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Urgent Pound Dogs Looking for Rescue Places

Rochdale Dog Rescue try to prevent dogs being put to sleep at the end of their required 7 day stay. We work closely with a couple of council contracted Stray Holding Kennels who provide us with photographs and essential information about the dogs coming in to their care so that we can contact responsible rescues around the country to find safe rescue spaces for these dogs.

The dogs featured here are currently in the Stray Kennels or in Emergency Boarding and urgently need rescue spaces. They cannot leave before the stated put to sleep date (unless signed over) in case their owner comes forward. Unfortunately, the majority of dogs are not claimed so we have to find placements within 7 days otherwise they are to be put to sleep.

Few people realise that many healthy dogs, through no fault of their own, are being destroyed if not claimed within the week.


Rochdale Dog Rescue will only use rescues that have a clear and adhered to neutering/spaying policy. They must also vaccinate, worm, flea treat and health check. Beyond this, they need to offer an assessment of the dog's temperament before homing, carry out homechecks, and ideally follow ups. The dogs that we are dealing with have already lost at least one home, we want to ensure that they have the best chance of lifetime homes when we seek rescue spaces, hence the criteria. Good rescue spaces are not easy to come by and you can help by informing us of a rescue that fits this criteria and that may help.

We DO NOT rehome pound dogs directly to the public, but we can inform you of the rescue a dog has been moved to if you are interested in a specific dog.

11 DOGS NOW IN EMERGENCY BOARDING, 2 DOGS IN EMERGENCY FOSTER AND 0 DOGS IN THE STRAY KENNELS, PLEASE HELP!

Unfortunately the number of Bull Breed type dogs that we have to board are a massive drain on our resources and we are struggling to find the funds for Emergency Boarding.

PLEASE IF YOU ARE A RESCUE, CONSIDER GIVING ONE A CHANCE AND OFFERING A SPACE.

Funding Emergency Boarding is only possible through your donations, and we desperately need to find rescue spaces to ensure the safety of dogs arriving at the Stray Kennels daily.
If you can help with a donation or would like to make a regular montly donation please use our Paypal link below or via the Help a Poundie page which has more details.

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If you know of a reputable rescue that meets our criteria please contact us. Thank you!



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The following dogs need
rescue places urgently.

If you are a Rescue and can offer any of these dogs a space please telephone Coryn on 07939 489363

No. 3733: MAX (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Max needs a new home.
Staffie Cross, male, approximately 3-4 years old. He is black and white and he is medium in size. Max is a friendly boy who walks nicely on the lead and he seems Ok with other dogs. He likes to be busy - he loves training!
If you would like to see more of gorgeous Max Click Here for his Facebook Photo Album
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Max! He was moved to emergency boarding on Tuesday 27th November 2012. Although he is now "safe" we cannot afford to board him for long so he still desperately needs a new home.





No. 3841: REG  (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)  
Reg needs a new home.
Cross Breed, male, approximately 4 years old. He is black with brindle head and legs, he has a smooth coat and he is medium to large in size.  Reg is a friendly sweet boy who loves to play. He has lived very happily with children in a previous home. Reg walks well on the lead, is house trained, is OK to be left home alone and is not destructive. He is an active boy who would love a home with lots of walks - he will be a loving and loyal addition to his new family.
If you would like to see more of striking Reg Click Here for his Facebook Photo Album
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Reg! He was moved to emergency boarding on Thursday 11th July 2013. Although he is now "safe" we cannot afford to board him for long so he still desperately needs a new home.





No. 3950: LUCY (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Lucy needs a new home.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, approximately 8-10 years old. She is brindle with a grey muzzle and she is smallish in size. Lucy is a friendly girl; she was found with another dog in the area of an empty house and they are thought to have been abandoned. She likes cuddles and walks and is quite active for her age.
If you would like to see more of little Lucy Click Here for her Facebook Photo Album Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Lucy! She was moved to emergency boarding on Thursday 24th April 2014. Although she is now "safe" we cannot afford to board her for long so she still desperately needs a new home.





No. 3953: ISLA (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Isla needs a rescue space or a new home.
Boxer/Bulldog Cross, female, approximately 2-3 years old. She is white with brindle patches and she is medium to large in size. Isla is a sweet, cuddly, friendly and steady girl. If you would like to see more of Isla Click Here for her Facebook Photo Album
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Isla! She was moved to emergency boarding on Thursday 1st May 2014. Although she is now "safe" we cannot afford to board her for long so she still desperately needs a rescue space or a new home.





No. 3954: SKYE (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Skye needs a rescue space or a new home.
Boxer/Bulldog Cross, female, approximately 6 years old. She is white with brindle patches and she is medium in size. She has very few teeth and is possible the mother of Isla. Skye is a friendly girl.
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Skye! She was moved to emergency boarding on Thursday 1st May 2014. Although she is now "safe" we cannot afford to board her for long so she still desperately needs a rescue space or a new home.





No. 3965: TINA (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Tina needs a new home.
Cross Breed, female, approximately 9 months old. She is brindle, black and white and she is small in size. Tina is a very friendly girl; she is very playful, very busy and she loves going for walks.
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Tina! She was moved to emergency boarding on Friday 13th June 2014. Although she is now "safe" we cannot afford to board her for long so she still desperately needs a new home.





No. 4000: MAX (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Max needs a new home.
Cross Breed, male, approximately 5-6 years old. He is black and tan and he is small to medium in size. He has been signed over to the care of RDR due to the death of his owner. Max is a lovely friendly boy; he is housetrained, he walks well on the lead and he is good with children.
He was moved to emergency boarding on Wednesday 27th August 2014. He needs a new home as soon as possible.





No. 4001: CHARLIE BROWN (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Charlie Brown needs a new home.
Tibetan terrier, male, approximately 9 years old. He is sable coloured and he is small to medium in size. He is very underweight and has been very neglected. Charlie Brown is a friendly and steady boy who is good with other dogs and cats. He is currently in foster with other dogs, cats and children and small furries.
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Charlie Brown! He was moved to emergency boarding on Tuesday 9th September 2014 and is currently in emergency foster. Although he is now "safe" he still desperately needs a new home.





No. 4002: ROCKY (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Rocky needs a new home.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, male, approximately 12-18 months old. He is brindle and white and he is small to medium in size. Rocky is a friendly, bouncy boy.
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Rocky! He was moved to emergency boarding on Monday 15th September 2014. Although he is now "safe" we cannot afford to board him for long so he still desperately needs a new home.





No. 4003: ALFIE (First Vaccinated)
Alfie needs a new home.
Staffie Cross, male, approximately 9-10 months old. He is light brindle with a dark muzzle and a white chest and he is small to medium in size. He is a little underweight. Alfie is a very friendly and bouncy youngster.
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Alfie! He was moved to emergency boarding on Tuesday 16th September 2014. Although he is now "safe" we cannot afford to board him for long so he still desperately needs a new home.





No. 4004: BERYL (Fully Vaccinated)
Beryl needs a new home.
Lurcher, female, approximately 5-6 years old. She is tan with white on her chest and she is large in size. She has a chunk missing from her nose. Beryl is a sweet, friendly girl; she takes treats gently, walks well on the lead and is good with other dogs but not with livestock and small furries.
She was moved to emergency boarding on Tuesday 16th September 2014. Although she is now "safe" she still desperately needs a new home.





No. 4008: WATSON (First Vaccinated)
Watson needs a new home.
Labrador Cross, male, approximately 18 months -2 years old. He is red gold in colour and he is medium to large in size. He has been signed over to the care of RDR. Watson is good with children and he seems Ok with other dogs but although he is a friendly boy with women he is, sadly, currently terrified of men.
He was moved to emergency boarding on Saturday 27th September 2014. He needs a new home as soon as possible.





No. 4009: ROSIE LEA (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Rosie Lea needs a new home.
Jack Russell Terrier, female, approximately 4 years old. She is white and tan and she is small in size. She has been signed over to the care of RDR due to her disabled owner's change in accommodation. Rosie Lea is a friendly, loving girl; she is used to children over the age of 6 and she is not cat friendly.
She was moved to emergency boarding on Sunday 28th September 2014. She needs a new home as soon as possible.





Your help is urgently needed to help a poundie...

Here's why...


In order to ensure that a dog is safe at the end of its 7 day stay in the pound we sometimes have to use the option of emergency boarding kennels. These cost £5-8 per dog per day. If a dog runs out of time and a rescue space has not been secured at the end of the 7 days, we aim to move them to these emergency kennels whilst work continues to find a rehoming centre that can offer a place from which the dog can be assessed and rehomed.

Rochdale Dog Rescue is not assisted by any government funding and relies heavily on the support of you, the public. The continued need for this essential safety net for dogs who run out of time in the pound is a major strain on the finances of the rescue. With many rescues closing their doors to Bull Breed types, the safety of emergency boarding is vital, but we can only continue to offer this safety net with your help.

Please note that the Paypal link will not open a new window, and will take you directly to the secure Paypal login.

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The above dogs are looking for rescue spaces NOT homes as they have been picked up as strays and are unassessed and are yet to be neutered, vaccinated etc but please see our NON POUNDIES page where you will find details of dogs that ARE looking for homes.



Would you like to help Rochdale Dog Rescue but are not in a position to foster or transport? Then could you help a dog whose time in the pound is up or one of our foster dogs in need of veterinary care?

Despite all the fantastic efforts of our volunteers sometimes time runs out before a rescue space can be found or transport organised. These dogs have to be moved to emergency boarding kennels at a cost of £5-8 per day.

Occasionally a dog needs essential veterinary treatment before it can move on.



The following dogs have rescue places if not claimed...

but may still need transport help. Please look

HERE to see the specific transport needs to get the following dogs to their rescue spaces.

If you are interested in finding out which rescue a dog will be moving to or for any rehoming enquiries for the dogs on the 'We Need a Home Page' please call Emma on 07799 777422 or send a message using the Contact Us Form.



No. 3994: JETHRO (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
RESERVED: Jethro has a new home.
Cross Breed, male, approximately 9-12 months old. He is black with a white fleck on his chest and very faint brindle on his legs, he has a smooth coat and he is small to medium in size. Jethro is a very friendly, bouncy boy and he is happy to be handled. He is good with other dogs and cats. He is currently in foster with other dogs, cats and children and small furries.
Currently in emergency foster he will be going to his new home on Saturday 4th October 2014.





If you have a car and a few spare hours, please take a look at our Transport page to find out what being a volunteer transporter entails, and to see if you could join this group of essential volunteers.



You can also help the urgent dogs above in the following ways:

~ Let us know of a rescue that can offer one of our 'urgent' dogs a place.
The rescue must have a policy of homechecking potential homes, vaccinating, neutering and microchipping the dogs, and must offer life-time support should the dog ever need to come back into the care of a rescue.

~ Let us know of any experienced dog fosterers.
If we know about the dog's background, or it is a young puppy we will consider a foster home either short term or long term until a permanent home is found.

~ Tell other people about this site.
The more people who know what is happening in dog pounds around the UK, the more we can hope to make a difference.

To contact us please go to the Contact page, where you will find telephone numbers and a contact form.

Thank you!





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