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NGO Ko Chang District, Thailand

3 reviews3

Help care for dogs on Koh Chang island! Happy Dogs Koh Chang

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
3 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
3 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
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.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
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.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Days off depend on the amount of volunteers in the shelters, it could be 1 or 2 days. Our volunteers will be spending their time focusing on helping to care for the dogs currently in our shelters. These are a few tasks you can expect to do each day: - Preparing food and feeding the dogs, and medications. - Washing dog bowls. - Light cleaning around the house. - Walking the dogs daily - pick up poop - Fix things around the house

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Additional Fee Required

There is a 100 baht fee or $3.5 per week to get drinking water and do the laundry for bedsheets when the volunteer leaves. Those 100 baht also help when there is a need for the dogs and we can buy things immediately.


  • Intermediate English
  • Over 20 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
3 weeks

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How this experience will transform you

3 Meeting international travelers

3 Get in touch with nature

3 Developing social awareness

3 Learning about sustainability

3 Creating true social impact

3 Immersing in the local culture



I don't have enough words to express how amazing is this place and the doggies.
I felt at home since the very beginning.
Amelia is the perfect volunteer leader and trainer, making so easy to learn everything you have to do and getting closer to the doggies hearts.
All the volunteers there were incredible people and it was an amazing experience working as a team with all of them.
This is the perfect place to get in touch with nature, animals and yourself.
I enjoyed so much my time at Happy Dogs and I'll be back for sure. This place and this dogs have stolen my heart.

8 months ago



I have not enough words to explain how amazing is this place. The dogs are extremely cute and lovely. Amelia is the best volunteer leader you could ever have. So nice and always explaining a lot of things about the doggies. She loves them so much and she treats them in an amazing way.
All the volunteers are so nice, the environment cannot be better! I felt at home since the beginning.
It’s the perfect place to enjoy time with amazing dogs and humans. Also to have time to relax and explore the island.
I’m so in love with all the dogs. I’ll be back for sure in a couple of months ❤️🐶

8 months ago



Volunteering at Happy Dogs has been one of the best experiences of my life. I think I would have to write an essay to describe how much I loved it.
Caring for 14 dogs truly becomes caring for your own doggies, so if you love dogs like me, you are in it for the love. I have fallen in love with these dogs, that thinking about leaving them brought tears to my eyes and still does. You get to live with like-minded people that love dogs and nature as much as you do! And you get to disconnect from the city life while doing something extremely rewarding.

about 1 year ago

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