Help us change the lives of our rescued dogs in Puyo, Ecuador



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    Our foundation was established in August 2016, having as main objective working in favour of abandoned and mistreated dogs in the city of Puyo, Ecuador. It all started with an initiative of 13 year old girl, who was animal lover and dreamed of having a place for all dogs in need of help. After years of commitment, she managed to make her dream come true and now she runs one of very few dog rescue centers in Amazonian region of Ecuador. This is non-profit organization, based only on self-management and dedication of its volunteers. During those 7 years of existence it improved conditions of life of many animals. In the rescue center based in little village of Fatima, dogs can recover from injuries and illness while waiting for their new homes. It works closely with public authorities and veterinary service to ensure that our four legged friends receive the best possible support. It’s not an easy job and it’s hard to watch suffering and neglected animals, but with every intervention, one life is saved and that what’s keep it all going.
    With the help of volunteers we hope to improve the work of the Foundation in the fields of rescue, care, rehabilitation and entertainment of dogs, who become part of our project. We look for people who love animals, like we do and are keen on making world a better place for them. In Latin America dogs are still being treated badly, with many being malnourished, abandoned, wounded and scared. Stray dogs are still a common view on the streets of Latin-American cities. We hope to unite forces with people from around the world who are looking for some useful purposes while on their adventures in Ecuador, to change this situation.
    We are situated in unique and beautiful part of Amazonian rainforest, with rivers and waterfalls, jungles and volcanoes at your fingertips. You’ll have a unique opportunity to spend time in one of the most bio diverse part of the World and help some of the most vulnerable animals living there. We’ll provide you with free accommodation in exchange for your help in the rescue center from Monday to Friday. The rest of time will be for you to enjoy!
    There is still a lot you can do to make a difference while making things that you love, don’t miss the chance!!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The participation of volunteers has become a powerful instrument for the foundation. First they will work directly with the members of the organization and the animals of the shelter, they will learn about the rights, rescue, rehabilitation and care of dogs, they will participate in various activities, both awareness raising and fundraising and here they can exploit your creativity and contribute with innovative ideas. They will also reinforce responsibility and other values ​​such as solidarity, gratitude, participation and organization thus favoring their personal growth.
    Learn about indigenous culture, traditions, language and crafts.

  • Help


    Help in managing social networks, cleaning the shelter, pet bath, feeding 2 times a day, outdoor walks, going to the river with pets, learning basic training of dogs, construction of houses for dogs,. Construction of a much larger enclosure, paint the shelter.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Intermediate

    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


    We provide a bed and place for 3 people The kitchen is equipped with microwave oven, blender, electric oven and in the kitchen refrigerator, sandwich machine.
    We have a computer, printer.

    We ask volunteers to make their own food, since we all have different schedules at home.
    We can give food

    The house is shared between a family of two people of 50 years and 20 years of Ecuadorian nationality. We know to be normally between 2-3 people in total. We share the kitchen, the living room and the bathrooms.
    We ask to keep the shared spaces clean and usable for everyone we inhabit.
    We have two very sociable Cocoa and Max puppies.

    We are located in the center of Puyo 3 minutes from the bus station to reach the bus shelter approximately. 15 minutes for $ 0.30 cents.
    We have car

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located near the communications you can enjoy visiting them, learning about their culture, traditions and legends.
    Travel inside the jungle. Visit waterfalls, rivers, lagoons near Puyo.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Perros o gatos si tiene algún otro debe tenerlo aseado y que no haga travesuras grandes

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Máximo 3-4 horas al día, 5 días a la semana

Host ref number: 534211159314

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