100th homeless dog rehomed through doggie fostering scheme

Dogs Trust Manchester are celebrating finding their 100th homeless hound her forever home through their doggie fostering scheme.

Pomeranian Cross, Whitney has become the 100th dog who had been cared for by a Home from Home forest carer whilst waiting for her new family.

After spotting the nine-year old pooch on the charity’s website, a couple from Loch Ness made the 800 mile round trip to adopt Whitney.

Whitney found herself homeless due to a change in her family’s circumstances, but Ronald and Valerie Moffat said the tiny dog melted their heart as soon as they saw her.

The Dogs Trust Manchester scheme, Home from Home was set up two years ago and provides foster ‘parents’ for dogs who might find kennel life stressful.

The scheme and its 36 foster carers is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. People’s Postcode Lottery players have raised more than £9.5 million for Dogs Trust and the Lottery team recently visited the Denton-based rehoming centre to reveal the latest winning postcode, which was in Audenshaw

Manager Tracy Hill, said: “The on-going support of the generous players of the People’s Postcode Lottery means that dogs like Whitney can be cared for in a foster home, until their special someone comes along. Being able to place dogs in foster homes also means we free up kennel space, enabling us to take in and care for more dogs.”