Rescue pup Benji & his Mum were shunned by Hotel owners are now safe and sound

Bonny Benji was spotted looking lost and forlorn along with his Mum outside a hotel where they loitered in the hope of begging scraps. The hotel were not keen on these two being around the place even though it was obvious they were desperately in need of help.

A lady living nearby fed them for a while but then contacted us at Animal Friends of Turkey for help.

Benji is a playful and loving boy

We sent two volunteers who found pup Benji quite quickly but could not find his Mum despite a full search of the area. But just as they were about to leave, his Mum showed up probably responding to the cries of her pup in the car.

We named Mum Lara and both were found to be riddled with parasites and fleas. Apart from being on the thin side though they were not too bad for their ordeal.

Benji was taken straight to our Sanctuary where he soon settled and he has now been moved into a foster home where he can get used to living a more domestic life with a family.

Benji with a friend and Mum (reserved) in the AFOT Sanctuary

Benji is still growing as he is only approximately 12 months old (May 2022).  He is on the smaller side and has shorter legs so he won’t be a big dog, although he is quite stocky. He has a dark brown coat with a black cast in some lights.

He is taking to life in the home well and he is undergoing some of the basic training you would expect of all young dogs.

Benji is now in foster care going through some basic training

He does not have the best of manners around food and will knock the bowl out of your hands to get to it quickly but this is being quickly resolved. He will undergo detailed assessment during his time in foster care. He is enjoying his walks in the surrounding forest and loves to run and play with the other dogs. Typical of a puppy, he pulls a little on the lead but he responds easily to training as he is a quick learner. He will flourish into a wonderful dog with the right handling.

Benji is a gorgeous boy just waiting for the right home

He is a playful and sociable boy who is enjoying life. Benji is good around other dogs and he is very gentle around the children at his foster home, which is a good sign of a lovely nature. We suspect there is some trace of Labrador in his breed mix which may well account for this.

Benji is a little ball of fun

If you think that could be you then please check out what’s involved in taking on one of our rescue dogs by clicking this link and reading our Dog Adoption Policy guidelines.

A home check is always made and while there is no adoption fee required, we do ask for a voluntary donation to help towards our costs.

If you want to register your interest in Benji or are interested in providing a loving home for one of our rescue dogs in general then please complete and submit our Dog Adoption Registration form.