Congratulations to the Dogs Trust on the opening of its first rehoming centre in Greater Manchester this week.

The Trust is a valued partner of Child Safety Media, delivering workshops to pupils in staying safe around dogs at our Crucial Crew safety events in Manchester.

BBC Breakfast host Louise Minchin opened Dogs Trust Manchester on Parkway, Denton and Tameside, formerly a ‘Mypetstop’ hotel for dogs and cats.

The building has undergone a £7m revamp and now boasts air-conditioned kennels, underfloor heating and a range of quirky exercise areas including a set of giant astroturf steps.

Guests at the official opening included Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynee, Tameside’s mayor and mayoress, Dawson and Jackie Lane, and schoolchildren from St Clements primary in Openshaw.

Mr Gwynne said: “The centre is incredibly advanced and even has water fountains for the guests to play in.

“It will provide a stunning rehoming centre for the whole of Greater Manchester.”

Centre manager Dawn Bishop added: “We’ve been so excited about finally opening the doors to Dogs Trust Manchester and now the time is here.”

Dogs Trust Manchester opens to the public at midday on Thursday and will be open between 12pm and 7.30pm on weekdays except Wednesdays and 10am to 4pm on weekends.

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, which cares for around 17,000 dogs each year.

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