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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Barney Special Plea

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barneystandrick5 Barney is now struggling in kennels, he is desperate to either find a new home are just someone to foster him until he finds his new home.  Ideally Barney needs a home with big dog experience, he is showing certain Shepherd trates.He is a 2 year old large crossbreed who has come into Branch care due to his owner’s ill health.  He has lived with another dog and we have found him to be very obedient in the paddock, sitting when asked, and giving a paw, coming when called etc.  He loves to play with a ball but will need to be taught to give one up in exchange for another.

Barney is house trained and our dog walkers are now finding him good to walk and even those who prefer to walk smaller dogs are so pleased with him.  He will make a great companion for a family who love extra large dogs and those without or with older children as he could quite easily knock little ones over.

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mollyretriever1 Molly is 4 year old Retriever cross.   This lady has come into our care due to her owner being out at work for long hours.   Molly is house trained and does know some commands.   She is a gentle girl but when she wants to sniff at something she is quite happy to take you with her to look.  Molly has now been with us a couple of days and we have found her to be very loving, enjoys having a cuddle, being brushed and loves her belly tickled.


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tobyjrtx1 Toby is a 9 month old Jack Russell cross.  This young man has come into our care due to no fault of his own.  Toby needs an a family who are willing to train him.

Alfie – Reserved

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alfiebc2 Alfie is a 4 month old Border Collie who is full of life.   I know he looks cute but you have to remember that Collie are working dogs and need to be stimulated because if a Collie gets bored it gets very naughty.   He will need his long walks when he gets older and possibly fly ball or something similar.   Alfie is looking for an active family who understand Border Collie.  He already knows a few commands and is keen to learn more

Max who was Davey

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maxakadaveyrehomed Max’s new family sent some photos of Max in his new home.  As you can see he’s loving his new life with a caring family.


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tiacross1 Tia is a beautiful crossbreed approx 4 years old. Tia is showing some Collie traits.   Despite Tia having lived outside and never walked she is proving to be such a lovely girl and all our dog walkers find her so easy to walk out with the other dogs.

Altogether, Tia is a really lovely dog who just enjoys being with people she knows and making friends with others, human and dog alike.

Hollingworth Festival Fun Dog Show 2016

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Hollingworth Festival – Sunday, 8th May 2016

Poster to download

Wedneshough Green, behind the Gun Inn, 2 Market St, Hollingworth, via Hyde, SK14 8LN
Registration from 1pm – 1st class commences 1:30pm

Novelty classes for pedigrees and mongrels alike include: Best Condition Male, Best Condition Female, Child’s Best Friend (children up to 14 years of age on the day of the show – incl rosette for every entrant – this class only), Golden Oldie (dog or bitch 8 years or over), Dog with the Waggiest Tail, Best Rescued Dog or Bitch (from any animal welfare organisation).  To be followed by Best in Show for the winners of each of the above classes.

Entry Fee: £2 per class or 3 classes for £5


Tulip Sunday Fun Dog Show

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We’ve added just a few photos from our dog show.  Hope you like them.

buddybestinshow Buddy from Stalybridge was Best in Show and can be seen with a Guest Judge – our local RSPCA Inspector N Waterworth.


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busbywilmslow2 Busby is an 11 yrs old blue staffie. Brilliant with people and small dogs. Wary of bigger dogs when he is on lead. He has lived with adults and older children.   We have been asked to find Busby a new home due to the owners change in circumstances.  He is a very loving boy who is now looking for his forever home

If you would like further information on Busby please ring Pat on 01625 52069301625 520693 or 07811 40434607811 404346

First posted 11.3.16


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milliewilmsow Millie is a Terrier mix she is nearly 2 years old.  This lady sometimes likes her own way, so she needs a family with older children and possibly who have had terriers before.  She gets on well with other dogs and enjoys a cuddle

For more information about Millie please ring Pat on 01625 52069301625 520693 or07811 40434607811 404346

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Sam – Reserved

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samstaffy3 Sam is an 8 year old Staffy who is full of character and life.   He is very loving and loves company, we would not rehome him with small children.   He can be strong on the lead when you first take him out but soon calms down.  This young man loves playing ball but sometimes does forget to give it back to you.   Sam in now in a foster home where he is being a really good boy.  He is house trained knows quite a few commands and just loves being with people.  He is not destructive when left just enjoys his snooze.

First posted: 23.4.16

Davey – Rehomed

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daveyterrier Davey came to us from the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital where his previous owners signed him over as they couldn’t look after him due to their ongoing health problems.

Davey is a friendly, very active 18 month old terrier cross, who may be small in stature but is a chunky boy who is strong on the lead.   He is looking forward to going to live with his new family who will take him long walks to exciting new places.

daveyterrier3 Davey was suffering badly from a severe flea allergy which has meant that his lovely scruffy coat is missing from his rear end.  However, his fur is beginning to grow back quickly but, he will need regular flea treatments to keep his skin in good condition.

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Cassie now Ella

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cassie11 This is Ella who was Cassie relaxing in the sunshine in the garden.

She has settled in so well we cannot believe we have only had her for three days.   Ella did not like the kennels so it is lovely to see her so happy in her new home


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daisycat9 Daisy is a 5 year old, very vocal girl who has come to the branch from the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.   Little Daisy is very friendly and would just love a warm knee to curl up on and to purr her evenings away in her very special family home.


She can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery

Indie and Lady

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indiecat ladykitty


Lady and Indie are 18 month old girls who have come to the branch to find a new family.  Lady is a ginger tabby, and Indie is a dark tortoiseshell.  They are extremely friendly.

Ideally we would like them to find a loving home together but they can be rehomed separately.


They can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery


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popscat Pops is a 10 month old male kitten who has come to our Stockport branch after being abandoned. He is a typical black cat who just loves attention


He can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery


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bessiecat Bessie is an adult black and white female cat who has come to our Stockport branch from the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital after being signed over to our inspectors. Bessie needs a specific home as she can have attitude she needs a home with no other pets and no children to find out more please contact the branch


They can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery

Oscar – Rehomed

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This is Oscar who at just 6 months of age has already had 2 homes. He was thought to be a whippet, but has grown a bit larger than expected and we now think he is a greyhound x whippet.

Oscar is good with adults, children and other dogs and is currently in a foster family with several cats and we can now confirm that he should be cat safe with careful introductions which his foster mum has carried out successfully with her cats who had lived with a dog before.

Oscar is initially shy but once he gets to know you he is very loving.  He has lived with a 9 year old boy in the past.

We are looking for a family with or without children over 8 years of age.

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Bobby – Reserved

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bobbybc Bobby is a young, three year old and very affectionate Border Collie.  He has come to the branch from the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital as he hasn’t had the best start in life.  He will need more socialising with other dogs and is quite hand shy but he knows several commands already.  Bobby shows that he is keen to learn and to keep his mind occupied.  He will probably excel at obedience or agility and just like Border Collies the world over he loves to walk – lots.  Many people take on border collies without realising that they are only happy when they are doing stuff with and for their humans. Bobby would suite someone who enjoys running, when one of our volunteers takes him out he runs with him a little bit and Bobby seems to really enjoy it

Bobby is currently in a foster home where he has settled in great.   He lives with another dog and is enjoying the company.  Bobby is house trained and does know a few commands

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Mini – Reserved

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ministaff1 Mini is a 3 year old, very small Staffy.   This young lady is a lovely girl who walks well on the lead, is good with other dogs and very loving.  Mini is currently living in a foster home where she is being the perfect house guest, she is house trained and knows a few commands.  The fosterer has a cat and Mini does not bother with it at all.   This young lady has met all kinds of people and animals and just loves everyone.   Mini is now just looking for a family to call her own which is exactly what she deserves