Dog Shelter in rural Chiang Mai, Thailand



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are a shelter with over 300 dogs, 5 cats, and 1 pig. We are looking for volunteers with veterinary nursing experience and/or shelter experience.

    The shelter has no vet on staff and very few volunteers, so the dogs really need you!

    We are located in a rural area, 35 km from Chiang Mai Old City.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Animal care
    Charity work

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    After being taken from the streets or abusive homes, our dogs have a safer.. but not perfect life. They are truly in need of love, attention, and knowledgeable medical care. We do not get nearly enough hands on support to ensure the best lives for over 300 dogs. Benefit from knowing you are one of the few people giving your all for these dogs.

  • Help


    - Visit and get to know our 300+ dogs
    - Check for wounds, ticks, fleas, and any signs of illness
    - Help give medications and tend to any injuries
    - Help with bathing, cutting nails, cleaning ears of our dogs
    - Help run vet visits
    - Assist staff with feeding dogs, cleaning dog enclosures, doing dog laundry

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Thai

  • Accommodation


    We have one simple bedroom, shared bathroom and kitchen for volunteers - located directly on the shelter premises. This means being very near the dogs, even over night. Be prepared for some nights to be louder than others.

    Groceries will be provided, and volunteers can cook for themselves. Cooking for yourself will be most convenient given our location. Staff lends their motorbike to volunteers for short trips to the market or 711. You can always rent a motorbike of their own from town if you wish.

    The site has WiFi, but often limited cell service.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We can pick you up from the city or airport upon arrival and bring you to the shelter. You can also come by motorbike if you wish to rent one.

    Please take 2 days off per week. Transportation into the city or to another location on your day off will be up to you. We can not guarantee to lend a motorbike for these long trips.

    Please plan to stay at least 2 weeks, so our dogs can have some consistency and you can gain their trust.

    *️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️Please note, this is a workaway for independent and experienced volunteers. The shelter's live-in staff do not speak English. The owner and volunteer coordinator speak English, but are not on site 24/7. We hope for volunteers who can feel comfortable working on their own.

    *️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️We currently have 1 bedroom for volunteers. This mean we can take 1 volunteer, or a couple. If you come alone, you will be the only volunteer sleeping on site. We do have off site volunteers who come in their free time, but you may be the only volunteer on some days.

    *️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️Non smokers, or very light smokers only, please.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 674316599189