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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, 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. 4740: BUTKUS (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)

Butkus needs a new home.

Rottweiler/Bullmastiff Cross, male, born 02.11.2019. He is light brindle with a white chest, he has a smooth coat and he is large in size. He has been signed over to the care of RDR with Bella; we are looking to rehome them separately.

"I met and walked Butkus this morning with Aunty Julie. Butkus is a lovely friendly boy. He's quite stunning to look at with the most gorgeous face. He walks nicely on his lead but if he sees something of interest and pulls towards it, he can be a very strong boy. He's a little excitable and bouncy at times, especially when he came out of his kennel and when the treats came out but he soon calmed down when asked. He knows how to sit and took the treats really nicely. We didn't go too far with him as it was quite warm but had the chance to have a few cuddles. In the short time with him, he came across as a well mannered, gentle youngster who I'm sure will be a lovely,  addition to someone's life.

He's VERY bouncy and needs lots of exercise, he's only a baby so has lots of pent up energy. 

He's really friendly but does jump up and he's a big boy! He's dog friendly but again OTT."

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 Butkus 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:

* Due to his strength and size we feel that he would be better as an only dog.

* We will not rehome this dog to families with children under the age of 15 years.

* No cats in the home for this dog.

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

* You must have a secure garden.

* 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 unless too young or upon advice from our vet/s.

Thank you to some kind and caring people we have been able to help Butkus! He came into the care of RDR on Tuesday 24th August 2021. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4743: 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.

"Max has been with me a while now. He is a very sweet boy and needs an owner who is not phased by Terrier behaviour or quirks. It is hard to describe him hence it's taken me a while to do his write up. 

When in kennels he had a bad ear infection which RDR sought veterinary treatment for. He was very upset at having ear drops put in and had to be muzzled or he would snap. 

If Max hurts himself or is in pain he immediately goes into defence mode. He will snap if he's put in a position where he is scared. (ie pain/fear). He is great in the home/clean and not destructive and can be left home alone, he will attempt to steal food if it's out or raid the bin - he will then go into defence mode - he does not guard the item - he is just worried that he will be punished. I have been working on a 'leave it!' command so that if he steals something I can remove it by asking him to leave it. He is not the best on a lead - will pull a lot and to be honest, walking him tends to over stimulate him. He is quite happy having a run around a garden if someone will interact/play games with him - we use a secure field for him to have a run as well as the garden and some days I do some training at home with him rather than take him out. 

Max loves balls - however he can be very obsessive with them - I limit his play with them as he will toss them around incessantly and chase them - he will even throw them for himself (it's good if you need him to entertain himself for a bit while doing chores) but I never allow him to have balls in the house or he rolls them under the furniture and barks and crawls under to retrieve them. He does have other non rollable toys though. He will happily sleep for hours and loves belly rubs and being picked up for a cuddle. 

He needs someone patient and not over fussy or over bearing with their dog - I feed him in the morning and he goes back to bed for a bit. I exercise him either by rolling the ball in the garden/a short walk and then let him rest until afternoon when we may go out or play in the garden again. He is quite happy with this - he would love to sit and watch TV in the evening or lay by a fire. He loves to sunbathe too. 

He is very treat orientated and would love to learn some tricks. 

He is hit and miss with other dogs - he can get along but will conflict over toys or food if not super savvy for this reason I feel he will be better as an only dog (unless a very experienced owner who really knows their stuff comes along with a steady dog).  Max would suit a quiet home - due to his fearfulness and potential to snap I'd say definitely no under 16's. Ansolutely no cats or small furries - he is a terrier afterall. He would make a nice little companion for someone who is firm but fair - he is a snuggle monster once you know him."

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 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 will not rehome this dog to families with children under the age of 16 years.

* No cats in the home for this dog.

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

* You must have a secure garden.

* Other resident dogs 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 unless too young or upon advice from our vet/s.

Thank you to some kind and caring people we have been able to help Max! He came into the care of RDR on Monday 7th June 2021. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4745: SAXON (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)

Saxon needs a new home.

Staffie Cross, male, approximately 6-8 years old. He is tricoloured and he is medium in size. He was found abandoned in a property. Saxon is a very friendly boy who seems Ok with other dogs.

"I met Saxon and walked him with Aunty Cheryl. He is  such a stunner and very big and has lots of muscle. He walked on on the lead, he wanted to be up front, but he is easily manageable. He couldn't wait to get off walking, so we headed straight out. He didn't seem to mind any traffic and he was really well behaved when passing people and other dogs. We took him down to the river to see what he thought of the water and be absolutely loved it. He was diving straight in and was up and down, swimming on the deep side. He has so much character and he's so much fun. He can sit and he took treats gently. On the way back, we walked through a little park and he enjoyed a good roll on the grass. He also gave Aunty Cheryl lots of kisses when she sat on a bench. He's a true sweetie."

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 Saxon 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:

* Due to his unknown history we feel that he would be better as an only dog.

* We do not rehome to families with children under the age of 10 years.

Not cat tested so no cats.

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

* You must have a secure garden.

* Other resident dogs 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 unless too young or upon advice from our vet/s.

Thank you to some kind and caring people we have been able to help Saxon! He came into the care of RDR on Saturday 17th September 2021. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4749: JESSY (First Vaccinated & Microchipped)

Jessy needs a new home.

Staffie Cross, female, approximately 12 years old. She is dark brindle with a grey muzzle and she is small to medium in size. Her owner has passed away; she is currently in emergency foster. Jessy is a lovely, very friendly girl who knows basic commands, is housetrained and she is Ok with other dogs.

"I met little gorgeous Jessy and took her out on a nice walk. She was very friendly and greeted me with a wagging tail. She is very sweet and has a fantastic nature. She was very excitable and couldn't wait to get going. She wanted to walk up front and she did pull to begin. She loved being out walking and wagged her tail the whole way. The first dog we walked passed, she didn't seem to notice, however when we passed the next one, that she did see, she wasn't bothered by it at all. She is a super happy little girl, she loved everyone she met and didn't react to traffic on busy roads. We stopped for a cuddle half way round and she ran over and gave my face a good wash. She also enjoyed having her back rubbed."

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 Jessy 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:

* Preferably to go as an only dog as we do not know if she has ever lived with another dog.

* We do not rehome to families with children under the age of 10 years.

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

* You must have a secure garden.

* Not cat tested so no cats.

* 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 unless too young or upon advice from our vet/s.

Thank you to some kind and caring people we have been able to help Jessy! She came into the care of RDR on Wednesday 6th October 2021 and moved to emergency foster on Monday 18th October 2021. She needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4750: BRACKEN (First Vaccinated & Microchipped)

Bracken needs a new home.

Cross Breed, female, approximately 10 months old. She is tri-coloured, she has a smooth coat and she is small to medium in size. She was found as a stray; she is currently in emergency foster with other dogs, cats and older children. Bracken is a friendly young girl who is good with other dogs and she is fine with dog savvy cats.

"Bracken is a sporty little number with a pocket rocket temperament. 

We have no idea what's in there but at a guess I reckon potentially working Collie/Whippet/ JRT and a splash of Staffie to boot. DNA would be interesting! 

She will be amazing for the right owner/family. 

I love having her here, but I do like my working breeds. She will need someone active, with Collie type experience. She is super cool in many ways but will need a firm but fair owner. She's still a pup & lively. She is absolutely tug toy mad, she is super sharp and will leap head height to grab her tug rope, she accidentally pierced my thumb nail in a bid to snatch it from me during play, for this reason we won't be homing with under 16 year olds. 

She will happily parade around with her rope - she will also chase a ball and is good with her nose.

She will hold on to her tug and will hold her own against my male Malinois - she has never over stimulated enough to scrap for the tug if playing with another dog but will warn other dogs away if it's on the ground (all bluster - not nasty with it at all). 

For someone who does agility or flyball I really think she would be great. Or an active person/family who enjoy long or regular walks/hikes, jogging etc. She goes off lead with me - is very owner focused. She does the basics like sit/down and recall but would thrive with more training. She travels well - is giddy when she wants to get out of the van but that is understandable being a high energy pup. She has been clean and non destructive, will crate and can be left though I don't really leave her for more than 3 hours. She will take a bit of experience, only because shes a firecracker who wants to do proper dog stuff - also a sense of humour when she accidentally grabs your thumb or rebounds off your chest! She's a little star. She isn’t that fussed about other dogs - will happily co-habit - likes dogs that will tug with her but obviously needs to be a similar temperament which won't be overly competetive with her. She’s eager to please and would love someone to do tricks and learning with. She is pleasant meeting people/other dogs while out. Nothing really phases her - will tow on the lead but she's only small. Please do not apply if you want a couch potato - she has a great off switch and will chill if exercised right but we would love to see her in a home where she will be active."

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 Bracken 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 will not rehome this dog to families with children under the age of 16 years.

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

* You must have a secure garden.

* 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 unless too young or upon advice from our vet/s.

Thank you to some kind and caring people we have been able to save Bracken! She came into the care of RDR on Thursday 14th October 2021. She needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4751: SALLY (First Vaccinated & Microchipped)

Sally needs a new home.

Saluki Cross, female, approximately 7 years old. She is brown and gold, she has a smooth coat and she is medium to large in size. She is underweight. Sally is a friendly girl who is housetrained, knows basic commands and she is good with other dogs. She has a high prey drive so no cats or small furries and she will need a garden with high boundaries. She is a little nervous of her current situation.

"We met Sally this morning. She had only just arrived at the kennel and was a little unsure of us and very nervous. In spite of this she came for a little walk then we could get to know her. Sally walked nicely. She likes to lead the way but will then stop and wait for you to catch up. In the short time we spent with her she had started to respond to us and seemed to enjoy being stroked and having us make a fuss of her. She's a beautiful girl and hopefully she won't have to wait too long before she gets a new home."

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 Sally 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 with children under the age of 10 years.

* No cats or small furries in the home for this dog.

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

* You must have a secure garden.

* 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 unless too young or upon advice from our vet/s.

Thank you to some kind and caring people we have been able to help Sally! She came into the care of RDR on Saturday 23rd October 2021. She 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.


There are currently no dogs waiting to go to their new home.



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