Dog Shelter Helper and Supporter
Combine your passion for animals and desire to give back to society by improving the unfortunate situation of abandoned street animals in Mexico. During this volunteer program, you can help look for a new safe and beautiful home for stray dogs.
With currently over 100 dogs the shelter needs a lot of help with the daily work, such as feeding and walking, maintaining the shelters and finding new loving homes for our dogs. We also take care of our rescue horse. The new shelter was opened in February 2018 to accommodate the growing number of street dogs who need a home and we are always in the process of fixing and adding to the new construction.
List of the daily tasks
- Assisting with the daily walks, one group at a time
- Cleaning each enclosure of dog poo whilst the dogs are out walking
- Cleaning and refilling the water bowls
- Giving the dogs their food - this will involve learning names, feeding order, and quantities
- Giving the dogs love, cuddles and affection!
- Assist with administering medicine or accompanying dogs to the vets
The dogs we work with have been rescued from the street, many have been mistreated and as a result, are wary of humans.
During your first week, you will always be accompanied by an experienced volunteer when entering the shelter, until you get to know all our 4 legged friends and feel comfortable.
The dogs at the shelter are taken care of 7 days a week.
Afternoon shifts start at 3 pm – 6.30 pm
These hours are changing during the DAYLIGHT SAVING season.
As it takes a few days to get to know the routine and more importantly to get to know the dogs, we give preference to volunteers that can commit to a minimum of 4 weeks. You are not required to work both shifts or work every day. The only requirement we have is that you commit to one or the other and notify us ahead of any changes you would like to make.
Accommodation: You will be in a volunteer house. Rooms are very well equipped and you will have double room. Single rooms are available on request and with an extra fee. At your accommodation you are able to cook with the other volunteers.
Arriving: The airport is just 10 minutes by taxi from the airport. We are happy to help you with your arriving.