Debbie saw the sad and sorrowful face of AFOT rescue Bertie on Facebook and instantly fell in love. She knew she wanted him but did not have the first clue as to how to make him a part of their lives in Hertforshire. Here she pays her own personal tribute to the AFOT team for helping to make her dream come true

I want to thank AFOT for the professional and compassionate way they dealt with my adoption of Bertie, my Turkish Rescue Dog.

I first saw his photo on Facebook and it was truly “Love at First Sight”.

AFOT rescue Bertie loving life with his new family

I didn’t have a clue on what to do next and how to get him to the UK. I contacted AFOT who after a thorough Home check agreed we were a good match.

I was asked lots of questions by the home checker who also wanted all members of the family to participate in his visit.

Bertie is now best friends with resident dog Bonnie

I believe they truly care and rightly so that each dog is matched very carefully to the right family.

AFOT then dealt with everything, keeping me updated at all times. Four months later my boy was transported by road from Turkey by a fab Animal Transporter, who once again kept me updated throughout.

I can’t thank you all enough for making this possible, for being at the other end of the phone more or less 24/7 and for trusting me with our special lad.

Well done AFOT

Debbie and husband Jim with Bertie and Bonnie

I believe AFOT truly care about finding the right match for their dogs

Debbie from Hertfordshire