When you’re on a holiday, there is a high probability that you will meet stray dogs. These dogs may either show fear or hesitation, but there are times that they will also try to win your heart by being friendly towards you.
One beautician from England met a stray dog during her vacation in Turkey and ended up bringing the dog to her home country to give him a life that he truly deserved.
Lucy Clydesdale was having a holiday together with her friends at Tropicana Beach Hotel in Turkey. She saw a stray dog, but for her, the dog was extra special among all the stray dogs she met from her previous holidays. Lucy fell in love with the dog in an instant.
The dog followed Lucy and her friends wherever they go. Lucy got surprised when the dog followed them all the way to their hotel room! It was then she realized that the dog was destined to be her own.
Lucy named the dog Jessie.
Jessie would walk together with Lucy and her friends everywhere they went–in restaurants and at the pool. Jessie would also patiently wait for them until they went to their next destination.
The hotel staff told Lucy that they never saw a stray dog like Jessie who got attached to their guests that much. One of the guests told Lucy to seek help at Gumbet Stray Animals so that she would be able to bring her back to England. Gumbet Stray Animals was a group formed by volunteers that helped in improving the lives of stray dogs in Turkey.
The administrator from Gumbet Stray Animals explained the adoption process to Lucy. Before Jessie would be flown to England, he had to stay at a foster home for a few months to train him to be accustomed to a home environment. Jessie’s foster parents sent photos to Lucy regularly to update her about Jessie’s progress.
After three months of foster care, Jessie is now ready to go to England! He is vaccinated and microchipped as part of the process.
Lucy still couldn’t believe that she adopted a dog she had met from her vacation! Now, she and Jessie were happily creating memories together in England.
Photos courtesy of jessiesjourneytouk via Instagram