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Urgent Pound Dogs Looking for Rescue Places

Rochdale Dog Rescue try to prevent dogs being put to sleep at the end of their required 7 day stay. We work closely with a couple of 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 contact responsible rescues around the country to find safe rescue spaces for these dogs.

The dogs featured here are currently in the Stray Kennels or in Emergency Boarding and urgently need rescue spaces. They cannot leave before the stated put to sleep date (unless signed over) in case their owner comes forward. Unfortunately, the majority of dogs are not claimed so we have to find placements within 7 days otherwise they are to be put to sleep.

Few people realise that many healthy dogs, through no fault of their own, are being destroyed if not claimed within the week.


Rochdale Dog Rescue will only use rescues that have a clear and adhered to neutering/spaying policy. They must also vaccinate, worm, flea treat and health check. Beyond this, they need to offer an assessment of the dog's temperament before homing, carry out homechecks, and ideally follow ups. The dogs that we are dealing with have already lost at least one home, we want to ensure that they have the best chance of lifetime homes when we seek rescue spaces, hence the criteria. Good rescue spaces are not easy to come by and you can help by informing us of a rescue that fits this criteria and that may help.

We DO NOT rehome pound dogs directly to the public, but we can inform you of the rescue a dog has been moved to if you are interested in a specific dog.

15 DOGS NOW IN EMERGENCY BOARDING, 6 DOGS IN EMERGENCY FOSTER AND 3 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.

PLEASE IF YOU ARE A RESCUE, CONSIDER GIVING ONE A CHANCE AND OFFERING A SPACE.

Funding Emergency Boarding is only possible through your donations, and we desperately need to find rescue spaces 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 montly donation please use our Paypal link below or via the Help a Poundie page which has more details.

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If you know of a reputable rescue that meets our criteria please contact us. Thank you!



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The following dogs need
rescue places urgently.

If you are a Rescue and can offer any of these dogs a space please telephone Coryn on 07939 489363

No. 3733: MAX (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Max needs a rescue space or a new home.
Staffie Cross, male, approximately 3-4 years old. He is black and white and he is medium in size. Max is a friendly boy who walks nicely on the lead and he seems Ok with other dogs. He likes to be busy - he loves training! He has returned to the care of RDR.
If you would like to see more of gorgeous Max Click Here for his Facebook Photo Album
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Max! He was moved to emergency boarding on Tuesday 27th November 2012. Although he is now "safe" we cannot afford to board him for long so he still desperately needs a rescue space or a new home.





No. 3841: REG  (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)  
Reg needs a rescue space or a new home.
Cross Breed, male, approximately 4 years old. He is black with brindle head and legs, he has a smooth coat and he is medium to large in size.  Reg is a friendly sweet boy who loves to play. He has lived very happily with children in a previous home, who also advise he was house trained and non destructive.
If you would like to see more of striking Reg Click Here for his Facebook Photo Album
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Reg! He was moved to emergency boarding on Thursday 11th July 2013. Although he is now "safe" we cannot afford to board him for long so he still desperately needs a rescue space or a new home.





No. 3881: PUMPKIN (Spayed, Microchipped & Fully Vaccinated)
Pumpkin needs a rescue space or a new home.
Cross Breed, female, approximately 3 years old. She is tan and white, she has a short coat and she is medium in size. She is being treated for a skin condition. She was at risk of being pts in a Southern pound and RDR offered to help to save her. She has put weight on and her hair is growing back. Pumpkin is a very friendly, cuddly and loving girl who loves to play and go for walks. Pumpkin is very affectionate and she is good with children. She has returned to the care of RDR.
If you would like to see more of poor Pumpkin Click Here for her Facebook Photo Album or Click Here for a video of Pumpkin in the paddock.
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Pumpkin! She was moved to emergency boarding on Sunday 13th October 2013. Although she is now "safe" we cannot afford to board her for long so she still desperately needs a rescue space or a new home.





No. 3886: ISABELLE (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)  
Isabelle needs a new home.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, female, approximately 3 years old. She is dark brindle and white and she is small to medium in size. Isabelle is a steady, friendly girl who is very sweet, kiss and cuddly and she likes other dogs.
If you would like to see more of young Isabelle Click Here for her Facebook Photo Album or Click Here for a video of Isabelle on her walk.
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Isabelle! She was moved to emergency boarding on Monday 4th November 2013. Although she is now "safe" we cannot afford to board her for long so she still desperately needs a new home.





No. 3890: TODD (Neutered & Fully Vaccinated)
Todd needs a rescue space or a new home.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, male, approximately 2-3 years old. He is brindle and he is smallish in size. Todd is a quiet, well mannered and very friendly boy who knows basic commands, he is house trained and he walks well on the lead. He is very sweet and cuddly - he's a very smiley boy!
If you would like to see more of sweet Todd Click Here for his Facebook Photo Album or Click Here or Here for videos of Todd
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Todd! He was moved to emergency boarding on Friday 8th November 2013. Although he is now "safe" we cannot afford to board him for long so he still desperately needs a rescue space or a new home.





No. 3895: BELLE (Spayed, Microchipped & Fully Vaccinated)
Belle needs a new home.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, female, approximately 3 years old. She is white with a black patch on her face and she is smallish in size. She was at risk of being pts in a Southern pound and RDR offered to help to save her. Belle is very friendly, cuddly and loving - she's a very pretty girl .
If you would like to see more of dinky Belle Click Here for her Facebook Photo Album
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Belle! She was moved to emergency boarding on Thursday 7th November 2013 and is now in emergency foster so she still desperately needs a new home.





No. 3916: JOHNNIE (Neutered & Fully Vaccinated)
Johnnie needs a rescue space.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, male, approximately 2-3 years old. He is white with black spots on his ears and he is small to medium in size. He is well muscled but slightly underweight. Johnnie is friendly and steady - he likes a fuss and a cuddle!
If you would like to see more of cute Johnny Click Here for his Facebook Photo Album or Click Here for his video.
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Johnnie! He was moved to emergency boarding on Wednesday 5th February 2014. Although he is now "safe" we cannot afford to board him for long so he still desperately needs a rescue space or a new home.



No. 3917: SPOT (Neutered & Fully Vaccinated)
Spot needs a new home.
Bulldog Cross, male, approximately 2-3 years old. He is white with a black spot on his back, he has one walnut eye and one blue eye and he is small to medium in size. He was at risk of being pts in a Southern pound and RDR offered to help to save him. Spot is a friendly, loving boy.
If you would like to see more of handsome Spot Click Here for his Facebook Photo Album
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Johnnie! He was moved to emergency boarding on Monday 3rd February 2014. Although he is now "safe" we cannot afford to board him for long so he still desperately needs a rescue space or a new home.





No. 3927: ERIC (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Eric needs a new home.
Cross Breed, male, approximately 19 weeks old. He is tan and white, he has blue eyes and he is currently small to medium in size. His hernia has been operated on when neutered. He was at risk of being pts in a Northern pound and RDR offered to help to save him. Eric is a gorgeous, friendly pup.
If you would like to see more of gorgeous Eric Click Here for his Facebook Photo Album
He was moved to emergency foster on Thursday 20th February 2014. Although he is now "safe" he still desperately needs a new home.





No. 3929: WOODY (Neutered & Fully Vaccinated)
Woody needs a rescue space or a new home.
Jack Russell Terrier, male, approximately 12-18 months old. He is white with black patches over his right ear and eye and he is small in size. Woody is a very friendly, energetic boy who seems Ok with other dogs and he has good recall.
If you would like to see more of little Woody Click Here for his Facebook Photo Album Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Woody! He was moved to emergency boarding on Friday 28th February 2014. Although he is now "safe" we cannot afford to board him for long so he still desperately needs a rescue space or a new home.





No. 3933: PETE (Neutered & Fully Vaccinated)
Pete needs a rescue space.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, male, approximately 5 years old. He is brindle with a white chest and he is small to medium in size. Pete is a very friendly boy who appears to be good with other dogs.
If you would like to see more of Pete Click Here for his Facebook Photo Album Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Pete! He was moved to emergency boarding on Tuesday 11th March 2014. Although he is now "safe" we cannot afford to board him for long so he still desperately needs a rescue space or a new home.





No. 3937: VINNIE (Neutered & Fully Vaccinated)
Vinnie needs a rescue space or a new home.
Dalmation, male, approximately 2 years old. He is white with liver spots and he is medium to large in size. He is partially deaf - he appears to hear high pitched sounds but not low pitched ones. Vinnie is a friendly, quite steady, good natured boy who is good with other dogs.
If you would like to see more of Vinnie Click Here for his Facebook Photo Album Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Vinnie! He was moved to emergency boarding on Monday 17th March 2014. Although he is now "safe" we cannot afford to board him for long so he still desperately needs a rescue space or a new home.





No. 3939: JUDIE (Spayed & First Vaccinated)
Judie needs a rescue space or a new home.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, female, approximately 5-6 years old. She is brindle with white on her chest and paws and she is small to medium in size. She is a little overweight. Judie is a friendly, good natured and steady girl.
If you would like to see more of sweet Judie Click Here for her Facebook Photo Album
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Judie! She was moved to emergency boarding on Friday 28th March 2014. Although she is now "safe" we cannot afford to board her for long so she still desperately needs a rescue space or a new home.





No. 3940: JACK (Neutered & First Vaccinated)
Jack needs a rescue space or a new home.
Jack Russell Terrier, male, approximately 6-9 months old. He is tan and white, he has a short coat and he is small in size. Jack was initially very nervous but is friendly and loves cuddles now.
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Jack! He was moved to emergency boarding on Monday 31st March 2014. Although he is now "safe" we cannot afford to board him for long so he still desperately needs a rescue space or a new home.





No. 3941: CLAUDE (Fully Vaccinated)
Claude is in foster.
Bichon Frise, male, approximately 12 weeks old. He is white and very small in size. He has clicky joints and co-ordination problems. Claude is a lovely pup who has been signed over to the care of RDR; he is currently in a very experienced foster home with other dogs, children and cats. He will not be looking for a new home until he has a prognosis; the vet thinks that he has weak muscles and lack of muscle for which he will be receiving dietary treatment, hydrotherapy and physiotherapy. He may always be weak but should be able to live a normal life - he will not be looking for a new home for a while.
He was moved to emergency foster on Tuesday 25th March 2014.





No. 3943: STEVIE
Stevie needs a rescue space.
Pointer/Labrador Cross, male, approximately 1-2 years old. He is black with white ticking, he has a short coat and a full tail and he is medium in size. He is in very good condition. Stevie is a friendly, bouncy boy and he seems Ok with other dogs; he was found tied to a tree.
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Stevie! He was moved to emergency boarding on Friday 11th April 2014. Although he is now "safe" we cannot afford to board him for long so he still desperately needs a rescue space or a new home.





No. 3946: CARA
Cara needs a rescue space.
American Bulldog, female, approximately 6-7 years old. She is white and she is large in size. Her coat is very dirty, she has a few grazes on her legs. She has a 2 inch growth near her left mammary gland and a couple of her teats have small lumps. Cara is friendly and steady.
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Cara! She was moved to emergency boarding on Saturday 12th April 2014. Although she is now "safe" we cannot afford to board her for long so she still desperately needs a rescue space or a new home.





No. 3948: TILLY, TED & TINKER (First Vaccinated)
Tilly, Ted & Tinker need new homes.
Staffie Crosses, 8 weeks old. Tilly, female, is brindle with a white chest. Ted, male, is tricoloured. Tinker, male, is light brindle. They have been signed over to the care of RDR and are in a foster home with other dogs, cats and children. They are gorgeous pups; Tilly is the feisty one, Ted is the chubby one and Tinker is a shy little boy.
They were moved to emergency foster on Sunday 14th April 2014and are looking for new homes.





No. 3949: BENTLEY
Bentley needs a rescue space.
American Bulldog, male, approximately 2-4 years old. He is white with a light brown patch over his left eye and he is large in size. Bentley is friendly with a sound temperament - he's a beautiful boy.
Without the help of RDR he would be at risk of being put to sleep on Monday 21st April 2014. If he is not claimed a rescue space will be found for him or the funds for emergency boarding.





No. 3950: LUCY & MILO (Milo is Neutered)
Lucy & Milo need rescue spaces.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers, approximately 8-10 years old, small to medium in size. Lucy is brindle with a grey muzzle, she has a skin tag on her right hind leg. Milo is light tan with a grey muzzle, he has a lump on his left hind thigh. Lucy and Milo are both steady and friendly; they were found in the area of an empty house and are thought to have been abandoned.
Without the help of RDR they would be at risk of being put to sleep on Thursday 24th April 2014. If they are not claimed rescue spaces will be found for them or the funds for emergency boarding.





Your help is urgently needed to help a poundie...

Here's why...


In order to ensure that a dog is safe at the end of its 7 day stay in the pound we sometimes have to use the option of emergency boarding kennels. These cost £5-8 per dog per day. If a dog runs out of time and a rescue space has not been secured at the end of the 7 days, we aim to move them to these emergency kennels whilst work continues to find a rehoming centre that can offer a place from which the dog can be assessed and rehomed.

Rochdale Dog Rescue is not assisted by any government funding and relies heavily on the support of you, the public. The continued need for this essential safety net for dogs who run out of time in the pound is a major strain on the finances of the rescue. With many rescues closing their doors to Bull Breed types, the safety of emergency boarding is vital, but we can only continue to offer this safety net with your help.

Please note that the Paypal link will not open a new window, and will take you directly to the secure Paypal login.

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The above dogs are looking for rescue spaces NOT homes as they have been picked up as strays and are unassessed and are yet to be neutered, vaccinated etc but please see our NON POUNDIES page where you will find details of dogs that ARE looking for homes.



Would you like to help Rochdale Dog Rescue but are not in a position to foster or transport? Then could you help a dog whose time in the pound is up or one of our foster dogs in need of veterinary care?

Despite all the fantastic efforts of our volunteers sometimes time runs out before a rescue space can be found or transport organised. These dogs have to be moved to emergency boarding kennels at a cost of £5-8 per day.

Occasionally a dog needs essential veterinary treatment before it can move on.



The following dogs have rescue places if not claimed...

but may still need transport help. Please look

HERE to see the specific transport needs to get the following dogs to their rescue spaces.

If you are interested in finding out which rescue a dog will be moving to or for any rehoming enquiries for the dogs on the 'We Need a Home Page' please call Emma on 07799 777422 or send a message using the Contact Us Form.



THEre are currently no dogs waiting for transport to rescue or to go to a new home.



If you have a car and a few spare hours, please take a look at our Transport page to find out what being a volunteer transporter entails, and to see if you could join this group of essential volunteers.



You can also help the urgent dogs above in the following ways:

~ Let us know of a rescue that can offer one of our 'urgent' dogs a place.
The rescue must have a policy of homechecking potential homes, vaccinating, neutering and microchipping the dogs, and must offer life-time support should the dog ever need to come back into the care of a rescue.

~ Let us know of any experienced dog fosterers.
If we know about the dog's background, or it is a young puppy we will consider a foster home either short term or long term until a permanent home is found.

~ Tell other people about this site.
The more people who know what is happening in dog pounds around the UK, the more we can hope to make a difference.

To contact us please go to the Contact page, where you will find telephone numbers and a contact form.

Thank you!





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