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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.


Unfortunately, after nearly 4 years in his home, Nelson has been returned to us due to a change in his owners' circumstances.

No. 4659: NELSON (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)

Nelson needs a new home.

Lurcher, male, approximately 7-8 years old. He is brindle with white on his chest, he has a smooth coat and he is large in size. Nelson is a very friendly boy who loves cuddles, bless him.

Nelson is still waiting for a new home...

He's been out with some lovely walks with his Aunties. You will see in one of the pictures that he is wearing a muzzle, unfortunately he seems to have come back to us a different dog than he was when he left us (we have included some pictures of when he was first with us, he was in foster with another dog and he walked out well with other dogs). He now appears reactive to other dogs and until we have reassessed him and worked to build his confidence up we are walking him with a muzzle which he doesn't seem to mind and it's not unusual for Lurchers to wear muzzles. Please don't let this put you off, he is such a lovely boy as you will see from his feedback.

From Aunty Val:

"This morning we met Nelson for the first time. He is a lovely looking dog with a beautiful light brindle coat. He was naturally a little subdued this morning but happily came along on the walk and enjoyed being stroked and fussed. He walks really well on his lead, he doesn’t pull at all and is happy to go at your speed. After about half an hour he seemed to have had enough and slowed right down, so we headed back to the kennels. He was reactive to other dogs that we saw (all small terriers) and had quite a lot to say to two that we passed. The third one we met was another small terrier and he reacted but not as much. We also saw a squirrel which he was interested in but didn’t try to get to it.
He enjoys his treats and showed us how he can sit and give a paw, and he took his treats off me gently. He was happy having hugs and cuddles and was sociable with people who we met and chatted to on the walk. So far, he seems like a lovely lad who needs a bit of work around other dogs and would probably benefit from an owner with sighthound experience."

From Aunty Wendy:

"Fran brought Nelson out to me and he stood nicely with us whilst the yard was busy with 2 other dogs. Nelson stood nicely and waited patiently. It was a shame seeing Nelson wearing a muzzle, as 4 years ago he didn't need one. We walked with another dog and slowly moved the dogs closer. Nelson was happy to walk with this other dog close but he didn't like him in his face. He walked fantastic on his lead and was calm, until two dogs walked by and he got very distressed and barked. When another dog approached from a distance he started a little but he stopped when told. Nelson is very sweet and i think he's possibly had a bad experience which had made him like this, hopefully between us all we can get him back to the Nelson I remember. At one point in our walk, we walked ahead of Aunty Cheryl and the other dog and Nelson stopped and looked back, as soon as he saw them, he wagged his tail."

From Aunty Val:

"I walked Nelson for the second time today and he was very welcoming and seemed happy to be going for his walk. Nelson is lovely to walk he just potters along at your pace, stopping to have a sniff occasionally. He loves his strokes and cuddles and is such a gentle soul.
We met two dogs this morning, the first he wasn’t too happy about it but with a firm no and some reassuring words and strokes he let the dog pass without barking again at it. Using the same approach he also let the other dog go past without barking at it - good progress from Nelson this week bless him.
He enjoys his treats and will sit and give a paw without being asked. He’s a beautiful boy is Nelson, I’ve got a real soft spot for him and he really deserves a chance to have a loving home." 

You will find full details of this dog in his 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 Nelson a forever home please complete the form below, please put as much detail as possible, this helps us to build a picture of whether they 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 will 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.

* No cats for this dog as he has not been cat tested.

* Any existing dogs in the family must be neutered/spayed.

* 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 animals 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 very kind and caring people we have been able to help Nelson! He returned to our care on Tuesday 2nd January 2024. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4815: WOLF (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)

Wolf needs a new home.

Rottweiler/Husky Cross, male, approximately 8 years old. He is black and tan and he is large in size. He was rehomed in 2023 but has sadly been returned to the care of RDR due to a change in his owner's circumstances. Wolf is a friendly, gentle boy.

"...so lovely to see Wolf again! Gosh he really should be called Teddy as he is such a big softie. He was happy to get his lead on and set off at quite a smart pace, but didn’t pull on the lead. After about 10 minutes he slowed down and we just strolled along. He didn’t seem bothered by any dogs but was a little nervous if a big noisy truck passed or there was a loud noise behind him. He is sooooo soft, in nature and his coat, and we had a lovely cuddle and biscuit in the orchard. He is a gentle soul who will thrive with exercise, patience and lots of love!"

You will find full details of this dog in his 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 Wolf a forever home please complete the form below, please put as much detail as possible, this helps us to build a picture of whether they 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 will 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.

* No cats for this dog as he has not been cat tested.

* Any existing dogs in the family must be neutered/spayed.

* 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 animals 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 very kind and caring people we have been able to help Wolf! He returned to our care on Saturday 10th February 2024. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4843: BLU (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)

Blu needs a new home.

Staffie Cross, male, approximately 9 months old. He is blue grey, he has a smooth coat and he is medium in size. He has been signed over to the care of RDR. Blu is a beautiful, friendly and bouncy boy who knows some basic commands but will need ongoing training and socialisation.

"I took Blu out for the first time. When I saw him, I thought he was stunning. There was no hesitation from him, he was ready for his walk, so we set off. He is only young with lots of energy, so he was running about from side to side, taking everything in. He was fine with traffic, however I don't think he's been socialised much and was very interested in everything. We first walked passed a dog who was on the other side of the road, Blu had a little growl and wanted to go over the road, I told him no and carried on walking. Blu growled at the next dog we passed, he didn't lunge towards it or anything, just a growl. The other dog was calm but growled back at Blu, who clearly got the message and stopped his growl. Then we passed a couple of smaller dogs, they were close to us and they both lunged at Blu barking. I was proud of him, he did growl back, however he carried on walking quickly with me. We had a little play on the grass near the kennels, he was on a long lead and enjoyed a little run and roll in the grass."

You will find full details of this dog in his 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 Blu a forever home please complete the form below, please put as much detail as possible, this helps us to build a picture of whether they 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 will 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.

* No cats for this dog as he has not been cat tested.

* Any existing dogs in the family must be neutered/spayed.

* 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 animals 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 Blu! He came into the care of RDR on Monday 18th September 2023. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4856: BELLA (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)

Bella needs a new home.

Sharpei, female, born 06.01.2020. She is sandy coloured and she is medium in size. She has a skin allergy and ear infections for which she receives regular veterinary treatment. She has been signed over to the care of RDR due to the ill health of her owner and is currently in emergency foster with other dogs, cats and older children. Bella is a lovely, friendly girl who is good with other dogs.

"Bella has come to us due to her owners ill health. She has been very well cared for and is a lovely girl.

Bella is a typical Pei in some ways but in other ways she is not.

For example, she likes knowing where her people are and her ideal owners would be around a lot. She can be left home for short periods but would prefer them not to leave her for too long. She will never win any obedience competitions or be a recall queen as she is typically aloof and likes to do her Sharpei thing and smooch about being nosey on walks. She will play along and recall in a secure field for food treats or attention but I wouldn't let her off lead in public.

She is extremely clean and not destructive.

She travels well in the car but prefers a back seat position rather than a boot for travelling. What is not always a typical Pei trait is that she adores all people, she actively seeks a fuss and is not guardy or worried by strangers at all.

Bella has been on medication for her skin in the form of an injection each month. Her coat is in pretty good nick at the moment for a Pei and you cannot tell that she has had any issues but we believe that she is very sensitive.

I am currently avoiding chicken in her diet to see if this helps as it has with previous Pei's that I have owned and fostered and so far so good (that said, she is still covered by her injection and it's a low pollen season) so we are currently assessing her and have an appointment booked with our vet for the 20th of February to see what we need to do going forward.

She loves a walk and lazing around. She is adaptable but does bond with her people and will grieve for those she's lost for a few days before she starts to build new relationships. She is great with all other dogs big and small. She likes to chase cats but isn't tough enough to take one on if they stand their ground but she can be persistent so a cat free home is preferred.

I really hope that someone sees past her need for careful diet and possible meds & falls for her, she is a loyal bundle of love and a real doggy clown!"

You will find full details of this dog in her 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 Bella a forever home please complete the form below, please put as much detail as possible, this helps us to build a picture of whether they 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 will 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.

* No cats for this dog as she has not been cat tested.

* Any existing dogs in the family must be neutered/spayed.

* 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 animals 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 Bella! She came into the care of RDR on Friday 2nd February 2024. She needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4857: JAKE (Neutered, First Vaccinated & Microchipped)

Jake needs a new home.

Cross Breed, male, approximately 14 years old. He is brindle, he has a grey muzzle and he is small to medium in size. Jake is a lovely, friendly boy who is good with other dogs.

"I met the lovely Jake this morning. He was eager to come out and say hello, and he enjoyed a nice sniff and lots of fuss before we set off. Despite the gorgeous silver muzzle, Jake walked at a good pace. He was brilliant as we passed people, dogs, lots of noisy cars and cyclists in high-vis jackets. He enjoyed the occasional sniff. He is so friendly and when we stopped for a drink, he was keen to say hello to a lovely gentlemen we chatted to, and then he popped his paws up on my knee to get closer while I sat on the bench. He has the softest velvety coat and the sweetest nature. A wee treasure!"

You will find full details of this dog in his 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 Jake a forever home please complete the form below, please put as much detail as possible, this helps us to build a picture of whether they 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 will 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.

* No cats for this dog as he has not been cat tested.

* Any existing dogs in the family must be neutered/spayed.

* 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 animals 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 Jake! He came into the care of RDR on Saturday 17th February 2024. 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 their new home.



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