Staff at Dogs Trust Manchester are hoping Black Friday (24 November) will inspire local dog lovers to swap shopping for adopting and give a black dog a new home.

Gorgeous Riley, a one-year-old Greyhound, loves food and playing with toys and, like most Greyhounds, likes to snooze the day away after a an exciting walk.

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

“Riley is looking for a quiet home and would love a secure garden where he can run and play. He doesn’t like to be left alone too much so would love his new owners to be around most of the time especially at first, and he doesn’t particularly like travelling at the moment so lots of lovely walks close to his new home would suit him perfectly.”

Greyhound Riley with Canine Carer Heather Graham

The team say Riley is an affectionate boy but lacks a little confidence so his new owners will need to help him find his paws in his new home. He can potentially live with a cat but would like to be the only dog in the home and can live with children aged over 16. 

Dawn adds, “Riley really deserves a stroke of luck and we thought if any day would be lucky for him, then surely it’s Black Friday. If you think you could give Riley a happy home, please get in touch and he could be settled on your sofa in time for Christmas.”

If you can provide Riley with his ideal home, call 0300 303 0292 or visit him at Dogs Trust Manchester at Parkway, Denton, Manchester, M34 3SG. To find out more go to


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