Covid-19 update: our rehoming centres aren’t open for public browsing, but we’re still rehoming and taking in dogs, with measures in place to keep staff and adopters safe. Find out more about how national Covid-19 restrictions are affecting our rehoming procedures and other activity.

Manchester Rehoming Centre

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Our rehoming centres aren’t open for public browsing but we’re still rehoming and taking in dogs, with new processes in place to keep staff, visitors and adopters safe.

For dogs we know will thrive straight away in their new home, we’re matching them with their new homes virtually and delivering them contact-free. Current restrictions mean we can only facilitate adoptions local to our centres and not across Countries or anywhere there are travel restrictions. We’re not able to make appointments for dogs to meet their family before going home, but we can register interest to arrange appointments when restrictions ease.

We’re currently experiencing an unprecedented amount of interest, with some dogs getting several hundred applications. Please bear with us, we’re doing everything we can to find our dogs their forever homes.

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Dogs Trust Manchester

M34 3SG

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Opening times

Our centres are currently closed and can only be visited by appointment at this current time. Our phone lines are open 8.30am to 5pm for enquiries or to make an appointment.


0161 337 3600

Phone lines open:
Every day from:
8:30am – 5.00pm
Times subject to change at short notice.

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About Manchester Rehoming Centre

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Dogs Trust Manchester opened in 2014, thanks in part to funding from our generous supporters.

The centre was designed with rescue dogs in mind - from the air-conditioned kennels, to sandpits and water fountains to play in. There’s also a full veterinary and surgical suite on site.

Dogs Trust residents may not have had the best starts in life. But our 40-strong team of dog experts in Manchester ensure they receive the best possible care while they wait for their forever homes.

Want to find out more? Follow Twitter @DT_Manchester for updates. Or contact our supporter relations officers to find out about free community talks and rehoming centre tours.

We look forward to seeing you – you’re sure to be greeted by a friendly smile and lots of waggy tails!

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Dog rescue & rehoming in the Cheshire area

Looking for a four-legged friend in Cheshire? Although we don’t operate any dog homes in Cheshire itself, our Manchester centre serves the whole of the Greater Manchester and Cheshire region. Depending on where you live, our Merseyside rehoming centre might also be within driving distance.

But remember, before you visit either of our dog rescue centres near Cheshire, it’s a good idea to contact them first. That way you’ll know they’re open and expecting you. Read more about how our centres are working to keep you and our staff safe.

Cheshire to Dogs Trust Manchester

Our Manchester centre is 32 miles from Cheshire. It takes about 40 minutes in the car, via the M56, with a similar driving time via the A556.

Cheshire to Dogs Trust Merseyside

Our Merseyside centre is 20 miles from Cheshire. It takes about 30 minutes in the car, via the A533.

Dog rehoming in Cheshire

Having a rescue dog in Cheshire is a lovely excuse to get out and about, and take advantage of the county’s many beauty spots and forest trails. But owning a dog is more than country walks and cosy pub lunches: it’s also a big commitment.

Before you decide to rehome a dog, you should think carefully about whether it’s the right choice for you. Will a dog fit in with your lifestyle and work patterns - both now and in the future? There’s also the size of your home to consider, as well as the needs of other pets (and humans!) in the house. A playful new puppy can be lots of fun, but will your older, sleepier dog have the energy to keep up with it?

Once you’re sure rehoming a dog is right for you and your family, we’ve made it easy to find your perfect match. Simply enter Manchester or Merseyside into the location filter on our dog rehoming page. Or, to widen your search, you can enter both locations into the filter at the same time. That way, you’ll see all of our available rescue dogs near Cheshire.

Got your heart set on a particular breed, or a dog that will finally get your teenagers off their phones and out in the fresh air? You can narrow down your search by using the other filters on the dog rehoming page. You can filter by the size of dog you prefer, the breed, and even one that will suit the age of any children in your home.

If you see a dog that sounds like ‘the one’, call or email the dog rescue centre you’ve found them in. We’ll send you a homefinder questionnaire to find out more about you and, if it sounds like a good match, we’ll start the rehoming process.

Find out more about the rehoming process.