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Street dog project in Peru

Du möchtest eine besondere Reise erleben und dich dabei sozial engagieren?

Über das Projekt

Is the welfare of animals particularly close to your heart? Then travel to Peru and help care for dogs in the animal shelter that have been rescued from precarious conditions or from the streets. Immerse yourself in Peruvian culture in the Andes and get to know the country from a different perspective while helping to improve the situation of the little four-legged friends.

  • Do meaningful volunteer work and take care of street dogs by grooming and caring for them
  • Improve your Spanish language skills and learn more about the Latin American country and its culture
  • Support the dedicated team in their day-to-day tasks and experience special moments with the four-legged friends during your stay in Peru
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From 880.00

Pay a deposit of 150.00


The animal shelter is located in the San Sebastian district of the city of Cusco in the Andes and has been in existence for more than 26 years. The dedicated owner takes care of the rescue, care and treatment of animals that have been rescued from poor conditions or left on the streets.
Around 100 dogs of different breeds, sizes and origins live there. Some of them have special needs because they are blind, have prostheses or need therapy, etc. Mayte, the owner of the shelter, is a real animal lover who does everything she can for the four-legged friends, usually with very little help.
As there are a lot of dogs at the shelter, and many of them are Alfas, she has to keep them in separate enclosures.
in separate enclosures. The dogs are allowed out twice a day to run and play on the property. While the dogs are out of their crates, they are cleaned, their drinking bowls are filled with water and they are fed.
Some cats, pigs, rabbits and ducks also live in this shelter and are happy to be cared for and stroked.

Basic knowledge of Spanish is recommended for this project


  • Mediation of the project
  • Contacting the local supervisors
    We let your local contacts know when you are arriving and pass on any important information or special requests you may have
  • Help with flight bookings
    Our partner travel agency will be happy to advise you and help you find the best flight at a good price
  • Support with travel preparations
    (visa, packing list,…)
  • Pick-up from the airport in Cusco
    Let one of our drivers pick you up comfortably from the airport
  • Accommodation and meals according to booking (apartment, self-catering or host family with 2 meals a day)
    Enjoy freshly prepared meals during the week
  • Certificate of participation
    If you need a certificate for your studies or CV, please let us know

Living arrangements

During your time in the wildlife project in Peru, you will live in volunteer accommodation with 4-6 other travelers (self-catering) or a host family (half board) in Cusco. The project is located outside the city and can be reached in approx. 30-40 minutes by bus. The buses in Peru are very cheap. In your free time, you can explore the area together with the other volunteers from the project and get to know the country better.

Typical day in project

There are a few main tasks that go hand in hand with the daily care of the animals:

  • Bathing, worming, feeding and brushing the animals in the shelter
  • Cleaning and organizing the animal shelters
  • Walking the dogs on the property
    Carrying out therapies according to the needs of the recovering animals
    Preparing meals for the animals

In addition, there are several other tasks that may arise depending on your needs and skills:

  • Building, painting, repairing and/or maintaining kennels, areas reserved for cats and recreational areas.
  • Cultivating and planting pasture, corn and vegetables for the animals at the lodge & maintaining the shelter’s organic garden.
  • Keeping a diary of the daily encounters and incidents of the animals at the shelter, as well as updating the records of the animals at the shelter (vaccinations, illnesses, vet visits, etc.)
  • Marketing: help with social media, photos, graphic design

The work at the shelter takes place in shifts. Morning shift: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.Afternoon shift: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Language course before the project

Echte Geschichten, echte Erlebnisse

Wir sorgen dafür, dass wir unseren Reisenden die bestmögliche Unterstützung und einen guten Einblick in die neue Kultur bieten können. Projekte im Ausland bieten dir eine einmalige Gelegenheit, ein neues Land und deinen Traumjob kennenzulernen.

Peru - Country information

Peru - the mysterious country in the Andes of South America. Whether hiking to the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu, discovering the mystical Nazca Lines, enjoying the diverse Peruvian cuisine or encountering the colorful Andean traditions - Peru offers unforgettable adventures! Immerse yourself in the impressive history, the unique nature and the warm hospitality of this country. Peru will delight you with its diversity of landscapes and cultural treasures.

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1.285.000 km²


33,72 million (2021)


Peruanischer Sol (PEN)

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All programs can be booked with friends. If you would like to book a program as a group, we recommend that you enquire in advance. Each person must book the project individually.

Ideal for all programs are at least three months in advance. In principle it is also possible for us to place short-term applicants (volunteering and language study travel) in Peru.

Peru is a safe country and the people are very friendly and warmhearted. In big cities, as in every big city in the world, there is petty crime. When travelling, the following things should be taken into account: always keep an eye on valuables, always keep your hand luggage on your lap in buses, and at night you should not travel by bus or withdraw money from ATMs. Up-to-date information on the situation can be found at the Embassy or Foreign Office.

Please note that in Peru all electronic devices can only be used with an adapter. They are available in many electronics stores.

In principle, no language course is mandatory in advance. However, depending on the volunteering program, certain levels of the language of your destination country may be required to complete the project. We would be happy to advise you individually on your chosen project.

Depending on the program, we work with host families in the vicinity or there are volunteer houses at the project site.

For all programs you have to be covered by foreign health insurance. We will be happy to help you find a suitable insurance policy.

During the language school and in the volunteering projects, you will always have a direct contact person to help you with any problems. Of course you can also always contact us.

Application process for a volunteering program

Apply for a project on our website.

Make your deposit to secure a place for your project - you are welcome to contact us in advance to make sure there is still a place available for this period.

You will receive a separate booking confirmation from us by e-mail with further information.

For some programs we still need your resume.

You will receive an information package with the confirmation e-mail and have a fixed contact person for questions.

We plan your journey and help you with your travel arrangements.

Let´s start - be ready! we will contact you again and you will receive final information about 3 weeks before the start.


Before you set off for Peru, you should always take out travel health insurance, accident insurance, emergency insurance, liability insurance and, if possible, luggage insurance.

over 3 months

International health insurance for long-term trips

When you book a trip, you can conveniently book your international insurance with our insurance partner here. The international health insurance for long-term trips is particularly popular with our interns. This is particularly interesting for stays of more than 3 months. For all information, individual calculation and quick and easy booking, please click on the button on the right. Recommendation: Book comfort cover at a reasonable price and enjoy even more security*.

less than 3 months

All-round carefree protection

For travelers going abroad for a shorter period, less than 90 days, our partner offers a very good all-round carefree protection. For all information, individual calculation and easy booking, click on the button on the right.

*All insurance information and liability can be found on the website of our insurance partner. Please note that Jamso Trainee cannot accept any liability for the completeness and accuracy of linked pages. This is the responsibility of the respective insurance provider.

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