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On your barks for the Great Manchester Run

An energetic homeless hound at Dogs Trust Manchester is putting one of his carers through his paces to help him prepare for the Great Manchester Run next week (20th May).

21- month-old Hank is hoping he’ll have raced off to his forever home by the time thousands of runners take to the city centre streets. In the meantime he is enjoying spending his time jogging alongside Canine Carer and Trainer Simon Moody who, along with 15 other Dogs Trust supporters, is hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for the charity by taking part in the 10k.

Simon, from Bury, says:

“Hank is certainly helping me get fit and he has made training much more enjoyable! This is my very first 10k but he’s a brilliant motivator. He is a big, strong boy who loves to be on the go and it’s fantastic fun exercising with him for company!

“He is really active so we are looking for a similarly energetic family for him who love being out and about as much as he does. It would be fantastic if he had found his ideal running partner by the time race day arrives.”

Crossbreed Hank hasn’t had the best start in life but happily, after enjoying lots of TLC, walks and exercise sessions with Simon and having an extra big bed to relax on when it’s time for a snooze, he is now such a picture of health that he has been dubbed ‘Handsome Hank’ by the team.

Simon says:

“Hank is a big, bouncy boy who is basically a puppy at heart. He is so friendly. He absolutely adores other dogs and loves to play and he loves people too. He has a massive enthusiasm for life, which is brilliant given what he has been through. He will definitely bring a lot of laughter and fun into his new home.

“He and all the other dogs at Dogs Trust are the only motivation I need to make sure I complete the 10k and I really hope to raise lots of money so that all of our dogs can have everything they need whilst they wait for their forever homes.”

Hank can live with children aged 16 years or over who are comfortable around bigger dogs. He would like to be the only dog in the home as some dogs find his bounciness a little overwhelming. He is used to spending a lot of time outdoors so would love to have an outdoor space, or a separate space in the home, where he can choose to relax if he wishes.

If you would like to help Simon raise money to care for dogs like Hank, please go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/simon-moody4

If you think you could be Hank’s special someone, please call Dogs Trust Manchester on 0300 303 0292.