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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.




0 DOGS NOW IN EMERGENCY BOARDING, 9 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. 4663: APOLLO (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Apollo needs a new home.
German Shepherd, male, approximately 11 months old. He is black and tan, he has a smooth coat and he is large in size. He has returned to the care of RDR and is currently in emergency foster with other dogs. Apollo is a very friendly, giddy boy who seems fine with other dogs.

"...he just needs to know where he stands and is quite happy to follow along with you. He needs it to feel safe as well I’d say."

"Apollo has been with us 3 weeks today. we have been working on his training each day just doing little bits, so I thought today would be a good opportunity to have a little assessment of how we are getting on. This is the first time I have taken him out in the ‘real world’ on a lead. Everything else has been training on our own land putting the groundwork in for doing something like today. Our goal was to walk the 5km round trip to our local farm shop taking in lanes, a busy road, housing estates and a million cyclists along with the usual dog walkers, children, prams etc. I wasn’t concerned that he would be a problem, and he didn’t let me down. He passed numerous cyclists, on our and the opposite side of the road with no reaction. He walked lovely by my side the whole way. When we arrived at the shop we had to queue for a while and he waited patiently. A car was there with a loud dog barking at us and also a couple of cyclists. Neither were a trigger for him to react. He sat and waited while I packed my bag and I asked one of the assistants to film him to show how good he was while we were there. 

In our daily routine he’s loose in a field with horses each day, follows a quad bike round fields and watches my son on his bike, he’s even cycled and lead him. We will continue with his all round general training while he’s here but I’m not doing anything I wouldn’t do as standard with my own dogs. He’s a lovely dog and ready for finding his new family now."

He will need a home with somebody who is experienced with the breed and with time to put into his training as he's only a young dog at 11 months old. Any children in his new home will need to be over 14 years old.

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

If you are interested in offering Apollo 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 Apollo! He was moved to emergency foster on Tuesday 24th March 2020. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4667: SMARTIE (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Smartie needs a new home.
Cross breed, male, approximately 3 years old. He is black and chocolate with white on his chest, he has a smooth coat and he is small in size. He is currently in emergency foster with other dogs, cats and older children. Smartie is a very friendly boy who is good with other dogs. 

"Smartie is a happy energetic boy who will like to be out and about and with his owner a lot. He is affectionate, playful and enthusiastic. He spent a week in the pound and was collected by Auntie Tracy - he was confident and friendly with all of her dogs from the off - no issues meeting and greeting dogs of all sizes and temperaments & mixed well. He is displaying a little separation anxiety at the mo in that he has been a bit vocal when left but he is improving already and we will build his confidence while in foster. He is still under assessment but we think he’s a little pocket rocket - Aunty Tracy was getting to know him and saw that he enjoyed doing a bit of agility - listening to commands to jump up and over little props. He retrieves a ball & recalled well - he appears to know a few commands already and will sit and wait. 

He met the friendly pet sheep and pigs and was giddy but no real prey drive or grabbing. He is a definite no for cats - he will chase and gets vocal.

He would love an owner or family who will embrace his zest for life, someone who will do lots of walks with him and who will work to build his confidence when left - he slept through fine last night & we think with a good routine he will be fine."

"Smartie has been in foster with us a while now, he lives with my 8 dogs with no probs - he is a typical terrier so needs someone who appreciates their ways. Smartie would love a secure garden to play in - he loves to sit with you and watch tv. Smartie can get excited when passing other dogs - doesn’t phase me as he’s about 8kg and as big as he thinks he is he’s easy enough to move on - he isn’t destructive- he’s clean When he’s in a good routine. He is very sweet with the kids. As his name suggests he’s very smart and loves one to one training - he learns tricks. Smartie isn’t a cat fan."

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

If you are interested in offering Smartie 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 save Smartie! He was moved to emergency foster on Tuesday 21st January 2020. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4674: ROXIE (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Roxie needs a new home.
Cross Breed, female, born 23/10/2016. She is brindle and she is medium to large in size. She is currently in emergency foster with other dogs, cats and older children. Roxie is a friendly girl who knows basic commands, is housetrained and she is ok with other dogs. 

"I collected her from kennels unsure of how she would fit in. She was happy to see me and quite giddy - I asked her to sit which she did and then offered me a paw. We went to our enclosed field and I let her have a sniff around before bringing my shepherd Zeus out. Roxy went rigid at the sight of him - I was more interested in the way he behaved around her as he’s normally a good indicator of other dog’s temperaments. He wasn’t phased at all and they were soon pottering around the field together - Zeus spotted a delivery driver and barked to let him know he was being watched - Roxy nearly jumped out of her skin and ran to me for reassurance. We came home and she met the rest of my dogs - 6 males and 2 females from chihuahua size to large shepherds. Roxy was a tad worried till she realised they all wanted to be her friend and were no threat. At no point did she show any aggression- even when being probed by my nosey Malinois pointy snout - she lowered her head and moved away - they soon got the measure of each other and had a bit of a play. Roxy likes to give kisses, she can be a bit full on when she wants one and acts quite puppyish mouthing and jumping up - we will work on this but she just needs someone to be a tad firm with her - she means no harm but if she wants a kiss/cuddle or play then she gets a bit excited - she likes her food and she also likes her bed. She settles no probs at all when left. She is strong on the lead but that’s understandable as she hasn’t had the walks or training needed but she soon settles into a walk and walks home nicely - she is a lovely polite girl. I have walked her in public passing other dogs - she has a look and carries on - not lead reactive at all. I think she would be fine to live with other steady medium to large dogs or as an only dog - she’s more interactive with her humans than other dogs. She’s very clean in the home and not destructive - she can be left for a few hours with no issues - she travels very well and is quiet too. She has been helping me with the farm animals and totally ignores the sheep... If you are looking for a scary guard dog ..... do not apply for Roxy - she may look the part but she has more in common with scooby doo than any dog I’ve met!"

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

If you are interested in offering Roxie 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 Roxie! She was moved to emergency boarding on Monday 17th February 2020 and to emergency foster on Monday 20th April 2020. She needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4676: TOBY (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Toby needs a new home.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, male, approximately 10 years old. He is dark brindle with white on his chest and he is small to medium in size. He is currently in emergency foster with other dogs. Toby is a friendly boy who seems Ok with other dogs. 

"This morning we took lovely Toby for a walk with his little friend Bella.  He walked really well with another dog and it was comical to see them both trying to be the dog at the front.  They happily trotted along side by side and there may have been a little Staffie romance in the air ❤️..

Although Toby is ten years old I hope that people are not put off by his age as he walked easily for over an hour and had lots left in him.   He also managed a spritely jump onto a bench to get closer for cuddles, so he might be a senior gent in years but definitely not in personality or energy.
He is a loveable lad, and enjoys fuss and cuddles and is good company.  As last time, he was completely fine with all other dogs we met and gave them little attention.  

I cannot recommend Toby highly enough to anyone looking for a lovely Staffie."

"I took Toby for a nice walk this morning. I thought I'd try him wearing a harness as he can pull a little when just on a lead and he was so much better. He was happy walking very often with a loose lead and really only pulled when something caught his eye. Toby's a lovely boy. He's very friendly and never reacted when a couple of dogs had a bark at him. Even though Toby's an older chap there's plenty of walking in him and we even had a little run at one point. We also enjoyed lots of cuddles when we had a sit down. Was lovely to see Toby nice and relaxed sat on my knee whilst we enjoyed the Spring sunshine and tried to take a few selfies. "

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

If you are interested in offering Toby 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 Toby! He was moved to emergency boarding on Tuesday 18th February 2020 and to emergency foster on Tuesday 31st March 2020. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4679: ELSIE (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Elsie needs a new home.
Shih Tzu, female, approximately 10+ years old. She is black and she is small in size. Her coat was very matted and her nails very long; she has been groomed and bathed. She is currently in emergency foster with other dogs and cats. Elsie is a lovely natured little girl who is Ok with other dogs. 

"Elsie has been with us a few days now and she is such a little gem. So easy to have around. She understandably was a bit unsettled the first day/night and did bark when we weren’t in sight but this quickly stopped after she figured out the layout, had some exercise and got to know everyone. She’s no trouble with any other dogs but being older just keeps herself to herself although will curl up in a bed with another dog. Her teeth are in a bit of a state but she’s still got a good appetite and seems house trained. She’s great to handle, bath and groom and travels well. Out and about she potters along next to you and will go just as far as you do. She then spends her time having a nap when she gets back home. She met a cat at the vets and wasn’t bothered so I’d say she would be ok in a home with cats. She would suit a quieter paced life in her golden years and will be wonderful companion for someone."

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

If you are interested in offering Elsie 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 save Elsie! She was moved to emergency foster on Thursday 12th March 2020. She needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4680: TIZZY (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Tizzy needs a new home.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, female, approximately 9 years old. She is brindle with white on her chest and she is small to medium in size. She is currently in emergency foster with other dogs. Tizzy is a beautiful, soft natured girl who enjoys walks, seems fine with other dogs... and she loves lots of cuddles!

"This afternoon we met Tizzy, a lovely Staffie girl who came out of the kennels in a little flurry of wags and kisses and Staffie chat.

Once on our walk she settled well and walked very well on her lead, liking being in front of us but not pulling very much at all - just a typical Staffie.

She is a very good girl and very obedient- I couldn’t get her to sit or give a paw or anything like that but she would stop when asked and after playing with a stick for a while she happily stopped when asked and gave it up without any fuss.
She was sweet with other people we walked past (couldn’t stop and chat at the moment obviously) and went towards them with her tail wagging and looking for a bit of attention.
She wasn’t interested in any treats at the moment, and when we stopped for a chat and a fuss she happily sat on Uncle Garry’s knee and enjoyed the attention.
I have a feeling this lovely girl would be no trouble at all and would be a pleasure to have around the house.  It was a real treat for us taking her out."

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

If you are interested in offering Tizzy 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 Tizzy! She was moved to emergency boarding on Sunday 15th March 2020 and to emergency foster on Monday 30th March 2020. She needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4682: TED (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Ted needs a new home.
Cross Breed, male, approximately 11 years old. He is black and grey, he has a rough coat and he is small in size. He is currently in emergency foster with other dogs, cats and older children...

"Ted - older gent looking for love. 11 years young he’s still a sprightly chap and likes to have a potter and a sniff about. He’s polite and well mannered in the home - he likes a comfy bed to settle down on and enjoys being busy in the garden before settling down for an afternoon nap. He is fine with all dogs of all shapes and sizes and he gives our cats a wide berth. He has lost a bit of fur and we believe this is just a reaction to fleas - he’s now been treated and is on a good diet so we are sure it will soon grow back. He’s a quirky looking little man with two teeth permanently on show, one ear up and one down and a wagging,  curled up tail. Definitely lots of character. We think he would make a good little companion for someone retired. He is friendly and steady with fosterer's older children."

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

If you are interested in offering Ted 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 save Ted! He was moved to emergency foster on Saturday 18th April 2020. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4683: LEIA (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Leia needs a new home.
Collie Cross, female, approximately 6-7 months old. She is black with white on her chest and the tip of her tail, she has a semi coat and she is medium in size. She is currently in emergency foster with another dog. Leia is a beautiful girl, a bit shy at times who is good with other dogs and she has a lovely nature.

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

If you are interested in offering Leia 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 save Leia! She was moved to emergency foster on Saturday 26th April 2020. She needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4684: MILO (Neutered, First Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Yorkshire Terrier, male, approximately 6 years old. He is black and tan and he is small in size. He is currently in emergency foster with other dogs. Milo is a friendly boy who seems fine with other dogs.

"He travelled nice and quietly and was just as friendly when I got him out at home. First job was a full bath. He was a little angel. His nails were very long, some growing back into his skin so those needed a good trim and he showed no aggression at all. He was great being washed and when blow dried. Soon as he had his bath he had a quick toilet stop and wanted to go inside. He whines a bit when I moved from his sight but quickly settled. He’s fine with all other dogs and does seem to know his name (when he chooses) he’s a lovely friendly boy. Quite lively and can jump up. He’s big for his breed."

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

If you are interested in offering Milo 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 save Milo! He was moved to emergency foster on Friday 15th May 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.


There are currently no dogs waiting to go to rescue or to their new home.



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