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 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.
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.
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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.
For more photos and a short video continue
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.”
Chance is approx 2 year old Saluki. He needs someone who understands his breed. He loves nothing more than having a charge around. We do not know what Chance is like with small furries so to be on the safe side we are saying no cats. He is very affectionate when you can get him to stay still
For further information on Chance please ring 07811404346
Alfi is an 8 year old Crossbreed. All Alfi wants to do is be with you. He needs someone who has time to spend giving him attention and lots of cuddles
For further information on Alfi please ring 07811404346
Bruce is an 8 year old Shih Tzu. He is a very loving and would still like to go for shorter walks, and then when he comes home a drink and a biscuit.
For further information on Bruce please ring 07811404346
We have 2 kittens looking for a farm / stable home.
They have been living independently under a garden shed. Since being with us, they have accepted humans provide food and do allow some contact but are not suitable for family homes. They are neutered, wormed and flead.
Both use litter trays and are spotlessly clean and we would like them to find a home together so they can keep each other company.
Advice will be given on introducing outdoor cats to their new homes.
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!
Tucker loves people and likes to give kisses. He gets on well with other dogs, although he can be a bit too eager to play and when you are as big a Tucker it can be a bit unnerving for some little dogs.
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.
Chloe is a 2 year old little cat who is looking for an outdoor home perhaps in a barn or around your stables. She will make sure that the mice won’t be eating their fill in your feed store and will enjoy living free. Alternatively, as she is currently living in a foster home where she is litter trained but she is very frightened of humans touching her or moving too quickly, she could possibly live mostly in a home but where she will be left to her own devices and where she will be allowed to come and go when she pleases once her once she’s served her compulsory 4 – 6 week sentence.
Chloe originally came into branch care from a local vet where she had been rescued by one of their clients along with her kittens. At first, probably because she was nursing her little ones she appeared quite friendly but once she had weaned them she began to show her more feral nature. She has now spent several months hiding under her foster carer’s sofa, only coming out to play and eat during the night.
Little Chloe has been neutered but had to be trapped (see her photo) to get her to the vet for her operation. She is now back under the sofa but longing to spend time outdoors.
If you would like to adopt Chloe and are prepared to keep feeding her and making sure she is safe we’d love to hear from you. Please email or leave a message on our answerphone and we’ll get back to you with more details about our feral adoption scheme.
First posted 20.7.18
This is Ben, a sheep dog cross, he is the happiest dog ever! He loves meeting everyone and everything.
What’s great and not so great about Ben.
Ben is still very much a big, daft, clumsy pup so probably not suitable for families with young children.
He has boundless energy and is super clever, he only needs to be shown things once so would make a brilliant fly ball, agility dog.
Ben needs a very active home. Although he hasn’t shown any aggression towards cats, he does think they would be great fun to chase.
Ben’s perfect family would be outdoor, active people with time and patience to teach him how to control his energy. ( training classes may be useful )
Ben has been left to grow up without stimulation, meaning he does have some silly bad habits such as jumping up.
We wouldn’t advise him going to a home where he will he left for long periods of time, he needs someone to be home most the time with him, or access to doggy daycare.
Ben just needs to learn it’s time to grow up!
In exchange for your time and patience, Ben will reward you with endless love and loyalty.
He is by far the happiest dog ever!
Bella is 6 yr old Maltese Terrier. She does need an adult house or with older children. She is a typical terrier and doesn’t want to be a lap dog, Bella enjoys her long walks. We are being asked to rehome Bella because of a bereavement.
For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346
Lady (black and white) and Susie (Tortoiseshell), who are now 9 years of age, were adopted from the branch as kittens. Sadly, their owner had to move into other accommodation and asked us to find them a home as she couldn’t take them with her.
Susie has been lucky enough to find her forever home but little Lady is still looking for her special family to call her own.
If you would like to meet her and the other cats in branch care they can be seen at Bowler’s cattery
First posted 9.8.18
Alfie is still only a baby he has been estimated as under 1 year old. He is currently in a foster home where they cannot believe just what a big soft thing he is. His fosterers have described him as a lovely gentleman, but he does snore and drools. Alfie is house trained and is currently being walked on a head collar which stops him from pulling. When he sees another dog he does get excited and forgets how big he is so he does need some training classes, but he is very clever and does soon learn.
Alfie needs someone who is used to big dogs, and is prepared to carry on with his training. He is just a big cuddly bear who needs a family who will show him plenty of love and he will certainly give lots back.
Zeus is a 4 year old boy champagne blue staffy, he has lived with children, is very friendly and is well behaved most of the time but he still does have his boisterious side. He is a little lively and loves attention, he likes other dogs just wants to play.
Poppy is a 2 year old Staffy who is full of life and has to do everything at 100mph. She loves the water and is more than happy to go swimming. She does need someone who understands her breed as she is quite powerful and can be a very willfull young lady. Poppy loves people but does need to be introduced to other dogs slowly because of her boisterous nature she just dives in, but loves people and would sit on someones knee for hours.
We currently have 4 crossbreed puppies in our care, we have called them these names because they are so comical to watch. They are approx 12 weeks old, and we have 3 boys and 1 girl. They have not had a good start in life and came in with skin conditions but they have all been treated for this. We would not rehome the puppies with small children due to the fact that they do play rough. Sorry for the lack of pictures
Mabel is a 9 month old American Bulldog. Mabel is currently in a foster home and this is what her foster mum has to say about her
Mabel is an extra special baby who is eager to learn and very alert. Given the opportunity, she loves nothing more than sneaking onto the sofa with you for a snuggle! Mabel enjoys her walks and especially looks forward to meeting and playing with other dogs on the field; she can be quite clumsy during play but has never shown any signs of aggression. She is cautious when strangers approach without a dog (especially men) but with encouragement and time, her confidence will improve. Continue reading
Basil is a approx 6 year old Pomeranian. This young man has come into our care through no fault of his own. Even though he seems ok with other dogs we think Basil maybe better off as an only dog. He has previously lived in a house, and travels well in a car.
For further information on Basil please ring 07811404346
Sonia is a Labrador Retriever cross German Shepherd of about 5 years of age. She came to the branch to find a caring new home due to family illness.
Sonia is currently living with a foster family who have young children and another little dog and they say she is a perfect house guest who gets on well with all the family.
She is house trained, knows how to sit and shake a paw and has good recall. Her only fault, like so many Labradors, is that Sonia loves her food a bit too much and as a result she gained too much weight due to her previous family not being able to exercise her regularly.
However, now she has another dog and children to play with she is getting fitter and losing her chunkyness.
We are looking for a family with children over 5 years of age or an adult only home for this lovely dog.
Samson is a smallish 8 year old Staffordshire Bull cross. He has come into our care through no fault of his own. He is a gentle older boy, who so far has been good with other dogs and people. He is not enjoying his life in kennels as he has been in another centre since February
William is just over a year old and is still very much a puppy who needs to get out and about, have new experiences and meet new people and animals. He loves people of all ages, although we would not rehome him to a family with small children under 12 years of age simply due to his size and strength.
As a typical German Shepherd, he needs to work his brain as well as his body, and with the right people in his life he will soon become a shining example of his breed. William is very clever and will quickly become top of his class at his training school.
Ideally, his adopters should have experience of German Shepherds or similar working breeds.
Ali is a male kitten approx 12 weeks old. He was found in a carrier in an alleyway at the back of houses, hence his name. Ali is a lovely kitten who is now ready for a comfy knee to curl up on
For further details ask for Gail
Although we have found new homes for a couple of our baby rabbits the rest have moved to RSPCA Manchester and Salford branch
where they will be available soon. We currently have 7 baby rabbits in our care. We have 3 white and the other 4 are a tan variation. These little cuties were all being kept as house rabbits