Help at our animal shelter in Crete, Greece




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    We are an Animal Rescue Shelter in Crete, Greece, we have 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help


    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 4-5 hours a day 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!

  • Languages spoken

    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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. We ask 4-5 hours per day in exchange for accommodation and meals. Wipe and mop regularly while maintaining a clean and healthy indoor environment.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.
    Transfers from Gouves to the shelter 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.

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    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

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    Hours expected

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

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