Manchester & District Home for Lost Dogs was founded in 1893 by a group of Manchester Businessmen who were concerned about the large number of stray dogs roaming the City.
The leading members of the group included Mr. Megson a printer and stationer, (who’s firm is still very active) and Mr. Alfred Nixon a leading Chartered Accountant in Manchester, it was his son and partners who continued to play a leading part in the administration of the Home until shortly after the last war in 1945.
Over the years the City of Manchester has grown around Manchester Dogs’ Home and it is now very much an inner city rescue centre. To off set the inner city environment of our Manchester Home we regenerated a run down site that is now know as Cheshire Dogs’ Home
In 1999 we purchased a former run down boarding kennels, this has become the flagship of the two homes and a Centre of Excellence.
The site is 11.5 acres in total with a Specialist Care Unit for dogs that provides intense care for the dogs that need it the most, pregnant bitches, nursing mums and dogs that do not adjust well to the traditional kennel environment at Manchester Dogs’ Home.
The work we do
We take in and care for over 7,000 dogs every year, many of these dogs are never reclaimed by their owners and require a great degree of emotional and physical support during their stay with us.
In addition to the Specialist Care Unit at our Cheshire Home, we also utilise a wide range of behavioural and mentally stimulating activities at both Homes to ensure each dog receives personal care and attention.
Once the dogs are fit and healthy they are made available for adoption, we are always looking for caring permanent and foster homes for our dogs and often have over 250 dogs that are waiting to find that perfect family.
To find out more or to get involved call us on
0300 102 1212
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