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.”
Branch policy on rehoming animals at Christmas or other national holidays
As we rely on a network of volunteers to conduct our home visits, we often find that the speed with which we can get the home visits done slows down, as the demands of Christmas affect our volunteers too. Because of this, it may take a little longer for your adoption to be processed and we appreciate your patience.
Christmas is a busy and hectic time for most households. Unusual noise and activities, extra demands upon the new owners’ time and the difficulties an animal may face when settling in to a new home. Experience tells us it could end in tears so we may not release new adoptions to homes before Christmas if it is best for all concerned.
However, we do understand that for some people, the festive period is a calm, quiet time and every adoption is dealt with on an individual basis.
These two male brindle little Staffy pups are approx eleven weeks old. They are just bundles of mischief that love to play and then sleep. They will not be rehomed as Christmas presents, they have come into our care from the Animal Hospital. They are currently living in a foster home with other dogs and are beginning to get used to going to the toilet outside
Please remember our little black cats in December - if you are thinking of adopting a cat or kitten please don’t overlook our little black and white or black girls and boys. Of all the cat colours they are famous for being the most affectionate and loving. See them here
Comet, who is a young, dark grey and white boy, was given as a present to someone with learning difficulties who found that the responsibility of caring for a little cat too much to cope with. As a result Comet has come to the branch to find a caring new family who will enjoy looking after him.
The RSPCA advises against giving animals as presents unless the person receiving the gift has said that they really want one and that they are happy to care properly for their pet for the rest of its life.
Elf is a stunning grey tabby cat who is about 1 year old. He was abandoned at the RSPCA’s rehoming centre in Stockport Pets at Home by his uncaring owners and was taken to the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital where he was blood tested, neutered, treated for fleas and worms and microchipped. He is now looking for that special, forever home.
Advent is a beautifully marked Calico cat who has come to the branch from the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital. She was abandoned by her previous owners and is extremely nervous so will need lots of time and patience from her new family.
She is such a pretty little girl we hope that she won’t be waiting to long for her forever home.
Blitzen and Kringle are approximately 3 months old. Blitzen is a semi-longhaired female cat and her brother Kringle is a lovely black, short haired little boy. They have come to the branch from the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital. Blitzen is extremely nervous due to previous ill treatment from their previous owners. They are looking for a home together where their new family will give them lots of time to become confident around humans. If you were only looking for a single cat please do consider a pair as they will provide hours of fun and lots of affection once they get to know you.
Tom is a 9 month old male cat who has come to the branch his sisters, Jingle and Jangle. He is a typical black kitty, being extremely friendly and purry. He would love someone to give him a home.
Jangle is a lovely light tortoiseshell girl who is 9 months old and came into branch care with her brother and sister Tom and Jingle. She is looking for a family who like Torties for their feisty, fun natures.
Jingle is a 9 month old female cat who has come to the branch from her owner, who rather than have her neutered complained that she kept having kittens with various cats in the area. Poor Jingle is quite nervous but is hoping someone can give her a home. Jingle has now been neutered, vaccinated, micro chipped and treated against fleas and worms.
Frost and Merry are brothers who came to the branch to find a caring new home as their owners had a baby and no longer wanted them. Frost is a lot shyer than Merry and will need time to regain his confidence. They are hoping for a family who will give them a home together as little Frost does rely on on his brother. Merry, however, is the most friendly cat you could ask for and his new owner will need to be aware that at the first opportunity he will jump on your back and try to be a scarf. He has amazing balance when there as you can happily walk round with him balanced on your shoulders. However, he will need to be taught not to do this in his new home.
Missing a 1 year old ginger kitten went out on 27th/28th November 2013 and has not come back to his house. The area he went missing from is Lord Street, Dukinfield, SK15 6JP. He has never done this before and if you have any information about him please contact his worried owners on 07934104475.
Socks is a 2 year old female cat who has been returned through no fault of her own but because her adopter found that she allergic to Socks’ hair shedding. Socks has classical Tabby markings and has come to the branch from the greater Manchester animal hospital after being abandoned by her previous owners. She is a very friendly cat and would make some one a lovely pet but she has never been outside as a result Socks is looking for an indoor home or one where she will be introduced to the outside slowly, once she has grown in confidence.
Fern is a 6 year old Crossbreed. She has come into our care due to her owners ill health. She has been used to living with another dog who sadly passed away a few months ago, so she is missing her owner and her friend. We believe she is used to children and is a very gentle dog
For further details please ring 01625 520693
My husband and I adopted a dog from you on 23/12/12 so it is coming up to a year since he came to us and we thought it would be nice to let you know how he is doing. At the time, he was advertised on your website as a 2 year old pointer cross called “Howard”, but we re-named him Baxter. He had been adopted from Manchester dogs home 2 weeks earlier by a family from Glossop who almost immediately put him back in to re-home through your organisation, claiming that he had triggered asthma in a family member. We suspect that the real reason, as we discovered when we got him home, is that when anyone came into the house he wee’d allover the floor in excitement! Not a big issue to us – we have hard floors downstairs and once we had trained visitors to ignore him completely on arrival, the problem all but disappeared. We also discovered when we took him to our vet that he was only around a year old – we had suspected as much due to his “puppyishness”.
We started training classes with him in January and he proved to be a quick learner, passing his “bronze award” a week early! His temperament is absolutely superb – he really is the most loving and affectionate dog you could wish to meet. He is also very good with other dogs which is very important to us as we do lots of “off-lead” walking through the woods and around the reservoirs near where we live and these are popular routes for other dog walkers. We have discovered that true to his pointer heritage, he is a dedicated hunter; his kill tally to date is 2 squirrels, a duck and a moorhen! He does now know that sheep, horses and cattle are not to be chased, but he cannot be trusted with cats!
He has already been away on holiday with us twice – to Robin Hood’s Bay last February and to Wales in August. Although he doesn’t mind paddling, he won’t go in the sea to swim. In 2014 he will be going on a canal boat with us, and also to the Isle of Wight. He loves to sneak up onto the sofa with us, given half a chance, and will roll over onto his back and go to sleep with all 4 legs up in the air.
My husband retired 2 months after we adopted Baxter, so he has someone around all day to keep him company, and the two of them go out for at least 2 hours each morning, then I take him out again when I get home from work at night. He has put on 4.5 kg since joining us and all of that is solid muscle – he is one super fit dog who spends all his time off-lead hurtling around at top speed like a true athlete. I am attaching a photo so you can see him now. He is a happy, confident, well loved dog who everyone who meets him just falls in love with! A happy ending for Baxter!
Poppet is approximately 3 years old and is a Terrier cross with bats ears, and has slightly longer legs . She came into our care from another rescue centre on 17th November and now has a new photo or two as she settles into her foster home. BUT, what Poppet really wants for Christmas is a loving family of her very own.
We have put Poppet into foster care as she does need some TLC and this is what her foster mum had to say about her the day after she arrived:
“Poppet arrived yesterday evening scared and timid. Having slept well we have had a run round the garden today and a game of fetch though she’s not too clear on the rules!!!!! Poppet is a very affectionate and gentle girl who understands the important commands ( other than drop !!) and loves a fuss.”
Poppet will need a quieter home because she is a little timid.
First posted: 17.11.13
Max is and 11 year old Collie cross Spaniel. This lovely old gentleman is good with people and dogs but sorry not cats. His family have asked us to find him a loving new retirement home due to a family breakup. He is still an active chap who would love to go for a nice walk and then sit by the fire with a biscuit.
For more information on Max please ring 01625 520693
Roux is what is known as a Puggle, that is a cross Pug with a Beagle. She is nearly 12 months old and is full of energy and just like a typical puppy can be mischievous is left alone for too long. She would suit an active family but one with dog experience as the Beagle side in her makes her quite a little madam when she does not want to do something. She does need more training as she is still only a the equivalent of a young teenager in dog years.
For more information on Roux please ring 01625 520693
Toby the Bichon is 4 years old and has come into our care due to his family splitting up. He is blind in one eye so he does need a quiet home where he can easily get to know his surroundings, as he does bump into things sometimes. Also he needs someone who is at home a lot, but with no small children as he does not like it when things move quite fast. He is good with people and other dogs, another quiet dog to live with may give him confidence
For more information on Toby please ring 01625 520693
These 3 Staffy cross puppies are just bundles of mischief and have come into our care from another rescue centre. They are learning to be house trained, and are currently in foster living with another dog and a cat. These puppies will not be rehomed as Christmas presents. Bo is the only female, and the two males are Marley and Snow, Snow is pure white where Marley and Bo do have some black markings
First posted: 2.12.13