Adopt From Us in Morocco!

SFT Animal Sanctuary
4 min readSep 24, 2018

Why adopt?

Dogs are mans best friend. Tons of cats and dogs each year are “culled” and killed many in terrible ways- such as being shot or mass poisoned, because there are too many strays in Morocco, and fear of rabies prevails. By adopting, you’re not only saving a life, but also getting a great companion.

Many people are also concerned with puppy mills- factory-style breeding facilities that profit lots and think of the animal’s welfare less. Dogs bought from pet stores, at flea markets, or other places are often dogs from puppy mills. Puppy mills will continue to be in service until people stop supporting them- the best way to do so is to stop buying their dogs. By adopting from SFT, you’re 100% certain that the dog isn’t from a puppy mill.

It is astounding how many people in Morocco buy breeds for lots of money, who are often from unreliable sources and in fragile health when SFT has so many beautiful and healthy dogs waiting for good homes.

The best reason to adopt is because you will change an animal’s whole world forever.

Cats captured: Frésis and Rayitas, adopted by these two cute girls!

Why Adopt From Us?

The dogs from SFT Tangier are dogs that were rescued from the streets- they didn’t ask to be born and since the country has no history of sterilizing stray dogs, they continue to breed. Dogs who appear in shelters are often at the fault of the human- they were bought as puppies, abandoned by the humans who purchased them when they changed their minds, and then got dumped in a shelter. We as humans can do better than this- adopt, don’t stop.

All of the dogs and cats at SFT are neutered and vaccinated before they are put up for adoption at no additional cost to you-though a donation is very

All SFT dogs are a mixed breed known as “Beldi”. This means that each dog is intrinsically unique in the world, they are hardy, strong, loyal, and have overall fewer health problems than many purebred breeds. We have lots of adoptable kittens, cats, pups, dogs and disabled dogs at our sanctuary!

Process of adopting

Step 1- Find the pawfect match. We have lots of adoptable pups/dogs at our sanctuary! Look at our list of adoptable dogs on our website and even more on our Facebook page! If you would like to inquire about a particular animal, fill out our inquiry form here. Also, feel free to come out to the sanctuary to visit the animals yourself!

Step 2- Fill out the adoption form. An interview may also happen in order to ensure that our animals are going to the best possible homes.

Step 3- Watch your animal enjoy their furever home!

Cats Captured: two sisters who were adopted by Salma

Come Visit Us!

We are open from Mondays to Saturdays 9am-5pm. If you want to visit on a Sunday, call or email us in advance!

We are located about 20km (~12 miles) east of Tangier on the Tetouan Road.

Drive from Tangier on the Tetouan Road. You will pass Marjane shopping centre and several petrol stations until you drive under a very tall and long aqueduct with many arches.

Drive under the arch and continue until you see a sign saying Azzinate (known as Zinat). Turn here and continue for roughly 2km until you reach a small bridge over a river. Before the bridge take a sharp right turn and continue on a dirt road until you reach a small arch underpass.

Drive through it and continue on the dirt road until you see a yellow stand alone house, continue a few more meters and you will see our large red metal gate on your right. You will have arrived!

Get In Contact With Us

Phone:+212 (0) 636–721419


Twitter: @SFTAnimalRescue



Instagram: @animalsanctuary_tangier


Pup Pictured: Sophie was adopted in February 2018



SFT Animal Sanctuary

SFT Animal Sanctuary is a forever loving home in Tangier, Morocco.