Volunteering and Fostering

 We are a private facility and are not open to the general public.

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, we are not accepting volunteers at this time, however we are always in need of local foster homes in Guatemala.

We welcome experienced, reliable, responsible, hard working and self-starting animal loving volunteers at our facility who can commit to volunteering full days on a daily basis for a minimum of one month, preferably longer.

We teach longer term volunteers how to  train using positive reinforcement (food), and how to work with dogs with many different issues. Our full-time employee, Ronaldo, oversees all tasks and guides all volunteers. You will work hard, but spend your days in a beautiful environment with some pretty wonderful animals and a great group of animal loving people.

**Although we would love to be able to welcome and attend to short term volunteers, we are a very small facility with only one employee. There is a LOT to do each day to make sure that our dogs and cats are clean, cared for, exercised and get enrichment. Training new volunteers is time consuming and so we ask for a minimum commitment of a month, or in the case of local volunteers, at least one full day per week every week to maximize your volunteer experience and help rather than slow down Ronaldo.

 For these reasons we are also generally unable to host visitors who would like to visit for a few hours. Thank you for your understanding.

Can’t do this? Check with us and if we  have puppies, we may be able to arrange for you to carry/walk a puppy in town with you to help socialize them and get them used to the sights and sounds of the busy world.

Volunteers who can work one full day are also needed at our monthly sterilization clinics in and around Antigua.

Please fill out our volunteer application. 

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Can’t volunteer? How about fostering? We always need individuals and families who can foster puppies and adults short term in Antigua or area. Foster homes help us “polish” our almost-ready dogs and pups and give them a taste of family life. This helps them fit into their new homes more easily. Foster families allow us to help far more animals than we could otherwise. Read more here or contact us for details.

We are a small organization dedicated to helping dogs and cats in Antigua. We sterilize, rehabilite and find homes, and work with other rescue groups.