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Forever families needed for dogs who together have been waiting to find love for almost two years

Two dogs who have together spent more than 650 days at Dogs Trust Manchester waiting for someone to fall in love with them, are hoping they will finally walk through the front doors of their new homes before summer’s over. 

Crossbreeds Lola and Bobby both found themselves without forever homes due to a change in their families’ circumstances, but despite hundreds of dogs finding their home for life since they arrived at the Denton-based rehoming centre, three-year-old Lola and five-year-old Bobby are still waiting. 

Dawn Bishop, Manager at Dogs Trust Manchester, says: 

“The vast majority of dogs that we care for find homes really quickly but for some it takes a little longer to find the special home they need, and that is proving to be the case for Lola and Bobby. 

“Bobby came to us in April last year so has seen all the seasons come and go, but he has come on in leaps and bounds. He had spent a lot of his life outdoors but recently he went home with a member of staff for a couple of nights and he proved himself to be the perfect houseguest, which is wonderful. He’s adorable and one of the cutest things he does is rub his head on you to let you know he wants a cuddle.

“Lola arrived in February and she is an absolute sweetheart. She is clever and really playful. She loves a game of fetch and sitting on your knee whenever she has the chance! She has the potential to be a real superstar in the right home.”

Lola can live with children aged sixteen or over and would like to be the only dog in the home, as would Bobby. Both would love a secure garden to play in.

Dawn says:

“As Bobby had spent a lot of time on his own outside, he gets really excited when he knows he’s going to spend time with people but with training he is getting much better at politely greeting people. In his new home he will need at least two people and because of his background, when he has had playtime and cuddles he does like to have his own space.

“Lola loves playing fetch, as does Bobby, and once she has built a bond she is really affectionate and loves attention. Both Bobby and Lola will take time to settle in but they will make wonderful additions to the right families and although we love looking after them, we’re really hoping that it’s not too long before they find the homes they deserve.”

To find out more about Bobby and Lola and all the dogs waiting for their forever homes at Dogs Trust please call the rehoming centre on 0161 470 1042.