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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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.

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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Bertie – Reserved

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bertie-wilmslow1 This is Bertie he is a 10 months old Cocker Spaniel, we know he looks cute but he really does need a family who understand he is still a puppy and does need a lot of training. He is quite boisterous but extremely loving. He doesn’t like to be left and would benefit from the companionship of living with another dog, and a human being that is at home quite a lot.   We would not rehome him with young children just because of his boisterousness.  He would suit an active family with previous dog experience

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346


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hope-before-and-after-july-19 Meet Hope, a Labrador x Vizsla, Chocolate coloured girl. We are unable to show you all of the pictures from when she arrived, due to her appalling condition.  But hope the two of before and after show how much she’s improved just with the correct diet and lots of love from her foster carer.

Her history is totally unknown, all we know is, someone once cared because she knows some commands. Sit, shake hands and lie down. She has absolutely no reason to trust people, but she is slowly coming round and can now wag her tail.



We have named her Hope because at the time of her arrival that’s all she had.   Hope that life would improve and hope that someone will love and care for her always.  She is going to make an amazing dog given the right care and attention.

She isn’t in a position to leave for a while yet but it would be nice for her to be able to start and bond with someone whilst on her healing journey.  So, if you are within easy traveling distance of the Tameside area of Greater Manchester and are serious about adopting her, we’d be happy to send you our perfect match form.


Kittens – seeking forever homes

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sleepy-kitten We have lots of kittens in foster care at the moment and here are just a few of them.   Most are ready to go to live with their new families and others will be ready in about 7 weeks’ time.

If you would like to meet these kittens in foster care please send an email for our perfect match form or text or ring the branch on 07954122481 to make an appointment.

Here are just a few of their photos.


More kittens seeking families

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tabby-mum-and-kittens-july We have taken several more kittens and their mum into foster this month.  If you are looking for a new addition or two to to your family please contact the branch.

Please note: If you would like to meet these kittens in foster care please send an email for our perfect match form or text or ring the branch on 07954122481 to make an appointment.


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This gorgeous Tortoiseshell girl is available for adoption. She’s approximately 3 years old and came on to us as a stray.  She’s quite quiet and timid but a really lovely girl.

If you could offer Bella a patient home and will allow her to gain in confidence we are sure she will become a confident little companion and brighten your day.

To meet Bella please visit Bowler’s Cattery



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Maxi is just 9 months of age and this beautiful little cat is longing for a new, caring family of her own.  Being semi long haired she will benefit from regular grooming.

To meet little Maxi please visit Bowler’s Cattery.


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MJ is a fun loving older kitten of 5 months.   He is full of mischief and loves to play.

To view MJ please visit Bowlers Cattery


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Minnie is a young girl of just 1 year of age .   She loves to play and is looking forward to meeting her forever family.,

To meet Minnie please visit Bowler’s Cattery



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Poppy is a young ( about 9 months old) semi long haired tabby kitty.   She needs a home where her family will love her and make sure that her lovely coat is regularly brushed so she doesn’t get matted or tangled.

Poppy can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery


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Amber is a tortoiseshell girl who would love a home of her very own.  She is estimated to be about 2 years of age and would love to have a new home with a garden to laze about in when it’s sunny and a warm fireside to laze in front of when its cold outside.

If you would like to meet Amber please visit her at Bowler’s Cattery


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Luna came to the RSPCA to find a new home via the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital and unfortunately her age is just estimated as young adult.

Luna would love to meet up with you and your family at Bowler’s Catteryas soon as possible” she says.


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Lucy is a really friendly girl, who is thought to be 2 to 3 years of age.   She just needs a loving family to call her own having been brought to the branch via the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.

To meet this lovely lady kitty please visit Bowler’s Cattery


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This is Archie who, like his almost twin Fred, is of uncertain age but a really friendly black kitty.

Archie would love to meet up with you at Bowler’s Cattery



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Fred is an adult cat of uncertain age as he wasn’t microchipped and our vets just agreed that he was in his adult years.

If you would like a more settled black cat in your home please don’t hesitate to visit him at Bowler’s cattery


Photos from our Glossop Fun Dog Show 2019

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A selection of photos of winners and other contestants at the show.

Thank you to all those special family dogs who brought their humans along to our fun show.   We hope that everyone enjoyed the day as much as we did, meeting all the much loved and well cared for dogs who came along to help those less fortunate dogs who have been badly treated or neglected and now have a chance to find caring and loving families of their own.

A total of £244.30 was raised on the day – £220 entry fees plus £24.30 in donations.

Lady Grey

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lady-greyhd Lady was bought along with her friend Sam at a “meet” in Ireland and was brought over by her previous owner.    Like Sam, her needs were not being met and she was signed over to one of our inspectors.

Lady has a beautiful nature to match her graceful looks and will make someone a lovely companion.   Her adopters will need patience while she learns what is expected of her to live happily in a house.   Stairs tend to be one of the biggest challenges to those hounds who have always lived outside but they soon get the hang of them along with the noises of the vacuum cleaner, and even the TV.

If you would like to meet our lovely Lady Grey please don’t hesitate to send us an email or leave a message on the branch answer phone.

First posted 22.6.19

Sam – Grey

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sam-greyhd Sam is a 4 year old registered Irish greyhound, who was bought at a “meet” in Ireland and brought over by his new owner.   Sam was signed over to one of our RSPCA Inspectors as his needs were not being met.

He is a handsome boy who loves people and walks nicely on his lead, but please be aware that he has never lived in a home before so will need a family who will be patient with him as he learns about stairs, washing machines, vacuum cleaners and, last but not least, the amazing comfort of a well padded bed or, even better, a sofa.

We will not rehome Sam to families with cats or other small furries as he has been encouraged to chase in his previous life.

If you would like to meet Sam with a view to adoption please don’t hesitate to contact the branch by email or leave a message on our answerphone 0795 412 2481

first posted 22.6.19




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buffywimslow4 Buffy is a 7 year old Patterdale terrier.

Her kennel staff tell us “Buffy is lovely with people, a really friendly little girl. BUT she can be choosy about which dogs she makes friends with”.

Buffy is a typical terrier full of life and into everything so she would prefer an active family who are going to give her lots of long walks with interesting things to investigate.

An adult only family or one with teenage children would be ideal for this very active little dog.

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346

First published 6.5.19


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roxywilmslow2 Roxy is a 9 yrs old Labrador cross and she is very sweet natured. Loves a fuss, going for walks and of course the occasional treat!!
This young lady does still need some training on the lead but enjoys her exercise and being around people and other dogs. Roxy is just waiting for the right family to come along and take her home

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346


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rustymcconells3 Rusty is a 4yr old Collie, vaccinated, neutered and chipped. He is lead reactive to other dogs, good in the house and being left, can get car sick if fed to soon before traveling. Very loving and very friendly. Great with children and gets on very well with the other dogs and lives with a cat at home. Good round sheep also.

Ideally he would suit an active person, he does interact very well men better than women.  He does still require some training and can be strong on the lead.