Pup rescued from loveless home looking for a happy future in the UK
Little Johnny was just a tiny pup when he was given as a gift to a Turkish family.
The gift came from a local firm of contractors after they accidentally ran over and killed the family dog Topsy.
Whether it was because he came from the people who killed their pet or simply because they didn’t deem him pretty enough, the painful truth was that the family never really wanted him.
He was never allowed in the house and was kept tied up outside at all times in the back yard.
He received no decent food and had to survive on scraps of bread and water.
Not surprisingly he quickly learned how to chew through his ropes as he made several attempts to escape.
He had no shelter and so when it rained the poor mite got soaked.
In the meantime, the family had got themselves another fluffy white puppy that they took into their home and their hearts.
Poor Johnny was left on the outside to fend for himself without the love, care and attention he deserved and needed.
This was his life for nearly two years until one day they just turfed him out telling neighbours that if they saw him again they would take their gun to him.
Living nearby and a witness to all this was an ex-pat animal lover who was appalled by what she had seen.
When the family threw him out she decided to take Johnny into her home to keep him safe despite the fact she already had dogs of her own.
Throughout all this time Johnny was a sweet, loving boy who merely craved some attention and affection. He remains that same sweet boy today.
The kind Samaritan is not in a position to keep him but she was determined to find a way of helping him.
And so she came to Animal Friends of Turkey to ask for our help, and we gladly obliged.
Johnny’s story is depressingly familiar and we firmly believe we can help Johnny secure the happy ever after future he truly deserves.
His kind rescuer has agreed to keep him on foster until such time that we can get him prepared for travel to a new home in the UK.
Johnny is a very loyal and loving boy. He is coming up to three years old.
He is remarkably sharp and is already picking up things quickly in foster care.
He often only needs to be told once and he is eager to please and respond. He appears to be lapping up the fact that he now has people around him who are giving him time, love and attention.
He is also getting some decent food for the first time and a home with shelter and warm beds. He is great with cats and we will attempt to test him children but there is nothing so far to suggest this will be a problem for this bright boy.
All we need now is to find the right home for him in the UK. A home where he can be afforded the time, care, patience, good food and exercise that he both deserves and needs.
So if you feel you could be that special someone who can give Johnny the loving care he needs then please check out what’s involved in taking on one of our rescue dogs then please click this link to read our Dog Adoption Policy guidelines
A home check is always made and while there is no adoption fee required, we do ask for a donation with all our dogs to help towards our costs.
If you want to register your interest in Johnny 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.