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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.




3 DOGS NOW IN EMERGENCY BOARDING, 4 DOGS AND 4 CATS 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. 4720: MAX (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Max needs a new home.
Jack Russell/Beagle Cross, male, born 2/06/2014. He is red, he has a smooth coat and he is small to medium 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. If you have already applied please reapply if still interested, taking into account the below.

From his current fosterer:

"I am Max's fosterer and I must admit I wasn't looking forward to being his carer. I do not hide the fact that I am not a Terrier person (though I do like the odd ones). I have experience of Terriers and thats what puts me off! As a Shepherd person I like my dogs to herd/stick with me and do not have the nerve for little quick dogs that may bog off after a mouse or down a hole after a rabbit at any opportunity, however I really love this boy! I know that Terrier people are as tenacious as their dogs are and need to be. Max is a cross but he is very Terrier in behaviour so will need a Terrier savvy home. 

He has clearly had a tough life so far and from a few days with him I'm guessing more than a few homes so far with very varied handling. He is very loving with me. Loves me picking him up and nuzzling my face into his neck - he's a busy boy and loves to explore a lot so a big secure garden or an active owner to get him out and about would be ideal. He is eager and pulls on the lead then settles - will pass other dogs no issues. He has Terrier prey drive so no cats or small furries. He goes deaf when he's free in a secure field following his nose so unsure if he will ever go off lead but he would be happy on a long lead. He loves a ball, he does not yet retrieve but will entertain himself for hours tossing it about for himself, chasing and re catching. 

He is said to have been grumbly by previous volunteers ... I may be lucky or he may respect my firm but fair handling - he has been fine with me so far - only slight grumble was when I pushed him back from the door with my foot while I opened it carrying something. He has grumbled and teeth bared at others so a confident, patient and consistent handler needed. 

He flinches when hands are raised too quick around his head - he's a tad head shy. It's early days but I have detected a little separation anxiety when leaving him though he soon settles and it is a new environment. He absolutely loves a belly rub - will lay for ages on his back if you do this. He is clean and not been destructive."

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 Max a new 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.

Please state in the application that you have read the new information.

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

* We will not rehome Max to families where there are children under 15 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

Thank you to some very kind and caring people we have been able to help Max! He moved into our care in emergency boarding kennels on Friday 5th March 2021 and to emergency foster on Sunday 28th March 2021. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4726: ROSIE (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Rosie needs a new home.
Cat, female, born 15/08/2019. She is black; she is currently in emergency foster. Rosie has just finished nursing her kittens and is now ready to find her new home; she will be spayed, fully vaccinated and microchipped before rehoming.

From her fosterer:

"Rosie is an absolute sweetheart. She purrs at you constantly and just loves affection. She does have issues with food aggression but that is slowly becoming less as she knows that she will always be fed. She a gorgeous girl that needs someone to keep teaching her that she has nothing to fear and how to be a cat again. She is litter tray trained. Rosie loves to rub against you and have her head tickled.

She would be better as an only cat unless savvy towards her, she is ok with my dog just a bushy tail unless food is involved but they haven't had long interactions yet."

You will find full details of this cat 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 Rosie a new home please complete the form below, please put as much detail as possible, this helps us to build a picture of whether she would be a good match for your family.

Adoption fee is £100.

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 5 years old.

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

* Families must live within an approximate 50 mile radius of our base in Rochdale/ Manchester.

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

Thank you to some very kind and caring people we have been able to help Rosie! She moved into our care in emergency foster on Sunday 31st January 2021. She needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4727: THOR & LOKI (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Thor and Loki need a new home.
Cats, both male, approximately 12 months old. Thor is tabby and white, Loki is black and white. They have been signed over and are currently in emergency boarding. Thor and Loki will be neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped before rehoming; they are lovely cats who are very close and would prefer to be rehomed together.

You will find full details of these cats 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 Thor and Loki a new home please complete the form below, please put as much detail as possible, this helps us to build a picture of whether she would be a good match for your family.

Adoption fee is £175 for the pair.

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 5 years old.

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

* Families must live within an approximate 50 mile radius of our base in Rochdale/ Manchester.

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

Thank you to some very kind and caring people we have been able to help Thor and Loki! They moved into our care in emergency boarding on Friday 10th April 2021. They need a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4731: TITCH (First Vaccinated)
Titch needs a new home.
Saluki Cross, female, approximately 7 years old. She is golden brown with a white muzzle, she has a semi coat and feathers, and she is medium to large in size. She has been signed over to the care of RDR. Titch is a lovely, gentle girl who is house trained and she seems fine with other dogs.

"Had a lovely walk this morning with Titch, a gorgeous Saluki. We walked with Aunty Wendy and Lass and both dogs got on really well together. Titch was a touch apprehensive when she came out of her kennel but with a little encouragement she happily set off with us. She walks nicely on her lead and walks happily by your side. We went over the fields this morning and although Lass was fine going over the stiles, Titch was very unsure and we ended up having to carry her over them. We also took them down to the river and Titch couldn't wait to go in for a paddle. Titch is a lovely gentle girl. She does appear a little unsure of things at the moment as everything is so new to her,  but she was starting to come out of her shell as she got used to us and enjoyed a nice stroke and cuddle."

"I took Titch for another nice walk this morning. We headed into the woods and Titch enjoyed a paddle in the stream and a wander along the paths. Titch is a lovely dog to walk, she is so calm and gentle. She is happy to walk with and meet other dogs and is no trouble at all. On our way back to the kennel we walked past some sheep and Titch was totally uninterested in them. I'm sure Titch would be happy with a new home where she can have a few nice walks then spend the rest of the day chilling on the sofa. I'll be so happy when I hear this beautiful girl is reserved and has a new home lined up, she so deserves it."

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 Titch a new 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 will 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

Thank you to some very kind and caring people we have been able to help Titch! She moved into our care in emergency boarding on Saturday 24th April 2021She needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4732: ODIN (Neutered & First Vaccinated)
Odin needs a new home.
Cat, male, approximately 8 months old. He is tabby and white. He has been signed over to the car of RDR; he is a brother of Thor and Loki.

From his fosterer:

"Odin is a little shy but he is coming out of his shell. He loves his food and once he knows you he will come running to you for a tickle under the chin. Again he is an absolute sweetheart."

You will find full details of this cat 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 Odin a new home please complete the form below, please put as much detail as possible, this helps us to build a picture of whether she would be a good match for your family.

Adoption fee is £100.

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 5 years old.

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

* Families must live within an approximate 50 mile radius of our base in Rochdale/ Manchester.

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

Thank you to some very kind and caring people we have been able to help Odin! He moved into our care in emergency foster on Saturday 24th April 2021. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




NO MORE APPLICATIONS ARE BEING TAKEN FOR THIS DOG. THANK YOU.

No. 4733: ARTHUR (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Arthur needs a new home.
Cockerpoo, male, born 11.12.2016. He is golden in colour and he is small in size. He has been signed over to the care of RDR. Arthur is a friendly boy who is housetrained and he seems Ok with other dogs; he has recently lacked normal exercise so he can be very excitable and is a little nervous of his current circumstances.

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 Arthur a new 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 will 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

Thank you to some very kind and caring people we have been able to help Arthur! He moved into our care in emergency boarding on Friday 7th May 2021He 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. 4719: LAYLA (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
RESERVED: Layla has a new home.
Cocker Spaniel, female, born 18/07/2016. She is golden and she is small in size. She has been signed over to the care of RDR; she is currently in emergency foster with other dogs, cats and older children. Layla is a lovely girl who needs a special home with no cats; we are still looking for Layla's special home.  

From her fosterer:

"As sweet and pretty as she looks she is quite a complex girl so I thought we would give a bit of a back story and where we are now with her in the hope that someone will read this and not be phased - we want her homed for life as it will not do her any favours to be moved about too much. 

Bought from a large puppy outlet she had already developed anxiety prior to her owners taking her home. They were novice owners and showered her with love - they had no experience of anxiety in dogs and so misread some of her behaviours - they gave in to her cries and she had no boundaries at all. 

She would literally rule the roost as if they were about to leave the home she would howl and cry, so they would take her with them. She was never left. Even in the home she could be fast asleep - if anyone left the room she would follow - if confined she would scratch at the door/bark and howl. 

When walked (infrequently as the owners lifestyle changed) she would have pent up energy and frustration - this would display in lead reactivity towards other dogs. 

She became too difficult to manage for owner who now had a pram. 

So here she is in the care of RDR and in foster with me. 

It has been a big change for her. I have seen her anxiety lessen immensely but I have no doubt it will rise again once moved. I have had to set firm boundaries. She does not go upstairs/on my sofa etc. She stays in the kitchen/conservatory area - this way she does not know when I leave the house as I do not allow her to follow me freely or to get too reliant on me  - she gets plenty of attention and exercise but I ask her to go on her bed when I leave the room - I leave a radio or TV on in the conservatory except at night when its quiet. She no longer howls/scratches doors etc. but it did take 2 quite stressful weeks to establish this. She is exercised at least twice daily. She loves being out. She will ignore passing dogs as long as they give her space and I have food. She is easily distracted by food which is a big bonus. She can go offlead with me and will ignore other dogs if she's off. She may revert to lead reactivity with a less confident handler. 

She is immensely clean in the home - never had an accident. She cannot live with other dogs or visiting dogs in the home - she cannot live with cats. She will pin weaker dogs in the home and can be quite aggressive towards them. The frustrating thing is that she does not do that here so it is very difficult to work out what her triggers are but she is living with a well balanced group of dogs who are very used to visiting dogs. You will see photos of her amongst my dogs so we know that this is achievable but for now we will be looking for a dog free home for her as she is still adjusting. She had not been spayed when she came into our care. We had this done and have since noticed a gradual change and improvement in behaviour as her hormones change. 

She is great with people and children. She loves cuddles and attention. She loves car journeys and travels well.  She needs an active home - she looks like the sweetest little dot but she needs someone who is willing to work with her, be patient and who can manage her demands. Please only apply if you know the nature of separation anxiety and are willing/experienced & patient enough to work with her - she is not a novice dog. She is great company and very eager to learn, very food orientated - just needs an experienced owner."

Currently in emergency foster she will be going to her new home soon.




No. 4728: FLYNN (Neutered, First Vaccinated & Microchipped)
RESERVED: Flynn has a new home.
Vizsla, male, born 3/05/2012. He is red and he is medium to large in size. He has been signed over to the care of RDR; he is currently in emergency foster. Flynn is a lovely, easy going boy who is housetrained, knows basic commands and he has lived with another dog and a cat.

From his fosterer:

"Fantastic Flynn is a joy, although he’s 8 years old he’s a bouncy and playful boy who has a sensitive side. He loves his food and is constantly on the hunt but is respectful when you are eating and is easily controllable. He loves his walks, though not great at walking on the lead (he likes to zigzag!) he doesn’t pull excessively. He’s been good with the dogs he has met, maybe a little unsure about how to play so needs some guidance. He is nervous of new people at the door and will growl and bark at unexpected noises but soon settles when he realises there is no threat. He’s a cuddly boy and likes to give kisses and sit with you for strokes. He’s intelligent and easy to train, a really lovely soul who would benefit from a confident owner to build his own confidence.

Preferably somebody with Vizsla experience. He lived with another dog and a cat; Yes he’s doing well. Had a little spat with Luke the black dog after trying to play in a small space but easily called away."

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






No. 4729: SASSY (Spayed)
RESERVED: Sassy has a new home.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, female, approximately 8 years old. She is tan with white on her chest and toes, she has a grey muzzle and she is small to medium in size. She is currently in emergency foster with other dogs, cats and older children. 

From her fosterer:

"This young lady has found herself in a predicament of needing new admirers at the age of 8 of and we feel she will have many. Sassy by name, sassy by nature, she's a tad quirky - if she's not getting enough attention or hasn't been for her walk she will try doors or gates to let herself out and take herself off on a toddle so a secure garden and security conscious owner is needed. 

If she has had her morning and evening walk then she's quite happy to settle down in front of the tv. 

She has a bit of an embarrassing problem of forgetting to do a wee in the garden/she sometimes gets caught short and is at that age when a lady needs to go.... 

I feel she has not been in a regular walking/toilet break routine - she prefers to wee on grass rather than decking or flags/hard surfaces so if you don't have a grassed area in your garden then she may favour rugs & carpets as they offer a soft absorbent padding under her. 

I think that with a patient owner who is handy with a mop and isn't precious about the odd accident she would love to adapt to a good routine where she knows her toilet times - this may take time so please do not apply and then decide after a few weeks that it's too much - we cannot say how long it would take but we can say that you will get your steps in with keep taking her out while re training her. She looks like a bit of a golden oldie but when she's excited she can jump like a kangaroo in front of me as though I'm swinging a skipping rope - she does this with the sweetest Staffie smile - she really is entertaining. She has totally ignored my cats, she has been fine with all my dogs - she warned a dog for stepping near her dinner plate but so would I. 

She is the type of girl who needs an active retirement home. I feel she's been bottom of the pile recently and expected to just fit in. We would love to see her being someones queen. She is polite and will go to her bed when asked though secretly she would prefer to share yours."

Currently in emergency foster she will be going to her new home soon.




No. 4730: LASS (First Vaccinated)
RESERVED: Lass has a new home.
Lurcher, female, approximately 7 years old. She is black and white, she has a smooth coat and she is medium to large in size. She has been signed over to the care of RDR. Lass is a lovely, steady girl who is house trained and she seems fine with other dogs.

"I met gorgeous girl Lass this morning and took her out for a walk with Aunty Cheryl and Titch. These two don't know each other very well, however as they are both calm they got on great. We had a lovely sunny walk up through Heskin Hall and through the fields. Lass took it steady on the roads, having a good sniff about and not fazed by traffic or cyclists. She came more alive on the grass, she had a little trot and was straight over stiles with no trouble. She got a little scared when  a more lively dog approached her and did growl, but she was fine when we moved her away. Lass is very soft and gentle, she loves fuss and will snuggle into you when you stroke her. She took treats gently and also laid on her side on the grass for back and belly rubs. She was really easy to walk, she didn't pull and happily walked next to me the whole time. We took the dogs down to the river on the way back to the kennels and they both enjoyed a good paddle and drink. I think Lass would have gone deeper given the change on a longer lead. I really enjoyed my walk with her, she's very sweet and a complete angel."

"We had a lovely walk with Lass this morning, through the woods and beautiful bluebells. We were joined by aunty Cheryl with Titch and my Jess. Both dogs got on well with Jess, she's very calm which I know Lass prefers. We had no idea really where we were going or where we would end up and we were up and down hills, passing through streams, which Lass loved.  It was a mini adventure for them. She's really gentle, probably one of the most sweetest dogs ive walked. She responds to her name and will come when called for a cuddle. She didn't really want to go back into her kennel when we got back, but im sure she won't be waiting long for her home."

Currently in emergency boarding she will be going to her new home soon. 





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