'Lovedogs' find new home in Doncaster

Two close-knit ‘lovedogs’ have found their forever home after warming the hearts of residents on their journey back to health at a rescue centre.

Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 2:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th September 2019, 1:17 am

Abandoned, cold, starving and frightened, the two lurchers, Samir and Sabiha, who are thought to be between three and five years old, were taken in by Tia Rescue in January after being found by a local dog warden, stranded in a nearby field.

But the pair are now settling into life in their new home after finding loving new owners.

It was a very different story back in January when volunteers at Tia Rescue believe the pair may not have survived alone in the field for much longer due to the cold weather.

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Thanks to caring volunteers at Tia Rescue the pair slowly built up their confidence and inner strength. Samir and Sabiha the ‘lovedogs’, a name affectionately coined by the rescue in recognition of their togetherness, cuddled and comforted each other through the winter, spring, and on into the summer, putting on healthy weight and wagging their tails for the first time in a long time.

Throughout their struggles, volunteers say the two never left each other’s side. Huddled together constantly and grateful for every ounce of food and love they were given, Tia Rescue describe them as the ‘perfect dogs’.

While in care, the inseparable duo also spent time greeting visitors in Tia Rescue’s cafe, going on school visits and representing the rescue at local fundraising events. However, the perfect new owner is still yet to walk into their lives.

Debra Rothery, owner of Tia Rescue, said: “As far as we know, Samir and Sabiha have always been together. They were in an extremely bad way when we first found them, and they might not have even survived for much longer had we not - but they have both truly blossomed together.

“It’s been nothing short of amazing watching them develop together.”

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