Street Dog Rescuer

founded in 2018
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Coordinator | Fabrizio
Coordinator | Fabrizio
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Make a massive contribution to the welfare of stray dogs in the valley: we are a new rescue centre, and the first one in the entire Sacred Valley. This is an exciting time to get involved with us.
Learn the lifestyle, working ways and cultural practices of the local community: volunteers will be working with local people (the founder Fabrizio, local volunteers, and with the local population).
Get immersed in the Peruvian life: Urubamba is a very authentic town, not as touristy as Cusco, with a friendly population.
During your free time, explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas and learn about the Inca civilization: this stunning valley includes Machu Picchu, and the lofty Inca citadels of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.
Improve your Spanish during your volunteering time and your free time by interacting and socializing with the friendly local population.
We are a new rescue centre, and the first one in the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Peru), so your contribution will make a massive difference to the welfare of stray dogs. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

1) Day to day operation of the rescue centre
This is the main activity that all volunteers participate in.

- Socialize and walk the dogs. So that our dogs can be adopted, it is essential to teach them to trust people; and to train dogs to walk on a leash

- Feeding the dogs

- Administration of the medical treatments

- Assist with rehabilitation therapies for recovering animals

- Cleaning (dog grooming, cleaning the shelter facilities and property grounds, cleaning the dog kennels, and cleaning your volunteer accommodation and communal areas)

- Hosting tours of the shelter and talking with visitors

2) Construction of the remaining unfinished pieces of our infrastructure

- A green area of 1200 square meters divided into three sectors.

 - A play area with a pre-fabricated pool (for the animals to play, and for us to work on rehabilitating the injured or post-operative animals)

- Second room for dogs (kennel)

- Room for quarantine

- Recovery room

- Bathing room for dogs

3) Working with the local population to raise awareness in dog welfare

- Installing drinking troughs, food dispensers and sheds in different parts of the cities and rural areas of the Sacred Valley, in partnership with the local population.

- Working with schools: volunteers will give talks in schools and teach children about being responsible with pets (for volunteers with a very good level of Spanish)

4) Vet and vet nurse volunteers

You will be contributing to helping control the overpopulation of strays and lessening the pain of animals. You will need to spay and neuter animals; as well as examine and treat pets.

Typical day

We are a new rescue centre, so we don't have right now a highly-structured typical day.

You will be doing for sure the “Day to day operation of the rescue centre” as this is the core of our activities and required for all volunteers.

Depending on our current projects and resources at the time of your visit, you could also be doing “Construction of the remaining unfinished pieces of our infrastructure” and “Working with the local population to raise awareness in dog welfare”.

Your will be working 6 hours a day with some break, with 2 days off per week. A typical shift is from 10am to 4pm (our public hours), but you could have a slightly different 6 hours shift, depending on the needs of the centre at the time. You will be working 5 days a week, and which days of the week you will get your two days off (Monday, Sunday, Wednesday...) will also depend on the 
needs of the centre at the time. But this is not the army, we can discuss everything so everybody (the dogs and the volunteers) are happy.

So you will need to be a little independent, take initiatives, and go with the flow. You will be contributing to the development of a new rescue centre, so it can be challenging and exciting at the same time!

Free-time activities

We don’t provide or pay for any of these activities, but they are readily accessible from our rescue centre as day trips, and easy to organize by yourself. Transportation within the Sacred Valley is straightforward, frequent and cheap with Collectivos (mini-vans). Our centre is right by a bus stop.

1) Volunteers can explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which was an important site for the Inca Empire, and is the home of some incredible Inca (and pre-Inca) archeological sites. The most famous being Machu Picchu.

This beautiful and peaceful valley is home to a number of isolated Quechua villages and colonial towns. Star attractions in the Sacred Valley include Machu Picchu, the Pisac Market and the lofty Inca citadels of Pisac and Ollantaytambo; however, the valley is filled with other Inca (and pre-Incas) sites that are well worth visiting.

So this is a great opportunity to learn about the Inca civilization. Urubamba is in roughly the middle of the Sacred Valley.

2) Outdoor activities: hiking, biking

3) Socializing with the local population: the people of Urubamba are very friendly, and it wouldn’t be hard to socialize with them.

4) Learn Spanish or Quechua

5) Day trip to world-renowned Cusco (the capital of the Inca Empire), easy, frequent, and cheap transportation between Urubamba and Cusco, about 1hr30 mins one-way.



In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) or Spanish (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Any skills are welcome!

The main thing is to be a friendly, respectful person who loves dogs.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Allqo Llaqta Rescue Centre
The contribution towards volunteering at Allqo Llaqta Rescue Centre is USD$5 per day. This includes:
- A bed in one of our volunteer rooms
- A kitchen to cook all your meals
- A full bathroom (hot water)
- Free use of the laundry machine in our centre (please bring your own soap)
- Free WIFI at the centre
- Lots of love from our rescued dogs
- 2 days off per week


We have two rooms for volunteers in the main building.  One bedroom has one double bed (perfect for couples or friends) and one bunk bed, and the other bedroom has one single bed and one bunk bed.

The main building contains a bathroom (with hot water) and a communal kitchen.

All volunteers will share domestic duties in all shared living areas. The volunteer accommodation is provided free of charge. We do not ask for any form of payments or fees to volunteer with us.

Bed linens, covers and pillows are provided, and you can wash your bedding at the laundry in town. Toiletries, including towels, are not provided. Please bring your own.

We have a laundry room for our use. Please bring your own soap.

With our limited resources, at this time we are not able to provide meals, but you can cook your meals using our communal kitchen. Urubamba has a great market (Mercado de Urubamba).

Bedroom (Double) Dorm Room
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cuzco. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Peru provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

Volunteers can join our program throughout the year, even last-minute if we have a volunteer bed available.

We don’t have specific arrival days and/or time slots. You need to contact the founder Fabrizio (we will give you his Whatsapp, Messenger details) on your arrival time so we can properly welcome you at the centre. Please ring the gate bell, as we keep the gate closed at all time so the dogs don’t run on the main road.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$35 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Allqo Llaqta Rescue Centre will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Allqo Llaqta Rescue Centre during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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