Sadly this is an all too common story. Often people will own a bitch and not have her spayed, and then when they find she is pregnant just throw her out on the streets. As a stray dog life is unbearably difficult. There is very little food or water and the bigger dogs will often fight off smaller dogs for any scraps and drop that are available. As a small dog it is amazing that Sophie survived and a testament to her strength of character, fighting on every day to try to get enough food to be able to produce milk to look after her pups, and finding them safe refuge where there is so little.
After a while the pups were weaned and found homes leaving Sophie. The volunteers at the shelter work very hard to give the dogs what they need but Sophie just craved love and affection and with so many dogs to care for they couldn't spend the time with her she so needed. Also, as a small dog she had to share a kennel with many other larger dogs and found it hard to get to the food before them, or she was pushed away. Although much better than the streets Sophie still needed help.
Then a turning point in her life came when a lovely lady in the UK offered to foster her and another small dog called Charlie who had become best friends. They were brought over and for the first time found out what it was like to live in a real home with love and affection whenever they needed it. And, Sophie decided of course that this was the perfect life being the affectionate little girl she is.
Sophie is an absolute sweetheart. Her favourite pastime is falling asleep while being cuddled. She loves her foster mother and her foster mother loves her but it is now time for her to find a forever home .. a place where she can live the rest of her life in safety and security and with all the love this little fighter deserves.