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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 or find them a place with one of the other rescues we work closely with. We are often contacted by other Stray Dog Kennels with dogs at risk of being put to sleep and will help out by offering a safe place with ourselves where we can.

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


1 DOG NOW IN EMERGENCY BOARDING, 4 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. 4659: NELSON (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Nelson needs a new home.
Lurcher, male, approximately 3-4 years old. He is brindle with white on his chest, he has a smooth coat and he is large in size. He is currently in emergency foster with another dog. "He's such a baby and so gentle he's fine with other dogs more nervous of them than anything he's shy at first but just loves kisses and cuddles."

"I walked Nelson this morning, he is such a lovely boy who walks nicely on his lead. He just loves to have a good old sniff and and rummage around in the leaves, maybe looking for food ??? but he is so sweet. He seems to have moments where he gets a little anxious and his tail goes between his legs and he did have a bark at another dog which I put down to being a bit nervous but with a little reassurance, he was fine when we passed some other dogs.  We also saw Julie walking back to the kennels with Jack and they got a lovely hello and waggy tail off him. I'm sure once he settles down and knows he's safe he will get a lot more confident.  We stopped to chat to a lady on our walk and at first Nelson wasn't interested but he eventually approached her and let her stroke him which was nice to see. I also got a kiss when I bent down to take a picture of him. Nelson seems such a gentle soul and I would love to see him curled up on a sofa in his forever home for Christmas."

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

If you are interested in offering Nelson 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 Nelson! He was moved to emergency boarding on Thursday 12th November 2019 and to emergency foster on Saturday 11th January 2020. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4663: APOLLO (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Apollo needs a new home.
German Shepherd, male, approximately 9 months old. He is black and tan, he has a smooth coat and he is large in size. He is currently in emergency foster with other dogs. Apollo is a very friendly, giddy boy who seems fine with other dogs.

"Picked up Apollo from the kennels today. When I met him he was as his write ups have said.... bouncy, jumping and in all a bit of a handful. He did however travel well and quiet, only once thinking about doing the ‘shepherd bark’ and stopped as soon as I said “quiet” and didn’t try again. Getting home he was very excited, whiny and in everyone’s face, also barking if I wasn’t just in sight. Understandable as he is stuck in a lot of the time and sees different people, has left the home he has known and feels anxious. 

So then we began the Aunty Gill routine of ‘work his brain and burn off his energy’. By letting him know jumping wouldn’t get him anywhere, barking won’t get any of us back and being to much doesn’t get you friends, he figured out quickly that calm and polite is the key. He took well to the house rules, then played all day with a couple of other dogs who enjoy his fast none stop games (although he couldn’t keep up and gave up after a bit). So now we have a dog that isn’t hyped up, has got all his energy out and is starting to feel secure because he is learning the ropes. 

Collecting him today actually coincided with him needing his final vac so off we went this evening to the vet, and to say I was proud of what we have achieved and he’s shown in just a day is an understatement. He was impeccable in the very busy vets waiting room and we did have a long wait. He lied down, stayed lying down as dogs entered and left, looked to me for approval and greeted the vet friendly but calmly, then lied down and waited to go home while we talked. He travelled home (and to the vets) without a peep, lied down all the way. Politely waited while I got him out. Next was tea time. He listened and went where he was told first time, ate his tea and watched quietly as I was moving about doing other things in and out of sight. He came in to the house, had a look round, and went on his bed without instruction. He’s been calm and quiet all evening. Fingers crossed we have a good night to, but watch this space as I think this one is going to make an excellent dog for his new family and they will fall in love with him straight away. We will continue to assess him over the coming week but he’s a typical loyal shepherd so I’m sure he will fit in great."

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 puppy at 9 months old, but a big one! 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 save Apollo! He was moved to emergency boarding on Friday 3rd January 2020 and to emergency foster on Monday 20th January 2020. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4665: MILLY 
Milly needs a new home.
Cross breed, female, approximately 10 months old. She is ginger/red, she has a smooth coat and she is small to medium in size. Milly is a lovely, very friendly girl. 

"I had the pleasure of picking little Milly up from the stray kennels today. She was so excited when she got in the car but once we was on the move she very quickly settled down. When we reached the kennels I took her out for nice long walk and get to know her a bit. Milly's a gorgeous little girl. She still has a little bit of puppyness about her and gets very excitable. She's very friendly and wanted to say hello to everyone we saw. She does tend to jump up at everyone who pays her any attention so will need a bit of training. Whilst I was out with her, we met up with Wendy and Tye. Milly wasn't too keen on Tye and had a little growl at him but other dogs we passed she seemed ok. She was ok walking, pulls a little at times, fine with cars and bikes but does not like puddles. She refused point blank to walk through one covering the path so being the softy I am, I ended up carrying her through it Milly really is a lovable, playful pup and with the right family to guide her I'm sure will be an absolute joy to be around  ❤."

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

If you are interested in offering Milly 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 Milly! She was moved to emergency boarding on Saturday 18th January 2020. She needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4666: LUNA (Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)
Luna needs a new home.
Cross breed, female, approximately 6 months old. She is chocolate brindle and white, she has a smooth coat and she is medium in size. She is currently in emergency foster. Luna is a lovely, very friendly girl who is good with other dogs. 

"Luna has been with me since Friday and is settling nicely. She's an affectionate girl, obsessed with licking ears if she can get close enough! She loves toys, especially teddies. She plays gently and will allow you to take toys from her. She does jump up but gets down when told no, this needs work as she's almost big enough to get things from the kitchen counters! 

She's very curious while out walking. Good on the lead when extended so she can sniff about but pulls a little on a short lead. She has met a few dogs while out. She is very cautious at first but then starts to bounce around like a normally puppy if she feels they are safe. If dogs growl/bark at her she hides behind me, hasn't reacted or barked back so far. Could potentially be interested in sheep, she's has been close but was watching from the next field.

Luna's previous home didn't have stairs so she is nervous of them. She is improving going up but cannot come down without reassurance. She had a little accident when she felt trapped up there
Overall, she's a lovely girl. Just needs time to work on basic commands and building confidence

Oh... and she's a defo water baby. She loves puddles and keeps trying to get in the bath."

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

If you are interested in offering Luna 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 Luna! She was moved to emergency foster on Friday 17th January 2020. She needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4667: SMARTIE (Neutered & 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 boywho 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 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."

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.





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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