Interact with adorable street animals in Moda
Learn about Istanbul's unique community approach to animal care
Support a socially conscious cause
Experience a less touristy neighborhood
Get a local's perspective on Moda
Discover Istanbul's Moda neighborhood and its unique approach to caring for its street cats and dogs. Meet Burcu, a local who will introduce you to the community's furry residents and teach you about their stories, routines, and importance to the area. Help take care of these animals and gain a new perspective on Istanbul's culture and community.
Who This Experience Is Good For
This experience is perfect for animal lovers, socially conscious individuals, and anyone interested in learning about unique community approaches to animal care.
Meet Our Local Host
Burcu is a Moda local who has been advocating for animal care and wellbeing in the neighborhood since she was a child. She is passionate about Moda's community approach to street animal care and loves sharing her knowledge with others.
10:30 AM: Meet with Burcu at the designated location
Walk through Moda and meet the neighborhood's street cats and dogs
Learn about the community's approach to animal care and the animals' stories
Help take care of the animals and participate in their wellbeing
12:30 PM: End the tour at the starting location
Walking tour of Moda with a local guide
Interaction and care for street cats and dogs in the area
What’s Not Included
Extra food or drinks not mentioned
Anything not mentioned above
Treats for the animals
Know Before You Go
Minimum Needed: 2 people
Maximum Capacity: 6 People
Booking Deadline: 5 days before start date
Weather Dependent: Yes - we will try our best to reschedule
Difficulty Level: Easy - only love needed
Special Clothing Required: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for walking and standing for extended periods. Avoid light-colored clothes.
Special Dietary Restrictions: N/A
Extra Cash: This experience is about care for the animals. Donations are welcome and very much needed. If you buy a special treat to our friends would be really nice (ranchos for dogs, wet foods for cats)
Ground Transportation: N/A
Additional Information: If you are worried about being around dogs or cats, but still want to participate in this experience, please talk to the city team about this.
Liabilities: The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.
fREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This was one of the best RY experiences I’ve done. Burca (the guide) is such a kind and compassionate person. She knows every dog and cat in town and shares details about their lives and personalities. It was wonderful to see how well the animals are cared for by the community as a whole.
10 out of 10!!! This was a moving and heartfelt trip inside the relationship the community has with the street dogs and cats and it's really beautiful. Our guide was THE BEST!!!! I recommend this to anyone visiting Istanbul as these furry citizens are a very prominent and important part of life here, so understanding their role is eye-opening.