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.
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.
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:
Kitten and adult cat food
Puppy and adult dog food
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.
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.
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.”
Sophia is a lovely young mum who has successfully raised her kittens and is booked in to our local vets for her operation in a couple of weeks’ time. She will then be ready to begin her new life with a caring family.
Sophia is a lovely, friendly girl who will make a great addition to any family but she will need regular grooming to keep her long hair in good condition.
If you think that Sophia may be the kitty you are looking for please send an email or send a text to 07954122481 and we will send you our perfect match form.
Annie was a wonderful mum to 10 kittens who have all now found their new families. She has been in foster until she has had her vaccinations and been neutered. Now fully recovered she is looking for that special someone to call her own.
Her foster mum has said she’s been a perfect house guest and will make a lovely, independent companion.
Meet Tiger a middle aged cat of about 8 years of age. He is a lovely cat with many more years of companionship to give to his special person.
He came from a multi cat household where he was beginning to become very stressed due to the number of other male (although all were neutered) cats he was sharing with so we are looking for a home where he will be the only cat.
Brian is a friendly 4 year old boy who is looking for his forever family. He would love to have all the attention just for himself as he has lived with lots of other cats in the past they were beginning to stress him out.
He has settled into cattery life well but would love a home of his own.
Please call 07432 709198 between 11-3pm, Monday to Saturday (RSPCA answerphone)
Meet handsome Loki a semi-longhaired kitty currently in branch care.
He will need to be groomed to keep his coat in good order and at 5 years of age he is looking for his special family with no very small children. He will be happy to have his humans at home all the time or can understand if they have to go out to work to keep him in the luxury he deserves.
If you would like to visit Loki, with a view to adoption please call 07432 709198 between 11-3pm, Monday to Saturday to make an appointment.
We have two little kittens whose siblings have now found caring new homes. This little brother and sister are now 10 weeks old and are ready to go to their new families. We are looking for homes with or without children over 5 years of age and where there is someone at home most of the time.
If you would like to give one or both of the kittens a home please send an email for more information and our perfect match form.
This is Olive, a lovely black and white, large crossbreed. She has a wonderful temperament and was very gentle with her carers even when she had her litter of puppies who have all gone to their new homes.
Because Olive is such a big girl, despite being about 5 years of age, she can be a bouncy and loves to jump up at her carers, we are looking for an adult only family or one with with children over 12 years of age.
To find out more about Olive and perhaps arrange to meet her please ring Pat on 07811404346
Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions we are only able to rehome to families within reasonable traveling distance of Greater Manchester.
This is April, who is a 4 month old crossbreed puppy. She will probably be quite a large girl when fully grown and as such she is looking for a family with experience of large breeds and one where any children are over 8 years of age.
April’s fosterer has told us she is a bright young lady who is learning to live in a home with other dogs and although she still has some way to go is learning to be clean in the home.
If you live within 30 minutes to an hour of the branch area in Greater Manchester, can offer little April (soon to be big) plenty of space in your home and a well-fenced garden and there is someone at home most of the time please ring Pat, one of our rehoming coordinators, who knows April well on 07811404346.
Also please be sure to send photos of the ground floor of your home and garden and permission to view your home via Google street view.
Thank you to everyone who has enquired all our puppies now have families coming to meet them in the next few days.
Meet Phoebe, Monica and Rachael, 3 little sisters who are the best of friends but now ready to go their separate ways. As they are such large bouncy girls they will need families who have had large dog experience before and one where any children are over 12 years of age.
Homes with lots of space and well-fenced gardens are essential especially as they will need to learn house manners and despite lock down they will need to be taken out and about so that they become well socialised.
They will not be rehomed together but we would consider a family with an older dog who could help their new girl to learn doggy manners.
If you are interested in finding out more about these lovely, lively puppies please don’t hesitate to ring Pat on 07811404346
Then if you would like to go ahead with an adoption send your completed perfect match form along with photos of your ground floor and garden and permission to view your house on google street view.
Meet Daphne, who is a six year old beagle. She is typical of her breed and will need a beagle or other scent hound experienced family who are prepared to put lots of time into this lovely girl. But please be aware that she will need people who are firm with her and not be put off because she wants her own way.
We are looking for a family where she will be an only dog, not because she isn’t dog friendly when out on her walks, but because she will need be the centre of her family’s attention for a while.
If you are interested in finding out more about Daphne please ring Pat one of our rehoming coordinators on 07811404346, Then if you would still like to meet her send an email for our perfect match form which should be returned along with permission for the branch to view your home on Google maps and a couple of photos of your ground floor and garden as we can no longer arrange for your local branch to undertake a pre-adoption home visit.
The six have now been reserved. Thank you to everyone who has asked about them. Here are a few video links posted with kind permission by the staff at Bowler’s who care for our and Stockport cats. The cats all came from a deceased hoarder’s home where they had been allowed live their own lives as best they could. As a result they were very timid when they first came into care and will need time to settle into normal life with their adopters. We are looking for families with no other cats or dogs and where these little cats will have a one to one family relationship giving them time to flourish and become loving companions. If you would like to find out more about them please ring 07432 709198
Links to the cats’ videos are in name and photo order.
Meet our lovely Lola who is almost 8 months and an American Bulldog cross.
She is very loving but beware she can also be very stubborn. Because she likes to be the centre of attention we do need an experienced large dog family for this girl. She is extremely strong on the lead but would make a fantastic companion for the right family.
She should also be the only pet in the house and she is looking for an adult only home or one with children over 13 years of age as she could easily knock younger ones over.
If you are interested in adopting Lola and would like know more about her please phone Pat on 07811404346
Please note that due to covid restrictions we cannot rehome our animals too far from our branch area.
Meet Daisy who is a 5 year old Boxer cross Dalmation. She has been in kennels for some time and is now ready to find her forever family.
Daisy is still a bouncy girl who loves everyone she meets and is fine with other dogs she meets but we think that she would be better as an only dog.
We are looking for a family who have had big dogs previously, where there is someone at home most of the time and where she will have lots of lovely walks and a chance to run around lead free once she has settled in.
We are looking for an adult only home or one with children over 12 years of age, simply because Daisy is so big and could easily knock younger ones over.
If you are interested in adopting Daisy and finding out more about her please ring Pat on 07811404346
All animals here have found loving new homes thanks to our dedicated, hard working volunteers, the donations from the generous public and of course the thousands of people who have adopted an animal. On behalf of all the animals in loving forever homes, thank you!
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