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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, 6 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. 4685: JAKEY & COCO (Both Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Jakey and Coco need a new home.
Shar Peis: Jakey is male, approximately 8 years old, tan with a grey muzzle and he is medium to large in size. Coco is female, approximately 4 years old, chocolate and she is medium in size. They have been signed over to the care of RDR through no fault of their own. They are currently in emergency foster with other dogs, cats and older children. They are both lovely dogs who are good with other dogs.

"Jakey and Coco have been in foster with me for a few weeks now so we know a bit more about this lovable pair. 

I am Shar pei experenced having owned a couple of rescue Pei of my own over the years & I have to say these are by far up there with one of the nicest pairs I have met. 

Shar Pei are aloof, can be independent and are quirky - my own Shar Pei were always iffy and wary with strangers but Jakey and Coco are fab - happy to meet people and great with all the dogs we have met. 

Even our vet was pleasantly surprised to be met with waggy tails from this friendly pair. Coco was a tad timid initially and relied on Jakey but her cheeky personality has come out as shes had some socialisation away from Jakey and gained confidence. I would say these dogs must stay together but could easily live with other dogs. They have met plenty of all ages / sizes and personality and have had zero issues with any. 

They are fine around children over 10 (Jake can be clumsy taking treats as he isnt very precise with his small eyes peering over that big nose but we either hold hands flat for him to take treats or toss it in like feeding bread to a hippo!). 

Both get excited initially on walks & will pull a bit on the way out - they can be strong as a pair so either someone strong enough to hold both or a couple to hold one each. I dont hold out much hope of getting them to walk to heel at this age as they love to follow their snouts but i manage them fine. If you stop to chat to anyone they will stand quietly by your side and ignore other dogs. 

We let them run in a secure field daily - they like to explore every bit - i would not let them offlead outside of the field as they have selective hearing and would wander off investigating. They would love a secure garden.   Jake greets me every morning with a cuddle - he is super affectionate and cuddly. Coco likes to play.  Both are house trained and can be left while you go out. 

Would love someone with Shar Pei experience or knowledge to take them (any pei lovers would be pleasantly surprised). Or someone with other breed experience but who genuinely want to get to know the breed. I wouldnt say they are first time owner or novice dogs just because they are quirky but I have found them super easy to manage. Jake has been fine with cats but Coco thinks its a good game to chase - if she chases then Jakey comes to see what shes doing and it would worry a nervous cat so I think a cat free home is best. Jakey has some wax build up in one ear which causes him to shake his head - this is a typical issue in Shar Pei as they have high ear canals and small ears - they don't naturally drain. We have got ear drops from our vet and we are having his ears cleaned out when hes in for neutering and 2nd vaccination. Anyone adopting must be willing to maintain and keep an eye on his ears along with his normal grooming and fussing routine. He lets me put his drops in for a treat and a cuddle . 

Whoever takes these two will have lots of laughs - they are very food orientated and loving - jakey will sit, give paw and high five for food - Coco has the waggiest bottom and cutest wrinkles."

Shar Pei can be a quirky breed and can have various health needs - Shar Pei knowledge or experience is preferred for them, however given the sweet natures of these two we will consider an owner willing to learn. 

A secure garden is required and we are looking for a home for Jakey and Coco together as they are very much a bonded pair.

You will find full details of these dogs in their album on Facebook in the photo's section.

If you are interested in offering Jakey and Coco a forever home please apply here: 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 Jakey and Coco! They were moved to emergency foster on Thursday 2nd July 2020. They need a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4687: MAJOR (Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped) 
Major needs a new home.
German Shepherd Cross, male, approximately 8 months old. He is cream, he has a thick coat and he is large in size. He has been signed over to the care of RDR. 

"Major has been signed over to the care of RDR by his owners who were struggling to manage some of his behaviours. Major lived with his mother and his litter brother - his mother is only 18 months old so still a youngster herself and as the two male pups reached 7.5 months old the friction began between them. Major grew to be the biggest & quickly dominated the others. He often growled at his owners too for sofa space/possessions etc. and we believe he will also get upset if other dogs were to be shown attention. 

We feel his behaviours seem to stem from some fear/some confusion over clear boundaries and he's not had much time away from his immediate family unit to develop his own personality. 

He was initially taken to our kennels where he struggled and wouldnt settle so he's gone to stay with Aunty Tracy. 

We are pleased with his progression so far but he is still very much in the assessment stage and not ready to be homed just yet. 

We feel he has a bit of a fear of some men - especially wearing glasses. He has been ok with Aunty Tracy's boys (teens) but under careful supervision. We think he will dominate smaller male dogs if he can and he will also try his luck with people to get his own way. He will grumble and snap if he feels threatened.  We are letting him settle and doing some basic training so that he has a good routine and understands what we expect of him. He is enjoying time at Aunty Tracy's & mixing fine with her mature well balanced male shepherds (like Aunty Tracy, they wont take any of his back chat). We feel that hes just a confused pup in a big body who needs to be taught how to face the world on his own 4 paws. 

We will update in a couple of weeks but will be eventually looking for a home with Shepherd experience and no children under 16."

You will find full details of this dog in this album on Facebook in the photo's section.

If you are interested in offering Major a forever home please apply here: 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 Major! He was moved to emergency foster on Wednesday 15th July 2020. He will need a new home soon.




No. 4688: ROSIE & POPPY (Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped, Rosie is Spayed)
Rosie and Poppy need a new home.
Rosie is a teacup Jack Russell Terrier, female, born 28.10.2009, tri-coloured with a smooth coat and very small in size. Poppy is a Jack Russell Terrier, female, born 11.2.2008, brown and white with a smooth coat and she is small in size. They have been signed over to the care of RDR. They are currently in emergency foster with other dogs and older children. They are both lovely dogs who are fit and active.

"They were very shy and nervous in the kennels and when they were collected and first arrived. They were initially snappy at any other dogs but they went from strength to strength as the day went on and relaxed pretty much instantly as they got back into a home environment. They slept relatively well the first night. Rosie the oldest can howl/bark when she doesn’t know where you have gone. She’s a very people dog and loves to be held and carried. The barking has improved throughout the day today as she has got more familiar with her surroundings. They are both happy to be picked up and handled now that they are trusting me. 

I can’t believe how loyal they are, I have been out walking with them today on our land and they have done every field, no lead, kept close and been attentive. They know their names well and I get the impression from how good they are off lead thst it’s something they have been used to. 

Tonight they have settled pretty much straight away. I can’t see having many issues overnight due to them feeling so much more relaxed and also fully exercised. They are a cracking little pair, very easy and lovely to have around. 

Rosie apparently has a pin in her leg from years ago and she does chew at her leg. This is getting looked at with the vet when she goes in. Her skin looks inflamed too but I’m hopeful that this will settle once she’s on a good quality diet. Dogs with white skin can often suffer skin issues/allergies. 

I hope these two ladies find their forever sofa soon as they have clearly been very loved in their previous home and deserve a new forever home soon as possible."

You will find full details of these dogs in their album on Facebook in the photo's section.

If you are interested in offering Rosie and Poppy a forever home please apply here: 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 Rosie and Poppy! They were moved to emergency foster on Thursday 16th July 2020. They need a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4690: LOLA (First Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Lola needs a new home.
Pug, female, approximately 8 years old. She is fawn and she is small in size. She has been signed over to the care of RDR due to a change in her owner's circumstances. Lola is a lovely girl who is fine with other dogs.

"Lola is a wee treasure. At 8 years old she is spritely and is in amazing shape! She enjoys long walks in the park with our other dogs and then settles down for a nice snooze. She walks beautifully on the lead and so far I’ve found nothing that phases her! She will have an occasional bark at our neighbours dog but only if my other dogs set her off with their barks! She absolutely loves fuss and affection and nuzzling her nose into you. She is happy to be lifted and her ideal day would be to snooze by your side interspersed with nice strolls. She has a gentle snore and is remarkable bottom-burp free for a pug! We have been careful to balance affection between all of our dogs and on day two she had a little growl when I moved my affection from her to our other fawn pug. She is sweet, loving and loyal and happily potters round after me as I do jobs round the house. This girl desperately needs and deserves a happy settled forever home"

We are looking for a home with pug experience - and Lola would be happiest as an only dog.

You will find full details of this dog in this album on Facebook in the photo's section.

If you are interested in offering Lola a forever home please apply here: 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 Lola! She was moved to emergency foster on Monday 3rd August 2020. She needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4691: TARA (First Vaccinated)
Tara needs a new home.
Old Thyme Bulldog Cross, female, approximately 4 years old. She is brown and white and she is a small medium size. She has a skin condition caused by an allergy to fleas; she is receiving treatment for this. She has been signed over to the care of RDR. Tara is a very friendly girl who seems good with other dogs.

"This morning I met new arrival Tara. She came out of the kennel wagging her tail and came along on the walk with no hesitation.

Initial excitement over she settled very well on her lead, she likes to be in front but does not pull.  She will walk happily on a short lead on the lanes and in busier places, and she loves to go off for a sniff when she’s on the longer lead. Considering it was her first walk here she was very chilled and settled and took everything in her stride.

We walked past some dogs on the opposite side of the road and she glanced at them but that was all - even when a little terrier decided to have a bark at her.  A cat came out of the hedge and toddled off about 15 feet in front of us and she didn’t respond at all.

She is happy with people - I stopped to chat with two people and she stood beside me as good as gold.  Workmen were digging up the road and stood in a group and she walked right past it all without so much as a flicker. We stopped for a drink and a stroke and she showed me how she could sit nicely and give a paw for her treat.  She took the treat very gently.

It was a hot day so we just walked for an hour in the morning, but I think she will enjoy lots of exercise and play.

It’s fair to say she’s not looking at her most gorgeous at the moment but I’m sure with the right care and treatment her coat will get better.  In spite of this her cuteness shines through and I absolutely loved her."

You will find full details of this dog in this album on Facebook in the photo's section.

If you are interested in offering Tara a forever home please apply here: 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 Tara! She was moved to emergency boarding on Friday 7th August 2020. She needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4692: SAMI (Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Sami needs a new home.
Shih Tzu, male, born in March 2019. He is grey and cream and he is small in size. He has been signed over to the care of RDR. Sami is a very friendly boy who seems good with most other dogs.

"I met the lovely Sami today. He approached me cautiously but after a sniff of the back of my hand, I got the seal of approval and we set off on a nice stroll. He likes to walk in front with a wee check back every few steps to make sure I’m still there! He doesn’t pull at all, but walks at a smart pace. He was absolutely fine next to a road, and enjoyed sniffing the plants and grass on the way. We strolled through the woods and down to the river for a drink where we met a lovely black Labrador off lead. He was respectful and curious and after a few friendly sniffs was happy to carry on walking. He was happy for me to lift him often the stile and enjoyed a wee cuddle en route. Really can’t fault this wee guy."

You will find full details of this dog in this album on Facebook in the photo's section.

If you are interested in offering Sami a forever home please apply here: 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 Sami! He was moved to emergency boarding on Sunday 9th August 2020. 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. 4689: DELILAH (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
RESERVED: Delilah has a new home.
Dogue de Bordeaux/Boxer Cross, female, born 10th July 2019. She is red and white, she has a smooth coat and she is medium to large in size. Delilah is a beautiful, friendly girl who seems fine with other dogs.

"We met Delilah this morning and took her for a walk along with Gizmo. She was a little nervous when she came out of her kennel but she soon settled with us. Delilah walks really nicely on her lead and she knows how to sit down when asked. We kept her apart from Gizmo as they've never walked together but the few times they did get close there was no issues with either dog. Delilah seems very friendly towards other dogs. She didn't mind when a JRT and Lab came over to say hello. She was a bit wary about their owner though and hid behind Uncle John's legs.  Delilah's a beautiful girl, she's initially quite shy but that soon goes and she enjoys having a cuddle and a play.  I think this gorgeous girls going to be a lovely addition to someones life."

You will find full details of this dog in this album on Facebook in the photo's section.

If you are interested in offering Delilah a forever home please apply here: http://www.rochdale-dog-rescue.com/RehomingEnquiry.html

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

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





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