Breakfast television royalty and dog lover Louise Minchin officially opened Dogs Trust’s new Manchester rehoming centre on October 22.

Louise with one of the Lurcher puppies from the centre.

Attended by more than 120 guests, including chief executive Clarissa Baldwin, chairman Philip Daubeny, MP for Denton and Redditch Andrew Gwynne, The Worshipful the Civic Mayor and Mayoress of Tameside, staff and volunteers of Dogs Trust Manchester and local school children from St Clements C of E Primary School in Openshaw.

Welcoming the guests were four-month-old Lurcher namesake puppies Louise, Bill, Naga and Charlie, which are looking for new homes. They, along with 88 other dogs at the centre, will get to to take advantage of the underfloor heated, air conditioned kennels and “quirky” internal and external exercise areas, including a set of giant astroturf steps.

Louise Minchin said: “My family and I are all dog lovers and to be able to help officially open the doors to somewhere that could offer people the chance to find their own furry friend is great.

“It’s been hard not to adopt all of the dogs I’ve met, but we’ve decided to leave some for the families of Manchester.”

Manager of the new centre Dawn Bishop said the team of 40 staff – which include dedicated canine carers, training and behaviour and veterinary staff – had been “so excited” about opening its doors.

“We’ve all absolutely loved having Louise join us today and I think it’s safe to say more than a few dogs won her over. Now it’s time for the dogs to work their charms on the rest of Manchester.”

Dogs Trust Manchester opens its doors to the public at midday today (October 23) and will be open weekdays 12pm to 7.30pm and 10am to 4pm on weekends. The centre will be closed on Wednesdays.

For all enquiries telephone 0161 337 3600 or visit Dogs Trust Manchester, Parkway, Denton, Manchester, M34 3SG.

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