Such a loving Terrier cross is our special Ayla
Gorgeous scruff Ayla just loves to be loved and offer back affection in return.
This small girl had a sad early life but she is already showing all the signs that she is putting that behind her.
Rescue dog Ayla spent several months stuck in a shelter in Köyceğiz and it was a place that everyone recognised was not a place for her.
She was there ever since the day someone turned up and dumped her outside the shelter gates.
The staff took her in but no matter what they did they could not get her to settle.
That was when they came to Animal Friends of Turkey to ask for help in finding her a home of her own.
While in foster care the transformation she underwent was heart warming.
She remained slightly on the shy side and would back away briefly if strangers come to the door.
However, within minutes she would get used to them and then all she wants is a stroke and some attention.
She lives happily in her foster home with a number of dogs and she gets on well with them all.
She also first on to the sofa in the evenings and loves nothing better than cuddles from her foster mum.
The shelter staff were right to recognise that she needed help and began to run a series of appeals to try to find her a home for her in Turkey away from the shelter.
Unfortunately nobody came forward and so her sad life there continued.
However, the appeals were not entirely wasted as they had the effect of bringing Ayla’s story to the attention of the Animal Friends of Turkey team.
We got into discussion with the shelter and it was clear that Ayla only had the prospect of facing a very sad future unless someone did something to change her situation.
We know Ayla deserves a happy future and we are confident that one awaits her in the UK
We suspect she was a house dog before she was dumped at the shelter and she is as happy as Larry to be back in comfort of her foster home.
Fortunately someone read her story and came forward to offer her a home. She made the trip in December 2019 and she is loving her new life in the UK.
We estimate her age at around two years old and she adores fuss and attention and will blossom in view more with the right patient care and loving attention.
If you feel you could be that special someone for any of our AFOT dogs 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 for one of our rescue dogs in general then please complete and submit our Dog Adoption Registration form.