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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.


Unfortunately, after nearly 4 years in his home, Nelson has been returned to us due to a change in his owners' circumstances.

No. 4659: NELSON (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)

Nelson needs a new home.

Lurcher, male, approximately 7-8 years old. He is brindle with white on his chest, he has a smooth coat and he is large in size. Nelson is a very friendly boy who loves cuddles, bless him.

Nelson is still waiting for a new home...

He's been out with some lovely walks with his Aunties. You will see in one of the pictures that he is wearing a muzzle, unfortunately he seems to have come back to us a different dog than he was when he left us (we have included some pictures of when he was first with us, he was in foster with another dog and he walked out well with other dogs). He now appears reactive to other dogs and until we have reassessed him and worked to build his confidence up we are walking him with a muzzle which he doesn't seem to mind and it's not unusual for Lurchers to wear muzzles. Please don't let this put you off, he is such a lovely boy as you will see from his feedback.

From Aunty Val:

"This morning we met Nelson for the first time. He is a lovely looking dog with a beautiful light brindle coat. He was naturally a little subdued this morning but happily came along on the walk and enjoyed being stroked and fussed. He walks really well on his lead, he doesn’t pull at all and is happy to go at your speed. After about half an hour he seemed to have had enough and slowed right down, so we headed back to the kennels. He was reactive to other dogs that we saw (all small terriers) and had quite a lot to say to two that we passed. The third one we met was another small terrier and he reacted but not as much. We also saw a squirrel which he was interested in but didn’t try to get to it.
He enjoys his treats and showed us how he can sit and give a paw, and he took his treats off me gently. He was happy having hugs and cuddles and was sociable with people who we met and chatted to on the walk. So far, he seems like a lovely lad who needs a bit of work around other dogs and would probably benefit from an owner with sighthound experience."

From Aunty Wendy:

"Fran brought Nelson out to me and he stood nicely with us whilst the yard was busy with 2 other dogs. Nelson stood nicely and waited patiently. It was a shame seeing Nelson wearing a muzzle, as 4 years ago he didn't need one. We walked with another dog and slowly moved the dogs closer. Nelson was happy to walk with this other dog close but he didn't like him in his face. He walked fantastic on his lead and was calm, until two dogs walked by and he got very distressed and barked. When another dog approached from a distance he started a little but he stopped when told. Nelson is very sweet and i think he's possibly had a bad experience which had made him like this, hopefully between us all we can get him back to the Nelson I remember. At one point in our walk, we walked ahead of Aunty Cheryl and the other dog and Nelson stopped and looked back, as soon as he saw them, he wagged his tail."

From Aunty Val:

"I walked Nelson for the second time today and he was very welcoming and seemed happy to be going for his walk. Nelson is lovely to walk he just potters along at your pace, stopping to have a sniff occasionally. He loves his strokes and cuddles and is such a gentle soul.
We met two dogs this morning, the first he wasn’t too happy about it but with a firm no and some reassuring words and strokes he let the dog pass without barking again at it. Using the same approach he also let the other dog go past without barking at it - good progress from Nelson this week bless him.
He enjoys his treats and will sit and give a paw without being asked. He’s a beautiful boy is Nelson, I’ve got a real soft spot for him and he really deserves a chance to have a loving home." 

You will find full details of this dog in his 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 Nelson a forever home please complete the form below, please put as much detail as possible, this helps us to build a picture of whether they 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 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.

* No cats for this dog as he has not been cat tested.

* 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 animals 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 very kind and caring people we have been able to help Nelson! He returned to our care on Tuesday 2nd January 2024. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4856: BELLA (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)

Bella needs a new home.

Sharpei, female, born 06.01.2020. She is sandy coloured and she is medium in size. She has a skin allergy and ear infections for which she receives regular veterinary treatment. She has been signed over to the care of RDR due to the ill health of her owner and is currently in emergency foster with other dogs, cats and older children. Bella is a lovely, friendly girl who is good with other dogs.

"Bella has come to us due to her owners ill health. She has been very well cared for and is a lovely girl.

Bella is a typical Pei in some ways but in other ways she is not.

For example, she likes knowing where her people are and her ideal owners would be around a lot. She can be left home for short periods but would prefer them not to leave her for too long. She will never win any obedience competitions or be a recall queen as she is typically aloof and likes to do her Sharpei thing and smooch about being nosey on walks. She will play along and recall in a secure field for food treats or attention but I wouldn't let her off lead in public.

She is extremely clean and not destructive.

She travels well in the car but prefers a back seat position rather than a boot for travelling. What is not always a typical Pei trait is that she adores all people, she actively seeks a fuss and is not guardy or worried by strangers at all.

Bella has been on medication for her skin in the form of an injection each month. Her coat is in pretty good nick at the moment for a Pei and you cannot tell that she has had any issues but we believe that she is very sensitive.

I am currently avoiding chicken in her diet to see if this helps as it has with previous Pei's that I have owned and fostered and so far so good (that said, she is still covered by her injection and it's a low pollen season) so we are currently assessing her and have an appointment booked with our vet for the 20th of February to see what we need to do going forward.

She loves a walk and lazing around. She is adaptable but does bond with her people and will grieve for those she's lost for a few days before she starts to build new relationships. She is great with all other dogs big and small. She likes to chase cats but isn't tough enough to take one on if they stand their ground but she can be persistent so a cat free home is preferred.

I really hope that someone sees past her need for careful diet and possible meds & falls for her, she is a loyal bundle of love and a real doggy clown!"

You will find full details of this dog in her 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 Bella a forever home please complete the form below, please put as much detail as possible, this helps us to build a picture of whether they 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 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.

* No cats for this dog as she has not been cat tested.

* 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 animals 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 Bella! She came into the care of RDR on Friday 2nd February 2024. She needs a new home as soon as possible.




Jake hasn't had any interest at all bless him, we are worried about him as at 14 years old he really needs a home. We are now looking for a permanent foster home for Jake where we will pay all veterinary costs for the rest of his life, just to take away the worry of costs taking on an older dog.

No. 4857: JAKE (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)

Jake is looking for a permanent foster home where we will cover all veterinary costs.

Cross Breed, male, his Microchip says that his DOB is 01.01.2010 which would make him 14 years old but we can't quite believe it! He is brindle, he has a grey muzzle and he is small to medium in size. Jake is quite a sprightly boy for his age but he is also happy to sleep the day away and he would prefer to be an only dog.

"I met the lovely Jake this morning. He was eager to come out and say hello, and he enjoyed a nice sniff and lots of fuss before we set off. Despite the gorgeous silver muzzle, Jake walked at a good pace. He was brilliant as we passed people, dogs, lots of noisy cars and cyclists in high-vis jackets. He enjoyed the occasional sniff. He is so friendly and when we stopped for a drink, he was keen to say hello to a lovely gentlemen we chatted to, and then he popped his paws up on my knee to get closer while I sat on the bench. He has the softest velvety coat and the sweetest nature. A wee treasure!"

You will find full details of this dog in his 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 Jake a permanent foster home please complete the form below, please put as much detail as possible, this helps us to build a picture of whether they 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 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.

* No cats for this dog as he has not been cat tested.

* 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 animals 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 Jake! He came into the care of RDR on Saturday 17th February 2024. He needs a permanent foster home as soon as possible.




No. 4862: RORY (Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)

Rory needs a new home.

Boston Terrier/French Bulldog Cross, male, born 15.04.2022. He is black, he has a smooth coat and he is small in size. He has been signed over to the care of RDR. Rory is a sweet boy who is feeling a bit nervous of his current situation. He is house trained and he has previously lived with other dogs.

"We met little Rory today. He only arrived yesterday and it took a while to get him out of his kennel as he was so unsure about what was going on and a little overwhelmed I think. He finally made it out and we set off for our walk with my mum and Stanley.

He was perfectly fine with Stanley from the beginning, neither really paid much attention to one other but were happy just pottering along next to each other. Rory was a bit all over the place to start with sniffing one side then dashing to the other side for another sniff, but he settled down once we got to the road. He does pull on his lead, I get the impression he’s used to more freedom, but he is only little so was perfectly manageable.
Once we got to the woods I tried him with half a gravy bone; we’d been unsure of how friendly he was so we’d just left him to it to settle into his walk. We needn’t have worried. He very sweetly took the gravy bone out of my hand and took his time gobbling it up. I gave him a little stroke and he let me clear some hair out of his eye too. He also enjoyed a good bum scratch.

Rory wasn’t phased by the cars on the road or a noisy tractor that went by. He had a little paddle in the stream and tried his best (but failed) to tiptoe round the mud. He really is the sweetest little dog and I feel like we took him back to kennels a different dog to the one we took out! "

You will find full details of this dog in his 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 Rory a forever home please complete the form below, please put as much detail as possible, this helps us to build a picture of whether they 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 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.

* No cats for this dog as he has not been cat tested.

* 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 animals 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 Rory! He came into the care of RDR on Tuesday 19th March 2024. 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. 4815: WOLF (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)

RESERVED: Wolf has a new home.

Rottweiler/Husky Cross, male, approximately 8 years old. He is black and tan and he is large in size. He was rehomed in 2023 but has sadly been returned to the care of RDR due to a change in his owner's circumstances. Wolf is a friendly, gentle boy.

"...so lovely to see Wolf again! Gosh he really should be called Teddy as he is such a big softie. He was happy to get his lead on and set off at quite a smart pace, but didn’t pull on the lead. After about 10 minutes he slowed down and we just strolled along. He didn’t seem bothered by any dogs but was a little nervous if a big noisy truck passed or there was a loud noise behind him. He is sooooo soft, in nature and his coat, and we had a lovely cuddle and biscuit in the orchard. He is a gentle soul who will thrive with exercise, patience and lots of love!"

Currently in emergency boarding Wolf will be going to his new home soon.




No. 4860: WAFFLE (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)

RESERVED: Waffle has a new home.

Cocker Spaniel/Poodle Cross, male, born 24.09.2023. He is cream and tan, he has a curly coat 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. Waffle is a lovely pup who is good with other dogs.

"Waffle has been signed over to the care of RDR as his owner was struggling to care for him alongside a small child.

Waffle is said to be quite demanding and needs a lot of attention. He is clumsy around small children and owner feels they do not have enough time for him.

So here is my assessment: Waffle is typical of an excitable Cocker/Poodle pup. Waffle has been used to sleeping in owner's bed. He has been out with a dog walker regular to try to satisfy his exercise needs but I feel this may have created a more frantic pup due to over stimulation.
Waffle jumped and clawed at me frantically and barked at passers by.

I have found him to be very quick to learn & I have started to discourage jumping up at us, he is being rewarded for polite sits or staying on all fours instead. Waffle will be sleeping down stairs and we will build on some boundaries for him to enable him to develop nice manners.

He is a very cute fluffy pup with plenty of energy. I feel that any issues he's caused at home can be rectified quickly with a consistent routine and kind boundaries, regular bouts of exercise, training and lots of rest.

We will be looking for a home where he can continue developing and where he will be trained and guided through his adolescence."

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




No. 4861: LAVENDER (Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)

RESERVED: Lavender has a new home.

Collie Cross, female, born 21.04.2021. She is brown and white, she has a semi coat and she is small to medium in size. She has been signed over to the care of RDR; she is currently in emergency foster with another dog and cats. Lavender is a sweet girl - from her fosterer...

"Wow, what a lovely girl Lavender is, she has fitted in so well, I picked her up on Sunday afternoon and by the evening she had the full run of the house, she was nervous and did correct Patch on a few occasions when he was a bit too excitable on first meeting her, so I used a dog gate to give them both space & time out which allowed Lavender to rest after a busy day and get used to her new surroundings, by Monday afternoon the two resident cats had sussed Lavender out and were happy to come into contact with her, Lavender can get a little excited around the cats if this happens I ask her to time out & pop her in the kitchen to relax for 15 minutes. she loves the garden and today she had a nice run around with a few zoomies at high speed with a smile on her face, when I’ve been taking her out in the garden for a toilet I’ve learned to give her time, if she feels rushed she won’t go & it won’t be long until she’s asking to go outside again.

She has been introduced to a few friends and it’s not taken her long to warm to them, she was a little nervous at first and tried to hide behind my legs, but once she’s your friend she wants lots of cuddles & love. when it’s meal time I’ve fed Patch & Lavender in different rooms to avoid any food guarding, the hasn't been any problems around food and she takes treats nicely.

On the first few nights, Lavender slept downstairs and there wasn't a peep from her, she's a delight and loves lots of love and attention, cuddles on the sofa a snoozes on my bed, she prefers and loves walks in the fields and parks, not as confident on the pavements with cars passing but I'm sure with time and patients she will grow in confidence and enjoy all her walks, she's a lively soul and enjoys being active and having fun with me and Patch, it's safe to say she's a superstar and will bring so much fun & love into your life!"

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




No. 4863: SKY (First Vaccinated & Microchipped)

RESERVED: Sky has a new home.

Whippet Cross, female, born 22.03.2016. She is grey and white, she has a smooth coat and she is small to medium in size. She has been signed over to the care of RDR. Sky is a lovely girl who is a little nervous of her current situation.

"I collected sweet Sky this morning following a change in her owner's circumstances. She was very excited to meet me and politely said hello but when it came to getting into my car she was a little apprehensive. She did allow us to lift her into the back seat and clip her seatbelt in then quickly settled down, getting up to sniff the breeze from the open window occasionally before sitting back down again.

Sky needed to have a quick vet visit for her vaccination and wanted a little reassurance from me while Chris, our trusted vet, gave her a quick check up before her jab. She walked into the waiting room, again looking at me for reassurance in the form of an ear scratch, was weighed with no fuss and then sat patiently while I spoke with the receptionist. This time when we got back to the car Sky hopped in quite spritely and sat waiting for me to clip her belt in again.

I took Sky to the river for a walk before kennels just to break the journey up. She initially pulled a little on the lead to get to the new smells but this quickly settled down with her walking by my side. We did see other dogs and Sky took no notice of them other than a brief glance at a barking bichon but she was more interested in exploring the new environment. We sat together on a bench and watched some ducks swim by on the river ; Sky settled in for a cuddle and a chin scratch before we walked back to the car. Again she was happy to jump in herself and waited for me to put her belt on before she settled down on the back seat.

Once we arrived at kennels Sky wanted to have a little sniff around the office and was quite timid with her tail tucked but with praise she was wagging it again and we went off to get her settled. I took her into her kennel with no fuss and she went off to have a good sniff about before settling quietly in her bed.

Sky is a very sweet and affectionate girl who can be quite timid but subsides with praise, encouragement and a good ear scratch. She is quiet and patient with lovely manners and a beautiful big smile, it was a pleasure to spend the morning with Sky."

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




No. 4864: YOGI (First Vaccinated & Microchipped)

RESERVED: Yogi has a new home.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier, male, born 26.12.2016. He is brindle with white on his face, chest and toes and he is smallish in size. He has been signed over to the care of RDR, sadly, due to the death of his owner. Yogi is a friendly boy who is good with other dogs.

"I met Yogi this morning and we had a lovely walk in the Spring sunshine. Yogi is an absolute delight, he is friendly, very well mannered and gorgeous. In fact he's pretty much a perfect Staffie. His little tail hardly stopped wagging. We walked with Aunty Wendy and Rory and Yogi was happy and relaxed around Rory. He's a solid, boy and could maybe do to loose a couple of pounds but walks at a nice pace and very easy to manage. He's fine around traffic and can sit down when asked to. The Spring sun had brought out lots of other dogs being walked. Yogi never once reacted when passing them other than a little look. Yogi loved having his back rubbed and got very excited. Absolutely loved my walk with this gorgeous boy and hope he hasn't long to wait for his new home."

Currently in emergency boarding Yogi will be going to his new home soon.





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