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Peanut, Nacho, Pudge and five other unusually named dogs are looking for new homes in Manchester

These uniquely named pups need a loving new home

Fiona Callow

Posted 5d ago

Peanut is amongst the dogs with unique names looking for a new home (Image: Dogs Trust Manchester)


Dog ownership is on the rise in the UK but for this reason it's growing ever harder for some to pick a unique name that stands out from the crowd.


Perhaps your motto is: in a sea of Bellas, Lunas, Alfies and Charlies, be more Nacho?


If you're looking for an unusual name to shout in the dog park, there are plenty of rescue pups with unusual monikers in Manchester who are looking for their new home.


We’ve put together the latest to recognise some of these unusually named cuties, and give them the chance at happiness they deserve. 


So without further ado, meet Peanut, Pudge and company- and perhaps you’ll be calling them to heel by their unusual names soon.

Peanut is a happy, lively girl with lots of love to give (Image: Dogs Trust Manchester)


Name: Peanut


Age: Three years old


Sex: Female


Breed: Crossbreed


Likes: Long adventures, and getting lots of fuss and attention


Dislikes: Too much overstimulation, and strange new dogs


Additional Info: Peanut is described as ‘a super lively girl who loves getting loads of fuss and attention from the people she knows’ who needs a very active home to keep up with her energy levels. 


She is unfortunately undersocialised around dogs and can get frustrated easily when she sees them, so for this reason she will need walks to be in low dog populated areas, and needs to be the only pet in the home.


She has managed to walk nicely alongside some dogs but will need adopters to be comfortable continuing her dog socialising. 


She loves long adventures and is happy on car journeys, so she would be perfect for an active adult-only home where she can enjoy her life to the fullest. 


For more information about Peanut, follow the link here.


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Diesel is a bouncy boy who can still be a bit nervous  (Image: Manchester Dogs Home)


Name: Diesel


Age: Two years old


Sex: Male


Breed: Husky Cross


Likes: Patient and loving handlers


Dislikes: New experiences that can at first seem scary


Additional Info: Diesel came to the rescue as an unclaimed stray, and because of this rough start in life, he can be a little nervous of new experiences and people.


The staff at Manchester Dogs Home have been working with him to show him that life isn’t so daunting after all, and he will need owners who can continue this patient training.


He cannot live with children under 16, and would need to be rehomed to somewhere with no cats. Experience of huskies would be advantageous.


He is a bouncy boy, with lots of potential, in the right home.


For more information about Diesel, follow the link here.

Cheeky Pudge is a six year old Pug/Jack Russell Cross (Image: Dogs Trust Manchester)


Name: Pudge


Age: Six years old


Sex: Male


Breed: Pug/Jack Russell Cross


Likes: Tasty treats, and chasing after tennis balls


Dislikes: Reactive dogs getting too close and scaring him


Additional Info: Cheeky little Pudge is a bouncy lad looking for his forever home.


He enjoys nothing more than being out and about with people and then snuggling up beside his humans after adventures are done for the day. 


Pudge also enjoys running after a tennis ball and having some tasty treats, which he’ll politely wait for. 


He can walk with calmer dogs but can be overwhelmed if they get in his face or react at him, and for this reason, will need to be the only dog in the home.


He can be rehomed with children over 14, but will need a home with minimal leaving hours, as he can suffer from anxiety when left for long periods of time.


For more information about Pudge, follow the link here.


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King is going to be a big boy when he’s fully grown (Image: Manchester Dogs Home)


Name: King


Age: Nine months old


Sex: Male


Breed: Crossbreed


Likes: Patient owners willing to give him a second chance and see his potential


Dislikes: Overstimulation 


Additional Info: King is only nine months old, but he already weighs 42kg and he’s still growing, and is certainly going to be a large lad when he’s reached maturity.


Unfortunately he was rehomed before, but was returned to the rescue, so his search for his forever home continues. 


He would benefit from puppy training classes, and needs ongoing socialisation from patient owners who can help him realise his true potential, as he has a lot to give, with the right family.


For more information about King, follow the link here.

Nacho needs the right owners to show his loving, mischievous side to (Image: Dogs Trust Manchester)


Name: Nacho


Age: Four years old


Sex: Male


Breed: Border Collie Cross


Likes: Playing games of tuggy and tossing his soft toys in the air


Dislikes: Strangers, cyclists and traffic


Additional Info: Cheeky chappie Nacho is looking for a calm and patient home to take him in, and give him time to settle.


Nacho will take quite some time to get to know you and trust you, but once he does, he shows his loving, mischievous side and enjoys sitting beside you for a fuss and some ear scratches and will even put his paws on your shoulders for a big bear hug! 


He is still quite overwhelmed by new experiences, including meeting new dogs and walking in high stimulus areas, so he will need a quiet adult-only home where he can find his feet, and improve his confidence.


For more information about Nacho, follow the link here.

Vim is loving and very affectionate when she gets comfortable with her handlers (Image: Cheshire Dogs Home)


Name: Vim


Age: Four years old


Sex: Female


Breed: Greyhound


Likes: Being on walks and exploring new places


Dislikes: Cats or other small animals


Additional Info: Vim is a sweet girl, who is ready to take the next step into her new life. She is very shy at first, but when she gets to know her handlers, she is loving and affectionate.


She loves being out on walks and exploring new places, but currently needs to be walked on a lead, and is trained to be muzzled - a practice the rescue encourages new owners to continue.


Due to her previous training Vim does have a very high prey drive and can be very strong on the lead and for this reason, she would not be able to live with any cats or small animals.


She would love a secure garden where he can run about and play safely, but then is happy to snuggle up with her humans and take a leisurely afternoon nap.


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For more information about Vim, follow the link here.

Storm by name, not stormy by nature (Image: Dogs Trust Manchester)


Name: Storm


Age: Three years old


Sex: Male


Breed: Jack Russell


Likes: Playing with tennis balls, all day if you’ll let him


Dislikes: Being left alone, and bigger, scarier dogs


Additional Info: Storm by name, but not stormy by nature, this cheeky chap is looking for a new home that will make him less worried, and take him for long walks.


He will need someone that is home all of the time initially at least, as he is quite worried about being by himself, so his new adopters will need to build his leaving hours slowly.


He will need to be the only dog in the home, as he has been reactive to dogs at the rescue, particularly larger dogs who tower over him, so for this reason his new adopters will need to be able to walk him in quiet areas where no dogs will run up to him off-lead.


He could be rehomed to a family with children over the age of 16 after a successful meeting.


For more information about Storm, follow the link here.

Panda is a happy boy who is ready to find his perfect napping partners (Image: Cheshire Dogs Home)


Name: Panda


Age: Three years old


Sex: Male


Breed: Greyhound


Likes: Running and playing


Dislikes: Cats or any other small animals that run quickly


Additional Info: Panda is a happy boy who can’t wait to find his forever home, and his perfect napping partners.


 He started life as a racing greyhound but is now ready to find out what the big wide world has in store for him. 


He has never lived in a home before, so he would need time to adjust, and a secure garden where he can stretch his legs. 


As with other greyhounds he would be happiest with two or three short walks a day so he can use up his energy and then spend time napping.


For more information about Panda, follow the link here.


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