Pup finds new home during pandemic
RSPCA Queensland received more than 3000 applications from potential foster carers when the coronavirus pandemic hit, including Kim Robinson and his partner Stephanie Byrne, who took home six-month-old Barney.
Mr Robinson and Ms Byrne have now had Barney, an Australian bulldog cross, for two weeks and have decided to take him on permanently when RSPCA adoptions re-open.
"We had seen him there before, he was adopted once and he came back, so we felt a bit bad for him," Mr Robinson said.
"Barney needed a big fence, lots of toys and things like that, and time to actually spend with him.
"I love having Barney around … he puts a smile on my face."
To find out more about being an RSPCA foster carer, visit www.rspcaqld.org.au/volunteer/foster