A DOG care company is ensuring dogs, their owners and host families are still able to keep their pets active during the lockdown period.

Digs For Digs, based in Bury and Wigan, has 37 franchises, including in Blackburn and Rawtenstall.

It helps families going on holiday to leave their dogs with host families, who look after them until the owners are back.

However with nobody going on holiday at present host families who are usually older and vulnerable people are left home alone.

Digs for Dogs have kept in touch with their hosts to check how they are and to let them know they are working towards getting things back up and running when it is safe to do so.