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Dogs Trust Manchester celebrates third birthday and finding forever homes for thousands of dogs

Rehoming Centre says big thank you to Manchester dog-lovers

Dogs Trust Manchester is celebrating finding forever homes for 2,742 homeless hounds in the three years since it opened.

Since throwing open its doors to the public on 23 October 2014, the Rehoming Centre in Denton has found homes for dogs of all shapes and sizes, and in the week of their third birthday the team said a fond farewell to the 2,742nd dog to head off to her forever home. Louise was born at the centre and hand reared by the staff along with her brother, Josh, after their mum who had arrived just days earlier fell ill. Happily the brother and sister and mum have now all found their forever homes.

Dawn Bishop, Rehoming Centre Manager, says:

“Seeing Louise leave the centre with her new family was a lovely way to mark our third birthday. We have had lots of puppies born here since opening and it’s always wonderful to see them, and all our dogs, heading off with their wonderful owners.”

Now the team are hoping that having said a fond farewell to tiny Josh and Louise, it won’t be long before one of the biggest dogs they are currently caring for, Diva, will find her special someone.

Four-year-old Akita, Diva, found herself without a forever home after a change in family circumstances meant her owners could no longer give her the time and attention they knew she needed. She is now looking for a family who love to get out and about as much as she does.

Dawn says:

“Diva is a stunning girl and we know there is the perfect family out there for her. She loves company so needs a new home where people are around most of the time but she can live with children aged over eleven so a lovely active family that she can be at the heart of would be ideal.”

At any one time Dogs Trust Manchester cares for at least 80 homeless hounds and is currently looking after Lhasa Apsos to Lurchers and Beagles to Bulldogs.  

Since the rehoming centre opened:

  • 27,000kg of dried dog food has been eaten
  • 45,000 tins of dog food has been devoured
  • 9,000 packets of doggie treats have been enjoyed
  • 120,000kg of bedding has been washed    

Dawn comments:

“We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us by adopting a dog and giving them a second chance of happiness, and to all those who have donated everything from blankets to toys. We couldn’t give the dogs everything they need without the support of the dog-loving public so thank you!”

To find out more about any of the dogs at the centre currently waiting for their special someone, please visit the centre on Parkway, Denton, Manchester, M34 3SG. It’s open 12pm-7.30pm weekdays (closed Wednesdays) and 10am-4pm at weekends. Or find out more at