Updated: Friday, 6th December 2019 @ 1:53pm

'We just want to find him the perfect home': Dog hopes for luck of the Irish this Saint Patrick's Day in Manchester

'We just want to find him the perfect home': Dog hopes for luck of the Irish this Saint Patrick's Day in Manchester

| By Josh Phillips

Fergal the three-year-old Irish Setter has his paws crossed that his luck will be in this Saint Patrick’s Day.

After spending his young life fending for himself in Ireland, the Dogs Trust rehoming centre in Dublin was at capacity meaning he had to come to the Manchester centre instead.

Four lucky nine-week-old pups, brothers Seamus and Patrick and their sisters Clover and Charm, all head off to their new homes on Saint Patrick’s Day and Fergal is hoping he will follow in their paw steps.

Dawn Bishop, Rehoming Centre Manager, said: “He is a beautiful boy and now we just want to find him the perfect home too, where we can build his confidence, learn to trust people again and really enjoy life.

“The pups were an unwanted litter and we’re delighted that we’ve been able to find them all their new homes, but sadly that’s not been the case for Fergal.

“In Irish the meaning of his name is ‘brave’ and he has certainly had to live up to that recently as before coming to us in February, he was fending for himself as a stray in Ireland.”

Staff at the centre say Fergal is a lively boy who loves to play and enjoys the company of other four-legged friends, so he could potentially be rehomed with another dog.

His ideal home would be an adult only home with few people coming and going and no visiting children.

“We know these are quite specific requirements but we really have our fingers crossed that there’s someone out there who feels they can offer him the loving home he deserves,” Mrs Bishop added.

“He would be the perfect companion for an active household and if his new home had a large garden where he could run and play to his heart’s content, that would be wonderful.”

If you think you can make Fergal’s luck change for the better this Saint Patricks’ Day, please contact the team at Dogs Trust Manchester on 0300 303 0292 or visit Dogs Trust Manchester.

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