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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tinywilmslow Tiny has come into our care through no fault of her own.  She is 13 years old and is a really sweet older lady who is desperately looking for her retirement home.   She does need to eat a special renal diet which is slightly more expensive but at present that is all she needs, she is very bright and thoroughly enjoys her walks, but after her walk she also is quite fond of her bed, preferably infront of the fire. She really is the sweetest dog and would make someone a lovely companion

For further information on Tiny please ring 07811404346

Raise funds by shopping online

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Yes. Security is a big concern for everyone, which is why it’s been meticulously built and tested by ourselves. You can get it directly from us so there’s nothing to worry about.

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Can I use it on my mobile or tablet?

Unfortunately, the easyfundraising Donation Reminder can only be used on a computer. It’s currently unavailable on tablet or mobile.

How come it’s free?

It’s completely free and designed to help Charities, Good Causes and Supporters like you. We love the support you give, and feel it’s the least we could do to help. Good Causes are delighted with it and can’t wait to see their donations increase as a result of less free donations getting missed. So everyone benefits, the perfect result!
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Lily and Luna

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patmalteseandchou We have been asked to rehome Lily and Luna through no fault of their own.  Lily is 6 years old very sweet young lady who loves everybody.  She has to have medication which is quite expensive.

Her old owner is prepared to pay for the medication for a year for her.  Luna is just 2 years old and is also very affectionate and a typical Chihuahua. They are to be rehomed together and will make fantastic additions to any family.

For further information on this lovely pair please ring 07811404346

First posted 26.12.18


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bty Drake is a 2 year old Crossbreed.   This young man just wants to be with someone.   He likes to lean on you whilst out for a walk.   He does pull on the lead so does still need some training, but he seems to get on well with other dogs


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rupetmastiff1 Rupert is  2 year old Mastiff cross weighing in at 38kg so he is not small.  This young man has spent quite a lot of his time on his own, and now needs a family who are going to show him that there is a lot of life to live.

Rupert currently in foster care on a farm and this is what his foster family have to say about him.

This is one big soft lump!  That does not have a bad bone in his body.   Rupert has spent a lot of his life shut inside so this unfortunately has made him very enthusiastic when out on a walk.  He wants to explore everything at 100 miles an hour and given his size means he can be very strong on the lead.  We are working on this and he is getting a bit better day by day.   Rupert has good recall and loves running and playing with other dogs, again given his size this needs supervision as smaller dogs could get squished.  Rupert loves his toys and reverts right back to being a puppy when you play with him.   When Rupert is tired he tries his best to climb on your knee to cuddle up ( did I mention he is too big for that).  Ruperts size and entusiasm for life has made finding him a family quite difficult..  He would need someone committed to continuing his training.  He would need a home where he would get lots of exercise.  He needs a home without small children just due to his size.

Rupert is still only young and has endless amounts of love to give.  He adores attention and fuss he is desperate for the right family too come along and let him join their family

First posted 26.12.18


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tucker Tucker is a lovely, friendly Rottweiler cross and at just over 12 months old, still very much a puppy.  Despite already weighing 45 kg he probably still has some growing to do!

Tucker loves people and likes to give kisses.  Tucker does need gentle introduction to other dogs, because he can be a bit too eager to play and when you are as big a Tucker it can be a bit unnerving for some dogs.

We have been asked to find him a loving home due to a change in his previous owners’ circumstances and increased working hours, which mean that he is being left to his own devices for far too many hours.  Tucker will need taking to training classes and a family with extra large dog experience and where there is someone at home most of the time.

We are looking for an adult only family or one with older children over 10 years of age, simply due to his size and bouncy nature as he could easily knock younger ones over.

If you love big, soppy, dogs and would like to meet him with a view to adoption please don’t hesitate to contact us.

First posted 4.11.18

Missy – Reserved

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missy-bc-x-3Missy is a 2 year old Crossbreed.  She is a Collie cross Shar pei, but she definitely has all the Collie traits. Missy at the moment is very nosy and is amazed at all the new things that are going on around her.  She does need a family who understands the Collie side of her.

Poor Missy wasn’t doing well in kennels and lost quite a bit of weight simply through stress.   Luckily one of our volunteer fosterers has a space for her and she is beginning to settle into her temporary life in a home.

If you would like to meet Missy please don’t hesitate to contact the branch.

First posted on 9.12.18

Annabelle – Reserved

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annabelle-lurcher-3 Meet Annabelle, a lovely 12 week old lurcher puppy.   She was thrown by her family along with the post Christmas rubbish.   Luckily for this little girl she was spotted by a member of the public who called the RSPCA and was rescued by one of our inspectors.

She will be ready to go to her new home in a couple of weeks but can be reserved now.   Annabelle will be suitable for families with dog savvy children over 5 years of age or an adult only home.   She is currently in a foster home who have another sighthound, and she would probably be fine with a family cat as long as they are confident around dogs.

Please be sure to read our adoption policies before contact the branch by email or leave a voicemail message including a contact email and/or phone number.




Diesel – Reserved

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bty Diesel is a very active 8 month old pup.  He came into our care because the previous owners dogs would not accept him.  They said he is a Labrador cross Spaniel.  Diesel is very affectionate, is good with other dogs and just wants to have a good time.   He would suit a family that is quite active and is prepared to carry on his training

Eddie missing

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Please look out for Eddie whose family is very worried.

Tasha – Reserved

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tashacrossbreed This incredible young lady is only 9 months old but is a really lovely dog.  She loves people is good with other dogs and knows quite a few commands.   Even though she is still a puppy she behaves really well and will be a joy to add to anyone’s family.

Sage – Rehomed

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sageamerican1 Sage is approx 6 years old American Bulldog.  Because of her owners illness we have been asked to rehome Sage again.  Sage is a lovely dog but still thinks she is a puppy sometimes, she loves other dogs especially small ones and is great with cats.   Because of her past history Sage finds life outside her home quite scarry so things have to be taken very carefully.   Her owner walks her either early in the morning are late at night.

Jasper – Rehomed

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jasper-jrt-2 Jasper, a slightly older gentleman of 13, seeks soft comfy sofa to enjoy retirement on and human slaves to wait on him hand and foot while he watches daytime television.

Humans must be able to endure loud snoring and many sleeps.  The human must be willing to provide soft food, ideal hand delivered.

In exchange for these services you will be repaid with excellent house manners, impeccable lead behaviour and the odd grunt of thanks.

For further information on Jasper please ring 07811404346

Rosa – Reserved

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rosagdane2 Rosa is a 6 year old Great Dane who has come into our care due to her owners’ change of circumstances.  This beautiful lady needs a family who understand large breeds and their needs.

If you think that you could offer this lovely older girl a loving forever home please don’t hesitate to ring 07811404346 to learn more about Rosa.

Rio – rehomed

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bty Rio is a Staffy we are not sure how old he is but we are saying 8 years up.  He came into branch care with a severe flea allergy which is being treated while he is in a foster home. He is loving having lots of attention and his foster mum says he is the perfect house guest.

Rio is house trained, walks nicely on the lead, prefers to ignore other dogs and his most favourite thing of all is to be cuddled up on the settee with you.  Even though he is older he still enjoys a walk and gets really excited when he knows he is going out.

Rio is a lovely dog and just wants a home where someone will love him as much as he will love you.


Pasha our 3 legged cat – Rehomed

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pasha3legcat_ Pasha is a young cat who has just recently lost one of her front legs.  She was found with an extremely bad fracture which unfortunately had been left for too long, that is why she is still wearing her cone.  This young lady is currently in a foster home and her foster mum says she is very loving and is doing brilliant without her leg.   She enjoys her cuddles and especially enjoys her head being tickled.  Pasha fosterer says she will be such a lovely addition to any family

Daisy – Rehomed

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daisywithlinda1 Daisy is a small 6 year old Terrier cross.  Daisy is a typical terrier, very nosey and wants to be into everything, and know why things are being done and can she join in.   Daisy loves nothing more than being sat on someone’s knee taking everything in and if she could speak she would be telling everyone what they should be doing.


Chance – Rehomed

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chance-saluki-x Chance is a 12 month old Saluki lurcher and this is what he says:

“Hi, I’m Chance and my kennel staff tell me that I’m a lovely boy.   I love to race around the paddock and like lots of fuss and attention.

Everyone says how graceful I am when a trot along on the lead but they stand around in amazement when they see just how fast I can run.

I’d like a family who understands my breed as I’m not the sort of hound who walks with my nose stuck to my human’s knee.  Once I learn that you are family,  I will be able to be let off the lead, but until you know that I’ll come back to you this should only be done in an safe area, or I may vanish over the next hill before you have turned around.

I like to meet people, but can be a bit shy at first, although once I’ve met strangers a few times I like to lean into them to be petted.

I’m looking for home with a well fenced large garden as I love to race around and I can jump quite high.

Because I’m a very bouncy boy at the moment I need to be in a family with older children as I could easily knock little ones down.  So over 8s who are kind and gentle to their dogs please, or an adult only home would be great too.”

Because we do not know what Chance is like with small furries, to be on the safe side, we are saying no cats or other small animals such as rabbits and/or guinea pigs.

We recommend The House Lurcher for those who would like to read more about this fascinating breed.

For further information on Chance please ring 07811404346

Alfi – Rehomed

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alfi-crossbreed-3 Alfi is an 8 year old Crossbreed. He will make a wonderful family dog as he loves people of all ages but we are looking for families with older children for this lovely middle aged boy.

All Alfi wants to do is to be with you.   He needs someone who has time to spend giving him attention and lots of cuddles.

Alfi is good with other dogs and enjoys his walks.

For further information on Alfi please ring 07811404346

Bruce – Rehomed

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brucewilmslow2 Bruce is an 8 year old Shih Tzu.  He is a very loving and would still like to go for shorter walks, and then when he comes home a drink and a biscuit.

For further information on Bruce please ring 07811404346