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.

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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Olive – Reserved

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olive-2-crossbreed-wilms 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.



April – Rehomed

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april-puppy 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.

3 Sisters – rehomed

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monica-puppy   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.

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Daphne 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.


Videos of Cats – All now reserved

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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.












Lola – Rehomed

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lola-ambull-cross 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.

first posted: 5.11.20

Daisy – Rehomed

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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



Lucy Locket – Rehomed

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mum-lucy-2 Lucy has been a wonderful mum to her 4 kittens who have all now been rehomed.  Her foster family have said that Lucy is a beautiful, gentle, loving and extremely cuddly young lady who has been a joy to have as a house guest.

Lucy will be neutered and vaccinated next week (12 to the 15th October) and will then be ready to go to live with her forever family.

If you are interested in adopting Lucy please send an email and we will send you our perfect match form by return.

Lucy Locket and kittens (all kittens now rehomed)

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lucy-and-kittens-at-4-weeks-old Meet our wonderful mother cat and her 4 kittens (10 weeks old on Saturday 3rd October) who are looking for loving homes.  Firstly a family photo when they first arrived at their foster home.

Just pass your cursor over their photos below to find out who’s who.

Mum is Lucy Locket, a beautiful, gentle, loving and extremely cuddly young lady who has raised her four kittens so well in their foster home.  She will be looking for a new family once she has been neutered.

The kittens – all rehomed

Zeke “is a beautiful boy, who is a play hard, sleep hard type of guy and the biggest of the litter.   Despite this he loves to cuddle up to his foster mum.  He is just a beautiful bundle of love and quite crazy when the mood takes him.”

Gizmo, is a teeny, tiny, terror.   He is so adorable and has the sweetest nature.   He purrs at the slightest touch, but don’t be fooled, he has his mad moments.  He loves his zoomies and to play.

George “is the gentlest and softest of the bunch.   He’s a bit of a loner compared to the others and likes to play and snuggle his fosterers”

Mickey “is very sweet and cuddly, as soon as you sit down he is there for cuddles”

We are looking for homes where there is someone at home most of the time for the kittens who can easily get in trouble if there is no one around to rescue them.   Families should be adult only or have children over 5 years of age.

If you are interested in adopting one or two of these lovely kitties please send an email for our perfect match form.











Molly – Rehomed

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molly-sbt Sadly, Molly’s adoption wasn’t successful as she needed to have all her adopters’ attention and wouldn’t let their older dog have her usual loving relationship with her family.   As a result we will not rehome Molly to a family with another dog or dogs.

Her adopters say that despite everything Molly is wonderful with people and even other dogs when out on her walks and are very upset that this adoption hasn’t worked out as apart from her jealousy Molly was so good in the home.

Her kennel staff said that she is a lovely, girl who can be a bit shy at first, but soon comes round.   Having been in care for so long she has been having lots of training sessions which have been brilliant as she is so keen to learn new things, such as sit, stay, wait, find it, spin, go through your legs and lots of other fun commands too.   In fact she will be a joy for any family whether it’s an adult only home or one with older children of 10 years plus and where there is someone at home most of the time.

As with many rescued dogs she will need some time to settle into her family’s routine and will tend to pace and need lots of attention during her first few weeks before she begins to realise that this lovely family and home are forever. See the rule of 3

If you would like to meet Molly please ring Pat on 07811404346

First published July 2020.

Toby update

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toby-and-his-sister-trixie-was-autumn Toby’s family who adopted him as a snuggly, little lurcher puppy 2 years ago have kindly sent photos of their wonderful boy.

12 months later they adopted his sister who was called Autumn and had been previously been returned due to a change in her original adopters’ circumstances.

Here is Toby’s baby photo followed by this handsome young man’s “now I am two” portrait.

toby-when-adopted toby-2-years-on


Minnie – Rehomed

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Digital Camera Minnie came to the branch to find a caring new family due to her owner being taken into long term care.   Minnie is a Domestic Short Haired (DSH) lady who is thought to be about 3 or 4 years of age.

She has spent several months in foster care while a suspicious lump was investigated and removed successfully by our local veterinary surgeons once lock down was eased.  Luckily for little Minnie the biopsy results confirmed that this was benign and thought to be the result of a bite not being treated at the time when she was wandering her old neighbourhood.

Now her beautiful tortoiseshell coat has regrown this little friendly girl is ready to meet her new family.

Her fosterer says “Minnie is very affectionate, likes her home comforts, has a good appetite and always uses her litter tray. I believe she’d be suitable for a family with sensible children probably over 6 years old as I’ve never seen her become angry and aggressive like many cats can. She is a quite passive and has a lovely temperament.”

If you would like to arrange to meet Minnie with a view to adoption please send us an email and we will be pleased to send you our perfect match form by return.

Dotty – Rehomed

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dotty-kitten-2 Dotty, who is now 5 months old came into branch foster care with her mum and sister.   She has been neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.

Her fosterers say she is a lovely, friendly and fun little kitten.    Her sister has gone to her new home and Dotty is now ready to meet her own forever family.

If you would like to meet her please send an email and we will send you our perfect match form.

Bella – Rehomed

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Bella is a lovely kitty who gave birth to her kittens when she wasn’t even 12 months old.   She was a lovely mum, but the person who took her in as a stray couldn’t keep her and her two remaining kittens who are now 5 months old.

This little family came into foster care and one of the kittens has already found a loving new family to call her own.

If you would like to adopt Bella please don’t hesitate to email the branch and we will send you our perfect match form.


Ruby – forever foster home found

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ruby-in-her-foster-home   Ruby’s lovely foster family sent us this photo.   Ruby, as you can see loves her new bed next to a warm radiator for her old bones when it gets a bit chillier overnight.

More about Ruby whose elderly owner has very sadly died.   Ruby is 14 years of age and has been in kennels for 5 weeks while her owner was in hospital, we have now been asked if we can find a caring home for Ruby.

Because of Ruby’s advanced age we are looking for a fosterer who will care for her until the end of her days.   The branch will cover all veterinary costs and give her foster carers ongoing support.

If you would like to find out more about fostering Ruby for the branch and live in or very near the branch area so that she can be seen by one of our local veterinary practices please contact us via email or text 07954122481 and we will send you our forms and information leaflets by post or return email.


Lila – Rehomed

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lila-ambull-wilmslow-2 Meet Lila, an American Bulldog who is approximately 4 years old.   Her kennel staff say she has a lovely nature but will need an adult only home or one with older teenagers as she could easily knock younger ones over.

Lila needs a family who are used to bigger dogs and have had similar breeds before and who are willing to take her to a good training school where she will do very well as she does like to please her humans.

Lila is fine with other dogs, but we wouldn’t rehome her to a family who have a cat.

If you are interested finding out more and perhaps arrange to meet Lila please ring Pat on 07811404346

First published 13.5.20

Pippa – Rehomed

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pippa-terrier Pippa is a lovely Jack Russell Terrier cross who has come to the branch to find a loving new homes through no fault of her own but due to her owners’ change of circumstances which mean that Pippa can no longer be walked.

She is a typical terrier and likes to do things her way, so a family with terrier experience is a must.

No cats or other small animals for this girl (for their own protection) and we feel she would be best as an only dog as she can be choosy about her friends.

If you would like to know more about sweet Pippa please  ring Pat on 07811404346

First posted 26.5.20


Bowler’s Cattery

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If you think you can offer an RSPCA kitty a caring new home, please visit Bowler’s Cattery,  Shady Oak Farm, 200 Marple Rd, Stockport SK2 5HE.  Open hours are 11am to 3pm Monday to Saturday.  Visitors MUST wear masks and gloves.

7 Puppies – all rehomed

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MAUDE Hi, I’m Maude and I’ve been asked to speak for all my brothers and sisters, so I’ll do my very best,

“We are 7 puppies who were brought to the branch by a person in a uniform, we didn’t know at the time that she was one of the RSPCA’s inspectors,  but she thought we needed some fresh air and sunshine to grow up big and strong.   We were brought to a lovely place where our kennel staff say we are beautiful, lively little girls and boys who won’t be little for very long as we are growing ‘like weeds’.

“Our mamma was sad to see us leave her, but she told us that the RSPCA would find us the best homes we could ask for, where we won’t be frightened and have lots and lots of exciting walks and adventures.

“We would love a family who have had Rottweilers or American Bulldogs or similar BIG, strong dogs before so that they will know what to expect from such large, bouncy puppies as we are.  As we are going to be on the large size we’ll need plenty of walks and we’ve been promised that we will soon be old enough to go to school with our new humans to learn how to become ‘model’ citizens.”

If you would like to learn more about us and perhaps arrange to meet us please ring our carer in chief, Pat on 07811404346



Missing Galah Parrot – Rosie

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Our Galah parrot, Rosie, was last seen on the field on Garden Street, Hyde, then another sighting on Bluebell Close in Hyde within 5 minutes’ walking distance, yesterday.

There was a possible sighting on the 26th April around the area but not by ourselves.

She is hand tame and is good at inside recall training with sunflower seeds

She can do a bit of talking like give us a kiss says the name Lucy

If you have any information or have seen this much loved little girl please contact the branch by text on 07954122481 so we can pass on the information to her worried family.