Rescued Poppy heading for a loving new home in the UK

Young pup Poppy was just a few weeks old when she was rescued from a river along with her sister as they struggled to reach their Labrador-cross mum.

Their mother had waded across to the other side to forage for food and the two young pups were desperate to join her.

Poppy is settled in her foster home in Kalkan

They plunged in and due to flooding the water kept rising, they were on the verge of drowning.

Fortunately they were spotted and rescued from the water by local charity volunteers who tried their hardest to catch mum, to reunite them all, but she was so scared she ran away.

They continued their search but were unable to find her. The rescuers were left with these two babies who were now abandoned and helpless.

A more up-to-date photograph of Poppy – she is growing into a lovely girl

One of the volunteers took them home and contacted Animal Friends of Turkey and we are delighted to say that Poppy is now happy in a temporary foster home in Fethiye and is now awaiting a new forever home in the UK.

The rescue puppies mum seen here on the other side of the river before she ran off

Poppy is now six-months old and in good health. She is having so much fun in her foster home, unlike so many of the dogs we help she has known no real hardship or trauma in her short life apart from being separated from mum.

Poppy has grown in a beautiful medium-sized young girl

Poppy is now going through the process of getting all the vaccinations and necessary tests that are compulsory for travel to the UK in July or August.

Poppy with her kind foster carers in Kalkan

Poppy will be ready to make that journey soon and we are delighted that we succeeded in finding a forever home for her in the UK. She is now well used to living in a home with a family and will make an ideal pet for her chosen family.

Poppy is growing into a lovely and loving young rescue pup

We were lucky to find a match for this fur baby but if you feel you could be that special someone to take on one of our other dogs then please check out what’s involved by clicking 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.

Rescue dog Poppy as a young pup when she arrived at her temporary foster home

If you want to register you 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.