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Rochdale Dog Rescue work to prevent dogs at Stray Dog Kennels being put to sleep after 7 days if not reclaimed by their owners.

We work closely with a 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 during those 7 days ensure we have enough funds and space to bring those dogs who are not claimed into our care. We are often contacted by other organisations with dogs at risk of being put to sleep or by people who need help with rehoming their own dogs and will help out by offering a safe place with ourselves where we can.




2 DOGS NOW IN EMERGENCY BOARDING, 3 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.

Funding Emergency Boarding is only possible through your donations, and we desperately need to find rescue spaces or funds 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 monthly donation please use our Paypal link below or via the Help a Poundie page which has more details.

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The following dogs are currently at the Stray Dog Kennels and need Rescue Places

The following dogs are currently at the Stray Dog Kennels where they will need to stay for 7 days to allow their owner to claim them.

They cannot leave before the stated put to sleep date.

Unfortunately, the majority of dogs are not claimed so we have to find a safe place for these dogs within 7 days otherwise they are at risk of being put to sleep.

We DO NOT rehome stray dogs directly to the public, but can provide more details on these dogs should they move to another rescue or be signed over into our care.


There are currently no dogs in the stray kennels.



The following dogs are now safe in the care of Rochdale Dog Rescue.

The dogs featured below are now safe in the care of Rochdale Dog Rescue. Once a dog arrives into our care they will be assessed, health checked, neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped. These dogs are available for rehoming; some of the more recently arrived dogs may be undergoing assessment still.

Please note that Rochdale Dog Rescue does not rehome to homes where there are children under 10 years of age.

We also need to ensure that if you do not own your own property the landlord has given their permission for a dog and any garden you have is fully enclosed and secure. We also need to make sure any dogs we rehome are not left 'home alone' all day and lastly that any other dogs you have are neutered.

We rehome within an approximate 100 mile radius of our base (but if you are close to this then please do ask us).

If you think you could offer any of the dogs a loving home then please complete our Rehoming Enquiry Form in the first instance.


No. 4704: LENNY (Microchipped)
Lenny needs a new home.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, male, born 5th January 2015. He is black and white and he is small to medium in size. He is currently in emergency foster where his assessment will continue. Lenny is a lovely, friendly boy who can be boisterous, does not like to be left alone nor is he used to travelling in a car. He knows several commands, walks well on the lead and he is good with other dogs. 

You will find full details of this dog in their album in the photo's section on Facebook or if on FB by clicking on the link above to their album.

If you are interested in offering Lenny a forever home please complete the form below, please put as much detail as possible, this helps us to build a picture of whether the dog would be a good match for your family.

Before completing the form please check the following criteria as you will not get a response if the criteria is not met:

* We do not rehome to families where there are children under 10 years old.

* We do like to confirm the landlord has given permission if you do not own your own property.

* You must have a secure garden.

* Any existing dogs in the family must be neutered/spayed.

* Families must live within an approximate 100 mile radius of our base in Rochdale/ Manchester.

We also do not rehome where the dogs are left for long periods each day, this may vary from dog to dog with regards to how long they can be left but any detail about hours and routines is useful for us.

 http://www.rochdale-dog-rescue.com/RehomingEnquiry.html

All our dogs are fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped, flea & worm treated before homing.

Thank you to some very kind and caring people we have been able to save Lenny! He was moved to emergency boarding on Wednesday 4th November 2020 and to emergency foster on Saturday 21st November. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4706: SKIP (Neutered, First Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Skip needs a new home.
Jack Russell Terrier, male, approximately 3-4 years old. He is tan and white, he has a smooth coat and he is small in size. He has been come into the care of RDR due to his owner sadly passing away. Skip is a very friendly boy who is calm and steady and he seems Ok with other dogs. 

You will find full details of this dog in their album in the photo's section on Facebook or if on FB by clicking on the link above to their album.

If you are interested in offering Skip a forever home please complete the form below, please put as much detail as possible, this helps us to build a picture of whether the dog would be a good match for your family.

Before completing the form please check the following criteria as you will not get a response if the criteria is not met:

* We do not rehome to families where there are children under 10 years old.

* We do like to confirm the landlord has given permission if you do not own your own property.

* You must have a secure garden.

* Any existing dogs in the family must be neutered/spayed.

* Families must live within an approximate 100 mile radius of our base in Rochdale/ Manchester.

We also do not rehome where the dogs are left for long periods each day, this may vary from dog to dog with regards to how long they can be left but any detail about hours and routines is useful for us.

 http://www.rochdale-dog-rescue.com/RehomingEnquiry.html

All our dogs are fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped, flea & worm treated before homing.

Thank you to some very kind and caring people we have been able to help Skip! He was moved to emergency boarding on Monday 17th November 2020. He needs a new home as soon as possible.





The following dogs have rescue places if not claimed or have a new home ...

The following dogs will be moving into the care of another rescue if not reclaimed or are now reserved and will soon be going to their new home.


No. 4694: MAC (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
RESERVED: Mac has a new home.
German Shepherd Cross, male, born November 2019. He is black and tan, he has a smooth, thick coat and he is large in size. He has been signed over to the care of RDR; he is currently in emergency foster with other dogs, cats and older children. Mac is a friendly boy who can be nervous and he is fine with other dogs and cats.

"I got him out walking with my Shepherds - he hid under a picnic table for an hour before tentatively popping out for a sniff around before retreating to watch the others. Despite losing his family and the change of environment he slept a lot after our walks and slept through first night. He has been clean too. He has not been destructive but we do have a regular exercise routine and I do not leave him in the lounge - he is still puppyish and I am workinng on recall/sit/wait etc - he will go to his bed when asked. His confidence is growing daily. He is a bit spooky and will back off from strangers - he occasionally flashes teeth out of fear but hasn’t backed it up even when I continue through this to hold him etc. It took him a few days to get used to me handling him - he's not been used to a collar so he can cower if you hold him by it. All minor things we will work on - he's at the first fear stage and not been socialised in different environments so not streetwise yet but he will be after a few weeks with us. He is rapidly learning to inhibit his mouthing as my Shepherds are firm but fair - they tell him as soon as he gets too giddy & I can see his behaviour changing. I dont think he's a novice pup but not really difficult either as long as you're firm and he's getting regular exercise  - he doesn't appear to need as much as my Shepherds - he settles well after walks - someone with some experience especially of Shepherds or Collies would love him - he's quite sharp but not as intense or energetic as a Collie. He is a tad boisterous through lack of basic training and manners but he will learn quick enough. From what I have seen he could live with another dog - preferably a bitch or a calm male. He needs someone who will continue to work with him, bring him on and get him out and about. He's strong on the lead at the moment but working on that too."

Currently in emergency foster he will be going to his new home soon.




No. 4703: STANLEY  (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
RESERVED: Stanley has a new home.
Dachshund, male, approximately 12 months old. He is black and tan, he has a smooth coat and he is small in size. He is currently in emergency foster in a family home with other dogs and a teenager.

"When I collected Stanley he appeared nervous and was taking in everything going on around him, which was a lot! He had previously had a couple of unsettled weeks, so it was completely understandable.

As soon as we got him in the car to go home, he fell asleep on my daughter and was chilled all the way. We have taken him in the car since, and he always travels well. 

He seems to want to bond and form relationships, and is very much a companion. If you are sat, he will sit with you, if you move to another room, he follows.

He walks quite well on the lead, although I think he would dart off given the chance. He sees the opening front door as an opportunity too, as he is very inquisitive. Having said that, his favourite thing to do is just snuggle in to you as much as he can!

We have two dogs here already. He is still ‘in tact’ so has been ‘expressing his feelings’ which has annoyed our bitch, but as soon as she murmurs at him, he backs off. My older male dog is a grump by nature and sees him away from his favourite part of the house. He always listens and moves away. However, he doesn’t seem to learn and goes back for more from both of them! 

I will update everyone if this improves, but for now I think he may be better in a home with no other dogs to wind up and so that he is the centre of attention.
He thrives on contact, love and likes a snack, so I think he will be easy to train. At the moment he doesn’t seem to know the basics of ‘sit’ etc, but he is naturally well mannered. As he settles we will spend more time with him doing some basic training before he moves on to his adoptive home.
He has ‘marked’ his territory a couple of times, but no major accidents. He hasn’t chewed anything (touch wood!) and sleeps through the night. 

He is a lovely dog to have around, and will make someone very happy indeed!"

Currently in emergency foster he will be going to his new home on Friday 27th November 2020. 




No. 4705: CHARLIE (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
RESERVED: Charlie has a new home.
German Shepherd, female, born 4th August 2014. She is black and tan, she has a long coat and she is medium to large in size. She has been signed over to the care of RDR due to her owner sadly passing away. Charlie is a beautiful girl who is currently a bit shy and nervous.

"I met the lovely new addition... She is quite shy, but she had a wee sniff and we pottered round the grounds of the kennels for a few minutes. She soon seemed happy to walk into the grass and after 10 minutes of pottering she was ready for a gentle stroll. She is very gentle on the lead and a bit nervous. She preferred to walk on the left and if I crossed behind her she would stop and twirl round until she was back behind me on the left. She passed lots of people and their dogs and didn’t react at all. She had the odd sniff or two and began to enjoy the walk and relax a little. She loves gentle strokes and love but only after she’s built a bit of trust. No fast movements near her head or she pulls back. Early days but I’m sure in the right environment this girl will grow in confidence and fun."

Currently in emergency boarding she will be going to her new home on Saturday 28th November 2020.





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