A senior labrador in Manchester is looking for her forever home – and the internet has gone wild for her.
Doreen is a 10-year-old labrador retriever currently living in Dogs Trust kennels while she waits to be rehomed.
The charity says she’s the ‘sweetest’ dog, whose ‘tail hasn’t stopped wagging’ since she arrived into their care.
Doreen, who is deaf, apparently also loves to carry a tennis ball around with her when she’s not snoozing on a comfy bed.
The sweet old hound has ‘ongoing medical issues’ and needs her new family to work on their doggy hand signals to communicate with her.
She also needs a home where she’s the only dog, and can only live with children aged 11 or older.
Since photos of her were shared on Twitter, the internet has gone into a spin, with thousands falling in love with the pooch.
One person wrote: “Bless her. The sweetest face. Needs a loving home”
Someone else said: “I need someone to adopt Doreen because I can’t but I love her so much!”
Another posted: “Hope someone can take on this poor girl. The oldies really are the best and they deserve love and a home in their later years.”
Several people commented on her gorgeous dark eyes and her adorable face.
Doreen’s profile on the Dogs Trust website says: “She is super friendly with everyone she meets and is always wanting to say hello and have a little fuss!
“Her tail hasn’t stopped wagging since being in our care and she is always such a happy little girl who loves to snooze on a comfy bed after a gentle potter around, she is playful and loves to carry around tennis balls and potter after them if you roll them in front of her, she has also enjoyed meeting other dogs here at the centre that she can enjoy a nice gentle stroll with!
“Doreen does have some ongoing medical issues that will involve costs for potential adopters that they will need to be comfortable with.
“Doreen really is a super gentle natured girl who is melting the hearts of everyone here at the centre, she is such a happy and loving girl and cant wait to find a home with a comfy bed, a few tennis balls to play with and plenty of cuddles to give.”
The shelter has said that Doreen is meeting with a potential new family this weekend – let’s keep our fingers crossed for this sweet girl.
You can view her profile at dogstrust.org.uk and make a donation the charity too.
Featured image: Dogs Trust
Peter Kay issues heartfelt thanks to Manchester fans and teases ANOTHER big announcement
Peter Kay has sent a lovely message to fans in Manchester after making his triumphant return to the live scene last weekend.
The Bolton comedian has just ticked off the first two nights of a mammoth run at the AO Arena, which includes 42 Manchester shows between now and 2025.
On his opening night – his first real venture into the spotlight since he largely stepped away from the public eye 12 years ago – he was moved to tears by the standing ovation he received before he’d even started the show.
And now Peter has issued a heartfelt thank you message.
He said in a statement: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to the first shows in Manchester.
“It was incredible to be part of such a happy experience.
“Everybody deserves a bit of joy. Here’s to a lot more in the shows to come!!”
And that’s not all – his post also hinted that there’s yet another announcement to come (because apparently more than 100 tour dates and breaking the internet with ticket demand wasn’t enough).
The late monarch – who celebrated her Platinum Jubliee back in June 2022, before sadly passing away in September – the word guessing game that took the world by storm, and the disgraced Manchester United footballer are just three of the topics that have peaked the interest of Brits enough to search for them on Google this year.
Wordle took the top spot on the 2022 list, after gamers nationwide presumably used the search engine to figure out the answers each day.
The puzzle game beat out the 2022 World Cup – which is currently underway in Qatar with the Three Lions set to face France in the Quarter Finals – which came in second place, followed by Ukraine and Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) rounding out the top five.
As well as Ukraine, the country of Russia has also made its way into the top 10 most-searched topics, thanks to the latter’s invasion of the former.
Likely the most familiar name on the list to Mancunians will be that of Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood – who is due to face trial next year after being charged in 2022 with attempted rape, assault, and controlling and coercive behaviour relating to the same woman.
Wordle is not alone on the list when it comes to games either, as its more difficult counterpart Quordle – which tasks hardcore players with guessing four words in just nine tries – ranked in eighth place on the list.
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who was the subject of a new Netflix series starring Evan Peters in 2022, and actor Johnny Depp, who was at the forefront of a highly-publicised libel trial between him and his ex-wife Amber Heard for a considerable chunk of the year, are the last two searches to round out the top 10.