Loving rescue dog Luca has his new happy ever after home

This boy was once lost and bewildered. Today he is living the life of dreams with his new family in Manchester. This is his original story …

Loving boy Luca was first spotted by animal welfare volunteers when he suddenly appeared out of nowhere on the beach in the Fethiye area of Turkey.

He was spotted frantically rushing from one end of the beach to the other in what we believe was a desperate search for his owner.

His behaviour showed all the hallmarks of a dog that had been owned but that had been cruelly dumped and abandoned.

Luca is a stunner of a dog who is always first to greet his foster Mummy in the mornings

The volunteers kept an eye on him but it was clear that he was not adapting well to his new life of a street dog with all that this life entails.

Then one day he strayed too far into a new territory where he was attacked by the resident street dogs who regarded that patch as their own.

This was when the volunteers stepped in as it was clear that Luca was not going to survive the new life his heartless owners had thrown him into.

Luca is a loving and affection boy

When they rescued him he was limping badly from the attack. He was thin, starving and in a bad way.

The volunteers immediately contacted Animal Friends of Turkey to ask for our help, and we managed to find him a place within our foster care network where he is now safe.

While we believe Luca has been owned, we also believe that he has been kept outside as indeed most Turkish dogs are.

Luca gets on very well with the other dogs in foster care

It took him a while to get used to being indoors in the home but with each passing week he has been getting more and more comfortable.

He still prefers to be outside when the weather is good but he is more than happy to scamper inside and snuggle up when the weather turns bad.

Luca is a stunner of a dog and a real lovely dog with a loving, gentle and kind nature. He is always the first to greet his foster mummy with a good morning welcome.

He is the most cuddly of dogs and loves nothing better than some love and affection.

Luca really enjoys getting some love and affection

He is very dog friendly and gets on with all shapes and sizes. He also loves his walks and is great on the lead.

We have yet to test him with either cats or with children but we hope to do so shortly.

What we really need now though is to find a loving, secure home for Luca in the UK and one where he can feel safe and secure.

Luca searched high and low for his owners after they abandoned him

So if you feel you could be that special someone who can give Luca the 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 Luca 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.