Dog Shelter - Caretaker and/or Assistant

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The Exchange

1 acre gated property with 4 bedrooms has 30-35 dogs who need day-to-day care. The founder of this Dog Haven works full-time at a bicycle shop. She needs help! You would be welcome to stay at the house, which is in the outskirts of town; it's a beautiful setting. She needs a person or a couple or a family to come help her do everything. .She does have some part-time volunteers, but she needs help of a full-time person. You would live there.


24 hours of help per week

Animal Care: Perfect for travelers willing to learn and get experience with animals welfare

What you get

3 days off per week

Private Room: Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Tent: A billion stars over your head and a comfy tent to sleep in.

Cook your own meal: Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Hiking Tours: Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.

Free Parties: Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Free Events: Be part of something! Get free events.

Dance classes: Rock your body! Join our dance classes.

Language lessons: Learn or improve your language skills.


Intermediate Spanish

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Our foundation is helping her as much as possible to stand-up her actual dog haven. This is my plan, but I need an anchor; a long-term volunteer to help me to help her.
Volunteers/interns in this position will have an incredible opportunity to experience all aspects of what it is like to run the entire operation which currently holds 30-35 dogs as well as dive into the dog care awareness campaign community-wide. Participants are invited to play an active role in all aspects of operations of animal shelter management:

You will have the opportunity to shadow a bilingual veterinarian and be in surgeries on a regular basis.

If you stay long enough, you may choose to participate in these:

• Dog population assessment & dog selection
• Dog intake & health check-up
• Dog health care management
• Dog grooming
• Dog nutrition
• Dog adoption campaigns
• Dog spay & neuter campaign
• Dog

Activities & Shift

• Shadow & assist dog haven manager as directed
• Tasked to compare/contrast Colombian practices vs. U.S. practices then make presentation
• Support in the creation of information materials for the public
• Support in the review of current internal operations processes & procedures for improvement
• Conduct dog health & behavior management awareness campaign
•Conduct spay & neuter campaign
•Conduct fundraising campaign
•Population survey of homeless dogs in the community
•Selection of which animals are brought into the shelter
•Take dogs to the veterinarian and observe procedures


You would have day-to-day custody of the dogs and of the house.