Kent’s loneliest rescue dog still searching for forever home

A rescue dog who is struggling with a lonely life in kennels is hoping that September will bring her a new home after months of waiting.

For almost 12 weeks, nine-year old Roxie has watched as other rescue dogs at RSPCA Leybourne Animal Centre in Kent have been chosen by new adopters, while she has been sadly overlooked.

The striking black and tan coloured Staffordshire Bull Terrier came into RSPCA care in June 2018, and has been waiting for a new home in kennels of RSPCA Leybourne Animal Centre in West Malling ever since.

Animal Care Assistant at RSPCA Leybourne, Claire Yorke, said: “We just can’t understand why Roxie’s been overlooked, we’re so sad for her as she has such sweet nature. We don’t want her to be Kent’s loneliest rescue dog forever.

“She’s very young at heart and loves fuss and attention, but with so many dogs and other animals for us to care for here, try as we might we just can’t give her all the love and time that she deserves and that she really craves. She’s desperate to out kennel life behind her and find a home she can relax and retire in.

“All Roxie wants is a comfy home with owners who will adore her, love her and playing with her tennis ball with her. We know that home is out there somewhere, so we’re really hoping people will see this and want to come and meet her.”

The team at the rehoming centre would welcome potential adopters to come along to the centre to spend some time with Roxie and would ideally like to hear from people who would be open to continuing her dog training.

Claire added: “Roxie is a sweet girl with amazing manners and because we’ve had a lot of success with her training so far during her time with us, we’d love to think her new owners will carry this on, as Roxie really loves to please and enjoys training.”

The centre advises that although Roxie is happy to go for walks with other dogs, she would prefer to be the only animal in the home and could live with secondary school aged children.

If you think that you could offer Roxie the perfect forever home you can contact Claire or any of the staff at RSPCA Leybourne on 0300 123 0751 or email