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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 brindle with a white chest, he has a smooth coat and he is large in size. He was signed over to the care of RDR due to a change in owners circumstances.

From Aunty Billy:

"So, poor Butty, what can I say? I got him in the car (which he was very excited about) and drove him over to the field. On the way I saw a few dogs being walked on the pavement. I obviously don't know whether he saw them, but every time I saw them and didn't hear a bark (he never did) I gave him a big YES, Butty! and threw a couple of treats on the backseat. There were no treats on the backseat upon arrival so he obviously snaffled them. There was a lot of panting and moving about behind me though.

I let him out of the car and off lead in the field and he ran, and ran, and ran, and ran ... The way he bombed abut though, made me think that he was massively over aroused, and I kind of braced myself for being used as a crash barrier/bouncy cushion and Butty hanging off my sleeves. Butty jumped up at me once or twice, but a quiet "oh" and me turning the other way told him all he needed to know and he didn't follow it through at all. 

Seeing how overstimulated he already was, I decided to not try and play any fetching or other "exciting" games. Instead I just walked around the field quietly, calling him every now and then and observing him. His recall was okay, not amazing, but then I'm a stranger to him - but one with tasty treats in her pockets, which was a bonus!

We did a couple of Dog Parkour tricks (behaviours) that I've been practising with Rox, and Butty caught on really quickly. I found that he's not learned to catch or "find" treats, so I've been working on finding - as sniffing is a calming activity - and it didn't take him long to get the hang of that either. He would return to the places where I'd dropped treats, to make sure he'd not missed any and that no new treats had magically appeared!

No dogs or other people appeared while we were at Mawdesley, but Butty was very focused when he heard a dog bark, to the point that he had no interest in treats whatsoever.

When we got back, I handed him over to Anna, and we talked briefly before she took him in. There were a couple of very barky dogs right by the entrance, and Butty was able to jump on the brick ledge to go pretty much nose to nose with one of them. In those two seconds his body language looked confident but not tense and he didn't bark at all. He also happily carried on walking inside with Anna, without pulling back towards the dogs.

I've only got my experience and a few courses to draw back on, but I think that Butty would be totally rehomable to a quiet home with people who are experienced with large breeds - and who are committed to training him using positive, reward-based methods only."

"What a difference a week makes! Butkus was enthusiastic when we got to the field this time but nowhere near as manic as he was last week. Yes, he likes a good run around – those legs are not just there for show you know! – but he spent quite a bit of time just sniffing and exploring. He seemed to remember that there were treats on the benches last week, when he was there with this particular person (i.e. me), so he had a quick sniff. As there weren’t any (yet!) he left them and carried on with his ‘inspection’. As he was calmer, we played with a Frisbee that I’d brought for a bit. He did jump up at the Frisbee with excitement and, as the field was very muddy, half-covered me in a fetching (!) shade of mud-brown as well! It’s to be expected; if a bit of mud and slobber puts you off, then Butty really isn’t the dog for you! He does know ‘fetch’, but kind of on his terms; when he’s done playing, you can go and get it yourself, thank you!

I tried a bit of recall with him as well, and he did really well with a bit of effort.

While driving to and from the field, we saw a few dogs being walked. Again, as I was driving, I was unable to see whether Butty had seen the dogs and what his reaction was. So, whenever I saw one, I said an enthusiastic “yes!” and tossed a treat over the guard onto the back seat. He barked a couple of times, but it really was just a couple of barks every time, rather than going ballistic.

Upon returning to the kennels, a couple of small dogs just happened to be walked right past the car while it was parked up with Butty still in it. He totally focused on them and didn’t want to accept any treats. He then had a good bark, but they disappeared out of sight and a very short time later, he hopped out of the car as if he’d never seen them. 
I think Butty, as he is now known by the kennel staff, is a fantastic dog. He’s a character and will need some training, but he’ll give back a thousand times what you put in!"

He's VERY bouncy and needs lots of exercise, he's only a youngster so has lots of pent up energy. He's really friendly but does jump up and he's a big boy! He has not learnt how to socialise with other dogs and will pull to get to them, he's very strong so will need somebody who can be firm and handle 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 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:

* No children under the age of 15 years.

* Large breed experience essential.

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

* You must have a secure garden.

* We feel that Butkus would be better as an only dog.

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

* No cats as he is not cat tested.

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 back into the care of RDR on Friday 17th December 2021. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




NO MORE APPLICATIONS FOR THIS DOG. THANK YOU.

No. 4761: BENJI (Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)

Benji needs a new home.

Springer Spaniel, male, born 28.06.2021. He is black and white and he is 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. Benji is a very friendly, bouncy boy who is good with other dogs.

"Benji has been much loved by his previous owners however it became apparent that their energy levels were not a match & they were struggling to cope with this pup's zest for life. 

Benji arrived as our new foster and I can only describe him as a giddy whirlwhind! His owners have tried their best and even reached out to a good trainer for help but I feel that he's a bit confused about boundaries at home & he's had a bit too much of a good thing (free attention/food/toys/treats etc). 

Benji's arrival like many of our fosters was a surprise - so he's landed in the midst of a busy weekend for us - he's not the first and we are used to this - we just carry on, albeit with an extra rookie team member. He's having to learn to fit in on the job. 

In less than 12 hours he's stopped doing a deathroll while weeing himself & crashing into my shins in sheer glee to see me everytime I enter the room (it's been fun I can tell you - good job I'm quick on the draw with my mop!). He will now hop onto a raised dog bed & sit while gIving me some nice eye contact and wait for me to praise or pat him instead of demanding attention (doing the peeing deathroll thing!) also almost stopped leaping up at me. 

He came with a wide selection of treats & snacks - but with all this excess energy and him being picky about his actual food I'm limiting/refraining from treats until we can get a nice healthy feeding routine going. He's having his kibble as a reward for nice behaviour. He was only left for very short periods at home and slept with his owner. He would scratch at doors if left. However, I've had absolutely no issues leaving him downstairs overnight (there are other dogs for company). 

He's still very much a pup - he needs to be enjoying his puppyhood - he just needs to tone down the crazy a notch - he pulls like a train on the lead. I've not even started with this yet & knowing Springers it will be a challenge so anyone wanting to adopt him must be prepared to take over this and work with/manage him - he is very strong. I will work on his recall over the next week or so too though I haven't had an issue getting him to come back in an enclosed field. 

He's a lovely pup - an eager to learn breed, he looks to be pet bred rather than a working Springer (long-tail) he has a cute goofball face. Showering him with attention as tempting as it is, is not what he needs - a nice Spaniel/Springer experienced home to build his confidence is what he needs. He will need some decent walks. I will update in a few days as to how we are progressing/settling."

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 Benji 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.

* 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 Benji! He came into the care of RDR on Friday 14th January 2022. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




NO MORE APPLICATIONS FOR THIS DOG. THANK YOU.

No. 4762: TILLY (First Vaccinated & Microchipped)

Tilly needs a new home.

Miniature Dachshund, female, born 2.08.2015. She is black and tan and she is small in size. She has been signed over to the care of RDR; she is currently in emergency foster with another dog.

"...She was extremely timid and wary, and initially aggressive towards us (myself, my late teen daughter and resident bitch). We soon discovered this was only through fear. We left her to come round, she watched us intently for a while then after I stroked her gently just the once, she crept forward and nudged my hand for more.

She sleeps exceptionally well, being left alone in the kitchen the first night I expected some disruption but she didn’t make a sound all night. When I came down in the morning she had made herself comfortable on the chair. She has maintained this every night since. 

She was extremely needy and clingy for the first couple of days, not leaving our sides and had no respect for personal space, she often wanted her face close to ours, but we have consistently and gently pushed her face away and rewarded her for being just wanting to be next to us. This seems to be working.

She walks well on the lead. She doesn’t pull at all, she does walk slightly ahead but not so that it’s a problem. She is happy walking alongside our resident dog, and seems satisfied with a quick walk, but also managed a 13k step one no problem too! She greets other dogs without fear and very politely.
Strangely, she doesn’t seem to respond to her name at all, but no problem with her hearing.

There have been a couple of spats between the two dogs, nothing too bad, but again it’s over resource guarding, whether that be food or my attention. It looks like she has had at least one litter so she will have been protective over food because of this. By being firm with her and not giving in to her warnings (by both me and the resident dog!) I think this is getting better. The dogs are getting closer and showing a bit more interest in each other.

She has been left at home. Initially only a few minutes, building up to a couple of hours. She hasn’t caused any damage and was asleep when I got home, so no issues….however she is not totally alone having the other dog for company.

She doesn’t seem very playful, she is not interested in toys at all. But she is gaining in confidence daily so will see if this changes.

I would say her only downfall is that she has had a few ‘accidents’. I am not sure if this is due to my recently deceased older dog who had done the same due to his age so it’s acting as a trigger, or that she does this anyway. The owner said it was only when nervous, but this hasn’t been the case here. Another thing I am working on with her.

It is taking a while for her to settle so I will update again before rehoming, she has been so shy and wary and I think she is gaining in confidence, we even see some tail wagging after it being tucked under the first few days."

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 Tilly 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.

* This dog needs to be the only dog in the home and no cats as not cat tested.

* 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 Tilly! She came into the care of RDR on Wednesday 12th January 2022. 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.


No. 4759: LOLA (First Vaccinated & Microchipped)

RESERVED: Lola has a new home.

French Bulldog, female, approximately 3 years old. She is black and white and she is small in size. She is currently in emergency foster with other dogs, cats and older children.

"Lovely Lola! What a nice surprise this little one was for New Year:

Lola's owner had to rehome Lola due to her not getting along with their other resident dog/s to the point that Lola and the other dog/s were ending up with injuries. It was thought that it may be food aggression causing the issues. 

My job was to collect her for RDR & assess whether she would be ok with me in foster or at the kennels until a home is found - as I was bringing her into my home with other dogs I was obviously a tad apprehensive & expected a bolshy Bulldog to appear. My feral Chihuahua was shouting her piece from my van window and Lola dismissed her rudeness with little reaction as she was so happy to greet me. 

I took her to a secure field for a bit of an assessment/intro and was greeted by a very bossy farm Jack Russell bitch named FiFi - she greets all dogs in a manner that could trigger a reaction as she likes to tell them some ground rules if they encroach on her land (not aggressive - just Terrier speak) - Lola politely allowed her a bum sniff and was totally indifferent. She ignored FiFi and continued to the field. I spent some time with her before introducing her to one of my own dogs - an older Bichon/Shihtzu named Zippy who is super smart and a good judge of character - he was immediately at ease alongside Lola - both sat for treats and she patiently and politely waited her turn. I asked Zippy for a bark and a sneeze on command to see how she reacted at an unpredictable noise & movement from another dog around food. She was absolutely fine. 

I rested her a while and then the baptism of fire - meeting my other dogs - a motley crewe of rescue/rehomed dogs - most are with me as it would be difficult to rehome them as they are all work in progress or strong characters as we like to call them. 

They range in age and sizes from the youngest at 10 months and the eldest age 11 years, from a 2.6kg Chihuahua to a 45kg Shepherd. 2 excitable Belgian Shepherds and a reactive Pomeranian. 

Lola was was an absolute pro at trotting alongside them to get to the fields. She coped with the excited unloading of the van - my gobby female Shepherd announcing her arrival and one of them getting a lead tangled round a lamp post. She was let off lead and ignored the Shepherds rough playing/scrambling for a ball & the only time I saw her show any interest in any dog was when a Lab ran to us from another walker with a squeaky toy in her mouth - she really liked the squeaker - she wanted to carry my ball launcher but was not interested in the ball. 

She was amazing over night and clean - slept in an open crate with my Shepherds in the same room. She has spent a full day with us today and met some of my day care dogs. I can honestly say that she has not given me the slightest bit of concern. She loves people/is obedient for a Bulldog and has been no bother. One thing I did notice and will explore more is there was a dog walking towards us when both on leads - she fixated and stopped walking - leaned towards him or her. She did not growl/no hackles but I was not sure if she wanted to be friend or foe - I'm not in the habit of allowing dogs on leads to greet head on anyway so I encouraged her to move on. 

Having so many dogs I am always structured with feeding times and she's been fine with that - she is getting lots of exercise and likes her food - she will happily jump into a crate for her meal which I close until everyone has finished. This stops anyone dish swapping or bickering. 

It's early days with her and we are under no illusion that she may become a bit more forward once she knows us all but early impressions are good. 

I think that we need to take into consideration the fact that she has been involved in a fight or two with another dog and home accordingly. She is not yet spayed and neither was the other dog. I think that hormones could have been a factor as well as a clash of personalities. She will be with us until spayed so will update in a week or so.

I think she could happily live with a non challenging male dog. Possibly a neutered female but will see how things pan out. I'd say if she's homed with another dog the owners need to be savvy on owning rescues and be cautious around feeding. 

Or she would be happy as an only dog. She can be left. She is lovely and playful. I have no worries about gentle children over ten. She can be left for periods. Shows zero separation issues - will chase cats - hasnt caught up with one yet so I cant be sure of her intentions with those. 

Hopefully this gives a good idea of her for now and will update again soon. Don't all rush at once as I'm in no rush to move her!"

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





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