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We are an animal rescue shelter in Crete, Greece, we have more than 170 dogs that we care for. Our beautiful dogs have been given a second chance at life, we offer our dogs a safe, caring home , taken from troubled homes and off the streets. I am one man that has dedicated my life to rescuing these dogs and improving the welfare of animals in Crete. We are a donation ‘'not for profit organization only'’ and we are totally supported by donations from all over the world.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Ideas and skills are very much encouraged. Skills can be in construction, gardening, growing vegetables, picking olives, animal welfare, playing, walking and spending time with the dogs, any social media skills, building work, building vegetable garden beds.
We need help to manage the day to day tasks around the shelter, take care of our dogs , perform general maintenance on the property and enclosures, and assist with general house keeping activities and cleaning the shelter. We are also looking to improve the shelters’ infrastructure and make our shelter run as sustainably as possible. We ask for your every day help in exchange for accommodation and meals . Plus cook the meals! (we offer everything you will need for basic meals ,for any further special requests on meals, you can provide them yourself).
We would like you to keep in mind that there is no regular schedule. Caring for our dogs is time-consuming and unpredictable. Daily tasks will depend on the weather as well as the needs of the dogs. Keep in mind that they need to be fed at least once a day ,watered twice a day, and their living areas must also be cleaned at least every 24-hours (cleaning up after dogs involves removing dog poop from their living area).
As far as it concerns the general maintenance ,it includes tasks such as mending fences , maintaining dog enclosures , building new dogs houses. Sometimes the dogs will destroy their enclosures in an attempt to escape so we have to regularly ensure that they are safe and not able to escape or injure themselves on damaged materials. (This is something that may happen at any time during the day/night) It will be good if you stay alert and help with that!
We have a small house set up which accommodates up to four people, it has a kitchen and bathroom. You will be sleeping in a shared room with 4 beds . Power at the moment is through a generator and solar light. With time the shelters infrastructure will improve.Wipe and mop regularly while maintaining a clean and healthy indoor environment.
Around you is nature and tranquility. Kalo Chorio (Taverne, Cafe) is 1 km away. It's near Gouves (3.5km away from the shelter) . Keep in mind that without a car, it is not much easy to move around.
You can take the bus to Gouves from the main bus station in Heraklion(approximately 30' minutes ride), from Gouves to the shelter the transfer can be arranged from us!
We have no WiFi.
You will need a solar charger or a power bank for charging your mobile phone , or through our generator .
Contact us for accurate information.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
Depends on everyday tasks and weather, maximum 25 hours per week
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