14 Days | From £999

Rescue Paws

Volunteer with dogs in Thailand on a life changing 2 week adventure. Make a difference to the lives of stray dogs while immersing yourself in Thai culture. Help tackle the the country’s stray animal epidemic and positively impact the dogs you work with.

Rescue Paws

Only £1 Deposit

From only £999

Flexible Booking Guarantee:

Rescue Paws

This is a life changing adventure to make a difference in the lives of stray dogs whilst experiencing everything that Thailand has to offer, and immersing yourself in Thai culture! During these two weeks you will join a project that aims to positively impact the lives of the dogs you work with, as well as tackling the root cause of the country’s stray animal epidemic.

Get ready to make friends for life, both in person and the furry kind. During your time at Rescue P.A.W.S you will provide daily care for the dogs which includes beach walks, feeding and play time, along with field research work and health checks. Your furry friends are waiting for you! 

Not only will you be making a real difference by volunteering with dogs, you’ll also have the opportunity to partake in one of these amazing excursions: Visit an elephant sanctuary, participate in a Thai cooking class, attend monk meditations or explore the Sam Roi Yot Temple Cave! (one of these excursions is included in the price of your trip, but will be dependent on the dates that you join us. If you’d like to participate in all 3 excursions, you can do this in your own time!’.

This is a hands-on experience and you are guaranteed to leave the project feeling accomplished and part of a family that is making a positive impact. So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable journey!


The Rescue P.A.W.S. clinic and kennel facilities are located on the grounds of Khao Tao Temple, a Buddhist temple that borders a long stretch of beach. 

The temple grounds and its surroundings are conducive to the healing of animals and people alike, plus the beach and ocean are perfect for rehabilitation through hydrotherapy and daily walks. 

Khao Tao is an authentic Thai village about 12 kilometres south of Hua Hin, away from the hustle and bustle of a big town, but close enough to enjoy the amenities that a city offers. 

There is a comfortable selection of local restaurants within walking distance of the clinic that offers both Thai and western food options. 

You’ll be staying nearby and will be picked up each day and transferred to the Rescue Paws Centre.

We also have the option to upgrade to premium accommodation – get in touch for more info.

Programme Highlights

Make an Impact

Make a difference in the lives of stray dogs in Thailand.

Unique Cultural Experience

Learn about Thai culture and language, medical practices and procedures, dog behaviour and training.

One Included Excursion

Such as Monk Meditation, Thai Cooking Class or Cave Temple Trip.

Explore Thailand

Explore the country's diverse landscape, sample delicious Thai cuisine, and participate in traditional cultural activities

Who can be a volunteer?

The Rescue P.A.W.S. volunteer program is open to people from all walks of life, be it trained animal care specialists, those all-together inexperienced or anyone seeking a meaningful travel experience – our only prerequisite is an enthusiastic passion for animals! Typically, eligibility requirements are:

  • Must care about animals
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must provide proof of rabies vaccination before arrival at Rescue P.A.W.S.

Rescue Paws

Only £1 Deposit

From only £999

Flexible Booking Guarantee:


You’ll be staying in Hua Hin.

You’ll be staying in  a typical Thai style accommodation that includes hot showers, fans and laundry facilities. You will also have full access to an equipped kitchen for the duration of your stay. You’ll be picked up each morning and transferred to the Rescue Paws Centre.

We also have the option to upgrade to premium accommodation with air-con, wifi and a kitchenette as well as a pool and onsite restaurant (additional costs apply).

A day in the life of a volunteer

Your days will vary but you can expect a mixture of:


You’ll learn all about stray animal behaviour and get involved in a variety of fieldwork. You'll take part in feeding runs in the local area with packs that the team have befriended over time. You’ll make a positive impact by helping us on our mission to sterilise as many dogs as possible in the area.

Daily Dog Care

Caring for your furry friends is one of the most rewarding aspects of this programme, engaging with the dogs helps to build relationships with them - an important aspect of their healthy well-being. Tasks change daily depending on the needs of the animal and all volunteers are expected to maintain high standards of cleaning and animal welfare. Morning tasks range from cleaning and maintaining the kennels, feeding and play time, and taking them on their favourite walks either on the beach or lake. Afternoon activities can vary from feeding runs, parasite treatments, dog training and releasing dogs back to their packs.

Health Checks and Procedures

Learn about the techniques the team use to keep the dogs happy and healthy.


For those interested in marketing we have opportunities to help us promote our organisation by taking photos and footage of your experience as a Rescue P.A.W.S. volunteer. You will be provided with help and advice to create visually appealing content that will be used on our website and social media channels. We also encourage our volunteers to submit blog entries to our blog talking about your experience!

Free Excursion

One free local excursion is included. This will be advised on arrival.

Activities include:

  • Monk Meditation
  • Thai Cooking Class
  • Cave Temple in Sam Roi Yot National Park
  • Kui Buri National Park and Elephants 

What's Included


Not Included



24 June - 07 July


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08 July - 21 July


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22 July - 04 August


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05 August - 18 August


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19 August - 01 September


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09 Sept - 22 Sept


• Available

21 October - 03 November


• Available

11 Nov - 24 Nov




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