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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.

18 DOGS NOW IN EMERGENCY BOARDING, 10 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.

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 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!
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 new home.





No. 3841: REG  (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)  
Reg needs 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. Reg walks well on the lead, is house trained, is OK to be left home alone and is not destructive. He is an active boy who would love a home with lots of walks - he will be a loving and loyal addition to his new family.
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 new home.





No. 3881: PUMPKIN (Spayed, Microchipped & Fully Vaccinated)
Pumpkin needs 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.
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 new home.





No. 3883: HOLLY (Spayed, Microchipped & Fully Vaccinated)  
Holly needs a new home.
Cross Breed, female, approximately 16-18 months old. She is black with a white chest, she has a short coat and she is medium in size. Holly is a very friendly, quite bouncy girl who loves cuddles and she likes other dogs.
If you would like to see more of pretty Holly 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 Holly! She was moved to emergency boarding on Friday 25th October 2013. Although she is now "safe" we cannot afford to board her for long so she still desperately needs a new home.





No. 3933: PETE (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Pete needs a new home.
Staffie Cross, 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.
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 new home.





No. 3946: CARA (Spayed & Fully Vaccinated)
Cara needs a new home.
American Bulldog, female, approximately 6-7 years old. She is white and she is large in size. Cara is friendly and steady and she is good with other dogs.
If you would like to see more of softie Cara 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 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 new home.





No. 3950: LUCY (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Lucy needs a new home.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, approximately 8-10 years old. She is brindle with a grey muzzle and she is smallish in size. Lucy is a friendly girl; she was found with Milo in the area of an empty house and they are thought to have been abandoned.
If you would like to see more of little Lucy 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 Lucy! She was moved to emergency boarding on Thursday 24th April 2014. Although she is now "safe" we cannot afford to board her for long so she still desperately needs a new home.





No. 3953: ISLA (Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Isla needs a rescue space or a new home.
Boxer/Bulldog Cross, female, approximately 2-3 years old. She is white with brindle patches and she is medium in size. Isla is a sweet, cuddly, friendly and steady girl. If you would like to see more of Isla 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 Isla! She was moved to emergency boarding on Thursday 1st May 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. 3954: SKYE (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Skye needs a rescue space or a new home.
Boxer/Bulldog Cross, female, approximately 6 years old. She is white with brindle patches and she is medium in size. She has very few teeth and is possible the mother of Isla. Skye is a friendly girl.
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Skye! She was moved to emergency boarding on Thursday 1st May 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. 3960: LOTTIE (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Lottie needs a rescue space or a new home.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, female, approximately 2 years old. She black with a white chest and she is smallish in size with a muscular build. Lottie is a friendly and steady girl.
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Lottie! She was moved to emergency boarding on Wednesday 14th May 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. 3965: TINA (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Tina needs a new home.
Cross Breed, female, approximately 7-9 months old. She is brindle, black and white and she is smallish in size. Tina is a timid little girl at present but she can be approached and stroked and she is fairly steady and quiet.
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Tina! She was moved to emergency boarding on Friday 13th June 2014. Although she is now "safe" we cannot afford to board her for long so she still desperately needs a new home.





No. 3970: BENJI (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Benji needs a new home.
Border Collie, male, approximately 10 years old. He is black and white, he has a long coat and he is medium in size. Benji is friendly, he is house trained, travels well and has previously responded well to clicker training. He has been signed over to the care of RDR.
He was moved to emergency boarding on Monday 9th June 2014. Although he is now "safe" we cannot afford to board him for long so he still desperately needs a new home.





No. 3976: HOBO (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Hobo needs a new home.
Cross Breed, male, approximately 12 months old. He is black and white, he has a long, shaggy coat, '10 to 2' feet and he is small in size. Hobo is a very friendly and steady boy.
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Hobo! He was moved to emergency boarding on Thursday 26th June 2014. Although he is now "safe" we cannot afford to board him for long so he still desperately needs a new home.





No. 3983: MAC (First Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Mac needs a rescue space.
Patterdale Terrier, male, approximately 2 years old. He is black and he is small in size. Mac is a very friendly, busy boy.
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Mac! He was moved to emergency boarding on Tuesday 22nd July 2014. Although he is now "safe" we cannot afford to board him for long so he still desperately needs a new home.





No. 3984: DAVE (First Vaccinated)
Dave needs a new home.
Rottweiler, male, approximately 1-2 years old. He is black and tan and he is large in size. He has a flea allergy for which he has now been treated and pressure sores near his tail which will heal in time. He was a stray in a Northern pound and RDR offered to help him. Dave is a lovely, gentle, friendly boy who sits on command, is very well behaved and he seems fine with other dogs.
Thank you to some very kind and caring people helping with the boarding fees, we have been able to save Dave! He was moved to emergency boarding on Tuesday 15th July 2014. Although he is now "safe" we cannot afford to board him for long so he still desperately needs a new home.





No. 3986 A: JACK (First Vaccinated)
Jack needs a new home.
Cross Breed, male, approximately 12 weeks old. He is white with black markings and he is currently small in size. He has been signed over to the care of RDR and is currently in foster with other dogs. Jack is a lovely, friendly puppy; he shouts for a cuddle, he loves water and toys and playing with his siblings.
He was moved to emergency foster on Wednesday 16th July 2014. He needs a new home as soon as possible.





No. 3986 B: ROSIE (First Vaccinated)
Rosie needs a new home.
Cross Breed, female, approximately 12 weeks old. She is tan with a black mask and white paws and she is currently small in size. She has been signed over to the care of RDR and is currently in foster with other dogs. Rosie is a lovely, friendly puppy; she's a very gentle girl who prefers to stay away from rough playing.
She was moved to emergency foster on Wednesday 16th July 2014. She needs a new home as soon as possible.





No. 3986 C: PATCH (First Vaccinated)
Patch needs a new home.
Cross Breed, male, approximately 12 weeks old. He is white with brown markings, he has lovely green eyes and he is currently small in size. He has been signed over to the care of RDR and is currently in foster with other dogs. Patch is a lovely, friendly puppy; he is gentle and calm during cuddles, loves to carry anything around with him and is confident with the others.
He was moved to emergency foster on Wednesday 16th July 2014. He needs a new home as soon as possible.





No. 3986 D: ELLIE (First Vaccinated)
Ellie needs a new home.
Cross Breed, female, approximately 12 weeks old. She is tan/brown brindle with a white chest and paws, she has bright green eyes and she is currently small in size. She has been signed over to the care of RDR and is currently in foster with other dogs. Ellie is a lovely, friendly puppy; she is very confident and playful.
She was moved to emergency foster on Wednesday 16th July 2014. She needs a new home as soon as possible.





No. 3986 F: EVA (First Vaccinated)
Eva needs a new home.
Cross Breed, female, approximately 12 weeks old. She is currently small in size. She has been signed over to the care of RDR and is currently in foster with other dogs. Eva is a lovely, friendly puppy; she's very pretty and lively, she likes water, teddies and balls.
She was moved to emergency foster on Wednesday 16th July 2014. She needs a new home as soon as possible.





No. 3986 G: MAGIC (First Vaccinated)
Magic needs a new home.
Cross Breed, female, approximately 12 weeks old. She is black with a white chest and paws and she is currently small in size. She has been signed over to the care of RDR and is currently in foster with other dogs. Magic is a lovely, friendly puppy; she is confident girl who loves cuddles and racing in the garden with a ball.
She was moved to emergency foster on Wednesday 16th July 2014. She needs a new home as soon as possible.





No. 3990: CINDERS (Spayed & Fully Vaccinated)
Cinders needs a new home.
Labrador, female, approximately 8 years old. She yellow and she is medium in size. She has been signed over to the care of RDR and is currently in foster. Cinders is a lovely friendly girl and she is good with other dogs
She was moved to emergency foster on Friday 25th July 2014. She needs a new home as soon as possible.





No. 3991: HARRY (Neutered & First Vaccinated)
Harry needs a new home.
Chihuahua, male, approximately 11 years old. He is tan, he has a long coat and he is small in size. He has been signed over to the care of RDR and is currently in foster with other dogs. Harry is a lovely friendly boy, he has lived with another large dog and is good with other dogs, he is good with children and he travels well.
He was moved to emergency foster on Sunday 27th July 2014. He needs a new home as soon as possible.





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.



No. 3975: MISTY (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Misty has a new home.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, female, approximately 10-12 months old. She is grey brindle with white on her chest, lovely big ears and she is small to medium in size. Misty is a very friendly, bouncy girl and she seems Ok with other dogs.
Currently in emergency boarding she will be going to her new home on Friday 1st August 2014.





No. 3981: ZAK (First Vaccinated)
Zak has a new home.
Jack Russell Terrier, male, approximately 2-3 years old. He is tan and white, he has a rough coat and he is small in size. Zak is a friendly boy, he is happy to be handled and he seems Ok with other dogs.
Currently in emergency boarding he will be going to his new home on Friday 1st August 2014.





No. 3982: BETH (Spayed & Fully Vaccinated)
RESERVED: Beth has a new home.
English Cocker Spaniel, female, approximately 5-6 years old. She is black and she is small in size. Beth is a friendly, sweet natured and steady girl and she seems Ok with other dogs.
Currently in emergency boarding she will be going to her new home on Tuesday 29th July 2014.





No. 3986 E: ROSCOE (First Vaccinated)
RESERVED: Roscoe has a new home.
Cross Breed, male, approximately 12 weeks old. He is tan with a white chest and he is currently small in size. He is currently the biggest pup. He has been signed over to the care of RDR and is currently in foster with other dogs. Roscoe is a lovely, friendly puppy; he loves cuddles and playing, especially with balls and is the leader of the litter.
Currently in emergency foster he will be going to his new home on Tuesday 19th August 2014.





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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