Animal Shelter Carhuaz, Peru

6 reviews6

Volunteer in our dogshelter! Help to take care abandoned dogs

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Connect with international travelers
4 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Make a real social impact
3 travelers really felt their social impact working with this host
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
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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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Stay at least
2 weeks

The Experience

Volunteers are assign to dog shelter supporting in cleaning, animal care, giving shower, spending time with dogs, taking them out for a walk and so on. Please be aware that cleaning involves removing dog poop from their living area so if your idea of working at a shelter is mostly cuddling puppies, you will be disappointed. Please only contact us if you are willing to work hard and give 100% of effort.

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  • Beginner Spanish or Beginner English
  • 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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Hours & Tasks


Animal Shelter


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How this experience will transform you

  • 4 Meeting international travelers
  • 3 Creating true social impact
  • 3 Practicing English
  • 2 Meeting locals
  • 2 Immersing in the local culture
  • 1 Learning about sustainability

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 1 15. Life on land

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I had a great time volunteering here! You will grow a connection to the dogs over time and you will meet many great people with your time here. I also was given the opportunity to help grow in my leadership skills which was an added bonus. You need to be prepared to work hard as you will be cleaning dog cages and walking multiple dogs during your shift. I absolutely recommend volunteering here.

2 months ago



Ser voluntaria en "el refugio", un albergue para perros en Carhuaz, Perú, fue una experiencia gratificante. Participar en campañas de adopción nos permitió encontrar hogares amorosos para muchos perros necesitados. Además, conducir el auto para transportarlos a sus nuevos hogares fue emocionante y reconfortante. Contribuir a su bienestar fue inolvidable.

about 2 months ago



Nuestra experiencia en el refugio fue muy buena, tuvimos la oportunidad de hacer parte de una jornada de adopción, lo cual fue muy enriquecedor. Las horas de trabajo fueron respetadas y a pesar de que el trabajo es físico, las instrucciones son claras y son consecuentes a las explicaciones de Jessica y su familia. Si ama los animales y no tiene miedo de ensuciarse las manos trabajando, el refugio es una muy buena oportunidad de hacer voluntariado, además tanto el lugar como el ambiente son óptimos. Gracias a todas los colaboradores de este gran proyecto!

8 months ago



El refugio te brinda una experiencia única, cada uno de sus perritos se queda guardado en tu corazón y te encariñas con el albergue. Las tareas están bien distribuidas y Jessica y su esposo te brindan todas las facilidades e incluso compartir con un perrito en el hostel, puedes compartir esta experiencia con voluntarios de todo el mundo y aprender de su cultura. Recomendado para todas las personas que les guste los animales y un lugar tranquilo. Me enamore de Bowi, Ricky y Osito 🐶💞

8 months ago



Una experiencia magnífica!!! Lo recomendaría a cualquier voluntario que le guste estar en contacto con los perritos. Jessica y su esposo unos excelente anfitriones!!! Le vamos a extrañar a Bowie, Morocha, Lupita, Francés 🐶.

8 months ago

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