Staff at Dogs Trust Manchester are looking for a home for a dog that was tied to the railings of a rehoming centre during the night.

Oscar the Caucasian Shepherd was found tied up outside the entrance to the Denton-based rehoming centre when staff were opening up around 6.30am on Friday 3 January.

Claire Lavin, Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust Manchester, said: “This is the first time this has happened since we opened in 2014 and it was really upsetting and such a shock. He was tied up with his lead but he is a big, strong boy and we are just very lucky that he hadn’t managed to pull himself free.”

Nobody has come forward to claim Oscar, two, so he is now ready to find a new, loving home with an active family and he could happily live with children aged fourteen and over.

Staff say it's lucky that Oscar didn't manage to pull himself free. Credit: Dogs Trust Manchester.

Oscar is really friendly boy who greets us with a waggy tail every day! He loves getting out and about so we are looking for an active family and also a family who are willing to continue with his training as he still has lots to learn, including walking nicely on the lead rather than trying to get everywhere as quickly as possible!

Claire Lavin, Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust Manchester
Staff say Oscar is a really friendly dog who loves getting out and about. Credit: Dogs Trust Manchester.

On average, Dogs Trust receives one call every six minutes from people wanting to give up their dog.

Claire says, “People have to give up their dogs for all sorts of unavoidable reasons and if that’s the case, we would ask people to contact a rescue centre. That way we can find out as much as possible about the dog which helps us find them their ideal home as quickly as possible, and of course it means we can avoid unnecessary suffering and distress to the dog.”

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