NEW LIFE: Friends of RSPCA Gladstone foster carer Nicole Allison will have to say goodbye to staffy cross Roxy, who is heading to her new home in Townsville.
NEW LIFE: Friends of RSPCA Gladstone foster carer Nicole Allison will have to say goodbye to staffy cross Roxy, who is heading to her new home in Townsville. Tegan Annett

Long-term adoption dog finds new home in Townsville

STAFFY cross Roxy has had a revolving door of homes in the past year while she has been up for adoption at the Friends of RSPCA Gladstone.

The playful pooch is their longest-term adoption dog, but she's finally found a home.

On March 20, Roxy will be taken by truck to her new family in Townsville.

Roxy was discounted to $150 in a bid to get possible dog owners to perk up their ears and take a look at her.

Foster carer Nicole Allison said she did not understand why it took so long for the two-year-old female dog to be adopted.

"The turnaround rate we have for female medium-sized dogs is usually one to two months," she said.

"So it's been a long time for Roxy."

Ms Allison said the pooch was not very photogenic, which could have been a factor.

Her new family had already adopted a dog from Mackay and was looking for a second dog.

"Their dog is quite playful and on Roxy's profile I had written that she was playful and loved other dogs," Ms Allison said.

The family set up a Skype chat with Nicole and Roxy, during which they decided they wanted to take the dog up north.

"They've been sending me photos of toys that they've bought her, so it sounds like she's going to be spoilt," Ms Allison said.

Roxy was taken in by the Friends of RSPCA after she was in the pound.



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