Dog lover needed to help out in our dog hotel / straydog care center on Phuket, Thailand



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  • Description


    We are a family operated dog hotel under German management.
    We have 2 dogs on our own, at the moment 4 foster dogs (ex strays) and up to 20 guest dogs of all sizes.
    We provide dog boarding, post-operative care, dog training, homemade dog food and treats.
    Also we take care for a lot of stray dogs in our surrounding.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in an non tourist area with no foreigners, only Thai people :)
    So, you will see the real life, and we prefer to go out to places where are most time only Thais.
    You can improve your Thai, German and English language.
    You will gain a lot experience in dog behaviors, working and training with them.

  • Help


    !!! To volunteer here, you must be minimum 25 years old. You also need an international driver license and you must be able to drive a small motorbike (scooter) and feel safe with
    left-hand-driving !!!

    No matter, which part of work you could do here, it is an absolute must that you feel comfortable
    in a huge pack of dogs! At ours, you will have nearly 24/7 dogs around you :) 2 dogs sleep with my volunteers, too. But no worry, at night time it is quiet so you can sleep in peace ;)

    It depends on your experience with dogs for which kind of work I could appoint you.

    Minimum stay here is 14 days (incl. day of arrival and departure) because it takes some time to integrate new people here in the pack and until they are used to handle the different packs here on the ground. So, I have to spend the first days a lot of time for new people coming in. I am all time very happy when the volunteers want to stay for a longer period. How long do you want to stay?

    In general, the help needed isnt hard but sometimes we have to carry bags or boxes up to 25 kg/each.
    Also, preparing the dog food, you have to mix RAW MEAT with your hands in a bucket and you should be able to do that.

    Sometimes we have injured dogs here and you should be able to assist me with that (wound cleaning, wound dressing). Means, you must be able to see blood or open wounds.

    The main tasks here...

    - cleaning work around the dog hotel and private house
    - laundry
    - preparing the dog food (B.A.R.F.) and feeding the dogs
    - grooming, bathing, feeding the dog
    - light gardening and maintenance work
    - medical care (wound dressing, tablets etc.)
    - physiotherapy
    - run errands
    - drives to the vet clinics, airport etc. (International driver license needed)
    - helping with dog training

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German

  • Accommodation


    The Dog Resort is 1.5 km outside of town. My private house is around 5 km away from the Dog Resort with a lot of shops and restaurants around.
    You will stay together with me, my own dogs and the foster dogs in my private house with a huge garden and patio to chill. You will have your own sleeping room but my computer is in there, too. So I will have to use your room day time when you are at the Dog Resort. Living room/open kitchen with dining space/2 bath rooms we will share. That you can go from my private house to the Dog Resort you will get my scooter free of charge and you can use it also when you want to check out the island.

    The Dog Resort is 1.5 km away from Thalang at the edge of the last preserved jungle on Phuket. 1 km away from Tonsai Waterfall.

    Layan Beach / Bang Tao Beach / Surin Beach / Naiyang Beach is a 10 - 20 min. ride.

    The accomodation and breakfast (coffee, toast, butter, marmelade, cornflakes, eggs) and also from time to time local fruits and water are included.
    Working time is 5 hours/6 days but it will depend on when the work has to be done. So, for example, when we have to prepare the dog food packages it will be a really long day from 8 am to 8 pm until everything is packed and cleaned. But on other days we will have less work, so it will be less than 5 hours or a day off in addition.
    We have unlimited WiFi... BUT... NO INTERNET WHILE WORKING !!! When we have a break or it is your free time you can be online as long as you want. But I am sick of people, checking the whole time their facebook and forget about that the things they had to do or need the double time for the work because only one hand and half brain free to work ;)

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Dog training on the beach

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