new owner has to say about her. Freya is still a bundle of joy and makes me laugh every day. She still hasn’t got used to the vacuum cleaner but is better with the
hair dryer. She still has insecurity as she will be a sleep on the sofa and you leave
the room and she gets down. She has a bezzy mate called Evie who is a lab cross and about the same age. They run and chase each other every day. She is definitely my dad’s
favourite and has settled with them too through the day. She is going to be one
spoilt girl this Xmas.
Bert is a young male cat who has come to the branch when he was found in a flat after his owners moved without taking him. He was lucky and found very quickly by one of our inspectors.
He had become very cold all alone in the unheated flat but was soon warm and cosy at our Greater Manchester Animal Hospital. Bert has now been castrated, microchipped vaccinated, blood tested, and treated against fleas and worms. Bert is currently living with a foster carer, and if you would like to adopt little Bert please make sure to ring our cat rehoming coordinator to arrange a convenient time to meet him.
Scarlet is a young cat who has come to the branch after one of our inspectors found her in a pillow case tied up so she could not escape. Who ever did this on one of the wettest nights is not known. If anyone recognises Scarlet our inspectors would like to hear from you.
Luckily she was soon warm and cosy at our greater Manchester Animal Hospital, where she was health checked, blood tested, neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and treated against fleas and worms. So now Scarlet is hoping that someone will care enough to give this little girl lots of attention and cuddles.
Domino is an extremely fearful little cat who finds life in the cattery very stressful and simply hides away when people who would love to offer a little cat home come to visit the cattery. She desperately needs a home where she will be allowed time to regain her confidence. Domino is approximately 2 years old and came to the branch pregnant as she had been abandoned by her previous owners when they moved house. Domino’s kittens have now been weened and rehomed and she is now looking for a kind family of her own as her maternal duties have come to an end.
She will be at Pets at Home Stockport from 15th Nov. Please go along to see her if you are looking for a lovely little girl to share your home.
Domino is black and white even though you can’t see the white in her photo and she is a really friendly little cat but can be very nervous until she knows new people. We are looking for a quiet cat-free home for her.
Penny is a very pretty 4 year old cat who is a classical tabby and white. She has come to the branch to find a new home as she was abandoned by her previous family and left in a box in a block of flats. Luckily for poor Penny she was rescued by an RSPCA inspector.
Penny is understandably a very shy little girl following her previous experience at the hands of humans and will take time to become more confident but when she realises that her new family will love and care for her, Penny will become a lovely addition to any family who are looking for a kitty to call their own
Max is a 6 year old grey and white cat who went missing from the Godley area of Hyde. His family are extremely worried about little Max as he’s never wandered off before and has always come back each day. If you have seen him or have any information please contact his family on 07803006086.
Max is an eleven year old Black and White Staffy, who due to his owners’ change in circumstances we have been asked to find a retirement home for him. Max has been looking for a new home since July 2014. He 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.
Hans, who is a Tabby Seal Point Siamese was lost in Padfield Glossop in May 2014. He is very much missed by his family and who are hoping that this 2 year old boy will be reunited with them very soon.
Jasper the greyhound/lurcher is approximately ten months old. He is a very friendly dog. The kennel staff “He’s a real looker, full of energy.” Jasper is now in foster where he lives with two other dogs and rabbits and birds, and he gets on really well with them, he does not seem bothered by small animals just curious. He is also great with everybody he meets big or small. Jasper just now needs a family to call his own
For further information please ring 01625 520693
Smudge and Cole are one year old brothers who were abandoned by their previous owner. They were rescued by an RSPCA Inspector and taken to the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital where they were neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, blood tested and treated against flea and worms. At the moment they are living with a fosterer and have settled in really well.
The brothers are hoping for a loving home together as they are very close. They get on well with other cats. If you would like to adopt a pair of cats please don’t hesitate to call our cat rehoming coordinator to discuss our adoption terms for multiple adoptions.
Bruno is a lovely black and white 2 year old boy, who was unwanted by his previous owner. He was signed over to one of the RSPCA’s inspectors so that he would have a warm bed to sleep in this winter. If you could offer this little cat a loving forever home please ring us to make an appointment to see him and the other cats who need a home, in the cattery where they are privately boarded.
Bailey is a nine month old crossbreed. He is currently in kennels where he is a big favourite with the staff and they say that everyone that meets him falls in love with him. He has lived with another dog and just loves being with people. Sorry he is not very photogenic. He is only a medium size dog and is good with everything he meets. He loves to say hello to other dogs and people
For more information of Bailey please ring 01625 52069301625 520693
Eddie is a Maine Coon cat who was known as Heidi but is definitely a boy, hence his change of name! Although he does still answer to Heidi. He is approximately 2 years of age and will need to kept as a house cat due to his extremely friendly nature. Eddie like most Maine Coons will follow anyone and his breed is famous for being taken by other members of the public.
(Maine Coon Cats are intelligent, trainable, described as “dog like”. They will offer you hours of enjoyment with their antics but can at times be intrusive. Without question they want to be part of everything and your privacy may require a closed door between you and your cat.)
He is very food orientated and will follow you around the house constantly, so if you think that you really wanted a typically independent cat then Eddie is definitely not for you. However, if you would like a loving, lap cat, who thinks that his life isn’t complete without you around then please ring us to arrange to meet this very handsome young man.
Roy is about 15 years old and has been living with a foster family for about 5 years, he is now in urgent need of a new foster home due to the serious illness of his main carer. He is a lovely old boy who gets on well with everyone he meets and due to his heart condition and old age we really need to find a family who will care for him in his twilight years
Roy has tablets for his heart and is generally still quite fit and happy to go short walks and just generally laze about in his family home. All equipment, medication and other essentials will be provided by the branch.
Rocky is a six year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Due to his owners change in circumstances we have been asked to rehome Rocky. He is house trained and loves people, he is good with children but does get a little excited, and as he is not used to other dogs he can react when he sees one.
A family without children or with older children (teenagers or sensible over 10s) preferred.