As few of you may know, I rescue dogs including Golden Retrievers in Turkey and a couple in Italy to be homed to Europe or US. I urgently need your help if any of you or your friends may be interested into a bonded pair from Turkey.
This time , I am very desperate, angry and devastated because after 4 years, Oscar Fox & Rita are being abandoned due to some political environment. I may not go very much into detail here but try Ataturk who founded Turkey 1923 was fond of dogs and his most famous dog was Fox. Since than most of the military bases or military recreational centres had dogs named Fox does not matter which breed. In 2014 , one of the recreational centres asked me again for a GR because one of the dogs inside ( a GR named Hector had cancer and was about to die). At the moment, the youngest I was fostering a male GR named Oscar. ( 6 month old) and after he was homed to the military he was named Fox but I always called him OscarFox. After vaccinations he got neutered Soon after a second GR was also homed there which was named Rita and got spayed aswell.
They have been living a wonderful life since than and never got separated. Another petfriendly family whom I homed another GR 4 years ago ( Marla) was joining them 3 times a week to enjoy the immense garden and play together with Oscar & Rita. They were loved and given attention even though 3 generals changed since 2014. However, just 10 days ago, with the arrival of new General , we received the news that no more dogs are allowed. Unfortunately, Turkey is becoming less and less secular and new positions are held now by religious soldiers and in Islam religions dogs are considered almost as sin. I am heartbroken. I have so many golden retrievers to be homed at the moment and I cannot find even one proper adaptor in Istanbul not necessarily mentioning Turkey is going through a great economical crisis & recessions and dozens of dogs are abandoned everyday on the streets with the excuse that they change home and cannot afford even themselves.I just had another GR ( Goofy) returned due to family reasons ( a baby arrived ) which was adopted 4 years ago. There is no way I have a chance to home Oscar & Rita as a duo (both 4-4,5 yrs at the moment) together.I am not in Turkey at the moment , I will post here pictures & videos. But I will post more when I am back to Istanbul. I have been told to remove them from there by the end of the month. I do not know anymore where to put them . They are friendly, cats are OK eventhough sometimes they run after them just for play, gooses & chickens & roosters are OK since the base also had such animals. No problem with other dogs. They are potty trained, vaccinations are uptodate. Their yearly dhpp & bronchine & rabbies are given this month.
I would be very grateful to let me know if you know any family who would like to adopt a bonded pair. I also included here the day when Rita was abandoned with a rope on her neck