3RD - 16TH JULY 2023
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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 and attend Monk Meditations! (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!
Make a difference in the lives of stray dogs in Thailand
Learn about Thai culture and language, medical practices & procedures, dog behaviour & training
Such as Monk Meditation, Thai Cooking Class or Cave Temple Trip
Explore the country's diverse landscape, sample delicious Thai cuisine, and participate in traditional cultural activities
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:
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.
The Rescue P.A.W.S. Volunteer house is a 5 to 10 minute walk around the corner from our clinic.
Your days will vary but you can expect a mixture of:
Fieldwork – You’ll learn all about stray animal behaviour and get involved in a variety of fieldwork. From taking part in feeding runs in the local area to packs that the team have have befriended over time to working with the vet team. 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 – The Vet team will teach how to care for the dogs and you’ll learn basic wound care as well as getting involved with weekly bathing and de-ticking sessions to maintain the health of animals!
Media – 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!
Visa support for obtaining a volunteer visa
A complete pre-arrival guide to prepare for the program
Transportation to and from the airport for arrival and departure
Accommodation in an authentic Thai house on a gorgeous ocean front street
Complete training and orientation upon arrival
24/7 support during your stay
One free excursion, from Monk Meditation, Thai Cooking Class, a trip to the Cave Temple in Sam Roi Yot National Park, and a trip to Kui Buri National park for elephant sight-seeing. (These depend on your length of stay.)
Aid in planning all other desired weekend activities
Opportunities to learn about Thai culture and language, medical practices and procedures, dog behaviour and training, and all the puppy love!
You will be staying in a Volunteer house which is located 5 to 10 minute walk from the Volunteer clinic. The Volunteer home is a typical Thai style house that includes hot showers, western style toilets, fans and laundry facilities. You will also have full access to an equipped kitchen for the duration of your stay.
Paid in full or £1,149 with a £99 deposit.
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