Help at the dog shelter and explore Baie du Cap, Mauritius

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  • Last activity: 16 May 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    We are an organisation non-profit for dog welfare in Mauritius. Our mission is to help injured dogs all around Island to give them a better life and rights. There are approximately 200'000 stray dogs in Mauritius, we are willing to do mass sterilization campaign with a catch neuter and release program.

    Our shelter with around 110 dogs are all rescued from the streets with severe injuries, sick or too young to live by their own. We treat them and try to find the perfect family for each of them ! We are based in a peaceful place around trees, river and nature in the south west. There are lots to see around and also great trekking or water sport as Kite surf :)

    About us :
    My name is Cindy I am the founder of the shelter and I live with the dogs at the shelter, I am also working as pet taxi around the Island.
    My name is Malika I am the founder of the non-profit association in Switzerland and lives now in Baie du Cap near the shelter. Like my sister, i also work as a pet taxi and i'm a yoga teacher.
    Our main goal is to help and save as many dogs as possible.

    Anne, Rosemay and Isabelle are the permanent workers at shelter, they are 3 beautiful persons and knows the dogs perfectly.

    We will be happy to tell you more about us and feel free to ask for our website

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    South West of Mauritius is well known for his beautiful small villages and beaches. There are also lots of trekking over there and the best place to learn (or do) KiteSurfing (Miguel & Darel are our instructors). It's an authentique place !
    Even if we are not born mauritian, we will be more than happy to make you discover the real mauritian life. With so much culture and incredible food.

  • Help


    First of all and most important you need to be engaged in animal welfare ! Passionate, strong and proactive.
    The work at shelter is hard and you will be tired after work. If your plan is to be on holidays we suggest you to find another host.

    Most of the help is the cleaning part (you need to be someone who is not afraid of poop) cleaning the kennels and beds. The fun part will be walking the dogs, giving them bath and also lots of cuddles. Of course you need to be an animal lover who won't be afraid of entering a 20 dog park. We ask you to come to shelter at least 4 hours per day (might be a bit more depending of the day).

    The more important tasks will be :

    -Feeding morning.
    -Poop picking all areas where dogs are.
    -Cleaning and disinfecting dog areas.
    -Changing their blankets in their beds when needed.
    -Having moment at the beach with Disabled dogs for their swim and rehab.
    -Walking dogs.
    -Take lots of photos and videos so we can promote our dogs for adoption.

    You will also participate at rescue and see how it goes physical and mental, this is such a life experience, sometimes really hard and sometimes so amazing....

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You will have a room in our appartement near the shelter with access to bathroom, kitchen, living room and terrace.
    It's a big appartement with all commodities, the terrace offers you a view of the ocean. WIFI available too.

    we ask the workawayers to come at shelter 5 days per week around 5 working hours (days will depend of the planning but can also be weekends)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During your time off we hope you will enjoy everyplace of the Island that is a beautiful country. Trek, beach, sport Whatever makes you happy :) There are buses coming at the village and goes to principal big cities.
    There are 4 restaurants in the village and many place to eat local food (roti, gato piment, etc...)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 174184141689

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