Loving girl Sophie so happy in her new home in the UK

This loving girl was rejected and left abandoned. She knows nothing but love and affection today with her new family in Darlington. Here is her original story …

Divorce can be hard for everyone and that is something that sweet Retriever-cross Sophie knows all about.

Sophie is around two-and-a-half years old and is obviously well used to home comforts.

However, that all came to an end when her owners in Turkey split up and for some reason neither felt able to take her with them.

Sophie is a stunning looking girl who is happy to be out of the shelter

Instead they took her to the shelter and left her there.

The shelter is not the best place for any dog but especially not one that has been brought up in a domestic home environment.

The poor girl struggled in a place more suited to the street wise dogs more used to following the rules of surviving in a crowd.

Sophie was not comfortable with life in the shelter

An animal welfare volunteer who helps out at the shelter contacted us at Animal Friends of Turkey to see if we could help find a route out of the shelter for Sally.

We were happy to oblige and so Sophie has been moved out of there and into one of our foster homes.

Sophie is a stunning looking girl and is extremely friendly and affectionate.

Sophie just needs a home of her own in the UK

She was a little timid at first with some of the bigger dogs but she is settling well and getting used to her new life there.

She is now playing well with her new housemates and especially with some of the smaller dogs there.

We can already see that she is fine with other dogs and is also good with both cats and children.

It is also clear she is used to living inside a home as that is her favourite place to go to settle and rest. This often isn’t the case with dogs brought up on the streets.

We have started the process for getting her ready for travel to the UK and she will making that journey later this year.

All she needs now is to find someone with a big enough heart and a place in their home for this lovely girl.

So if you feel you could be that special person for Sophie 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 Sophie 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.