Adult Dog or Puppy Fosterers Urgently Needed

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The branch urgently needs a local person/people who are able to foster 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 who is far too young to stay in kennels while he/she awaits a new home. Sometimes a puppy 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 to find foster care for.

If we don’t have foster spaces we are unable to take in really young puppies in need because they cannot go into kennels, 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 puppy or adult dog 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 or adult dog, if you would like to help and want to know more please get in touch as a matter of urgency.

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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.

If you can’t donate, please share using the buttons below. Thank you :)

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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Lost – African Grey Parrot

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african-grey-lost-2 8 month old African Grey Parrot lost from the Valley Road area of Hattersley, Hyde SK14 3PP.  If you have sighted Kilo or found him please contact the branch, a local vet or the police who will contact his owners.

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We are full!

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We can no longer take in dogs from members of the public as our kennels and foster places are completely full and we have had to close our list of dogs waiting to come in until we have found new homes for those already in our care.

If you can offer a home to one of the dogs listed below please don’t hesitate to contact us either by email, text or voicemail – 07954122481 everyone is the branch is a volunteer so it could take time to answer all our calls but please be patient and we will get back to you. Please remember to include a contact phone number,


Maisie – a lovely dog sadly neglected

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maisiesbt Maisie is a small 5 year old crossbreed who was taken in by an RSPCA inspector and has had her all clear from the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.

Maisie has not received the care she needed with her previous family and is now looking for that very special person who will give her the wonderful life she has missed out on so far.  Despite her previous bad experiences she is still great with people and walks well with other dogs as long as they are not “in her face”.  In fact, Maisie loves Teddy, our large well-behaved greyhound who is a kind and gentle dog.

Maisie is looking for a family with or without older children – over 10s please as she is quite a bouncy girl.  Maisie needs to be an only dog, so that she can get all her family’s love and care without having to share and where she will be taken to lots of new places as her confidence grows.

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boysie Boysie is a 5 year old crossbreed who has been trying his best to find a family of his very own since March.  This lovely boy has come into our care through no fault of his own.   He loves people has grown up with children and is good with other dogs.   His only fault he does pull on the lead.   He is looking for a family that wants to take him on long walks and then to share a cuddle.

For further information on Boysie please ring 01625 520693

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maxdavid_0 Max is an eleven year old Black and White Staffy, due to the owners change in circumstances we have been asked to rehome him.   Max has been neutered  and is fully vaccinated.  He is a lovely dog, very loving and
affectionate and he has been around children since was puppy.  He like lots of attention and plenty of walks.  He is fun to be around.  He may be older in years but not in himself.

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millienewgate2 Millie is a 5 year old crossbreed who is very friendly, boisterous and gets on well with bigger dogs.  She will be well suited to someone who can give her lots of attention and walks as she loves this.  She is well behaved on a lead but please be aware if she finds a cat or something she likes the smell of when off the lead she will run after them.

She loves to play and she will entertain you rolling over with her legs up in the air.  She is a lovely dog and will become your best friend, she will be missed by her old family.

For further enquiries please ring Pat on 01625 520693 or 07811 404346

first posted: 3.6.14

Teddy – Reserved

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teddygrey6 This large, gentle, greyhound will turn heads with his shiny black and white looks wherever he goes.

Teddy is five years old and an ex-racer who has been retired as his trainer was reducing the number of dogs he had in his kennels.  Teddy is a lovely sedate boy who is great with other dogs and as he was kenneled with a female greyhound in the trainer’s establishment he will be fine to be rehomed to a family looking for a friend for themselves and their current canine.  In fact, Teddy gets on really well with Maisie our small sized cross staffie who adores him as you can see from his photos below

Teddy is settling into life in the boarding kennels we use, and even after his first night in such unaccustomed luxury our dog walkers reported that he seemed much happier and his tail was going round in a circle, when he greeted his new friends!

Teddy is now looking for a caring family where he can spend the rest of his days lazing about on a sofa and going for a walk with people who love him.  Like most ex-racers, Teddy is a sprinter not a marathon runner and will do very well with a couple of half hour walks each day, although he will manage more if his adopters want to increase his exercise to suit their lifestyle.

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Cleo’s report

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Dear Elaine and other RSPCA friends,

It’s Cleo here – the most important cat in the world, as I’m sure you remember.  I’m called Clawsewitz now, after a historical military commander who was almost as clever as me but nothing like as pretty.

White and Grey cat found

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An unusually marked white cat who has grey spots the size of golf balls in their coat and an all grey tail.  If you have lost such a cat who hasn’t been chipped please contact the branch.


Shep – Reserved

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shepgsd3 Shep the shepherd is a four year old boy.  He is a very nice boy who now needs his new family to show him that the world is not so scary.   We would not rehome Shep with small children simply because he can be a little bit unsure at first with a new environment, so does need a little time to come round.  Even the short time that Shep has been with us you can see him changing and gaining in confidence.   He is just a cuddly bear who loves his hugs once he knows you.

Sparky – Reserved

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sparky1 Sparky who is a 3 year old crossbreed has been looking for his new family since December.

He is a lovely boy but because of his owners’ change in circumstances and health, he has not been getting out like he should do and Sparkly simply loves to meet people and visit new places.

He has lived with older children and is quite strong on the lead. He is also good with larger dogs but tends to worry about smaller ones.

Sparky would suit an active family who are looking for a larger four legged friend. He is neutered, vaccinated and chipped.

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Oscar (Snow) – Reserved

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snow2 Oscar or as we like to call him Snow, is a lovely 10 month old Staffordshire Bull.  Snow only has to look at you with his beautiful eyes and your heart melts, everyone who meets him loves him, he is such an adorable dog.  He is an extremely nice boy who gets on well with other dogs and loves people.   He is currently in a foster home living with another dog and a cat, and they cannot believe just what a good boy he is on his lead.  He is a little camera shy, will get some more pics later

First posted: 10.6.14

Red – Reserved

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Red - 14 mths Red is a 14 month old Mastiff cross.   She is a lovely dog and we have been asked to find her a loving new home through no fault of her own.   She gets on well with other dogs but is quite boisterous, she is house trained and likes being with people.   She can be left for a few hours but we are looking for a home where she won’t be left alone on a regular basis.

We are looking for a family for Red who have very large dog experience, who understand the needs of such a large dog, and who are willing to continue with Red’s excellent socialisation.

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Hector – Reserved

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hector1 Hector is a lovely 10 month old Staffy pup.   This young man is a delight to be around he is house trained, good on the lead and with other dogs, he is currently living with another dog and is good with cats.   He is currently in a foster home.   All Hector wants is lots of hugs and kisses he just enjoys being with everyone

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Mum and Kitten Fosterers are still needed

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Stripey and Ziggy A huge thank you to the people who have come forward to offer foster placements for the kittens below.  However we still need foster families for several mums with kittens born in rescue.  Some are little older so we need people who have room in their homes for the next 3 weeks for two mums with 6 week old kittens and one for a mum with a couple of 1 week old kittens and this would mean am 8 week commitment.

We desperately need foster families who can commit to caring for a mum and kittens for 5 to 8 weeks.  All equipment, food, bedding, litter and any vet’s costs are covered by the branch.

We are struggling to cope with the sheer number of kittens and their mums who have been abandoned by uncaring owners.

If you can offer your heart and home for up to 8 weeks please don’t hesitate to contact the branch, send an email to: or text 07764514095 your name and phone number, not forgetting to include the information that you wish to foster mums and kittens.

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Our Monochrome cats

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magiccat3 Please remember our little black cats  -  if you are thinking of adopting a cat or kitten please don’t overlook our little black and white or all black girls and boys.  Of all the cat colours they are famous for being the most affectionate and loving.  See them here

Smudge kitten – Rehomed

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smudgekitten4 Smudge is a lovely white and black, domestic short-haired kitten who is about 16 weeks old. She will make a lovely, lively addition to any family.

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Branston We are looking for a family who love large, black, male cats who are brave and fiesty for Branston.  He is a 4 year old boy who has come to the branch as his previous owners moved and left him with their parents.  Unfortunately their elderly mother was scared of him as he is such huge cat and a typical Tom.  He would be better as a only cat as he did “create” at the vets with the other cat he was with when he went to be neutered, vaccinated microchipped,  de-flea’d and wormed.  He will make a fun and independent family cat who will be happy to be left whilst his family are out at work all day, but will be sure to give his humans a purring welcome each evening on their return.

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mary-cat-2 Mary is a 1 year old female cat who has come to the branch when her owners were told they couldn’t keep her in their accommodation.  She is extremely friendly and would love a home where she can be loved.  As she has always been a indoor cat she will be happy to live as a house cat or, once her initial house arrest is over, to venture into a quiet and safe garden.

If you could give Mary a loving new home please call us on 07764514095

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Cinder Cinder is mum to 5 part-feral kittens who were living in a pub wall.  She is so friendly and very pleased to be kitten free as they have all now been weaned.  She by our vet and he thinks that at some point in her past she has been in a road traffic accident as she has some muscle wastage.  She will be x-rayed when she is spayed.

This really doesn’t bother her and she would love someone to give her a comfy bed and a loving new family home after all her trials and tribulations.

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