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Adoption appeal for 'overlooked' black dogs this Black Friday

Black dogs are often overlooked in rescue centres. So much so that Dogs Trust Manchester has made a special appeal to potential owners to consider adopting one of five black homeless hounds at their centre.

Staff hope Black Friday will inspire local dog lovers to swap shopping for adopting and give one of their dogs a new loving home.

Dawn Bishop, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Manchester, said, "As people traditionally hit the shops on Black Friday, we’re using it as the perfect opportunity to celebrate the wonderful black dogs in our care and encourage people to adopt not shop.

"These black dogs have been overlooked and yet they are all such super characters and really deserve to find a loving new home – we thought if any day would be lucky for them, then surely it’s Black Friday. If you think you could give any of our black dogs a happy home, please get in touch."

The black dogs looking for a home are:

Butch – 10-year-old Labrador

Butch is a Golden Oldie who is young at heart. He is full of character and really enjoys his walks. He loves company but enjoys a quiet home life. He can live with children aged 16 and older.butch

Chance – 4-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Chance hasn’t had the best start in life and is a sensitive boy looking for a quiet home with patient owners who can help build his confidence. He would love a secure garden where he can enjoy playing with his two-legged friends off lead.chance

June – 6- year-old Greyhound

June is a gentle soul seeking a home with a calm, loving family who can continue to boost her confidence. June was very timid but with the help of her lovely canine carers, her character and confidence are beginning to shine! June will need to go to an adult only home with minimal visitors.june

Rocko – 2-year-old Greyhound

Rocko is an excitable pooch who is looking for a fun-filled home! He loves to meet new people and will cover you in kisses! He also loves to play and enjoys training especially if a foodie reward is on offer. He is looking for a home where a number of family members will be able to share looking after him and who are home most of the day.rocko

Roxie – 4-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Roxie is a stunning girl who loves to say hello to her human pals, but isn't fond of other dogs. She likes to play with her toys, enjoys her food and loves going for long walks, so would suit a family that can take her on plenty of adventures!roxie

If you would like to give any of these dogs a home, please call Dogs Trust Manchester on 0300 303 0292 or visit their website