Help at Mourad’s Refuge dog shelter in Tetouan, Morocco

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Dog shelter in Morocco – Hey, dear animal lovers! Chaouen Beldi Refuge, a new Shelter for strays in the Rif mountains in Morocco is desperately searching for volunteers to join the team, the best for a longer time!

We’re located in Akchour, very quiet and only a few farmers as neighbours. We’re about 18km from Chefchaouen, a beautiful, touristic city in the north of Morocco in the Rif mountains.
Beneath waterfalls and monkeys, there are a lot of strays who suffer right now around us. That’s why I need help!!!

  • I need help with the treatment of the dogs in the dog shelter, so you really have to love dogs!!!
  • Driving to the vets, rescues, mass feedings and on. It’s important you have a driver’s licence.
Accommodation & other amenities

You’ll have a room in the shelter house and access to a Caravan. Internet is cheap for your phone here. The foodย is really cheap and we have a kitchen to cook. It’s Africa and we have no hot water, but during the day it’s warm. Also, we only have a little electricity.


So all you need is a

  • passport,
  • a driver’s licence,
  • rabies and tetanus vaccines,
  • being at least 23 years old,
  • a lot of love for dogs and the time to stay at least 3 weeks.
Free time

In your free time, you can relax, go climbing, swim in the near, clean river or have a hike. The ocean is a 45min drive through the mountains away. Chefchaouen, the blue city is not far and we have a caravan. I build the shelter up myself and took care of almost 20 dogs (more incoming), most of them puppies, injured from the streets. It’s important you love dogs and really want to help. Cause we need help.


So if you’re free asap and wanna be part of this, please contact me!

Thank you
Leeny & the dogs ๐Ÿพ


Previous announcement

Hello, dear Voluntourists! We are Mourad’s Refuge, a Tetouan based Refuge for strays from Tetouan, Morocco and around. We are the first volunteers and only 4 helpers right now. Me, Leeny, Adil, Mona and of course Mourad: the house owner and an Animal Lover โค

We just started, so we need every possible help to save as many strays as possible. You will be able to find more info on our Facebook page.

What are you looking for help with?
  • Babysitting
  • Building
  • Charity Work/Fundraising
  • Cleaning
  • General Help
  • Health/Medical/Assistance
General info

We need help with the dogs, and people able to build dog houses and so on. We also welcome someone who does the same as us (rescuing dogs). It’s important that you areย not scared of the presence of dogs and dirt. And remember it’s Africa. It’s a different world! ๐Ÿ˜Šย You can help as long as you want. We’re lucky with any helping hand. You’re welcome at Mourad’s โค

How many volunteers could you host?


When would you need volunteers?


How many hours of help per day?


How many days of help per week?


Work activities
  • Cleaning up dog poo,
  • Giving a lot of love,
  • Helping build up the old house a bit,
  • Helping with emergencies, so don’t be scared of blood.
  • Feeding the dogs or cats around.โค
Food & accommodation

Only accommodation.ย 

We have a room for you there in the house.

Accommodation types:
  • Private Room
  • Dormitory/shared rooms
  • Tent
  • Private room for a couple

We cook ourselves or we eat outside. Food is very good and cheap in Morocco.


No fees. But volunteers have to provide their own food.


No, we cannot help with visas but we can offer assistance. Visa can be 3 months long.

  • Saving lives ๐Ÿ‘
What to do in your free time
  • Chilling,
  • going to the beach Wich is like 40 min away.
  • Going to the mountains or Chefchaouen or Tanger.
  • Whatever we wanna doโค

English, German, Arabic, French, Spanish

Describe the geographic environment

We are not in the centre but also not far away from the city. We are in a local village with rare tourists. Around us is a lot of green grass.

How to get to your site

Flights are very cheap to Morocco with Ryanair. Start from 30 euros.

Is there internet access?

No, we don’t have WIFI


Hostname:ย Leeny

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Author: Voluntouring staff

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4 thoughts on “Help at Mourad’s Refuge dog shelter in Tetouan, Morocco

  1. Hallo, i am very interested in volunteering. Would it be possible to take my dog with me to your place? Always wanted to do something good with my life, and i love dogs so much! I could give them the help and love they deserve and needed. Looking forward to here from you, greets Angel

  2. Good day to you,
    I have a 7months old half German shepherd half husky Iโ€™m from Philippines Spain dive been staying here in Morocco โ€œmโ€™diqโ€ since lockdown on 2019, but itโ€™s time for me to go home and Iโ€™m looking for a place for my dog to stay, is it possible to leave my dog with you and. I could just give u small amount of donation? Iโ€™ve been looking everywhere and I hope this is it.

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