Help us in our Animal Sanctuary in the Heart of Paradise, Moalboal, Phillippines



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hello guys, we are Ala and Lyndon!
    Ideally located in Moalboal 5 minutes from Panagsama beach where you can see turtles and where the "Sardine Run" is located!
    We have 3 children and we also take care of about 70 dogs and a few cats in full-time. They have all been saved from the street and we do our best to treat them and give them the love they deserve . At the beggining, we had only one shelter but that was not enough, so we opened a second one at our home. The big one welcomes about 45 dogs and the little one at our home about 30dogs with a few cats. Our goal is to take good care of them until they find there fur ever home.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn more about our history, those of the dogs we welcome, about our life here as a local family and how we were able to rebuild after the typhoon of 2021 which destroyed everything.
    We will also be really happy to learn more about you, we are a friendly family who loves meet new people!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Not receiving any assistance from the municipality, we are really grateful for the many tourists who visit us every weeks. Thanks to their donations, we can give the necessary care to the dogs. But now, we really wanna go further and welcome volunteers to help us on a daily basis.

  • Languages spoken

    Cebuano: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Tagalog: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We can offer to you a modest accommodation, for one or 2 people: there is currently a single room with a double bed, a fridge, kettle, fan, drinking water and private toilet. For the shower, we prefer to warn you anyway that for the moment you will benefit from a local experience with a Philippines shower : a bucket with cold water!

    We received our first volunteers in January 2023, and they were delighted with what we had to offer them, but our goal is to finish the bathroom to provide the best possible experience for our volunteers. (Besides, any help for this will also be welcome if you are happy with it!)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Daily task at the sanctuary! We start 8am in the morning feeding them cleaning washing dog bowls and all cleaning stuff so mostly will be finish around 9:30am after that if there's no handy work you can also pet the dog cuddle them there's also walk in visitors coming inhouse volunteers can also show them around the sanctuary and at 12noon break time volunteers can go out for snorkeling or go to beaches restaurant then back again around 3pm for feeding after dogs will go out for a walk until 5pm ..
    Volunteers can have 1 day off a week you can explore Moalboal do some activities
    Any ideas or tips that can help the sanctuary to keep going will be much appreciated

  • 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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day

Host ref number: 727226461815

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