Shira is a sensational girl with so much love to give to the right person

Shira lived a lovely life with her owner until her owner lost her job. When she found another job in another Turkish city she found she could no longer take Shira with her. Thinking this may only be a temporary situation, her owner kept Shira and her two cats in her apartment with a neighbour coming to feed them and Shira was walked a 2-3 times a week. As it became obvious this was to be a permanent job, her owner surrendered Shira to Animal Friends of Turkey.

Shira is such a beauty

She is a beautiful large breed Cane Corsa type dog approximately 6 years old and weighing 45-47kg. We are looking for someone for Shira who is experienced in the rescue of large breed dogs and Corsa experience would be ideal.

Sitting for treats – Shira likes her food

Shira has a stubborn streak and can be reluctant to listen and take commands at times and will therefore need someone to be firm, consistent and kind. Someone who will give her time to adjust and, due to being abandoned for such a long period of time, Shira needs someone she can learn to trust, so patience will certainly be a virtue.

Chilling out

She is a mellow girl who is friendly, calm and loving and once you have gained her trust she will be a very loyal member of your family.

We do not know if she has had a bad experience in the past but she doesn’t seem to like small children and can bark at them.

Shira walks very well on a lead. She likes most dogs but if any aggression is shown to her she will pin the other dog down, not to attack but to subdue.

Shira loves attention and a cuddle

She has lived with cats and we believe with correct introductions she can live with resident cats as she lived with them in her previous home, but she will chase cats she doesn’t know if they run.

Any applicant should have good previous rescue experience and be willing to give the time Shira needs to settle. The experience of her owner leaving and never returning has obviously really affected her as she has an air of sadness about her which we hope will leave her when she finds the people that will love her.

A gentle giant just looking for the right person to love

If you think that you could give Shira the home she deserves, 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 Shira 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.