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We are a Dog Shelter in Koycegiz, Mugla where we care and rehome Stray and unwanted dogs, we feed them, clean and maintain there living areas, attend to there medical needs and show them love and affection enabling them to go on to be adopted to loving homes.
We always need volunteers to help maintain the living areas and grounds, with some light building work and help with feeding, cleaning and administration of healthcare to the dogs
I am the founder of Dog Shelter volunteering 4 days a week to ensue our dogs are cared for correctly and that there needs are met, ı started the shelter with 5 dogs some 6 years ago and with the help of like minded volunteers helping me care for now over 400 Dogs.
Our Shelter ıs set just on the outskirts of a typical turkish village called koycegiz which ıs beautiful and has one of the largest lake in the mugla region which connects to Dalyan and the ocean
Learning and understanding Dogs, maintenance, health care
We welcome all volunteers and any ideas they have to improve the conditions at the shelter.
Our Shelter is forever improving and we offer a insight to dogs behaviour and well being, learning grooming skills, aiding with veterinary treatments, special feeding plans also learning general maintenance and DIY
Working amongst different nationalities enabling to broaden or learn, English, Turkish or German.
You will also gain an insight into Turkish culture and there mentality.
Koycegiz is an authentic town resting peacefully on the banks of the Koycegiz Lake from where it takes its name. Koycegiz has retained much of its quiet charm and is rich in citrus fruits and olive groves. There are many delicious fish restaurants and tea houses to be found in Koycegiz, along with a regular market selling local handicrafts, locally grown produce.
Sailing boats and traditional wooden gullets cruise the Lake, which is home to many interesting species of sea and wildlife, and is set against a backdrop of delightful pine-clad mountains. A handful of small bars provide the local nightlife.
No skills are necessary but obviously the love of dogs is required as we have a lot, over 400 can be very overwhelming do you need to be comfortable working around dogs, none of our dogs are aggressive they just want love and attention.
Other tasks : feeding the animals and a lot of cleaning to ensure the dogs have a clean living area.
Sometimes help with medical administration and care of the young, sick and elderly.
The work on some days can be hard and sometimes overwhelming, please remember we do this on a daily basis but we do it as our dogs in our shelter need us.
We would like also some help to take photos as my time is limited and post them on the Facebook pages
It's better if you are used to be with animals but it's not an obligation, our animals are very nice and not dangerous at all !
We except people who are ready to involve themselves physically and especially psychologically. We need people who really love animals and are ready to dedicate themselves to them for a while.
English, some Turkish, German spoken by other volunteers
Accommodation is arranged and hosted/provided by one of our supporters, offering her home to you with all facilities and meals.
If you have a camper or tents a place is supplied where you have access to showers, electric etc. If you choose this option an allowance is provided for you to have lunch & evening meals.
Koycegiz is a beautiful town with lots to do, swimming in the local lake with a beach.
Nearby is Dalyan, Ikincik Beach is located by road.
Market Day in Koycegiz is Monday
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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