Beautiful rescue dog Boncuk deserves his new life of love and security
Boncuk knew only hardship and a cruel world. Now that world is a million miles away as he is living the life of his dreams in London. Here is his original story …
Beautiful Boncuk is only now coming to understand what the kindness of humans really means.
This gorgeous boy spent the first two years of his life tethered outside to a 1.5 metre chain on a parcel of land in Ovacik near Fethiye.
Fortunately he was spotted by a warm hearted lady who moved into a rental property nearby and immediately her heart went out to this wonderful dog.
Nobody spoke to him and from what she could see he was fed solely on a diet of bread and water. It was pitiful to see.
She found the owners and spoke to them and it was clear the family wanted rid of him.
The husband dismissed him as useless because he did not bark at the wild boar when it came close and the wife and daughter were threatening to take an axe to him such was their hatred.
Something had to be done and so the Good Samaritan contacted Animal Aid Ovacik, a wonderful animal rescue charity that operates in the area.
They were fearful that the family would either subject sweet Boncuk to a life of hell, send him to the shelter or worse.
At first they arranged to provide him with proper food while they worked up a plan for him and then eventually they were able to get him away from there and into proper foster care.
They got him neutered and got him settled into his new place of safety before working on a plan to find a more permanent home for him.
This was when they contacted Animal Friends of Turkey to ask for our help in finding a new forever home for this prince of rescue dogs.
Boncuk is quite clearly a Kangal-cross and has the sweetest and most gentle of natures.
Those who know the Kangal breed, the famous Turkish shepherd dog breed, will know they grow into very large dogs. While Boncuk is large he is a slightly smaller example of this breed type.
Despite the fact that Boncuk had had so little interaction with humans during his life, he took really well to his new life in foster care with a family.
One of this first experiences was going in a car for the first time to be taken to the vets to be neutered.
He was as gentle as a lamb throughout the journey, and was calm and as good as gold with the vet.
He loves being cared for and he is now enjoying his walks, and is great on the lead.
It is quite clear that despite his background Boncuk will make a fabulous pet and is a real softie.
He is great with cats and while we need to do more formal testing, the early indications are that he will be great with children too.
He is non-aggressive and gets on fine with other dogs and especially with other female dogs.
We know we will not have any trouble finding a home for this boy but we are determined to ensure it is the right one.
This boy deserves a home with a family that has lots of time for him and that can give him the loving care and attention, good exercise, good food and safe and secure environment he needs. He deserves nothing less.
So if you feel you could be that special someone who can give Boncuk 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 Boncuk 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.