YOUNG boxer dog Millie spent Christmas in kennels in South Devon after she was handed over to a breed rescue charity.
But Millie, who is presently at Foredown Kennels, Kingskerswell, may soon have a new home thanks to the efforts of the Cornwall and South Devon Boxer Rescue.
Sandra Tipton, of Saltern Road, Paignton, the Bay coordinator of the Cornwall and South Devon Boxer Rescue for the last two years, said: "Millie is 18 months old, and she was owned by a young man who could not put in the time dogs like this demand.
"He gave her to a friend to look after and I don't belive he really wanted her back.
"That friend had to go away for Christmas and had no one to look after Millie but rather than abandon the dog, as some people do, they did the responsible thing and contacted us.
"I believe they saw us while we were collecting for the rescue charity in Union Street in Torquay, just before Christmas.
"Millie is a lovely dog and she has been well-looked after and has no health problems.
"I don't think she will be with us long as I have already had one woman show an interest in her."
Sandra has helped re-home around 30 boxer dogs in Torbay and South Hams in the last two years.
She said: "They are lovely family dogs but need quite a lot of exercise and really need people contact."
Sandra can be contacted via the rescue website
or email firstname.lastname@example.org