After 762 days at the animal shelter, Roxie needs a miracle

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COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. – Can you or someone you know find a forever home for a dog that has been at an area shelter for nearly two years? Roxie, a cattle dog, has been at the Colonial Heights Animal Shelter for more than 762 days.

The shelter said they had no idea why the pup has fallen through the cracks, but said he is a special needs dog. However, officials said the right loving home could make all of the difference in his life.

"Roxy is in need of a miracle. She needs a very special home, but she does not deserve to live in a shelter. This kennel has been Roxy's "home" for over 2 years. Cattle dogs are known to be active, intelligent, and protective, because they were bred to be working dogs. They are known to bond to a small group of people, and be wary of strangers. Roxy will need just adults, NO CHILDREN. She can be dog selective and needs a home with no cats," the shelter wrote on Facebook. "Roxy can be adopted out of the Colonial Heights Virginia area, but please know you MUST visit multiple times and will need to fill out our adoption application. Our adoption application is a page and a half long and takes barely a few minutes to fill out. Please contact the shelter at 804-520-9397 if you are interested in the adoption process for Roxy!"

Officials hope for another adoption success story like Richmond's "Lucky Penny."  The 15-month old dog  needed emergency surgery to amputate a back leg and part of her tail after she was hit by a train is now expected to make a full recovery. "Lucky Penny" was adopted by an area family over the weekend.

Folks who work at shelters want folks looking for an animal to know its best to come to them first.

“Penny is one of a hundred dogs that we have at the shelter that need an ending as good as she has had, so please come and see us consider adopting an animal from Richmond Animal Care and Control," said Christine Peters,  Director of Richmond Animal Care and Control.

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