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Welcome to Melez Dog Rescue!

A Haven for Turkey's Abandoned and Stray Dogs

We rescue stray and abandoned dogs from the streets in Turkey and rehome them abroad. 

Lisanne set up the rescue single-handedly in 2018. Melez Dog Rescue started out as small, simple enclosure with a handfull of lucky dogs. Since then, the enclosure has grown into a big, busy shelter holding over 60 dogs. With a large dog enclosure situated in an olive grove, and a smaller puppy pad for the younger and smaller dogs, the shelter is a safe haven for rescue dogs who have overcome many hardships on the streets. Some dogs were born on the streets and have overcome injury and illness, some have been surrendered by cold-hearted owners, some have been rescued from situations of neglect, some were strays who begged to be taken off the streets. All deserve a better life!  

Melez Dog Rescue consists of a team of volunteers who all work towards the goal of giving these deserving dogs a good life. To date, we have rescued and rehomed over 200 dogs, and we are working hard to save even more! 

You can follow everything that happens in the shelter via our social media pages.

Interested in adopting a Turkish rescue dog? Check out our available dogs to see if you can help to transform a life!

Social Media

Follow what is happening in the shelter on our social media pages

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