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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, 1 DOG 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. 4711: HENRY (Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Henry needs a new home.
English Bulldog, male, approximately 3 years old. He is red with white on his chest and he is a small medium size. He is currently in emergency foster.

He has some behavioural issues that need working on whilst still under the care of RDR and for this reason we are looking for a foster home initially but where he can hopefully, eventually be adopted. He is not neutered yet as we have been advised by a behaviourist that if his issues are fear related then neutering can make this worse so again we are holding off until we know more about what's going on with him. 

"Henry is wonderful dog. He is very energetic on walks and extremely healthy a fit. He will happily walk for hours.

He walks well on the lead, but is scared of larger cars or buses. He much prefers a quieter woodland area where he can be off the lead and be exploring for himself. 
He is really friendly with other dogs and happily walks with them. 

Henry does not like to be left out and can get anxious if put in a different room. If he feels cornered or threatened he will growl and maybe attempt a warning bite. 

He is a typical Bulldog, with a stubborn streak. He does like to play in the house, and gets upset if you don’t play with him. He is destructive with his toys, so they need to be robust!
He spends a lot of the time napping. He can be quite grumpy, and doesn’t like being stroked or cuddled too much. If you try it and he’s not in the mood he will do a small growl to let you know!

Henry is full house trained. He does not like the postman - and a letter box cage is a must! 

We have really enjoyed having Henry over the past few weeks. He would be a wonderful addition to the right home."

Anybody applying for Henry must be Bulldog experienced and be willing to liase with us and a behaviourist to work through his issues and when he is ready to take him to a vet of our choice for neutering.

We feel that a male only adult home would be best (we realise this may be difficult, so alternatively any women in the household would need to be strong and firm).

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 Henry a foster home with a view to adopt 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:

* Adult only home.

* 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 50 mile radius of our base in Rochdale/ Manchester.

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

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

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

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




No. 4715: LOKI (First Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Loki needs a new home.
Terrier Cross, male, born 9.09.2019. He is black, he has a wiry coat and he is small to medium in size. He is an unclaimed stray. He has a fungal ear infection for which he is receiving veterinary treatment. Loki is a very friendly, bouncy boy who seems fine with other dogs.

"I met Loki this morning and what a little live wire he is. Not sure how old he is but he still acts like a pup at times. Loki pulls a lot on his lead but I think that is mainly down to having so much energy and desperately wanting to run and play. We walked with Skip and Karly and Loki was very well behaved around them. He knows how to sit especially when biscuits are on offer and happily had a nice cuddle in Uncle John's arms. He can be a little naughty at times and kept wanting to chew his lead and wanted to play tug with it but he's such a little cutie it's hard to tell him off. Loki is really fun to be around, we had a great morning playing in the snow with him and the other dogs. He would be perfect for an active family where he could burn all his energy off on nice long walks and playtime."

"Loki is a 'full of beans' terrier who is inquisitive, energetic and super affectionate. He followed his nose for the beginning of the walk enjoying the snow. Once we got to the field he showed what a puppy he still is, playing, enjoying a grooming and wanting cuddles. He sits for treats without being told and will be a quick learner. Loki is very food motivated and loves a fuss. 

He was very interested in the sheep, as would be expected with a terrier. Loki would need a furries free home. 

A jogger ran past us with two dogs and Loki didn't react. When we walked past a barking dog in a garden, Loki flinched but didn't react more than that. We didn't meet any dogs closely today, so can't comment on how he is with dogs face to face yet. He also needed encouragement to walk past a very scary shadow, bless him. 

Loki deserves an active owner who can provide some basic training and understands the minds of young terriers. Experience with patterdale/ lakeland terriers would be beneficial. 

This little fella has so much to offer, he's a cracking little dog."

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 Loki a forever home please complete the form below, please put as much detail as possible, this helps us to build a picture of whether the dog would be a good match for your family.

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

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

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

* You must have a secure garden.

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you to some very kind and caring people we have been able to save Loki! He was moved to emergency boarding on Tuesday 5th January 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. 4712: OSCAR (Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
RESERVED: Oscar has a new home.
Rottweiler, male, born 26.08.2012. He is black and tan and he is large in size. This handsome lad was found as a stray.

He is now safe in kennels run by a good friend who knows her Rotts and agreed to assess him and put him through his paces to help him find someone who will love and care for him in the way he deserves.

"Oscar is not much fussed for other dogs and would probably prefer to be an only dog, he does seem to prefer a mans company more than a woman’s but that could also be down to his current environment. Ideally we would like a few meetings with a potential new owner first prior to him going “ home’ as he can be disinterested in people initially, but who can blame him for that. Once he has met you a couple of times that soon changes and he becomes your best friend, at 8yrs of age Oscar is not going to need to be plodding around the Dale’s every other day and will only require a few short walks daily."

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





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