You can donate at the charity shop which is located by the Han Dalyan Hotel, it is open between 4.00 and 6.00 on Saturday and Tuesday,  you can also leave your beach towels as they can be used at the Dog Shelter.

Please check Facebook, Dalyan Animal Welfare.

Easyfundraising for Dalyan Animals

By using easyfundraising you can help raise money at no cost to yourself, just create an account on their website ( and select Dalyan animals as your cause and start shopping. The shops that you use donate varying percentages of your purchase to Dalyan Animals.

You can also donate directly here and it is possible to make a monthly donation. 



Directions to the Shelter:

Leave Dalyan on the dual carriageway. When you get to the roundabout go straight over. After about 200 metres you will cross the stream. Turn left after the stream and travel alongside it. Travel approx. 150 metres and take the first right turn, you will see red paw prints on the concrete wall. Follow the track keeping left along the bottom of the hill. The track will start to climb the hill for 300 metres. Stay on the main track and you will come to the shelter. The shelter is open on Saturday and Wednesday from 10:00am until around 13:00. email:

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  1. Good day to you all.
    ,i am Paula from the Netherlands and also a friend of June Haimoff,and i come to Dalyan
    for 13 jears and I have a dog from Dalyan,I found hear on the street and she was 2 months,now she will be 13 years a lovely dog.
    I will be in Dalyan the 26 of July,for 3 weeks,I,like to bring you Kitten milk in a can,and puppy milk,I like to visit you and give you some money for food.
    Hope to hear from you.
    Paula de Cocq van Delwijnen.

    1. Hello Paula, it is very nice to hear from you. What a lovely story, you did a wonderful thing and your dog is so lucky to have found someone so caring. Please make contact with Mebrue at the Dohakder office in the Market Square when you come, she will be very pleased to see you.

      It is possible to donate food online if you would like to.

      Please can you give us some more details and maybe some pictures and we can include in ‘Happy Tails’ on the website


  2. Hello again,
    I will send you more details en foto,s of Tarkan (my dog),buth I need some help from my son,so it take a wile.
    All the best.
    Paula de Cocq van Delwijnen.

  3. I have sponsored the Dalyan dogs home calender for a second year this year I am the month of August.

    I dont quite understand why in 2 weeks i have been here I have not seen the calenders on sale , on the street in bars etc etc etc. why isnt there stall in dalyan street centre promoting and collecting donations or selling the calendars

  4. hello everyone,

    we have just come back from our holiday in dalyan…..we fell in love with 2 street dogs, one of whom we managed to home to an english couple who were holidaying with us at the metin hotel who live in ankara, they have now taken her home, the other one i would dearly love to get home here to us in the uk, but dont know where to start as she is still on the streets, she hangs out at the panorama resturant and outside the river side of the texzchan hotel…..any help would be appreciated, i also have some dontations of leads and blankets and towels to send to you also some medications (advocate flea and wormer), do i send them to the shop address or is there somewhere else i have to sent them, im also happy to donate on line for food etc every month…how do i go about doing this. many thanks. wendy

    1. Hello Wendy

      I have asked Mebrue to contact you, she is the Dohakder Volunteer in Dalyan and she can help you. You can donate money online through the website, the address for the Dohakder shop is there too.

      Please let me know if you do not hear anything, she is really really busy at the moment.

      Best regards

      1. many thanks phil, i will look out for some correspondance…..i really hope i can get copper (the name we gave him as he is copper coloured) back to us……we ready have an english rescued labrador and 3 rescue cats and i know he would make our family complete…..i will box up the donations i have and set up a monthly donation.

  5. Hi, I have just been on holiday to Dalyan and met a nice couple who told us about u. Seeing so many dogs and cats in need was upsetting, thank you for the great work u do. I do want to let u know about a black kitten we saw, with yellow eyes. I’m not sure if you can help but the kitten had worms. There is another kitten with it, so that probably has worms also. The kittens hung around ‘Le Cafe’ (Gerda’s) near the taxi rank and were seen there a number of times. If u can help I have pictures of the kitten and the sign outside the cafe/restaurant. Thanks Jemma

  6. Hi,

    Went to visit today (Friday) with the aim of walking some dogs but was told you don’t walk them today, what days would it be ok please

  7. Thanks very much, all being well, I will see you on Wednesday and possibly my wife too.

    We will probably cycle over as we did this week

    Kind regards,


  8. Whilst we were in Dalyan, it was nigh impossible to get anyone to accept our donation. The office was closed and indeed the guy next door said it had been closed for 3 months.
    We donated a large sum by
    Paypal on our return but have not had any response by email nor any other method confirming you got it.
    I have to say this whole thing is beginning to look like a scam. I hope I am wrong but everything points to it.

    1. Good day mr.Innes,
      If you send a email to Mebrure Kuzey Blom she ca,n help you
      Every year,I give some money and bring this in the shop,and it is oke..
      Much succes.Paula de Cocq van Delwijnen-Feiwel.

  9. Whilst we were in Dalyan we visited the actual Dog Rescue Centre (i.e. not the office in town) and I can assure you it is not a scam. They are doing a great job on a shoestring budget, there was over a hundred dogs there and from what I saw, they were better looked after than some Rescue Centres I have seen back home,

    Hope that reassures you.

  10. Thank you Kevin. That is very reassuring indeed.
    I have now been notified my donation has arrived. Seemingly Paypal is banned in Turkey which caused the considerable confusion, also that Paypal receipted payment to Mrs. S. Smith who seemingly has nothing to do with it any more.
    Considerable and needless confusion which hopefully doesn’t put people off from donating.

  11. John,

    That does all seem a bit confusing, as I mentioned, we visited the rescue Centre itself and gave a cash donation for which we were given a written receipt.

    Next time you are there it’s worth paying them a visit. If you go on a Saturday or Wednesday morning you can help walk them and there are some lovely dogs there.



  12. Hi,
    I am currently on holiday in dalyan and found a very young kitten out in the garden this morning. It’s very small/thin and seems to have one eye missing and the other eye is either infected or blind. Is there any one who could come to get the kitten or anything we could do? We are staying at;
    Villa Claddagh
    No. 4, 125 Sk

    Many thanks, Rachel

  13. Hello,

    We adopted a dog from Dalyan last year and she (Dünya) is doing fine in the Netherlands. This year we saw the dog named Themba next to Hotel Han near Villa Duran in Dalyan. The dog looks in poor shape and we’ve been feeding him for a week now. We saw on a sign that it’s been treated for worms and flees but he looks bad. We’ve been wondering what’s wrong with the dog and also we like to know if we can do something for him. The dog hasn’t been tagged. Does anyone has some information for us?

    Thanks in advance

    1. Hello Bo and Andres

      We know about him but with limited resources it is difficult to fix everything ,he will get neutered. He does get fed but he needs a home, he is such a lovely dog and woukd make a great pet for someone.

      Best wishes

  14. Hi Phil,

    We like to know what is needed for a proper treatment and what the costs are. Maybe we can participate something.


    1. Hi Bo&Andres

      It would cost around 200tl for him to be neutered and maybe another 100tl for medication. We can contact Mebrure to arrange. You can leave the donation at the vet, he will give a receipt and we can inform you when he has been treated.

      The Charity Shop is open on Wednesday and Saturday from 4.00 to 6.00 if you would like to discuss with Mebrure.
      Thank you

  15. Hi Phil,

    We are leaving on Tuesday early in the morning. But we gave 200 tl to a friend (Alinda) who is also staying at the Villa Duran apartments. She will be at the donation shop on Wednesday to hand over the money. Please make sure the money is spend on the health of Themba. And please say hello from us to Joe Sheldon, Hülya and Jan. Thanks again.

    Andres & Bo

  16. Hi Phil,

    We had another 100 lira left so Alinda will hand over 300 tl. So we would like to spend the money on medication for Themba. Thanks so much.

    Kind regards,


  17. Hi Phil,

    Our friend Alinda handed over the money to Hillary who was at the charity shop. Did you hear something about it? We just like to be sure it’s all gone well.

    Kind Regards,


  18. I’m in Dalaman, for 5 week I’ve been looking after a 2 month old kitten. I’ve had him to a vet and treated for a parasite, he lives in the garden and knows me well. I want to take him to the UK and want advice on arranging travel, I go back September 24 but will return 2\3 week in October to hopefully finalise things. I am going to arrange the rabies injection before I leave and get the blood test etc when I return. He’s adorable and would not survive on the street.

  19. Hello, I would like to spend some time at your animal shelter being with the dogs and offering love and care. I am here in Dalyan for several weeks. Not sure if you let someone adopt who lives in United States. Can I visit anytime or only on Wednesday and Saturday. Please let me know. thank you. I can speak Turkish with the dogs too! posted August 4, 2018

  20. Hello Merbrure and Hillary, This is Elizabeth. I have the little puppy Dylan and took him Wednesday. I brought him to the vet and he got his first injection, flea treatment and microchip. The next day he got very bad bronchitis so I assume all of the puppies will have this very soon. I took him again to the vet and he is now on some medication for a week. Hope he will do better. Just for your information so you can inform people who want to adopt correctly. It does not take 4 months for someone in the United States. There is no quarentine time only a rabies shot requirement. The vet here is very knowledgable and is helping me with the process. Next Friday he will get the rabies and I can take him on the plane with me in September. If I was told this from the beginning I could have started this process two weeks ago. Isn’t it better to have the dogs adopted? I know you are overwhelmed but when people want to adopt they should be directed toward the right process not be discouraged that it takes too much time. All the best, elizabeth

  21. The dog must be four months old. So, that means there are plenty of dogs to adopt from your shelter if someone wants to from the US They do not need to wait four months for the process. Regulations are different.

  22. Hello we have been in Dalyan for a week now, since we arrived there have been 3 kittens that are just lovely, energetic and friendly, unfortunately one (ginger) is having trouble moving and has blood in his urine, can you please tell me where to take him to be checked?
    Kind regards
    Michael Lowder

  23. Hello staying in Dalaman and saw black and white dog outside MiGros opposite taxis rank today. Tag number 000636 she was exceptionally thin the thinnest dog I have seen in two weeks here. How do I help her are you able to help? I did feed her but could see every single bone in her body. I would even consider adopting her I have a photo but now returning home to uk.

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