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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pablowilmslow Pablo is a Shih Tzu cross of about 5 years of age who came to the branch to find a caring new home when his owner could no longer care for him.

When Pablo first meets you he can come across as being very independent but he soon comes round.

He loves his walks and would suit a family without any small children and we think he could live with another female dog with careful introductions.

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346

first published 6.5.19


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buffywilmslow2 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

Lottie – Rehomed

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poppystaffy2_ Lottie is approx a 5 year old Staffy, she is currently in a foster home where she is described as a Staffy with a huge personality. She is in our care through no fault of her own, her owners were unable to take her with them when they moved house and made the heartbreaking decision to let us find her a new forever home.

Lottie is totally happy and very enthusiastic about everything.  She has learned very quickly how to walk on a lead and has stopped jumping up (so very quick to learn)  She is totally house trained and doesn’t chew.  Unfortunately Lottie has not been fully socialised, meaning she is a little scared around other dogs.  Ideally she would need to find a home where she could be an only dog.

She is a very affectionate girl who loves to play and be cuddled.  Lottie is now ready to find her forever home

First published 13.4.19

Dom the St Bernard

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dom-st-bernard-for-poster-3 Dom is a young 2 year old St Bernard, who has not had much experience of life to date.   He is a big boy who dislikes lots of other animals especially cats.  Being such a big strong dog he needs an adopter who understands his breed and has had Saints before.

To ensure a happy outcome for Dom and his new family we are looking for an adult only family or one with older teenage children and definitely no other animals in the home.   He will need a well fenced large garden to roam around in and someone prepared to put in a great deal of work to get him well socialised and able walk past other dogs and animals calmly.


If you have the necessary experience and are prepared for a big, slobbery, bundle of untrained muscle then Dom may be the dog for you.

Please send an email to the branch and we will send you our perfect match form by return.

First published 5.5.19


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bty Drake is a 3 year old Crossbreed.   This young man just wants to be with someone.   He needs a home where he is going to get lots of walks, and someone who is prepared to carry on with his training.   He does pull on the lead but this is getting better.  Drake ideally needs an adult only house

Fist posted 5.2.19

Glossop Carnival Fun Dog Show – 6th July

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glossop-2019-dog-show-088 Our next fun dog show will be held in Manor Park, Glossop on Saturday 6th July 2019.   Registration from 12noon with the first class at 1pm.

All dogs, pedigree, mixed breed and mongrels are welcome to bring their families along on the day.   There will be lots going on, stalls, fun rides, playground, and even a train for children and adult to ride around the park.




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junior2_ Junior is a 10 month old crossbreed.   He came into us through no fault of his own.  This young man is a little timid at the moment, he has not experienced much in his short life, so he is being introduced to things slowly and he is doing really well.  He needs a family with no small children simply because he is still learning things and children can move quite quckly, and someone who has the time to spend with him.   Junior wants to learn and please so he needs someone who is prepared to give him the time to get his confidence to deal with all the new things he is going to have to deal with

First posted: 30.4.2019


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bty Della is a 6 year old Crossbreed.  She has come into our care through no fault of her own.  Della is desperate for a quiet family home where she can be loved and spoilt.   Della is happy around other calm dogs, seems unbothered by cats and she is used to sensible children over about 8 years old.  Della would be a peasure to have as part of your family, all she wants is her belly rubbed.  Unfortunately Della is not settling well in kennels and is desperate for a home ASAP.

Fun Dog Show Photos – Hollingworth 2019

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A few photos from our Fun Dog Show held at Hollingworth Festival.
Apologies for any incorrect names and to those whom our photographer missed on the day.

Our sincerest thanks to everyone who came along on the day. Every dog was so special.

Fun Dog Show photos – Stamford Park April 2019

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Here are a few photos of the dogs and their families who took part in our fun dog show held in Stamford Park.

Honey – Reserved

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honeybulldog1_ Honey is a 4 year old British Bulldog who has a typical Bull breed nature, she loves to play and be with people.   Honey is full of life and energy and would bring joy into anyones life who knows the Bulldog nature.  We would not rehome her with cats and chickens and we feel she would prefer to be an only dog.  She is ok wih other dogs but can be full on when she first meets them

Woody – Reserved

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woodyshitzuwilmslow Woody is a Shih Tzu who is about 4 years old. He came into branch care to find a new home because his owner could no longer care for him.

Woody can be a little shy when you first meet him but loves to go out for a walk. Woody has lived with other dogs although we now feel it is his time to have some one to one attention.

We are looking for an adult only family or one with older children (late teenage) for Woody.

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346

Gracie – Reserved

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graciewilmslow Gracie is a 7 year old Cockerpoo who came to us to find a caring new family through no fault of her own.

However, she will need an experienced owner who understands that she has an active gun dog breed in her make-up. Spaniels are energetic little dogs, even in their middle to later years and Gracie is no exception. She also likes to get her own way so needs a family who won’t put up with any nonsense, firmly and kindly.

Gracie should be the only family dog but will live happily with a cat and we are looking for an adult home for Gracie or one with children over 12 years of age.

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346


Penny – Reserved

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blindpaddy3_ Penny is a 6 year old small crossbreed who is blind, unfortunately she has not had a good start to her life, she has lived outside in dirty conditions, so we now think this is where it starts to get a lot better.  Please do Not be put of by her being blind Penny still has plenty to give, when she knows your voice she gets extremely happy when you approach her and she just loves being stroked and having a fuss and gives you back lots of love.  Penny is good with all other animals, she may even benefit from having a nice quite companion. She is still happy to go for short walks.

If you would like to know more about adopting a blind dog here are some myths and facts from Petfinder, a database of rescues in Canada and the United States.

Monty – Reserved

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Monty 2 Monty is a lovely, bouncy German Shepherd cross of about 6 months of age.   He has come to the branch to find a new home via one of our RSPCA inspectors.  Poor Monty has never had the chance to experience living in a home as he was kept outside since he left his mum as a very young puppy.   This means that Monty needs an adult at home for most of the time to ensure that his house training is up to scratch and that he won’t be lonely and bored and perhaps eat your house.

Monty has never met any others since going to live in his owners’ backyard and although he loves people he does like his own way.   He will need one to one attention at first although he is a bright boy who will enjoy going to doggy training school in the future.  In fact this will be essential as he will need to be taught what is acceptable and what is not.  He will need someone who has experience of large breed puppies and who is willing to put in the time needed to ensure that this handsome boy becomes a well socialised and happy member of society.

His adopters should be aware that he will soon cover your carpets and clothes in white hair as he will change his coat spring and autumn and shed some hairs all year round.  So lots of brushes and combs will be needed as regular grooming will be essential.

We are looking for an adult only home for this boy.

First posted 3.4.19



Roley – Reserved

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roley-boxer-cross-2 This is Roley who is one happy puppy.  He has had a rubbish start in life, but… he’s ready for a fresh start! At only 9/10 months, he is very much a blank canvas waiting to learn. He is super friendly and can hardly contain his excitement when he sees people. His training has begun and Roley is desperate to learn.

Roley isn’t going to be very big when full grown (small Labrador size) but is going to need lots of exercise.

He needs a home where someone will be committed to train and socialise Roley whilst showering him with the love and attention he deserves.

We are looking for an adult home or one with older children over 8 years of age.

Fun Dog Show – Hollingworth – Festival on the Green

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12th May – Fun Dog Show – Hollingworth Festival Wednesnough Green – Registration 12 noon – 1st Class 1pm.

Everyone and their dog or dogs welcome.

Purdy – Reserved

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purdy-2019 Purdy, who is a 3 and a half  year old lurcher was adopted in March last year.   Sadly, she has been returned to the branch as her adopter cannot manage her attitude towards cats.

Purdy is looking for an experienced sight hound home, which is not only a “catless” house but situated in a relatively cat free neighbourhood.

Her foster family say that ” Purdy is slowly getting better and although she remembers where she last saw a cat, simply by walking her across the road from that particular garden she is much calmer.   She is walked in a harness and greyhound collar using a double clipped long lead.

Purdy has also begun to be trusted running free and, although her recall does still needs some work, she is slowly getting there.   She is a typical lurcher in that she wants to investigate everything at 100 miles an hour.”

If you would like to meet this funny and very fit girl please don’t hesitate to contact the branch to arrange a suitable time.

First posted: 21.3.19

Rupert – chow chow – Rehomed

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bty Rupert is a chow chow and is about 5 years old.   He came to us to find his forever new home when his previous owner could no longer care for him.  He is lovely with everything he meets, there is nothing that phases Rupert we cannot praise him enough.  He is currently in a foster home where he is house trained and enjoying his trips around the block, where he loves sniffing at every blade of grass.  Rupert does have a few joint problems but our vet has said to just use over the counter joint aid products, he is not struggling getting up and down and is happy to potter about.

Rupert is very easy going and is thoroughly enjoying his life.  He would suit someone who themselves wants a slower pace of life and is happy to take him for a potter everyday and then come home for a cup of tea and a biscuit.

Sweetie Pie – Rehomed

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sweetiepie__0 Sweetie Pie is approximately 2 years old  and has been used as a breeding bitch.

There was no other name that could suit this little sweet dog better and she is now ready to find her forever family.

Unfortunately, Sweetie hasn’t had a very good life up until now. She has been made to have several litters of puppies and wasn’t cared for properly. Despite all this Sweetie has made a remarkable recovery. She is learning to walk on a lead and is enjoying exploring a world she never knew existed. She is learning to trust humans and loves fuss, love and attention. Sweetie is happy to be handled but does need to be reassured that everything is ok. Due to her restricted life Sweetie is very nervous of new dogs, but once introduced, she is happy to be around them and would probably benefit from living with another dog to help her confidence. She is totally fine with cats and even lets them curl up and sleep with her!

We do think Sweetie would be better living in a home where someone is home most of the time so she can catch up on the love and attention she deserves. Because of her lack of confidence, we feel Sweetie would not be suitable for a family with small children simply due to her nervousness of loud noises and fast movements.

This sweet little girl just wants to be with someone, sat on their knee and enjoying life.   Her puppies have all found new homes now so it is now time for Sweetie Pie to find her forever home.   She needs a home with no small children because she is not used to little ones running about