A Yorkshire Terrier from Levenshulme in Manchester has been shortlisted for a Best Pet award. Poppy who lives at Anchor’s Moseley Court with her owner Doreen Thomas, 76 years old, was nominated by Caroline Tubb, Scheme Manager, for being a loving companion for Doreen.

Almost 300 nominations were sent in for the Happy Living Awards run by Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit care and housing provider. The awards were launched in August with six categories: Green Fingered Customer, Best Neighbour, Extraordinary Talent, Grandparent of the Year, Community Champion and Best Pet.

Doreen, who has lived at Moseley Court for two years, said: “I’m in a studio flat and Poppy always keeps me company. I’ve recently purchased a scooter to get out more which means Poppy sits in the basket with me when I go shopping.”

Caroline Tubb, who says Poppy has brought people together at Moseley Court, said: “She is an extremely affectionate and well behaved dog. She sits on Doreen’s scooter when they go out.”

A customer panel have come together to judge those shortlisted, and winners of the six categories will be announced in January 2017.

For more information on Moseley Court please call 0800 731 2020.

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