Open for viewing only on Saturday and Sunday between 1.30pm to 4pm. No appointment necessary.



Founded in 1893.


Manchester & District Home for Lost Dogs was founded in 1893 by a group of Manchester Businessmen who were concerned about the large number of stray dogs roaming the City.

The leading members of the group included Mr. Megson a printer and stationer, (who’s firm is still very active) and Mr. Alfred Nixon a leading Chartered Accountant in Manchester, it was his son and partners who continued to play a leading part in the administration of the Home until shortly after the last war in 1945.



Opening of Cheshire Dogs Home

Over the years the City of Manchester has grown around Manchester Dogs’ Home and it is now very much an inner city rescue centre. To off set the inner city environment of our Manchester Home we regenerated a run down site that is now know as Cheshire Dogs’ Home

Specialist Care Unit

In 1999 we purchased a former run down boarding kennels, this has become the flagship of the two homes and a Centre of Excellence.The site is 11.5 acres in total with a Specialist Care Unit for dogs that provides intense care for the dogs that need it the most, pregnant bitches, nursing mums and dogs that do not adjust well to the traditional kennel environment at Manchester Dogs’ Home.



New Adoption Unit - Manchester

The light filled atrium is proving a popular place for visitors to meet and interact with the dogs, while each of the 30 individual kennels offers maximum comfort for our canine guests.


Mission Statement

Our mission is very clear.


Bringing people and dogs together.

Here at our dogs home we understand the importance of giving back to the community, we are looking at meet and greets for schools, old peoples homes and also local events.

We can cover the whole of the North West so if you would like to invite us and a few of our best behaved doggies, down to talk to an audience about the work we do at the charity and why it is so important to treat animals with love & respect, then contact us today and we will review your proposal and put together something catered to your needs.

As we are a small charity, we may not be able to attend every event or invitation that we receive no matter how much we would like too.

We also work with a local college to provide extra enrichment to students studying a Level 3 Animal Management course and have many visits from businesses and schools alike.

“The Level 3 Animal Management students really enjoyed visiting Cheshire Dogs Home, this provided them with a insight into the day running of a dog Home, the job roles involved, dog welfare, behaviour, handling and legislation. The Manager of the home Anna Stansfield and her team where happy to talk to the students inspiring them for the future. Cheshire Dogs has also kindly offered placements to some of our students”“A big thank you to Cheshire Dogs Home”