Animal Shelter Urubamba, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

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Brand new rescue centre for stray dogs in Sacred Valley, Peru!

Practice Spanish
2 travelers recommend this host to practice Spanish
Connect with nature
2 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

We are a new rescue centre (and the first one) for stray dogs in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru. This is an exciting time to get involved with us. We need help with: the daily operation of the rescue centre, hosting tours of the shelter for visitors, the construction of the remaining unfinished pieces of our infrastructure, working with the local population to raise awareness in dog welfare.

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Additional Fee Required

The contribution towards volunteering at Allqo Llaqta Rescue Centre is USD $ 5 per day (including arrival day, but not departure day). This includes: - A bed in one of our volunteer rooms - A kitchen to cook all your meals - A full bathroom (hot water) - Free use of the laundry machine in our centre (please bring your own laundry soap) - Free WIFI - Lots of love from our rescued dogs - 2 days off per week


  • Beginner English or Beginner Spanish
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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Animal Shelter


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

2 Practicing Spanish

2 Get in touch with nature

2 Meeting international travelers

1 Immersing in the local culture

1 Developing social awareness

1 Developing environmental awareness

United Kingdom


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!

11 months ago

United Kingdom


We had a lovely time here! We stayed for a week and really enjoyed the daily tasks, feeding the dogs, cleaning up the poop, cuddling the dogs. We loved learning how to care for the dogs with injuries, learning physio therapy etc. We also helped with some gardening and structure work as the place fairly new and continually improving the site. We had a comfortable stay in a comfortable bed and use of a basic kitchen. Everyone was very friendly. We wish we could have stayed longer!

over 3 years ago

Fabrizio replied

Thank you Clare and Chris! You were fantastic volunteers, please come back anytime!



Estar en el refugioes 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.

over 1 year ago



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 Alqoel refugio! Volveríamos una y mil veces! los vamos a extrañar..

over 3 years ago



Fue una experiencia transformadora, intensa. Dar amor a manadas de perros requiere energía y servicio. Fabricio una persona increíble totalmente comprometido con los animales y la comunidad. Necesita seres que colaboren con ese mismo compromiso para seguir rescatando . Las montañas rodean el lugar, y urubamba es mágico.

over 3 years ago

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