Brand new rescue centre for stray dogs in Sacred Valley, Peru!

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The Exchange

We are a new rescue centre (and the first one) for stray dogs in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru. This is an exciting time to get involved with us. We need help with: the daily operation of the rescue centre, hosting tours of the shelter for visitors, the construction of the remaining unfinished pieces of our infrastructure, working with the local population to raise awareness in dog welfare.


6 hours of help per day

Animal Care: Help look after and take care of animals.

Social Work: Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Beginner English or Beginner Spanish

Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

You need to commit for a minimum of 2 weeks. A work week has 5 days of work (6hrs a day) and 2 days off.

Activities & Shift

1. Day to day operation of the rescue centre: take care of the dogs, cleaning, hosting tours of the shelter for visitors. This is required for all volunteers.

You could also do:
2. Construction of the remaining unfinished pieces of our infrastructure

3. Working with the local population and schools to raise awareness in dog welfare

4. Updating our website: Adoption page and News page

5. We welcome vet, vet student and vet nurse!

See our webpage for more information


No dogs can be adopted without Fabrizio's final approval. Fabrizio knows all the dogs very well, and we ask volunteers to never make any final decision on their own regarding adoption. This is to ensure that all dogs go to a proper new home.

You can smoke on the Allqo Llaqta property but outside of any facilities/buildings/rooms/kitchen.

No parties on the Allqo Llaqta property. No exceptions.

Outside visitors
You are encouraged to bring visitors to Allqo Llaqta but only during regular public hours from 10am to 4pm, and with the purpose to visit the shelter and see our work. No person who is not an approved volunteer can stay overnight in the Allqo Llaqta rescue centre. No exceptions.