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.”
Colin is a very smart, small, black greyhound with a white shirt front. He is 5 years of age and a discarded victim of the racing and betting industry. Colin walks well on the lead and will be fine with other dogs once he has met a few who are a bit smaller and fluffier than he is used to.
Colin has been looking for his forever family since August but did find a new family who saldy returned him as he didn’t like to be left alone. As a result we are seeking a home where he will not be left on his own at first and/or one with another female dog who will keep him company.
Just like most greyhounds who have spent their lives in a trainer’s kennels Colin will need to find a family who will understand that he will need a bit of patience to become accustomed to the sights and sounds of daily family life, such as a vacuum cleaner, a washing machine and of course the stairs!
If you would like to meet Colin please don’t hesitate to phone or email the branch, leaving a contact phone number on our answerphone so that our dog rehoming people can ring you to arrange a convenient time for you and your family to meet him.
Lenny is a very handsome 3 year old Mastiff cross. Lenny has come into our care because his owner very sadly suddenly passed away, so he is feeling a little confused as he has always been a well loved pet. He gets on well with everyone he meets, and is happy to say hello to other dogs. He is desperate to have a family to call his own, but we would not rehome him with small children just because of his size. We all love this big cuddly chap who just wants to please, but he does need a family with big dog experience
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.
Meg is a beautiful smooth haired 3 year old Lurcher with a great deal of pointer in her make up and is only a medium sized dog. She has a lovely nature, gets on with other dogs, likes people and children of all ages, but is a bit too bouncy for very young children who can easily be knocked over. She has been regretfully returned to the branch to find a new home due to a change in the working patterns of her original adopters and as a result she is being left alone for many long hours.
We are looking for a cat free home and a family without or with older children over 5 years of age where she won’t be left alone for too long each day. She will make a brilliant companion for people who like to take long walks or hikes as she just loves to visit new places and meet new friends.
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.
Hamish is approximately 4 months old and is a rough haired crossbreed. He could have a bit of Lurcher in him. This young man is a lovely boy and just loves being with everyone. He is currently in foster with another dog and is learning some basic skills and seems to be learning very fast.
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
first published 3/11/14
Alfie came to the branch to find a new home recently. He’s said to be a Chihuahua x Labrador (whoever thought this was possible?) and is a lovely little boy who is already looking for home at only 5 months of age. This little boy is hoping that his next home will be FOREVER please. He is currently living in a foster home learning to be good from their resident dog who is Shih Tzu and about the same size as Alfie.
Riley is a 2 year old crossbreed. He has been Edithanded into the RSPCA through no fault of his own. His owner says he is obedient, calm and has lived with other dogs. Good with people and children.
For further information on Riley please ring 01625 52069301625 520693
Thomas is a lovely black and white domestic short haired boy who is estimated to be between 2 and 4 years of age. He hasn’t got a tail and may simply have been born without one or have been involved in an accident earlier in his life.
Thomas would love a home and family to call his own.
Beth is a 3 year old female cat who has come to the branch from the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital as she was no longer wanted by her original owners. She is a Domestic Short Haired kitty with classical Tabby markings. Poor Beth is quite nervous due to leaving the only home she has ever known but will make a lovely friendly addition to her new family once she has settled in.
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 has lived in a foster home where he lived with two other dogs and rabbits and birds, and he got 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. Jasper does need a home who understands his breed and even though he is quite tall he is still a puppy and still does puppy things
For further information please ring 01625 520693
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.
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.
Winston who is 9 or 10 years of age has come to the branch to find a caring new family as his previous owners moved and couldn’t take him with them. Winston has a friendly outgoing nature and will make a loving companion for anyone who would like a more mature cat to keep them company.
Jerry is a 5 year old domestic Short Haired cat whose owners moved to another area and couldn’t take him with them. Jerry is a lovely boy who is very friendly and inquisitive and is hoping that he won’t be waiting too long for his forever family to come along and take him home.
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.
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.
Minnie came to the branch with her brother Mickey and they are 5 months old. The pair had been living in very dirty and flea infested conditions before they were signed over by their owner who was being evicted.
Minnie is the more timid of the pair, although both prefer to retreat into an open but covered cage to hide away when they are unsure about anything new. Mickey and Minnie are very close and do sleep together and wash each other so we are looking for a home together. Mickey is very nosy and will look for things to play with or chase and he loves to play with a ball. Little Minnie will join in but is still very unsure.
They are looking for a forever family who will give them the love and care they have missed out on during their short lives.