Betsy has been through so much but doesn’t let anything hold her back

Betsy turned up in Koca Çalış, Turkey in March 2020, very thin and scared of everything and everybody. It was obvious she had suffered physical trauma. She was neutered under one of the local charity schemes and her lovely little personality began to shine through but as no home offer was forthcoming she seemed to take to life on the streets.

Beautiful Betsy

In November 2020 she came to our foster carer’s garden in such terrible pain and rushed to the vet where it was discovered she had a dislocated shoulder and broken humerus which was plated and pinned and she was kept by the foster carer for recuperation. As time went on her leg became very misshapen and she wouldn’t weight bare. The pin began to push through the skin so the vet removed the pin but the plate remained. She healed nicely and happily went back to her street dog life.

Betsy recovering from first operation

In November 2021 our foster carer found out she had been hit by a car again and had been rushed to the vet. Her back leg was broken, she had a terrible graze on her tummy and they suspected there was possible internal bleeding. After surgery to her leg, yet another metal plate (Bionic Betsy), she went back to our foster carer. The stitches came undone and she had to go back to the vet to stay for a week whilst it was drained and the swelling subsided. Sadly, the stitches came undone again and the metal plate became visible. Despite medical treatment Betsy sadly had to have her leg amputated.

Betsy recovering from amputation

Thanks to the loving care of our foster carer Betsy has now fully recovered and her lack of a hind leg certainly doesn’t hold her back. She has a lot of energy (possibly the reason her stitches kept opening), so needs a home that can give her plenty of exercise and long walks.

Betsy is a very clever girl and would respond well to training and enjoys puzzles. She walks well on the lead but would benefit from recall training. She is house trained. She is small/medium Pointer-cross breed approximately 2-3 years old.

Betsy loves playing with her toys

Betsy truly has the most lovely temperament and enjoys being fussed over. She is very friendly and gets on well with all dogs. She seems to not have little interest in cats…doesn’t get excited or want to chase them. She likes children too, in fact she likes anybody that’ll give her attention and fuss. She loves to cuddle loves to play with her cuddly toys. She isn’t a fussy eater and loves treats.

Betsy loves to play and is full of energy

Although she has been through so much and has always accepted the treatment of her wounds without any aggression or struggle. She is just a darling. An absolutely delightful, comical, loving little dog and would be a joy in any home. She can be a little nervous of men initially but soon overcomes it once a fuss has been made of her and she feels confident. This is probably a mistrust from her early life.

Enjoying a fuss – she likes nothing better!

If you can offer Betsy the life she now deserves and allow her the chance to live life like any other dog and can offer her a forever home 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 Betsy 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.