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Hello Pet lovers!
I am Natasa from Greece.
We rented a big house in a quiet village named Souroti, which is located 40 min outside from the City Center of Thessaloniki.
Our project is to rescue stray dogs from Greece, to care for them and to find them a lovely home in the future.
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You will get a chance to learn about animal welfare in Greece. You can learn how to take care of dogs, of disabled dogs as well, and how to run a different shelter. We do not believe in cages and all the dogs can be free living in the house and in the yard and others who sleep in kennels they are opened to run free and play for at least 3 hours per day .That way could will for sure learn a lot about the behavior of dogs in a pack and as an individual.
We can tell you many things about Greece and Greeks and also want to learn about your culture and country. You get to meet and exchange with people from all over the world.
Thessaloniki City Center is easily reachable either by Bus or in the morning with my husband when he goes to work. Thessaloniki is an open minded city with many places to see and hike to and amazing beaches nearby. Plus you will have amazing food to try! :)
**NEWS: 7/2022 - We are looking for a long term volunteer or for a minimum stay of 3 weeks Required experience with animals and lots of love for dogs**
Running a different shelter like ours is one is not always easy.
There are many rules to be followed!
You will have to co-exist with many dogs and keep them safe, clean and healthy. Because of that it is very important that you are a responsible person who is willing to follow the rules of the shelter strictly as they have been put in place for the safety of the dogs and the volunteers.
Helping in a sanctuary is not only cuddling and loving the dogs - it is also providing them a safe and clean space to life.
That means cleaning the yards and the house twice per day - if you are not willing to get dirty and involved physically and emotionally, please, do not send us a message!
You will also feed them and, if needed, give them medicine. Some of the dogs are sick, some even disabled.
We would really appreciate people who have new and smart ideas to improve the house and the living areas of the dogs as there is still a lot to renovate and upgrade. Maybe you know a lot about social media campaigning, photography, organizing and logistics or graphic design.
Currently we have about 80 dogs but that number always changes since dogs get adopted and new dogs get rescued.
Please keep in mind that the schedule can be time consuming and unpredictable. Yes, you have days off but on the days that you are working the schedule can change. The daily work depends on the needs of the dogs. Also remember they get fed twice as day same as the changing of their waters, especially in the summer time.
The main requirement of course is giving them lots of love and cuddles! :)
It is possible to take some of the dogs for walks of even to the beach (a car would be required for that though).
We welcome people who are willing to work for our dogs with passion and creativity. We want to have a good time together, work together and create the best life possible for the dogsledding their well-being is our number one priority!
If you are open-minded and don’t mind a demanding and stressful job while living with a lot of dogs we are happy to welcome you and are looking forward to you message! :)
check us out!
**Since you will be working with dogs and accidents can happen you are required to sign a waiver**
In total there are four bedrooms, some with normal beds and few with folding beds.
It can be possible that you have to share the bedroom with another volunteer but only if you are comfortable with that of course and we need to agree upon that before arrival .
There are three bedrooms upstairs without dogs and one bathroom all the volunteers share with each other.
The last bedroom is downstairs and the closest to the dogs as there are also three dogs living in the bedroom. Downstairs is a bathrooms as well.
Please keep in mind that there are dogs not only sleeping inside but also in the garden and outside so it is possible that there is noise in the night.
All of the volunteers share one kitchen.
We go to the supermarket to buy food for the volunteers once a week.
My husband and I are not living in the same house as the dogs and volunteers but we are living very close by - 15 minutes walking distance from the shelter.
The work is divided between me and the volunteers. You get two days off per week but we have to communicate which days you prefer.
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The center of the village Souroti is just 15 min walking distance from the Sanctuary.
There you can find several supermarkets, cafes, a butcher and a bakery.
The public transport in Greece is not always punctual and it’s not the best infrastructure but it is still possible!
You can take the bus to go to different places around here. You can also rent a car in Thessaloniki to see different places.
My husband and I work in the city center of Thessaloniki and can provide you a ride in and out of the city sometimes otherwise you can use public transportation
We just have to communicate with each other for that.
We can pick you up from the airport but the arrival must be after 7 am and not after 10pm
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People can bring their pets only if they are compatible with other dogs. Please remember that we are a sanctuary with between 60 and 100 dogs. Since there is always something to do it won’t be possible for you to constantly watch your pet. Also some of our dogs are always outside so it is not guaranteed that your dog can just roam around freely.
Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal
mehr als zwei
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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Korrekte Angaben im Profil:
This is a truly amazing dog shelter and Natasa's passion is shown everywhere. The area is lovely and all dogs have everything they could possibly dream of (space, wonderful care, good food and medication), while looking for their forever home.
I will say, if you go it has to be all for the dogs as it can be a lot of hard work, dirty and exhausting. You need to be really committed and happy to get involved with whatever the daily life of the place brings. In
One of my favourite experiences in life.
After a few days here I wasn't sure whether I would stay. It definitely takes time, So you need to stay for a week before you make your mind up. After this period you've learnt the dogs names (close to 100), and have learnt the routine and know what you are doing. (Check out my
i recommended her for all the hosts who want a hard working person and understanding.Also she is funny and you can have
We came here and we were planning to stay for 1 month now we are leaving after 2/2.5 months, crying because we will miss it so much.
it was our first workaway and for sure in the beginning it was a lot(of poo, pee& tears..),but you have to give the place 5 days and after that for sure you will love it.
Natasa and her husband are really welcoming and will tell
So many things to say ! The beginning was really hard, a lot of stress, a lot of dogs and a lot of poop ...
After few days, we almost left, we didn’t feeling good. But finally we decided to stay et that was the best decision we took.
At the place, we lived one of our best experience in our life !
We stay almost 3
This place is home to 120 dogs and was my part-time home from December to February.
Some of the dogs live in the big house with the volunteers and some outside in large cages. They are all kept in really good condition,
Very polite and hardworking .Her English at the beginning was not so good and we had a small problem communicating but after a while it got better
Thank you Yara for everything
.Before coming she arranged with her family a donation from a company with many stuff to come which i could not believe .. i thank her
What I can say though is, that this place is one of a kind. Not only do the dogs become your absolute best friends in the world, but also the volunteers and Natasa grow immensely into your heart.
Sadly, I had a rough end with
Thank you Meiken
I stayed here 1 month and would recommend everyone to stay at least the same amount of time. It takes some time to get to know the routines, that is why staying only 1 or 2 weeks is not really fulfilling for you, the dogs and Natasa.
This is something else! It's a commitment! It's a project you have to do with all your heart! Because there is so much work to do that you will just see &
Thank you Eliza
thank you Max
The work - espacially the noise -throughout the day can be exhausting, but once you get
The area is
Yes, as many others mentioned, it’s a lot of pee and poop to clean indeed. And it’s very hot during summer time.
BUT it’s all worth it, knowing you’re helping all
It has been a vortex of emotions, challenges, unexpected events, surprises, laughter, fun and love love love....
I have worked with some really strong women, and I will always be
I really enjoyed the time and Natasha really does everything for the dogs and also for the volunteers. I will miss the place very much.
If you really love dogs, this is your place. There you can unleash your love and dedication for them. It is an unforgettable experience in which you live day to day with total intensity of emotions and energy.
You share your time with wonderful people, and every day
This is a house where people all over the world come together to help stray dogs and I am very thankful that I had the chance to come there. Sometimes it was challenging but I learned from my mistakes. If you want to work and live with dogs and you are a
It was my first time traveling with Workaway and I couldn't be happier. The time here was one of the best experiences in my life so far! I am so thankful for everything. <3
Of course, you have to like dogs to enjoy it there, but this is quite obvious for me.
All of the dogs and people that I got to know there were so lovely and nice.
This is like a paradise because Natasa has built an amazing place for stray dogs, to give them a new life full of love. She is amazing, very nice and helpful, she really take care of everybody, dogs and volunteers. From her I learnt lot
First of all I would like to Thank Natasa and Janis for all this time. For all love and support💙💙💙
It is a unique place
Especially, because Natasa give her all heart for it. She is very inspiring, energetic and motivating woman!
During these months I learn to become more
Once you get used to life there, you don't want to leave anymore!
Natasa, the host, is a woman who inspires me a lot. She is very intelligent,
Hope land is incredible - every single day you learn more about the animals´ personalities and develop stronger connections with them. At times it was heartbreaking to see the effects of human cruelty on them, yet they
Here you can see how much Natasa cares for the dogs and does everything to allow them having a good
They were a breath of fresh air .Ben understood from the beginning what to do and with his humor and laughter he made these two weeks so easy .He is a person with morality and very easy going and last but not least he loves animals so much
Thank you also for giving me the opportunity to paint so many murals too.
A wonderful stay
Over 140 eyes will say "thank you" if you dicide to do that.
Thank you Natasha at this point.
I will definitely come
I recommend this place to those who really have a big heart when it