Every dog deserves a second chance, and there’s plenty of pups in Manchester currently looking for their “forever homes”.
Dogs Trust Manchester’s rescue centre in Denton has been responsible for the rehoming of countless four-legged friends since it opened in 2014, and since lockdown alone, more than 350 dogs have found love with new owners – which staff say is “a real testament to how effective our virtual rehoming has been”.
But there’s always more dogs with love to give to those ready to receive it.
Last week, we shared the details of five dogs in our city who are ready for rehoming – and you all seemed to love them, so we’ve chosen to shine a worthy spotlight and share the stories of another five this week.
Reckon you’re a good fit and can provide a suitable home for these five dogs in Manchester currently searching for a place to call their own?
Border Collie | Female | 1 Year Old
Tilly is a fun-loving and very smart one-year-old Border Collie who loves learning new things and playing with toys, and is looking for a quiet but active home of adopters who can keep up with her energy levels, and are committed to only using positive training methods to get the best out of her.
She is known to get very excited when she meets other dogs and loves to walk and play with them, so although Tilly cannot live with any other pets, she would love to have some regular doggy friends.
Tilly will need her own secure garden with 6ft solid fencing, and due to her shy nature, she will need a home where visitors are kept to a minimum.
You can find out more about giving Tilly a home here.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier | Female | 9 Years Old
Kyza is a lovely nine-year-old Staffie who is looking for her forever home to settle her paws into.
Despite her age, Dogs Trust Manchester says she does love going on small adventures and loves nothing more than curling up on the sofa with her favourite people or relaxing on her own comfy bed.
Kyza can be a little nervous at first and is worried by loud noises, but she enjoys a gentle fuss and is therefore looking for a calm, patient home with children over the age of 16 only and her own private garden with minimal interaction with other dogs.
You can find out more about giving Kyza a home here.
Crossbreed | Male | 10 Months Old
Ringo is a lively 10-month-old Dobermann x Lurcher who will thrive in an active home prepared to give him plenty of time to settle and be able to keep him busy with different forms of entertainment and accompanying him on lots of adventures.
Dogs Trust Manchester say Ringo has shown to be a little anxious of new environments and people at first, but will grow in confidence with a bit of time and patience.
Due to being a little shy around new people, Ringo will need to be the only pet in the home, have a secure garden to play in, and will need a quiet home that initially has minimal visitors and no young visiting children – although he could live with children aged 14 and over who are confident around big and bouncy dogs.
You can find out more about giving Ringo a home here.
Crossbreed | Male | 2 Years Old
Teddy is a goofy and cuddly two-year-old St Bernard x Newfoundland mix who likes playing with his toys – particularly chasing a ball – loves going out on adventures, and being by your side wherever you go, and although Teddy’s a big chap, Dogs Trust Manchester says he walks calmly and nicely on the lead.
He will need to be the only dog in the home, have private secure garden away from loud road traffic, and while he is comfortable meeting dogs, he will pull towards them so adopters will need to be comfortable with his strength
Teddy also struggles to be left on his own, so will need minimal leaving hours that can be built up at his pace over time.
You can find out more about giving Teddy a home here.
Great Dane | Male | 18 Months Old
18-month-old Great Dane Humphrey loves his food, playing sit and paw for some tasty treats, a good fuss, and is at his happiest when he’s wrestling with his doggy pals.
Dogs Trust Manchester has recommended for Humphrey’s life to be as stress free as possible that his forever home have access to quiet walks where he can enjoy exploring on lead without the stress of lots of distractions, and have minimal visitors with adults only and no visiting children, with any visitors introduced outside of the home.
Due to his size and breed, Humphrey’s adopters should have experience of living with a large breed, and have a private and secure garden where he can blow off some steam and use it as an area for some of his training.
Humphrey is friendly and enjoys playing with other dogs, so would love to have regular doggy friends, but he sadly can’t live with cats.
You can find out more about giving Humphrey a home here.
Featured Image – Dogs Trust Manchester
Question Time audience stunned as first-time buyer says mortgage quote DOUBLED
Thursday night’s Question Time audience could be heard audibly gasping after a fellow crowd member revealed that her mortgage quote had doubled followed the recent mini-budget.
Taping in Manchester on 29 September, the current events and politics programme was discussing property when would-be first-time buyer Rabia revealed that her mortgage offer had jumped from an initial amount of 4.5% interest to a shocking 10.5% in just a matter of days.
As you can see in the incredible clip, both the audience and the panel are taken aback at the revelation.
The Greater Manchester resident said she is desperate to know what the government’s plan for mortgages is as following the latest revision, she says she simply cannot afford to put the money down on her first home.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer weighed in on the social media reaction, quote tweeting the clip from his party’s own account and stating that “the Tories must get back to Parliament and reverse their kamikaze budget” as the current economic mess is being “paid for by working people”.
To make matters worse, Rabia was given no clarification from her lenders, only that they were pulling her offers. Conservative MP and Minister for Local Government, Faith and Communities, Paul Scully had little information to offer her either, simply stating it is a short-term effect and that the market will stabilise.
Scully was subject to an entirely different reaction from the audience as well after his blind attempts to defend Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng were met with laughter. Conversely, Richard Bacon was met with applause after he labelled the mini-budget “absurd”.
As if the anti-Tory sentiment wasn’t already at a high, the chancellor’s mini-budget – which saw the corporations, bankers and the generally wealthy benefit ahead of the working class – has seen fresh calls for a general election to be held as soon as possible.
Beyond declaring a so-called £2,500 limit on energy bills (which many have warned isn’t a guaranteed cap), there was seemingly very little in the way of policy that
For those still unclear as to what was announced in the divisive mini-budget, here is a quick summary:
Speaking in a speech at the Labour conference in Liverpool on Tuesday, Starmer said that the government “haven’t just failed to fix the roof, they’ve ripped out the foundations, smashed the windows and now they’ve blown the doors off for good measure.
First images of King Charles III on new coins revealed
The first images of King Charles III‘s likeness on the next 50p coin have been unveiled by the Royal Mint as the nation prepares to transition into a new form of currency.
Revealed on Friday, 30 September, the UK’s official coin maker unveiled the first piece of legal tender. The incoming 50p features Charles’ face in the classic profile position and a new design on the reverse that harks back to the design featured on Queen Elizabeth II‘s 1953 coronation coin.
As you can see, the new coin includes the four quarters of the Royal Arms depicted within a shield and in between each shield is an emblem of the home nations; a rose, a thistle, a shamrock and a leek.
Martin Jennings, Designer of His Majesty King Charles III’s effigy, said in a press release: “It is a privilege to sculpt the first official effigy of His Majesty and to receive his personal approval for the design.
“The portrait was sculpted from a photograph of The King, and was inspired by the iconic effigies that have graced Britain’s coins over the centuries. It is the smallest work I have created, but it is humbling to know it will be seen and held by people around the world for centuries to come.”
Jennings is also responsible for designing the new commemorative £5 coin, customary for marked occasions such as the change over of monarchs.
The limited edition £5 coin will form part of a wider memorial coin collection following the passing of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.
There is an estimated £4.5 billion worth of existing currency – approximately 27 billion coins of various denominations alone – thought to be in circulation, not to mention things like stamps, meaning that we will likely have to get used to carrying both old and new coins.
This isn’t the only significant change Britons can expect either, as earlier this week the Royal Family revealed the new King’s new cypher which will replace the Queen’s ‘EIIR’ seal across the UK, such as on the gates of Buckingham Palace and on postboxes.