Young pups now safe after struggling on the street

This pair were rescued after a life in which they were bullied and harried. We managed to keep them together and they are now living a happy life in Dorset with their new family. This is their original story …

Sibling pups Ellie and Rowan were born to the streets but for some reason the streets did not want them.

The pair were spotted when they were still just three months old being bullied and harried by a pack of street dogs in the area they were born.

We do not know where their Mum was as she would ordinarily have provided some protection for them.

Ellie with the black nose and Rowan playing at their foster home

And it is likely that the pack of street dogs merely wanted to shoo them away to avoid having two more dogs on their patch to compete for whatever little food there was.

An animal welfare volunteer living near to where the pups were in Kalkan spotted all this.

She could not stand by and let these two pups suffer.

Ellie on a chair with another of her playmates in foster care

And so she decided to take them in temporarily and then contact Animal Friends of Turkey to ask for our help in finding new forever homes for them.

Black-nosed Ellie is a sweet little girl who has now settled into foster care with the volunteer who saved her.

Rowan is an adorable pup and the pair are inseparable, which is why we will try to rehome them together if we can.

It would be a shame to split them up.

Rowan is a lovely boy and is growing up fast

The pair have got used to the resident dogs there and seem to be settling well into life within a home.

We will now start the process of preparing both of them for their journey to the UK although we will have to wait until they are at least 16 weeks before this can start in earnest.

This will be around the end of November and the full process will then take four months to complete the process meaning they will not be ready to travel until around April or May of 2021.

Ellie and Rowan are inseparable and we want to rehome them together if we can

As with all puppies we rescue in Turkey this will mean she will be at least nine months old by the time she travels.

They will obviously change a great deal in that time and this will give us the time to assess them and their particular needs carefully.

Black-nosed Ellie and Rowan when they first arrived in foster care

When Ellie and Rowan are a little bit older we will be testing to see just how child friendly and cat friendly they are.

Both of them are very sweet and gentle at the moment and we do not expect this to change.

However, their individual characteristics will start to become clearer as the weeks go on and we will update their story along the way.

Ellie and Rowan as young pups chilling out in their foster home

We will be also update their story with new photos from time to time as they will change a good deal as they grow.

So if you feel you could be that special person for Ellie and Rowan 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 Ellie and Rowan 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.