Nel is a typical Boxer, with her wiggle-butt greeting, she’s just an absolute delight

When Nel came into AFOT care she absolutely broke our hearts. She was unrecognisable as the beautiful Boxer-Cross she has become.

Nel when first found was heartbreaking to see

Nel looked like an old dog, she was in such a very poor condition. Her coat was extremely dry and her eyes looked incredibly sore. She’d been in a shelter recently as she had an ear tag and that’s probably where she had been neutured but she had been released with an open and infected wound. Had she not been rescued when she was we hate to think what would have happened to Nel.

Nel was so very poorly but she still had the typical Boxer greeting for everyone she met and that wiggle- butt has never stopped. She’s THE happiest girl with so much love to give if you’ll only give her the chance.

She was taken straight to our vet who said although she did indeed look old, her teeth are young and she was estimated to be three years old. She’s just had such a hard life, bless her. We don’t know Nel’s history but it’s clear to see she has had it tough. But all that’s behind her now as she’s got a fabulous future ahead of her now she’s in AFOT care. We know there’s the perfect loving family and forever home out there for Nel and we’re determined to find it because Nel deserves it.

Nel is awaiting eye surgery for ‘Cherry Eye’

She has Hardenian Gland prolapse (Cherry eye) in both eyes which have been treated by eye drops and we’ve seen a marked improvement and she is awaiting eye surgery from an eye specialist in Istanbul. Surgery is highly successful for this condition and we do not expect Nel to have any issues once she has surgery.

Nel is a small Boxer-X with a blue/grey short haired coat. She’s absolutely beautiful and has the sweetest temperament – such a typical Boxer – full of fun and an absolute joy to be around.

Nel is recovering well at our Halfway House Sanctuary

Nel is a typical young Boxer who has no problem barking to tell you what she wants. She is very active, and playful, very friendly and loves a cuddle and affection.

She eats well but is greedy and has to be fed alone because she tries to steal food, she’s not food aggressive just greedy, probably due to being previously starved. She gets on well with all the other dogs at the Sanctuary and loves people.

Nel loves to be around the other dogs

Nel does pull on the lead and will require ongoing training. She will sit and wait on command for food and being food oriented this will help with training which will create a strong bond with her future adopter as she is eager to please for food and love.

Nel is such a happy and active girl and always on the go (although the long hot Turkish Summers aren’t ideal for Boxers) and she’s incredibly hard to capture a photo of as she’s never still. Nel will be the perfect family pet for an active household looking for a bouncy dog with lots of energy who needs plenty of exercise. Nel isn’t cat tested but has been tested with older children and like most Boxers, is very child friendly.

Nel as she is today in a rare photo of her sitting still

Now it’s time to find Nel her perfect new UK forever home so if you think you’re the one for Nel 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 Nel 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.