A DOG that went missing on Boxing Day, after living in the UK for only a couple of weeks, has been found.

Rosie, a cross between a Greyhound and a Podenco, is a rescue street dog that was brought over to the UK from Spain by her owner, Jennifer Jones.

On December 24, 2017, the 14-month-old escaped from Jennifer’s parents’ home in Alloway while she was visiting for the Christmas break and she was finally found on Wednesday, January 3 in a garden on Longhill Avenue, after being missing for eight days.

Jennifer, who lives in Dundee, explained how she camped out in various locations to track down Rosie and described her as a “resilient street dog”.

She said: “We always knew Rosie would be hard to catch but it proved to be a very long eight days. We camped out for many nights and on one occasion we got within three feet of her - but we were never going to get her calm enough to get a lead on her.”

Members of rescue charity Harvey’s Army Scotland got in touch with Jennifer after reading her appeal through social media and within a matter of hours a motion sensor camera and large humane trap were brought to the area to capture Rosie.

Lee Herron, from Harveys Army, said: “We made the call last night to move the trap to where we believed she would return to for food and she did. To get the call saying Rosie was secure in the trap is the best start to the new year we could have hoped for.

"Trapping a dog is difficult and it relies on a lot of work behind the scenes to build a picture of what’s going on. We are over the moon to have been able to help reunite Jennifer and Rosie and wish them all the very best.”

To say thank you to everyone who helped, Jennifer has set up a GoFund me page to give back to those who have helped her in the journey to bring Rosie home, including the charity Harvey’s Army Scotland. Before going to press, £845 out of a target of £1000 had already been raised.

Visit www.gofundme.com/find-rosie-lost-podenco-fund.