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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 MORE APPLICATIONS FOR THIS DOG, THANK YOU.

No. 4686: GIZMO (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Gizmo needs a new home.
Shih Tzu, male, approximately 18 months old. He is brown and white, he has a long coat and he is small in size. He has returned to the care of RDR. Gizmo is a lovely, friendly little boy who is good with other dogs but definitely not with cats so cannot be rehomed with any cats.

From his previous owner:

"Gizmo is a lovely natured dog. Very loyal to his owners and such a little character. 

He's great off lead and loves meeting other dogs, he's very playful off lead loves a good run. He does bark at other dogs on lead but only because he wants to play. He's best on off lead walks. 

He loves his cuddles, snuggling up on the sofa is his favourite thing. He will sit and wait until you invite him up. 

He knows his basic commands... Sit and lie down, he will beg on his back legs too for a nice treat. 

He's been left on his own with another dog with him and he just lies in the window until you return. He sleeps on the landing on a bed as he doesn't like being down stairs at night but will happily lie on the landing knowing you're in your room. He doesn't like being locked in anywhere. So he's had access to all downstairs and he's been a good boy in the house, no destructive behaviour. 

He is a sweet boy, loves being groomed too." 

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 Gizmo 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 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.

* No cats ior small furries for this dog.

* 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 Gizmo! He moved into our care in emergency boarding kennels on Monday 8th March 2021. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4717: CHOPS (Neutered, First Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Chops needs a new home.
Mastiff/Staffie Cross, male, born 7/09/2014. He is gold and white, he has a smooth coat and he is medium to large in size. He has been signed over to the care of RDR; he is currently in emergency foster. Chops can be a little nervous at first but he is a friendly boy who has previously lived with another dog.

"I had a walk with Chops this morning. Chops is a quiet boy. He walks nicely on his lead although he will pull at times, mainly when there's something he's unsure about. Chops was a little wary about certain things. He wasn't too keen when a man was walking behind us and pulled right into me as he passed. He wasn't impressed when another dog barked at him and he pulled to get well away from it. He's fine walking in traffic. Cars, bikes, lorries didn't faze him at all. He's quite inquisitive and will stand and watch something for ages if it catches his eye. Chops maybe hasn't had much in the way of training. He didn't respond to me asking him to sit, not even for a gravy bone. He's a lovely boy though and seems to have a nice gentle nature. I'm sure once he is in his new home he'll gain in confidence and be a great companion for someone."

"Today we met Chops for the first time. He was very unsure of us at first, he did come over to say hi but he was wary. Fran handed me his lead, but as we started to walk he dug his claws in and didn't fancy coming with us. He was such a softy, even though he was scared he let me cuddle and reassure him and he was then happy to come with us. He soon started looking up at us and sniffed our hands a few times. There was lots of people out walking with their families and dogs, Chops was so well behaved and walked next to us the whole time. He was calm around traffic, cyclists and didn't react when a big dog lunged at him. He is one big softy. He also enjoyed a little paddle in the river and found a stick which he played with in the water. We love Chops, he defo deserves a loving forever home."

And from his foster mum after only a day with her...

"He's really good on a walk, a little shy at times bless him.
Good overnight, no accidents in the house, did cry a little but soon settled. He loves rope toys, spends ages picking them all out of the toy box!"

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 Chops 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 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

Thank you to some very kind and caring people we have been able to help Chops! He moved into our care in emergency boarding kennels on Monday 15th February 2021 and to emergency foster on Sunday 21st February 2021. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS DOG UNTIL SHE HAS BEEN ASSESSED.

No. 4719: LAYLA (Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Layla will need a new home following assessment.
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 friendly girl who needs a full assessment.

"Little Layla is a very pretty little girl. She was much loved in her previous home but she became a bit too much to manage for the young family as she has some separation anxiety and did not like being left (would howl and bark). Layla was hit and miss while on the lead with other dogs - she can be quite vocal. She also pulls like a mini train on the lead. So thats why she's here. 

I went to collect her with one of my steady dogs Zippy. Her owner brought her out - she had a brief bark at us and we started walking. She immediately focused on me as I had food which I dropped in front of her letting her pick up before I stopped at which point she was totally focused on me - ignoring Zippy. It would appear her lead behaviour stems from some sort of fear based aggression although her owner cannot recall her having any bad experiences. 

I brought her back home and she really has been great. She was unsure initially of the other dogs but has soon accepted that they are no threat. I do not believe any of her behaviours are deep rooted but she will need a confident Spaniel savvy handler that won't be phased as they work through her fears. I'd say she needs some boundary training. I have confined her to two rooms here so she isn't following me freely around the home - it won't be such a shock to her if I leave the house that way. She does not back up her bluster when she has a go at other dogs - it's more a "Go away, keep out of my space" kind of thing - I will be doing some one to one walks with her while carrying food to see if we can get her to ignore other dogs. She slept through the first night with no issues - she was downstairs with my dogs. I would say she could live with another dog or dogs as long as they are steady/mature and will not pester her. I can't see her ever being playful with other dogs but do get the impression that she actually likes my smaller calm dogs around her - they seem to be showing her the ropes. 

She has been clean and we are told she's never destructive."

NO APPLICATIONS UNTIL SHE HAS BEEN ASSESSED PLEASE.

Thank you to some very kind and caring people we have been able to help Layla! She moved to emergency foster on Friday 5th March 2021. 




No. 4720: MAX (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. Max can be a little nervous as he has not previously been socialised a great deal.

"We met Max this afternoon.  He has a gorgeous face and nice coat. The poor little guy was so worried when he came out of his kennel, his tail was between his legs and he had a few grumbles at us. Uncle John changed his collar, Max didn't like it when he moved his hands around his head, bless him. We distracted Max and got the job done. We then set off on our walk. Max was really happy to come with us, we walked fast and he kept up and walked nicely. He likes to be up front and when I moved in front of him, he would pull to be near me. He was great with traffic, cyclists, another dog and horse we walked passed. We took him down to the river and he enjoyed walking over the stepping stones, he wanted to do it twice. He started to wag his tail and we could see he felt relaxed around us. He liked gentle fuss and being stroked when he got used to us. I think once he trusts you, he'll be your best friend for life."

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.

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

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 2021. 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. 4718: MARSHALL (First Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Marshall needs a new home.
Pug, male, born 7/07/2018. He is cream and he is small 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. Marshall is a friendly boy who is good with other dogs.

"Little Marshall has been here a few days and we love him. He's a tad lawless, manners wise but he's loving and cheeky and he's a pug after all. He is really enjoying the regular walks - something he's not been used to. Ive had him off lead in a large secure field and he stayed with my dogs and recalled well. He walks ok on the lead, obviously he's never going to be an obedience champ but he isn't strong and is happy to go in a relatively straight line. 

He will pass people and other dogs in a happy friendly manner. 

He does have a bit of separation anxiety - not a huge issue and will probably calm once he's more settled and knows the house here but he’s fine being left alone if he has dog company - he will cry and pitiful yowl if totally alone. He will go quiet if asked and slept through last night alone after a short protest. 

I feel he needs someone either around a lot or with another dog or dogs. 

Who ever takes him on needs to start totally afresh with him with house training. I feel he's been crated a lot to prevent making a mess and probably been using puppy pads far too long without a regular walking/toilet routine. He will soil on rugs or mats. He has not learned to hold himself indoors. I have been trying to micro manage his toilet breaks but it's not always doable in a busy home. Thankfully we have hard floors but as he's not yet neutered he will mark up furniture - he has earned the nickname Piddly Pug (the polite version).  Hopefully with neutering, training, time and patience he will learn to hold and be clean. I do feel he will make a cracking little dog if someone is willing to train him. He's a proper happy go lucky friendly lad and has adapted to all my dogs with no issues at all. He just needs someone not too precious about his toilet habits until he's sorted. He's really food orientated and will quickly learn tricks too."

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





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