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Help us save the stray dogs and cats from the streets of Trifilia, Western Peleponese, Greece

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  • Description


    29/3/24: For the month of July we have space from the 15/7 for 1 person. For the month of October we need to find 1 or 2 Workawayers.

    Under the beautiful stars, lies a safe haven for stray dogs and cats.

    We are a small non-profit shelter in Greece, and a Dutch based foundation.
    Our shelter is located in Trifilia (Western Peleponesse) and our main goal is to decrease the amount of strays dogs and cats. We also rescue the street dogs and cats that are in need and give them a safe haven to live.

    Unfortunately the streets are not safe, because generally in Greece the people treat the animals different and dogs and cats get dumped when they are of no use (*sick, pregnant, pups, etc) or get poisoned when they are just roaming the streets. Litters and sick dogs get found every day. This is a very big problem in Greece, which is not sufficiently dealt with by the Government and local small shelters, like ours, try to make it a better life for the ones in need.

    We do this mainly by rescuing those in need, taking them to the vet, treating them and if possible release them to the place where they were found. When dogs are not fit enough to be returned, they can live on the safe haven and we put them up for adoption. We also Trap Neuter Release (TNR) to keep populations in check.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    You will learn how to tend to the dogs and cats from A to Z; From grooming to administering vaccinations and other medication. You will learn to 'speak' the dog language, how to approach and catch a dog or cat in a proper way.

    You will learn what is needed to get dogs ready for adoption.

    You will learn much of the Greek culture, food, language and others, since it is a authentic Greek area, with a rich history and lots of archeological sites in the area to visit.

  • Aide


    Taking care of the dogs and cats on site; this means feeding, providing water, providing medicin, grooming, checking general health, making sure the animals are completely cared for. This also means cleaning the kennels (getting rid of feces).

    Daily cheks on security of the kennels (checking for holes and flaws in the structure).
    Cleaning the property and the living area of litter.

    Socialisation and training of the dogs. This means walking on a leash, sitting and observing the character.

    General maintenance. This means building little doghouses, secure the kennels and fix any broken things on the property.

    Mapping. This means making video's, pictures and keeping a logbook.
    Transport. This means accompany dogs to the vet and the airport.

    We are looking for a steadfast person, who can hold her/his own.
    He/she should have experience with dogs and preferably stray dogs.
    Experience with carpentry is a major plus.
    He/she should be mentally and physically fit, since the work is repetitive and hard. This person whould not be afraid to get dirty and is pro-active and hands-on.

    We are looking for people who want to stay for longer periods, like 2 months, but certainly not shorter than 3 weeks.

  • Langues parlées

    Greek: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Hollandais: Courant

  • Hébergement


    A simple appartment with a shower room and a washing machine in a village near the shelter. The caretaker of the shelter lives on site in a caravan.
    An appartment with 4 beds (1 double, 1 1,5,1 single (bunk)bed). For the days you are working we can provide a meal for you at the shelter, cooked by the caretaker, or give you a compensation so you can buy a meal.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    There is a car available on site, but this is mainly used to go to the vet etc with the dogs. On your days off you can go to see archeological sites, authentic villages, beaches and you can hike in the beautiful untouched nature in the vicinity. There is public transport in the village or you could sometimes use the car, that is, if it is in working order..... Of course, after consultation with the caretaker, whether the car is free to use on your day of choice. The car is not a very good one, so you cannot go far with it. You can also make use of a taxi or rent a moped or a bike in Kalamata or Kyparissia.
    On only 10 minutes walk from the shelter, there is a bus stop that takes you to Kyparissia, Kalamata or even Athens.
    On only 10 minutes walk from the shelter, there is a small village with all kinds of taverna and fast food establishments (pita gyro. etc.), this is also where the appartment you could stay in, is.
    On Fridays there is a (fresh)market in the village and on Sundays a bigger market in the next village.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    The camper can be parked outside the property. However, this is for a smaller period (more like maximum 5 days)

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 3-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 785328333865

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