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.

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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bty Lola is a Mastiff type female dog approximately 2 years old.  Sadly, she has had quite a lot of puppies in her short life so it is now time for Lola to start to live life for herself.

She is very friendly girl who just loves having her belly tickled.   We think that Lola has possibly not seen much of the world, so her new family needs to understand that she needs time a patience for her to get used to everything.

Lola is a thick set lady but with small legs and she does have some pulling power. However with a two point harness and enrollment at her adopters’ local training school we feel that this will be manageable.

We are looking for an experienced large dog family for Lola and an adult only home or one with children over 12 years of age simply due to her size.

First posted: 1.3.19


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rupertmastiff4 Rupert is  2 year old Mastiff cross weighing in at 38kg so he is not small.  This young man has spent quite a lot of his time on his own, and now needs a family who are going to show him that there is a lot of life to live.

Rupert currently in foster care on a farm and this is what his foster family have to say about him.

“Do not judge a book by its cover!!
This is one big soft lump. He does not have a bad bone in his body. He loves everything. Rupert is a big lovable bear.  BUT -

  • His size has made finding him a family hard
  • Rupert did have a very bad habit of pulling when on a lead but, thanks to his new fan-dangled harness, this is a problem of the past.
  • Poor Rupert has been with us for months and desperately needs his own family. (He’s watched all the other dogs get chosen and leave. He can’t understand why he never gets picked)
  • Rupert needs a family with older children ( due to his size)
  • A family that have a warm house ( he likes to be warm)
  • A family that don’t mind loud snoring ( it’s bad!!)
  • A family with a large sofa! ( he likes to be comfy)
  • A family that likes slobbery kisses ( he’s very affectionate)”

Rupert is still only young and has endless amounts of love to give.  He adores attention and fuss he is desperate for the right family too come along and let him join their family

First posted 26.12.18

Springer Spaniel – Amo – Found

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Amo has been reunited having been found in Bedfordshire.  171 days after being stolen.

On 15th September, 2018, my darling Amo was stolen from the Midland Game Fair, Telford. She is my first pup that I bred myself and I am beyond heartbroken that she has been taken by somebody.
Amo is now 18 months old, she was born unable to breathe on her own. Amo was the last pup of five, and her mother was very tired after 12 hours of labour.

Before she was born, we unfortunately had a still-born, so when Amo was struggling to breathe, I was determined that I was going to pull this tiny puppy
through. It took 45 minutes of me rubbing Amo up and down with a towel to get the blood to flow through her body to enable her to breathe on her own. After those long 45 minutes, Amo was able to breathe independently and
joined the other three puppies who were successful in their delivery. From the
moment she was born, I had a connection with my little girl, I knew that she
was mine, and I loved her from that moment onwards.

There is a MASSIVE REWARD for the safe return of my Amo.
No information is insignificant, please come forward in confidence

Murphy – Reserved

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murphylablinda4_ Murphy is a 14 month old yellow Labrador.  This young man is a lovely nature but in desperate need of some training, he is extremely strong and needs someone who knows the breed and is prepared to put in the training.   Murphy has now been neutered but he is still very lively and when he came into us he just wanted to say hello to everyone very amourously.   We would not rehome Murphy with anyone with young children because he will knock them over


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Digital Camera Tom is a neutered male cat approx 18 months old.  He came into branch care from a local vet who asked if we could find him a new home.

Tom is currently in a foster home where he is litter trained and is recovering very well from having to have an eye removed, but this is not bothering him in any way.  Tom has now had his stitches out and is proving what a lovely house guest he is.

He loves sitting on the back of the settee watching the world go by and would benefit from an indoor home where he can continue his hobby of watching the world go by.

Ollie – Reserved

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ollie This is Ollie who is a terrier cross, and just 6 months old.

His foster carer says “Ollie is absolutely gorgeous.  He loves fuss and attention and is a very quick learner.  But, adopters need to understand that he is only a pup so he’s full of energy!

Unfortunately, Ollie hasn’t had the best environment to live in up until now and this means his training has had to be started from scratch.

Anyone adopting Ollie into their family will be blessed with a cheeky chap who just makes you smile. There’s nothing to not like about him”.

If you would like to meet Ollie please send us an email and we will send you our perfect match form by return.   Or, leave your email or home address including Ollie’s name on our answerphone – 07954122481

Albi – Rehomed

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albiwilmslowyorkie1 Albi is nearly 4 and a Yorkishire Terrier. He can be nervous until he knows you. Loves company and doesn’t like being left alone.   We think he would suit an active family who have another dog.

For further information on this lovely dog please ring 07811404346


Annabelle – Rehomed

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annabelle-18-wks-4 Meet Annabelle, a lurcher, who is now 18 weeks old. She was thrown out by her family along with the post Christmas rubbish. Luckily for this little girl she was spotted by a member of the public who called the RSPCA and was rescued by one of our inspectors.

She is currently living with a foster family and is now house-trained and healthy. Annabelle will be suitable for families with dog savvy children over 8 years of age or an adult only home.

Annabelle is a lovely girl and would be able to live with another friendly dog but very careful introductions will need to be made if there is a family cat or other small furries in the home.

Please be sure to read our adoption policies before contacting the branch by email or leave a voicemail message including a contact email and/or phone number.

First posted: 30.12.18





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nellcat Nell is approx 1 year old.   She is currently in a foster home where her foster mum has told us that she would be a lovely addition to any family.   She is litter trained and really enjoys a cuddle

Ted – Reserved

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tedwilmslow Ted is a 4-5 year old Welsh Terrier.  This young man is an active chap who would love to go on many long walks.  He needs a family who understand his breed and are willing to give him time to settle.

For further information on this lovely dog please ring 07811404346


Drake – Reserved

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bty Drake is a 2 year old Crossbreed.   This young man just wants to be with someone.   He likes to lean on you whilst out for a walk.   He does pull on the lead so does still need some training, but he seems to get on well with other dogs

Lily and Luna

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patmalteseandchou We have been asked to rehome Lily and Luna through no fault of their own.  Lily is 6 years old very sweet young lady who loves everybody.  She has to have medication which is quite expensive.

Her old owner is prepared to pay for the medication for a year for her.  Luna is just 2 years old and is also very affectionate and a typical Chihuahua. They are to be rehomed together and will make fantastic additions to any family.

For further information on this lovely pair please ring 07811404346

First posted 26.12.18

Gizmo – Reserved

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bdr Gizmo is approx 6 years old Shitzu cross.   He is currently living in a foster home, where his foster mum says he is a lovely dog and companion.   He really enjoys a walk and a snuffle about.  Gizmo even though he is living with another dog at the moment would be better as an only dog, he does not really have much to do with other dogs.  We would not rehome him wih small children due to the fact he is not keen on little hands coming out so quickly to say hello

Tiny – Rehomed

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tinywilmslow Tiny has come into our care through no fault of her own.  She is 13 years old and is a really sweet older lady who is desperately looking for her retirement home.   She does need to eat a special renal diet which is slightly more expensive but at present that is all she needs, she is very bright and thoroughly enjoys her walks, but after her walk she also is quite fond of her bed, preferably infront of the fire. She really is the sweetest dog and would make someone a lovely companion

For further information on Tiny please ring 07811404346

Raise funds by shopping online

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Is it safe?

Yes. Security is a big concern for everyone, which is why it’s been meticulously built and tested by ourselves. You can get it directly from us so there’s nothing to worry about.

Are there any adverts?

No, the easyfundraising Donation Reminder is 100% ad-free.

Does it save my card details?

No. In fact no personal or payment details are recorded. It simply tells the retailer you came from easyfundraising. When the retailer processes your order they recognise you came from easyfundraising and credit your easyfundraising account with a donation.

Can I use it on my mobile or tablet?

Unfortunately, the easyfundraising Donation Reminder can only be used on a computer. It’s currently unavailable on tablet or mobile.

How come it’s free?

It’s completely free and designed to help Charities, Good Causes and Supporters like you. We love the support you give, and feel it’s the least we could do to help. Good Causes are delighted with it and can’t wait to see their donations increase as a result of less free donations getting missed. So everyone benefits, the perfect result!
Get the Donation Reminder

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Tucker – Rehomed

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tucker Tucker is a lovely, friendly Rottweiler cross and at just over 12 months old, still very much a puppy.  Despite already weighing 45 kg he probably still has some growing to do!

We have been asked to find him a loving home due to a change in his previous owners’ circumstances and increased working hours, which mean that he is being left to his own devices for far too many hours.  Tucker will need taking to training classes and a family with extra large dog experience and where there is someone at home most of the time.

We are looking for an adult only family or one with older children over 10 years of age, simply due to his size and bouncy nature as he could easily knock younger ones over.

If you love big, soppy, dogs and would like to meet him with a view to adoption please don’t hesitate to contact us.

First posted 4.11.18

Missy – Rehomed

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missy-bc-x-3Missy is a 2 year old Crossbreed.  She is a Collie cross Shar pei, but she definitely has all the Collie traits. Missy at the moment is very nosy and is amazed at all the new things that are going on around her.  She does need a family who understands the Collie side of her.

Poor Missy wasn’t doing well in kennels and lost quite a bit of weight simply through stress.   Luckily one of our volunteer fosterers has a space for her and she is beginning to settle into her temporary life in a home.

If you would like to meet Missy please don’t hesitate to contact the branch.

First posted on 9.12.18

Diesel – Reserved

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bty Diesel is a very active 8 month old pup.  He came into our care because the previous owners dogs would not accept him.  They said he is a Labrador cross Spaniel.  Diesel is very affectionate, is good with other dogs and just wants to have a good time.   He would suit a family that is quite active and is prepared to carry on his training

Eddie missing

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Please look out for Eddie whose family is very worried.

Tasha – Reserved

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tashacrossbreed This incredible young lady is only 9 months old but is a really lovely dog.  She loves people is good with other dogs and knows quite a few commands.   Even though she is still a puppy she behaves really well and will be a joy to add to anyone’s family.