For hundreds of years, homeless dogs have been a part of the Turkish environment. Estimates for the number of homeless dogs roaming the streets and in the shelters of Istanbul vary greatly from 70,000 to 150,000.
Once considered a status symbol by the wealthy in Turkey, Golden Retrievers have become more common and less valued. As a result, hundreds end up being released onto the streets dodging traffic and begging for scraps.
Check out another GRREAT edition of our quarterly magazine! Do you give your dog ice cubes to eat? Read some interesting details about how ice cubes affect your dog. Summer is no time to leave your dogs in the car! Make sure they are keeping cool and safe in the summer heat. Of course there is plenty more to read about in another beautiful edition of our magazine. We continue to enjoy the incredible work of our magazine volunteer in laying out and assembling this quarterly publication, so be sure to take a look! Click here to read our 2017 Summer edition of GRREAT TIMES Magazine.
Hi! My name is Mattie, I am 10 years old and this is my story. I don’t want to talk about the first 10 years of my life. I would like to talk about now. And now started in November 2016 when a sweet lady came to the shelter where I was staying. See, my family decided they didn’t want me anymore, so they dropped me off at this high kill shelter.
If your home is approved to adopt, your Home Evaluator will work with you to help you choose the dog who is the best fit for your family.
Adoption Fees: (as of 1 September 2017)
Ages 1-4 $450.00
Ages 5-8 $400.00
Ages 9 and older $200.00
Turkey Dogs $600.00
The adoption fee helps cover a portion of the expenses we incur to take in and care for our Goldens.
Click here to read more about adopting.
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