Eight dogs search for loving homes in Manchester in time for Christmas


Eight adorable dogs are looking for new homes in Manchester in time for Christmas.

The crosses have ended up in no-fault kennels – but hope to get a new home before the end of the year.

The Kennel Clubs have estimated that there are 12 million dogs in the UK, with around 75% of them having a pedigree, meaning both parents are of the same breed.

However, others – known as crossbreeds, half-breeds, or affectionately named “Heinz 57” – could be fusions of many different breeds.

Our sister site Team dogs has rounded up eight crossbreeds looking to start their new lives this Christmas. However, those who wish to welcome a dog during the holiday season should be reminded that a dog is for life, not just for Christmas.



Barry is the ‘resident hunk’ of the rescue (Image: Manchester Dogs Trust)

Name: Barry

Age: Two years

Sex: Man

Raise: American bulldog cross

Love: Play goofball and play challenging, tumbling games

Do not like : Being left alone for long periods of time

Additional information: Barry is described as the “resident song” of Dog Trust Manchester, with a personality and energy to match.

Barry can be overkill and will need patient owners who are experienced with strong dogs.

However, he is a “big blunderer” who will make a great addition to the right household, he just needs adopters who are patient enough to help him settle in and maintain his continuing education.

For more information on Barry, follow the link here.



Dobby is a very intelligent boy, who likes to learn new tricks (Image: Manchester Dogs Trust)
Dobby is a very intelligent boy, who likes to learn new tricks (Image: Manchester Dogs Trust)

Name: Dobby

Age: Three years

Sex: Man

Raise: Lurcher’s cross

Love: Say hello to your favorite humans and receive lots of goodies

Do not like : Bigger male dogs invade his personal space

Additional information: Dobby is a great character around the rescue center and loves to mess with and hug his favorite humans.

He can be worried about large male dogs and prefers the company of smaller dogs which can be less intimidating, which is why he should be the only pet in the house.

However, he can live with children over the age of 16 and would need an active home where he can have many adventures with his new family, which will help him regain his self-confidence.

For more information on Dobby, follow the link here.



Summer can be nervous with new people, but has a lot of love to give (Image: Manchester Dogs Trust)
Summer can be nervous with new people, but has a lot of love to give (Image: Manchester Dogs Trust)

Name: Summer

Age: Two years

Sex: Female

Raise: Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross

Love: Play with toys and meet new dogs

Do not like : Initially meet new people

Additional information: Summer has come to the rescue as a stray and can be nervous around new people at first, but once she’s comfortable she has a lot of love to give.

She would need to meet potential adopters a few times to acclimatize, but it would be “a bundle of fun” in the right home.

While she can be entertained with her toys, she also loves meeting new dogs and wants nothing more than to make new friends to have fun with.

For more information on summer, follow the link here.



Daisie is a lively girl in need of an experienced home (Image: Manchester Dogs Home)
Daisie is a lively girl in need of an experienced home (Image: Manchester Dogs Home)

Name: Daisy

Age: A year

Sex: Female

Raise: Cross

Love: Go for walks and meet new dogs

Do not like : Not being able to enjoy your own space

Additional information: Daisie came to the shelter because her owner could no longer take care of her, and for this reason, she was very nervous when she arrived.

She has since emerged from her shell and is a lively girl who loves to walk around and meet new dogs.

However, Daisie has some behavioral issues that adopters will need to work on and, for this reason, will need to be the only dog ​​in an adult-only household.

For more information on Daisie, follow the link here.



This week our sister site Team Dogs hosts its very first Hero Dogs Week, supported by Everypaw Pet Insurance.

Aiming to shine a light on the amazing furry friends of the UK, this week-long celebration will spotlight the everyday heroes who have gone above and beyond to help their humans – but we need your to help find them.

So whether your puppy is an emotional support animal that supports your day-to-day mental health, a therapy dog ​​that brings joy to hospital patients, or just a bundle of love and fluff that brings a smile to the whole family every day. rain, send your photos and stories so that we can share the love.

To register your hero dog, simply post your dog’s photo and story on TeamDogs pictures of dogs page.



Woody is an exuberant nine-month-old puppy (Image: Manchester Dogs Trust)
Woody is an exuberant nine-month-old puppy (Image: Manchester Dogs Trust)

Name: Wooded

Age: Nine months

Sex: Man

Raise: Malinois Cross and English Bull Terrier

Love: Go on long adventures and explore the outdoors

Do not like : Meet Dogs Who Can’t Match Their Energy Levels

Additional information: Woody is an exuberant puppy who seeks an active home to match his energy levels.

He can be a shy boy at first around humans and dogs because he doesn’t know how to act and can be too full. However, he enjoys meeting new dogs but should be the only dog ​​in the house.

He is a very playful boy who needs a lot of exercise and would enjoy a garden where he could run and chase toys or play a game of tuggy.

For more information on Woody, follow the link here.



Lenny is a lovable boy looking for his forever home (Image: Manchester Dogs Trust)
Lenny is a lovable boy looking for his forever home (Image: Manchester Dogs Trust)

Name: Lenny

Age: A year

Sex: Man

Raise: Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross

Love: Play games, especially search

Do not like : Meet men at first, as they can seem intimidating at first

Additional information: Lenny is a lively boy who enjoys long walks, plays with his favorite toys and is always up for a new adventure.

He can be a bit shy when he first meets people and should be placed with a family with at least one woman, as he can sometimes be intimidated by men at first.

However, once he gets to know his new family he is very affectionate and loves stories and attention.

For more information on Lenny follow the link here.



Peanut is a happy, lively girl with a lot of love to give (Image: Manchester Dogs Trust)
Peanut is a happy, lively girl with a lot of love to give (Image: Manchester Dogs Trust)

Name: Peanut

Age: Three years

Sex: Female

Raise: Cross

Love: Long adventures and a lot of excitement and attention

Do not like : Too much overstimulation and weird new dogs

Additional information: Peanut is described as “a super lively girl who enjoys receiving a lot of fuss and attention from people she knows” who needs a very active house to keep up with her energy levels.

She is unfortunately under-socialized with dogs and can be easily frustrated when she sees them. For this reason, she will need walks in sparsely populated areas of dogs and should be the only pet in the house.

She has been successful in walking well alongside some dogs, but will need adopters to feel comfortable continuing to socialize with her dog.

Peanut enjoys long adventures and enjoys car trips, so she would be perfect for an active adult-only home where she can enjoy her life to the fullest.

For more information on Peanut, follow the link here.



Nacho needs the right owners to show his loving and mischievous side (Image: Manchester Dogs Trust)
Nacho needs the right owners to show his loving and mischievous side (Image: Manchester Dogs Trust)

Name: Nacho

Age: Four years

Sex: Man

Raise: Border collie cross

Love: Play tuggy games and throw your stuffed animals in the air

Do not like : Foreigners, cyclists and traffic

Additional information: Cheeky chappie Nacho is looking for a calm and patient home to welcome her and give her time to settle in.

It will take some time for Nacho to get to know and trust you, but once he does he will show his affectionate and mischievous side and enjoy sitting next to you making fuss and scratching his ears. and even put its paws on your shoulders for a big bear hug.

He’s always quite overwhelmed with new experiences, including meeting new dogs and walking in high stimulus areas, so he’ll need a quiet, adult-only home where he can find his feet and improve his self-confidence.

For more information on Nacho, follow the link here.


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