Tiny Shelter

Are you crazy about dogs? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of some abandoned, mistreated and unwanted dogs? Don't mind getting dirty? Would you like to learn Portuguese and about Portugal in a fun and interesting way? Then Tiny Shelter is the right place for you!

Tiny Shelter is where we keep as many dogs safe as we are able to. All our regular volunteers are passionated animal lovers and sacrifice their free time for the well-being of the dogs. They will welcome you and teach you whatever is needed to care for the dogs in our shelter.

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Reviews

5.0
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Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

5.0

Germany

5

My time at the shelter has been great!Working with animals is always a work with heart and can be a lot but you get so much back from the dogs, honestly.Once the dogs start to gain trust in you it is the loveliest thing to see ever. Isa who’s working every day takes very good care of the dogs and tries her best to manage everything there! I had such a good time with her. Stefanie is a person very easy to talk to and you can come to her with any doubts or things you may need. During my stay I got to do many things on my own and I thank Isabel for her trust and kindness. Totally recommend it❤️

1 day ago

United Kingdom

5

I had an amazing time at Tiny Shelter. The location is beautiful which makes walking the dogs even more enjoyable.
Stefanie is a great host and really helped me to feel settled in to the studio, she helped with any issues and was very transparent and clearly valued our time. The same can be said for Isabel who offers the oppourtunity to learn Portuguese and was very kind.
Isa is an amazing person to learn from and she helps you understand how to care for the dogs and also is a postive soul who makes you laugh.

I would recommend this experience and hope to return soon and adopt a dog or two!

22 days ago


Stefanie replied

We are so happy, that you enjoyed your time with us. We also hope you will return soon. Not only to adopt a dog but also to see you again :-)

Spain

5

Mi experiencia en Tiny Shelter fue genial, todos los perritos son adorables (ya los echo de menos 🥹) y los demás voluntarios sin muy agradables. El estudio estaba muy bien, acogedor. Nos dejaron dos bicicletas y a demás de eso, si queríamos ir a comprar al supermercado nos ofrecían llevarnos en coche, una experiencia gratificante, sin duda volvería😊

about 1 month ago


Stefanie replied

Muchas gracias, Tahiry. (That's all what is left from my spanish skills :-) I'm happy you enjoyed your time with us. The doggies definitely miss you too :-* And we and them looking forward to maybe meet you one time again.

Ireland

5

I really enjoyed my time at Tiny Shelter. The work hours are respected and all of the other volunteers are kind and helpful. A very rewarding trip, especially seeing all the dogs start to trust you and i’m going to miss them all so much!! The Studio is cozy and has everything you need. I would recommend this experience to everyone!!

about 1 month ago


Stefanie replied

And we really enjoyed your time with us <3 Thank you very much and hopefully we will be able to welcome you one time again :-*

Netherlands

5

I really enjoyed my time at Tiny Shelter. I stayed there for three weeks in total. In the beginning it was a bit overwhelming and I sometimes found it hard feeling responsible (but that may say more about me than about the shelter ;)). Once I got into the work routine, I loved it. There is always a lot to do, so you can always keep yourself busy with something. Making the dogs happy and seeing them warm up to you is the best part! The volunteers are very friendly and helpful. The studio and communication are great as well. All in all: a great experience that I absolutely recommend.

about 2 months ago


Stefanie replied

We are happy you enjoyed your time with us as much as we enjoyed to host you. Thank you for your time and dedication <3


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