This handsome lad loves life now he has been rescued
Archie is a proper charmer who is one of life’s true survivors.
This young boy first came to our attention earlier this year through another rescue agency.
He was one of three young puppies and while the other two found homes poor Archie did not.
He was abandoned to the streets and unfortunately for him it was in a remote village that had low tolerance for street dogs.
It was not long before it appears this poor mite caught the edge of a shotgun blast. He was found by animal welfare volunteers with pellet wounds to his head.
The wound was festering and they immediately swept him up and took him to the vet.
He was cleaned up there and after x-rays the vet decided that it would be too dangerous to remove all of the pellets embedded in his head.
He has since recovered fully and it is clear that the pellets are causing him no pain and no issue.
This all happened last March and today he is a happy, friendly and outgoing young dog.
The group that rescued him contacted Animal Friends of Turkey back then to see whether we could do anything to help him.
We were extremely stretched at that time and did not have the capacity to step in. However, we decided to keep a check on his progress.
They were not able to find a home for him and he had been living in kennels since then with no real prospect of that situation changing.
The AFOT team decided we could stand on the sidelines no longer and so we stepped in to help.
The first thing we did was to get him moved out of kennels and into temporary foster care with one of regular foster carers.
He settled in there very well and he got on really well with the other dogs there including our very own Heidi.
And we are delighted to say that someone has stepped forward to give him the chance of happiness in a permanent loving home of his own in the UK.
Archie, who was named after Prince Harry and Meghan’s new baby, is great company who loves being around people.
He is great on the lead and loves his walks and he responds well to the kindness and care he is now receiving.
If you feel you could be that special someone who can give one of our dogs the patient, 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 one of our rescue dogs in general then please complete and submit our Dog Adoption Registration form.