Animal shelter welcomes help in the beautiful colonial town of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

  • Mexiko
  • Bisher 1219 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 23.01.2023



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 2 Wochen



  • Beschreibung


    Situated in the beautiful mountains of San Cristóbal, the dog shelter is a nature spot full of trees, flowers and, of course, dogs.
    The main priority of the shelter is the rescue and rehabilitation of animals (specifically dogs) in street situation or abuse. There are 60+- dogs of all shapes and sizes.
    If you are intending to volunteer at this wonderful shelter, you should be aware of the fact that it is very rustic setting.

    The cabins where volunteers sleep are very basic (see photos). Some have electricity some don't. no running water (theres a truck that delivers water to our wayer tank where we then carry it to the differnt locations where its needed and a dry toilet/long drop. Also, since the loving and charismatic host Gabi is giving all her heart full-time to the well-being of the dogs and is dependent on donations for the successful running of the shelter, a regular supply of meals can not be guaranteed. Instead, there is a market close by, where you can buy cheap fruits, vegetables and so on, and you can use the gas kitchen or the fire place to prepare your meals. Since you will be in nature and around dogs all the time, be ready to get your hands dirty, be dirty (specially in the wet season) and enjoy the love of the four-legged friends.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Karitative Arbeit
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    You will have the opportunity to experience basic living surrounded by dogs, nature and like other travelers (usually like minded).
    You will also be part of a devoted team who and will have the opportunity to share and learn from eachother, skills like: construction, veterinary, animal rehabilitation, animal training, animal grooming, etc. And you will also have the opportunity to live together and meet people of other nationalities, as well as locals. Because the dog shelter is situated within the mountain of Don Lauro de la Cruz (medicine man, you can find him on FB), you will also have the possibility to join the kung fu classes. On Sundays, there is a beautiful Temazcal close by.
    This is a great opportunity if your looking for spiritual growth, cultural knowledge while being part of a beautiful, loving family and project.

  • Arbeit


    We require you to give the animals company, food, water, baths, walks, supervision, medication, clean their place, to build houses for them and for the people who stay with us. That means that your day will start with a round of poo cleaning, feeding the dogs, making a fire, prepare the next meals (you shouldn’t be shy to cut meat and animal organs). Also, the dogs need to be walked in order to get enough exercise, so you will have to grab one or to and explore the beautiful paths that lead up the mountain to the beautiful scenery of the mirador. If you are more into woodwork you could build and fix houses for the dogs and volunteers.
    The pathways of the shelter need to be clean so you will have to rake on a regular basis. You will have to carry water to use for drinking, washing and cooking. Since some of the dogs are sick and/or old, they will need medication that you have to give them to them. Bathing the the dogs that need it.
    There is always something to do and in case you feel that there isn’t – just ask.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    Our place is located within the "Mirador Nature Reserve" where, in addition to helping animals, you will also be able to attend many activities that take place in the reserve such as energy classes, mayan kung fu, kin maya and runes classes, mayan healing, temazcal, various differnt workshops and mayan ceremonies which are held 2 times a year during the solstice.

    Volunteers will have the option of staying inside the shelter in communal cabins or in a caravan. Blankets will be provided by us. There is also the option of staying in basic cabins 20 minutes up the mountain from where the shelter is located within the Reserve. Drinking water is provided in the shelter but you have to carry it up the mountain, there is no toilet and no electricity in the cabins up top, so be ready for the all-nature-experience.
    In general all the cabins are communal, rustic, in harmony with nature, with mattresses, blankets and pillows.
    For the options within the shelter we have dry toilets, and rustic showers.
    When possible Gabi will cook at the shelter or bring food, but this is not the regular.
    Please understand that you will have to provide your own food mostly.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    You can visit the magical city of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. As well as the various tourist areas around such as: Chiflón waterfalls, San Juan Chamula town, Palenque ruins, Agua Azul Waterfalls, Yaxchilan ruins, Zinacantan town, Sumidero´s Canyon and a great variety of beautiful places in Chiapas.

    Urban transportation leaves people 800 meters away from the shelter. You can also grab cabs and they will leave you in front of the entrance of our shelter.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 25 hours/week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 633692313613

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