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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.




5 DOGS NOW IN EMERGENCY BOARDING, 3 DOGS AND 1 CAT 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. 4740: BUTKUS (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)

Butkus needs a new home.

Rottweiler/Bullmastiff Cross, male, born 02.11.2019. He is light brindle with a white chest, he has a smooth coat and he is large in size. He has been signed over to the care of RDR with Bella; we are looking to rehome them separately.

"I met and walked Butkus this morning with Aunty Julie. Butkus is a lovely friendly boy. He's quite stunning to look at with the most gorgeous face. He walks nicely on his lead but if he sees something of interest and pulls towards it, he can be a very strong boy. He's a little excitable and bouncy at times, especially when he came out of his kennel and when the treats came out but he soon calmed down when asked. He knows how to sit and took the treats really nicely. We didn't go too far with him as it was quite warm but had the chance to have a few cuddles. In the short time with him, he came across as a well mannered, gentle youngster who I'm sure will be a lovely,  addition to someone's life.

He's VERY bouncy and needs lots of exercise, he's only a baby so has lots of pent up energy. 

He's really friendly but does jump up and he's a big boy! He's dog friendly but again OTT."

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

* Due to his strength and size we feel that he would be better as an only dog.

* We will not rehome this dog to families with children under the age of 15 years.

* No cats in the home for this dog.

* We do like to confirm the landlord has given permission if you do not own your own property.

* You must have a secure garden.

* Other resident dogs 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 dogs are fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped, flea & worm treated before homing.

Thank you to some kind and caring people we have been able to help Butkus! He came into the care of RDR on Tuesday 24th August 2021. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4741: BELLA (Spayed, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)

Bella needs a new home.

Dogue de Bordeaux,  female, born 02.11.2019. She is tan and she is large in size. She has been signed over to the care of RDR with Butkus; we are looking to rehome them separately.

"She’s a beautiful big girl but super soft and gentle! She walked nicely on the lead at a steady pace and nothing seemed to phase her. She’s a big softie and enjoyed lots of cuddles and no one could resist those big chops! Seemed fine with people, dogs, traffic and really lovely to walk."

You will find full details of this dog in their 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 the dog 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:

* Due to her strength and size we feel that she would be better as an   only dog.

* We do not rehome to families with children under the age of 10 years.

* No cats in the home for this dog.

* We do like to confirm the landlord has given permission if you do not own your own property.

* You must have a secure garden.

* Other resident dogs 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 dogs are fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped, flea & worm treated before homing.

Thank you to some kind and caring people we have been able to help Bella! She came into the care of RDR on Tuesday 24th August 2021. She needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4743: MAX (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)

Max needs a new home.

Jack Russell/Beagle Cross, male, born 2/06/2014. He is red, he has a smooth coat and he is small to medium in size. He has been signed over to the care of RDR; he is currently in emergency foster with other dogs, cats and older children.

"Max has been with me a while now. He is a very sweet boy and needs an owner who is not phased by Terrier behaviour or quirks. It is hard to describe him hence it's taken me a while to do his write up. 

When in kennels he had a bad ear infection which RDR sought veterinary treatment for. He was very upset at having ear drops put in and had to be muzzled or he would snap. 

If Max hurts himself or is in pain he immediately goes into defence mode. He will snap if he's put in a position where he is scared. (ie pain/fear). He is great in the home/clean and not destructive and can be left home alone, he will attempt to steal food if it's out or raid the bin - he will then go into defence mode - he does not guard the item - he is just worried that he will be punished. I have been working on a 'leave it!' command so that if he steals something I can remove it by asking him to leave it. He is not the best on a lead - will pull a lot and to be honest, walking him tends to over stimulate him. He is quite happy having a run around a garden if someone will interact/play games with him - we use a secure field for him to have a run as well as the garden and some days I do some training at home with him rather than take him out. 

Max loves balls - however he can be very obsessive with them - I limit his play with them as he will toss them around incessantly and chase them - he will even throw them for himself (it's good if you need him to entertain himself for a bit while doing chores) but I never allow him to have balls in the house or he rolls them under the furniture and barks and crawls under to retrieve them. He does have other non rollable toys though. He will happily sleep for hours and loves belly rubs and being picked up for a cuddle. 

He needs someone patient and not over fussy or over bearing with their dog - I feed him in the morning and he goes back to bed for a bit. I exercise him either by rolling the ball in the garden/a short walk and then let him rest until afternoon when we may go out or play in the garden again. He is quite happy with this - he would love to sit and watch TV in the evening or lay by a fire. He loves to sunbathe too. 

He is very treat orientated and would love to learn some tricks. 

He is hit and miss with other dogs - he can get along but will conflict over toys or food if not super savvy for this reason I feel he will be better as an only dog (unless a very experienced owner who really knows their stuff comes along with a steady dog).  Max would suit a quiet home - due to his fearfulness and potential to snap I'd say definitely no under 16's. Ansolutely no cats or small furries - he is a terrier afterall. He would make a nice little companion for someone who is firm but fair - he is a snuggle monster once you know him."

You will find full details of this dog in their 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 Max a forever home please complete the form below, please put as much detail as possible, this helps us to build a picture of whether the dog 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 this dog to families with children under the age of 16 years.

* No cats in the home for this dog.

* We do like to confirm the landlord has given permission if you do not own your own property.

* You must have a secure garden.

* Other resident dogs 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 dogs are fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped, flea & worm treated before homing.

Thank you to some kind and caring people we have been able to help Max! He came into the care of RDR on Monday 7th June 2021. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4745: SAXON (Fully Vaccinated)

Saxon needs a new home.

Staffie Cross, male, approximately 6-8 years old. He is tricoloured and he is medium in size. He was found abandoned in a property. Saxon is a very friendly boy who seems Ok with other dogs.

"I met Saxon and walked him with Aunty Cheryl. He is  such a stunner and very big and has lots of muscle. He walked on on the lead, he wanted to be up front, but he is easily manageable. He couldn't wait to get off walking, so we headed straight out. He didn't seem to mind any traffic and he was really well behaved when passing people and other dogs. We took him down to the river to see what he thought of the water and be absolutely loved it. He was diving straight in and was up and down, swimming on the deep side. He has so much character and he's so much fun. He can sit and he took treats gently. On the way back, we walked through a little park and he enjoyed a good roll on the grass. He also gave Aunty Cheryl lots of kisses when she sat on a bench. He's a true sweetie."

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

* Due to his unknown history we feel that he would be better as an only dog.

* We will not rehome this dog 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 in the home for this dog.

* 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 dogs are fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped, flea & worm treated before homing.

Thank you to some kind and caring people we have been able to help Saxon! He came into the care of RDR on Saturday 18th September 2021. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4746: JACK (Neutered, First Vaccinated & Microchipped)

Jack needs a new home.

Cat, male, approximately 2-5 years old. He is ginger and he has a smooth coat. He is currently in emergency foster.

"He has started playing with a wand toy and knows the difference between hand and toy. He loves head rubs. You can stroke down his back but due to a possible old tail injury he is wary of his tail. He gets really really affectionate when it's feeding time. He loves to rub his head on you anyway. He is super cute and purrs away. Gorgeous eyes and the cutest meow ever. Not a big fan of dogs; he hasn't been introduced to other cats or dogs fully yet so a pet free home please."

You will find full details of this cat in their 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 Jack a forever home please complete the form below, please put as much detail as possible, this helps us to build a picture of whether he 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:

Adoption fee is £100.

* Due to his not being used to other cats and dogs we are looking for a pet free home.

* We will not rehome this cat to families with children under the age of 5 years.

* Families must live within an approximate 50 mile radius of our base in Rochdale/ Manchester.

http://www.rochdale-dog-rescue.com/RehomingEnquiry.html


Cats are fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped, flea & worm treated before homing.

Thank you to some kind and caring people we have been able to help Jack. He came into the care of RDR on Thursday 2nd September 2021. He needs a new home as soon as possible.




NO MORE APPLICATIONS FOR THIS DOG. THANK YOU.

No. 4747: POPPY (Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)

Poppy needs a new home.

Yorkshire Terrier, female, born 20/07/2013. She is blue and gold and she is small in size. She has been signed over to the care of RDR; she is currently in emergency foster with other dogs, cats and older children.

"I collected Poppy yesterday afternoon - she literally leapt into my arms before I needed to introduce myself, I carried her to my van, put a fiddly travel harness on and clipped her up front as I had my Shepherds in the back of my van and didnt want to upset her... she was easy to handle and didn’t mind a bit of manhandling at all.

I needn't have worried about upsetting her as when we got home and she met the others she took it in her stride, she's not phased by dogs of any size. She is not a cat fan so a home with no cats is required - she would be good at being a cat detterent as she has chased all of mine out of the garden!) she's not aggressive if she catches up with them at all and will back off if they stand their ground but she will startle them as she runs fast into them like a little furry cannonball! She came a cropper when she mistook my long haired chihuahua for a cat and graciously backed right off when 'Dangerous Daphne' told her to watch her manners! (it all goes on here!). 

I walked her across some fields and it soon became apparent that this girl has ball skills! She retrieves like a spaniel! She is very ball focused and is fun to play with - she will fetch the ball and drop at your feet. She is a fit, active, busy little dog rather than a lap dog - she will need some exercise - she will enjoy walks and playing with her owner. She slept in the kitchen over night with some of my others, she had a bit of a whine for an hour but then settled. It was a strange house so its normal for them to be a tad upset and I think she would prefer to sleep with,  or near her owner - we don't allow that here as its not fair on her (or us) to over bond when we know they need to be moved again. 

First impressions are that  shes a proper little Terrier despite her pretty appearance. She may be 8 but Yorkies have a great life span and I think she would easily walk as far as I can & carry on - she would be fine in a home with a dedicated owner as an only dog or with other dogs - she's not really befriended any of mine though Rocket my Pomeranian has taken a real shine to her. She is a fidget pants & a bit of a busy body wanting to investigate every movement in the house rather than sit with us. That may be because we are all new & she's a terrier. She has had a couple of accidents but not sure if she fully understands where to go outdoors yet. The length of her nails tells me she's not had a regular walking routine - she's going to need a patient owner, maybe someone who's had Yorkies or Terriers before who won't mind her tip tapping about while they are relaxing - definitely an active owner who likes a walk or two. I rarely let them off lead but I am a confident dog person - I had her off in a field yesterday retrieving and sticking with me as we walked. We would love her to find someone who enjoys proper walks and not just down the street on a lead - I think that would help her settle better in the home too. She is a little firecracker - makes me laugh at her ball focus - she’s literally mesmerised when you pull a tennis ball out of your pocket! She will search for it if you hide it too which is fun - though by 11pm I had to confiscate and put all the balls in another room because she would have played all night.

She has not barked or yapped once which has surprised me for the breed. Theres been plenty to yap at too."

You will find full details of this dog in their 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 Poppy a forever home please complete the form below, please put as much detail as possible, this helps us to build a picture of whether the dog 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 this dog to families with children under the age of 10 years.

* No cats in the home for this dog.

* We do like to confirm the landlord has given permission if you do not own your own property.

* You must have a secure garden.

* Other resident dogs 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 dogs are fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped, flea & worm treated before homing.

Thank you to some kind and caring people we have been able to help Poppy! She came into the care of RDR on Thursday 16th September 2021. She needs a new home as soon as possible.




No. 4748: ROY 

Roy needs a new home.

Cocker/Cavalier Spaniel Cross, male, approximately 3 years old. He is golden and he is smallish in size. His teeth are not in very good condition. He was found as a stray; he is currently in emergency foster with another dog. Roy is a very frightened boy who is good with other dogs. He needs a special, quiet home.

"Roy is a very sweet little dog who only wants reassurance and cuddles. He is happy to sit by your feet and on your lap most of the day. In the house he is clean, but needs to be reminded it’s toilet time as he isn’t indicating he wants to go outside yet. He will run excitedly around the garden and he likes to chase about.

We haven’t yet found a toy he’s interested in but that may just be because he’s so nervous.

He has had little or no training, but after five days he’s already learning to sit and wait for his food.

He has poor manners which his new owner will need to continue working on.  He guzzles his food eagerly. Maybe he had to grab what he could prior to coming into rescue.

Roy has a huge fear of walking on his lead and, indeed, the outside world. Any sudden moves, noises, traffic, lawnmowers, and he will squeal and cower. He is currently being taken out daily in a buggy with lead walking intervals. He was nervous of the buggy to start with, but with strokes and reassurance he’s getting more used to it.

He will whimper excitedly to meet people and loves the attention he gets.  He has met a few dogs and has had a little grumble with them but always with a waggy tail.

The first few nights he scratched at the door and cried for a few minutes. Now he settles down in the evening on his own and will sleep through the night with no fuss. He will need an owner who has time and patience to bring this nervous little dog around and experience of training a nervous dog is preferred. He will not be able to go on walks until his fears are reduced. He therefore needs a home with a garden, where he can exercise and toilet. He likes grass under his paws rather than paths and stones. He will make a lovely little companion for the right person.

No cats or kids.  He’s ok with most dogs.

It’s the outside world that terrifies him.  I tried to walk him with Benji and it makes no difference to him.  It’s quiet on the field so he can stop and start as he wishes.  Any traffic, even bikes on the path at the back of us and he’s cowering.

He will rush forward to meet people though.  So many have said they would love to have him.  He’s a proper cuddly chap."

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

* No children in the home for this dog.

* No cats in the home for this dog.

* We do like to confirm the landlord has given permission if you do not own your own property.

* You must have a secure garden.

* Other resident dogs 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 dogs are fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped, flea & worm treated before homing.

Thank you to some kind and caring people we have been able to save Roy! He came into the care of RDR on Thursday 16th September 2021. 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.


No. 4744: BRUNO PRINCE (Neutered, Fully Vaccinated & Microchipped)

RESERVED: Bruno Prince has a new home.

Maltese/Shih Tzu Cross, male, born 24/01/2019. He is white and he is small in size. He has been signed over to the care of RDR. Bruno Prince is a friendly little boy who knows basic commands and travels well. He needs to be the only dog in his new home.

"I met Bruno this morning and took him on a little adventure down to the river and through the fields. He absolutely loved his walk and was very active and interested in exploring. He had a little drink and paddle in the water, but then decided he wanted a good run up through the field. He let me pick him up and carry him over a stile. When we stopped we had a little cuddle then he was ready to get going again. He's very sweet and a total softy."

Currently in emergency boarding he will be going to his new home soon. 





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