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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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.

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.

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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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soxstaffie2 Sox is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier who is approximately 6 years old.   He is a lovely, smiley Staffy who just wants to be your friend.

Sox is a really nice dog who enjoys being with people and is also good with other dogs when out on a walk.  He travels well in a car and although he does pull a little on his lead when you first take him out for his walk after a few minutes of excitement he will begin to walk very nicely by your side

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Glossop dog show 2015 – photos

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Just a few photos taken on the day as we were a little short staffed due to holidays and other commitments of our volunteers.

We’d love to hear from anyone who could help us at events such as these and instore collections.  See our diary dates for information on what’s going on to raise much needed funds for the branch.




Jessie’s five kittens

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jessieskittens2 Jessie’s five kittens came into branch care with their mum recently and are now ready to go to live with their forever families.  They can be adopted as pairs or singly, and we are looking for homes without or with children over 5.  As they are only babies they need homes where they won’t be left alone for long hours initially as they will need several feeds each day and their curiosity could easily mean that they get themselves trapped on top of curtains or in a small space etc.

But if you have the time and patience for these bundles of fun we’d love to hear from you.

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jessiecat4 Jessie is an 18 month old mummy cat who has come into branch care with her five kittens.   Despite being a young inexperienced mum she has successfully raised her kittens and now really deserves a loving and caring family of her very own.  She is quite timid at the moment so will need a little patience and understanding while she get used to her new surroundings.


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jenniferwilmslow Jennifer but Jenny to her friends is a 9 month old small Jack Russell.  She is a very affectionate little dog and seems quite happy around other dogs but because she was handed over when her and her litter sister were not getting on very well, she might be better as an only dog.  She has lots of energy but
would make a perfect family pet or companion for someone who enjoys walking, etc.   Jenny is ideally looking for a family who understand terriers.

For more information please ring 01625520693 or 07811404346

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Toes and Footsy

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awaiting-photo-peeping-cat Toes and Footsy are two black and white boys who are 8 months and one year old.  They have always lived indoors but could gradually be introduced into the great outdoors .  Toes is the more timid of the two and with a little patience we are sure he will soon come round when he realises that he is safe and cared for by his new family.


Walter and India

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walterandindiacats Walter and India are lovely, playful, kitten-like cats who love to play with string or cat toys. They are great around children and love attention and curling up on laps. They like to go outside although they are equally happy trying to sneak into bedrooms and sleep on the bed. Walter and India have lived with a dog.

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sammywilmslow2 Sammy is a 6 year old female crossbreed and has been looking for her new family since Christmas 2014.   This lovely girl loves to be with people, and is good with other dogs.   She is a very happy dog who is always wagging her tail and just loves her belly tickling when saying hello.

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Sugar and Spice

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Sugar is a 9 week old kitten that has come to the branch with her mum Spice from our Greater Manchester animal hospital after being found by an inspector left home alone as their owners moved away and left them behind.  Mum Spice at only 1 year old, is extremely friendly and loves cuddles.

We would like these to go to a home together if possible.



Logan – Reserved

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loganstaff1 Logan is a 8 month old Staffordshire Cross.   He came into our care through no fault of his own.   Logan is currently living with a foster family and their dog.   He is full of life and loving being part of a family, and enjoying meeting other dogs.   He still needs training but he is very willing to learn and soon realizes what you want him to do.

Glossop Family Fun Day – Dog Show

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glossop-carnival-poster-2014 Glossop Family Fun Day Dog Show on 4th July 2015 – Registration from 1pm on the day with first class at 2pm

There will be prizes to 6th place in classes from best puppy to best rescued dog, including a fancy dress class and one for a child’s best friend, when all contestants will receive a rosette (children should be 14 and under on the day).

The park will be hosting lots of other events and amusements, so bring your dog along and have fun on the day.


Kittens – Rosie, Jim, Josie, Tom and Daisy

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Tom We have 5 little black and white  kittens who are 8 weeks of age and are looking for a home in pairs or singly.  They are Rosie, Jim, Josie, Tom and Daisy and all are very curious and playful.  They are currently in a foster home where they love getting in michief and exploring their temporary home.  If you would like to meet them please ring our cat rehoming coordinator on 0776 451 40950776 451 4095


Denzel – has moved to Leeds and Wakefield branch.

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dieselhuskyx2    Denzel is a 3 year old, crossbreed with Spitz-type dog in his make up with his one blue and one brown eye and his lovely thick coat.  He has come into our care because his owner was out at work for long hours and he was left on his own.  He is house-trained and lived with another dog and children in his previous family.

Our dog walkers report that he is good with other dogs on his walks and has a really nice nature.



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Max – Mastiff x – Reserved pending a pre adoption home visit

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maxmastiff18 Max is 6 years old.  Max is sometimes cross eyed but it does not stop him from doing anything.   This young man has always lived as an outside dog but now he is in foster we can report he is perfectly clean in the house, and when they come home his fosterers say it is like he is smiling at you.  We are looking for a home now where he will live in doors, but we have to admit that he loves to lie in the sun, we cannot wait to see this wonderful young man happily sunbathing in his forever home.  Max loves a cuddle and giving kisses.   We have now introduced him to loads of new things and he takes everything in his stride.  He just loves to say hello to everyone he meets, hoping they may have a treat in their pockets.

We found him to be perfectly clean in his kennel and we think that it is now time he found a lovely fire to curl up in front of.   He does not react to other dogs when they bark at him, and he is quite happy to walk side by side with other dogs. He just loves being with people.   Max will make a very loving family member.

Hooray we have found Max a foster home.   And his fosterers think I should start his write up by telling you they think he is a big soft gentle dog.   Today they took him into the park where he met loads of other dogs and humans both big and small and just loved them all, and on his return had a drink and something to eat and then crashed on his bed and snored for the rest of the afternoon.   Max is now enjoying seeing new things.

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Leia and Max updated

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leiarehomedwithmax8 A year on and Leia’s new family recently updated us on her progress along with news of her brother Max, who was also adopted from the branch.

“Hi. Just letting you know how LEiA is doing now we have had her a year. LEiA had no training from her previous owner and didn’t know how to play with a ball or toys. Max who we also adopted from you over two years ago has been great teaching LEiA and they love each other very much. We are so glad we adopted them both and wish I had more room to adopt more but unfortunately we don’t. I am sending you a couple of photos. Keep up the great work you all do.”

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Amber – Beagle x – Reserved

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amberbeaglex4 Amber is a Beagle cross, who is approximately 4 years old. This pretty little girl likes everyone and everything, but can get selective deafness when you want her to come back as she is a typical hound who forgets everything when her nose is to the ground.  She will make a lovely family dog who just needs someone to love her for her “beagley” good nature.

Amber was rehomed but has unfortunately been returned due to her adopter’s ill health.   She has been living with a fosterer for a few weeks who has found that she does well without her boot which she was wearing to prevent her scraping her foot due to knuckling.  This started when she had a infection in her foot which has now cleared up. (see photos) Her fosterer says: “Amber is a perfect house guest.  She is house trained, can be left for 5 hours without any problems and is always ready to go for her walk or to settle down by your side.  She will make a lovely and loving addition to any family, with or without children.”

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Jesse – Rehomed

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jessexbrd2 Jesse is a crossbreed of about 8 years old.   She has come into our care from another rescue. Jesse is a very effectionate young lady who is house trained, walks well on the lead and is good in the car

Recently she stayed with one of our dog walkers as her foster family were out for the day and this is what her temporary host said about Jesse:

“She is affectionate, loves to play and is brilliant in the home. She would live quite happily with another dog but not a cat. An ideal dog for someone who doesn’t like gardening as she hates the lawnmower! Jesse would make a lovely companion and family dog.”

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Kenzie – Rehomed

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kenziexbrd3_0 Kenzie is a 10 year old crossbreed, who has come into our care due to no fault of her own.   This young lady is good with other dogs and enjoys everyone’s company but due to her age we are looking for home as an only dog and without very very young children.   Kenzie is now looking for a nice retirement home

Max – High flying and loving life

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maxnewfamily6 Max, who came to us to find a new home from the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital, has found a loving and caring family who have shown him just how great life can be.

His new family sent us some photos of Max to let us know how he is settling in.  Max now has a great life playing by the sea and being a little star in the air show.

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Stella – Rehomed

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stellastaffy2 Stella is a crossbreed puppy of approximately 9 months of age.   She is currently sharing her foster home with another little dog, who kindly lent her his bed…. well that’s her story anyway.

Her foster mum says she is quite  bouncy and loves nothing more that bounding around the house and just being a happy little girl.

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