Allqo Llaqta Rescue Centre - Rescuing street dogs in the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Peru)

Our rescue centre has been operating for 3 years now, and we are the first one in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru. Please know that your contribution will make a massive difference to the welfare of stray dogs in the valley. Volunteers will be working with local people: the founder and veterinarian Fabrizio, with local volunteers, and with the local population, so volunteers will learn the lifestyle, working ways and cultural practices of the local community. Urubamba is a very authentic town, not as touristy as Cusco, giving volunteers a great opportunity to get immersed in the Peruvian life. Volunteers can explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which was an important site for the Inca Empire, and is the home of some incredible Inca (and pre-Inca) archeological sites. The most famous being Machu Picchu. This beautiful and peaceful valley is home to a number of isolated villages and colonial towns. Star attractions in the Sacred Valley include Machu Picchu, the Pisac Market and the lofty Inca citadels of Pisac and Ollantaytambo; however, the valley is filled with other Inca sites that are well worth visiting. So this is a great opportunity to learn about the Inca civilization. Urubamba is in roughly the middle of the Sacred Valley. Activities volunteers can do during their time off: - Visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas and everything it has to offer: Incas (and pre-Incas) archeological sites (Machu Picchu, Pisac, Ollantaytambo), colonial towns, Quechua villages, vibrant local markets. - Outdoor activities: hiking, biking - Socializing with the local population: the people of Urubamba are very friendly, and it wouldn’t be hard to socialize with them. - Learn Spanish or Quechua - Day trip to world-renowned Cusco (the capital of the Inca Empire), easy, frequent, and cheap transportation between Urubamba and Cusco, about 1hr30 mins one-way. - Transportation within the Sacred Valley is straightforward, frequent and cheap with Collectivos (mini-vans). Our centre is right by a bus stop.

Our rescue centre has been operating for 3 years now with very limited resources. Volunteers should not expect to work in an optimally structured environment. We need volunteers that are mature and a little independent. There is a lot of work to do so volunteers need to be motivated. Myself, Fabrizio, I am a very nice person, and the people of Urubamba are also very friendly, so volunteers will be warmly welcomed.


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I loved my time with Emily and all the dogs! The scenery is amazing, you are surrounded by mountains in the Sacred Valley.

We spent our days walking, playing and looking after the dogs and cats here. Emily welcomes you into her family and makes you feel at home here.

I would definitely recommend this experience for any dog lovers!

hace 3 días

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We really enjoyed our time volunteering at Colitas Con Canas and spending time caring for the dogs and cats.

Emily welcomed us into her home and made sure we were having a good experience throughout including enjoying the local area beyond our voluntary work.

She is passionate about looking after the vulnerable animals she rescues and makes sure they’re happy and healthy.

We loved being part of the project and there was lots of opportunity beyond the daily jobs to play with the animals. We especially loved walking the dogs in the amazing surroundings of the Sacred Valley!

hace 4 días

Reino Unido


This was a very interesting experience. If a very basic lifestyle is okay then this will be great for you. The water pressure dropped to nothing fairly regularly while I was there. The kitchen is very 'gheto' and nights very cold. The dogs are all absolutely lovely I never had any issues with them being anything but incredibly loving and playful with people. I was lucky enough to watch a litter of puppies grow up while I was there!
Fabrizio is amazing he's super super kind all the time. He does sometimes forgot to follow through on things so don't expect everything to be done in record time!

hace 12 meses



Estar en Allqo Llaqta es una experiencia para salir de tu zona de confort. Es una cultura, costumbres muy diferentes do que vivo. Hay que estar comprometido y con buena voluntad para hacer el trabajo y intentar mejorar la calidad de vida de los perritos. Conocí a todos por nombre y todos los días tengo “saudade”! Espero un día regresar bien para quedarme más tiempo con ellos.

hace más de 1 año



Pasamos días increíbles en el refugio, aprender a cuidar y relacionarse con los perros fue una de las aventuras más nutritivas. Fabri trabaja mucho y no lo pudimos ver tanto, pero siempre atento a cualquier necesidad. el refugio tiene lo necesario. El amor que te dan esos perros es único y hace la experiencia inolvidable! Gracias Alqo Llaqta! Volveríamos una y mil veces! los vamos a extrañar..

hace más de 3 años

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