MANCHESTER Dogs' Home will be holding its annual Spring Fair at Crofter's House in Manchester on Sunday, 6 April.

The Home is opening its doors to the public to come and view the facilities which, this year, include a new bonding pen.

This is a secure area where the public can take the dog that they intend to rehome. When they are in the bonding pen, the public can throw a ball for the dog or just let it roam around for a while and get used to the prospective owners.

The pen is also used by the staff at the Home to exercise or train the dogs.

At the Spring Fair, there will be many attractions, (besides the dogs,) including stalls selling doggy objects, bric-a-brac, cakes, plus face painting, tombola and raffles.

Visitors will also be able to relax with a refreshing drink and snack in the dining room. First-time visitors to the Home will be able to walk around and see the other facilities on offer including refurbished and improved kennels which incorporate dog runs to the rear.

Most important of all, our kennels will be open for the public to have a look around for their new "Best Friend".

The Manchester Dogs' Home relies on public donations to carry on its vital role of caring for and rehoming lost and abandoned dogs. The Home has been a refuge and lifeline for lost and abandoned dogs for over 100 years and collects dogs from a 50-mile radius of Manchester.

If you have lost your pet recently, please pay us a visit, your dog may be here at Manchester Dogs' Home waiting to be claimed. It is our aim to reunite all lost dogs with their owners in the shortest possible time. If the owner cannot be found, the dogs will be kept until they are rehomed.

The Fair will start at 1.00 p.m. and finish at 4.00 p.m and take place Crofter's House, Moss Brook Road, Harpurhey, Manchester, M9 5PG.