True survivor Savas looking for the home of her dreams
Adorable pup Savas had a real fight on her hands in her early weeks on this earth.
She was born in an area that is notorious for the cruelty of its residents towards street dogs and it was a stroke of luck for her that she was found at just six weeks old.
Animal Friends of Turkey had been alerted to the plight of four other young pups in that area that were in desperate need of help.
The four would certainly have perished if a place of safety could not be found for them so we agreed to find a place of safety for them if they could gathered up.
Animal volunteers living in the area not far from the famous tourist spot of Cappadocia immediately set out to try to search for them and to arrange to get the four transported across to the AFOT foster network in Fethiye.
Unfortunately one of the four had died and despite an extensive search only two of the others could be found – young Drake and sister Pearl.
However, in their search for the four the volunteers came across little Savas trembling all on her own with no mother anywhere to be found.
And so it was that Savas was rescued by the volunteers and put on the same transport as Drake and Pearl to make the ten-hour road trip to Fethiye.
Her fight was not yet over though as it was found on arrival to us that Savas had a serious infection and was not certain to make it.
With the help of the vet and the loving care of her foster Mum, who tended to her around the clock and had her sleeping with her in her bed, she pulled through to make a full recovery.
And so it was she came to be named Savas – pronounced Savash in Turkish and a word that means battle – as she had certainly won a true personal battle to pull through.
That was back in October 2020 and she is now approaching six months old and thriving with the foster Mum who helped to save her.
She has turned into the most adorable young girl who is loving life now she is safe.
She is extremely affectionate and loves nothing more than a cuddle on the sofa, and to this day she still sneaks up to sleep in bed with her foster Mum from time to time.
She is currently a medium-sized dog, about the size of a small Boxer, but she shows all the signs that she will grow into a large dog.
She is very dog friendly and gets on with all shapes and sizes.
She is extremely playful and the early signs are that she may be child friendly, although we stress that we have yet to properly test her in that area. She has also yet to be tested with cats.
Now she is growing up she has started the preparation to get her ready for her journey to the UK.
So if you feel you could be that special person for Savas 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 donation with all our dogs to help towards our costs.
If you want to register your interest in Savas 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.