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Furry-tail ending for puppies in time for Pride parade

Eight weeks ago eight American Bulldog pups were born at Dogs Trust Manchester, and now their doggie dreams have come true as they prepare to head to their new homes this weekend.

Siblings Charming and Cinders, Eric and Ariel, Aladdin and Jasmine, Prince and Princess were born at the Denton centre and named after much-loved fairytale characters in recognition of the Pride Parade's Once Upon a Time theme, which takes place this Saturday. Dogs Trust Manchester is also preparing to take part in the Parade for the first time.

Eric enjoys a final cuddle from puppy rearer Katrina Groves. Credit: Wendy Lovatt

Eric enjoys a final cuddle from puppy rearer Katrina Groves. Credit: Wendy Lovatt

Dawn Bishop, Dogs Trust Manchester Rehoming Centre Manager, says, "We are so excited about taking part in the Parade for the first time and the fact that we know all our pups are going to be settling in in their forever homes as the floats make their way through the city, is wonderful.

"The pups were born just a few days after the mum arrived at the centre. They are a beautiful litter and we are absolutely delighted but not surprised people have fallen in love with them!"

Credit: Dogs Trust

Credit: Dogs Trust

Dawn adds, "Our bright yellow, four tonne 3.2 meter high Dogcilla will definitely stand out in Saturday’s Parade and we hope that as a result, lots of dog-lovers will come and visit us and give some of our beautiful dogs the second chance they deserve."

Main photo: Wendy Lovatt