Stray Dog Rehabilitation Bali

It can be heartbreaking to see stray dogs starving and suffering from malnutrition & disease. Unfortunately, many Asian cultures do not hold dogs to the same esteem as western cultures. Help local animal shelters in Bali rehabilitate our canine friends.

Stray Dog Rehabilitation Bali



Program Fees

Whats Included

  • Arrival  airport transfer
  • 3 Meals p/day weekdays, 2 meals p/day weekends
  • Accommodation (Volunteer Centers – shared dorm style rooms)
  • Daily ground transportation (to/from project)
  • Training & supervision as required
  • Use of necessary equipment incl program materials
  • 24/7 emergency assistance, volunteer support, local guiding and advice
  • Touring & excursions as per itinerary
  • Certificate of Completion

Whats Not Included

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Airfares & visa fees
  • Additional tours, souvenirs, spending money
  • Some daily local transport (depending on program eg. $2 p/day)

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Background Information

If you’ve ever traveled through Asia, you’re sure to have seen many stray dogs wandering in the streets scavenging, close to fast moving cars and all the hustle and bustle.   In most cases approx these dogs do not have a proper home and as a result are not well looked after or fed regularly. 

On this program, you’ll work within local animal shelters alongside caring animal lovers with the aim of rehabilitating stray dogs so that in time they may be ready for adoption by a loving family.

The project also operates the Animal Birth Control Program to educate pet owners of the importance of having dogs spayed and neutered.

You’ll assist daily exercise for the dogs, cleaning, socializing, and giving them lots of love and affection! 

Indicative Schedule

You will work at the animal shelter from 9:00 to midday and then again in the afternoon from 14:00 to 16:00. Your daily tasks will include,

–        Walking, feeding, cleaning the dogs and their cages

–        Socializing with the dogs to help them adapt to people so they are more adoption ready

–          Animal outreach assistance.   Assistance in Locating and capturing stray dogs in the community

–        Education Outreach such as dropping brochures or conducting local talks about animal welfare and the importance of spaying & neutering pets.  

Who Can Participate

Animals lovers of all kinds are encouraged to apply.  This may be a confronting placement but also very rewarding.


There are two locations in Ubud area Pejeng & Penestanan.   Most volunteers are placed in Pejeng but we can request Penestanan if desired.  

Ubud Outskirts (Pejeng) is approx. 15 min drive from Ubud.    We’re talking pigs, chickens, roosters crowing….  This is a real Balinese experience!Standard accommodation will be in shared bedrooms in dedicated volunteer guest houses in the outskirts of Ubud within genuine local Balinese communities.  A free shuttle to Ubud exists 4 times p/week, otherwise taxi’s are super cheap especially when sharing with your new volunteer mates.     Living conditions are comfortable and clean.   A minimart/grocery store is 5 minutes walk.  You can expect regular interaction with locals where you can practice your new found language skills.  You can expect to share a room with between 4 to 6 other volunteers.  The bathroom is shared and has hot water and western toilets.

Ubud (Penestenan) is approx. 15 min walk to Ubud centre in a typical Balinese village setting.   Rooms are shared between 4 to 6 other volunteers with shared bathroom and hot water and western toilets.  Wifi is included is included in public areas and fans in the rooms.  Bed linen is included, but volunteers should bring their own towel.   

All volunteers have access to 2 swimming pools which can be used for a fee of approx US$3. There are also several gyms nearby. There are many ATM’s in Ubud center.

Internet use: Wi-Fi is available at the volunteer guest house. Internet cafés are also nearby. 


Private Rooms & Villas

For couples or those wanting more privacy, there are upgrade accommodation options available for an additional cost in either a single room (shared toilet) for an additional US$90 p/week p/room, private room (private toilet) US$120 p/week p/room or private villa (private toilet, kitchen & balcony) US$160 p/week p/room.  Please contact us in advance to check availability or make sure you request at the time of booking.


*All participants are expected to be environmentally responsible and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and tidy.


As a volunteer in bali, you’ll receive 3 traditional meals each day on weekdays and 2 meals on weekends (breakfast and dinner). Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and volunteers can expect dishes included nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables), mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables),  or gado gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce).  For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soy beans).

Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Tea, coffee will be available at the volunteer house. Purified water is available in the volunteer house. We do not recommend that you drink the tap water.  If volunteers wish to eat out in Ubud, there are a large numbers of restaurants and local warungs (restaurants) to suit all tastes and budgets. There is also a western café in the village for fresh fruit juices, fresh coconuts and sweet treats.   If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you apply so we can make arrangements for you.

Visa Requirements

It is the responsibility of all participants to obtain any necessary visas.

You will receive change in Indonesian Rupiah. There is usually no problem to obtain a visa on arrival (VoA), but your passport must be valid for at least another 6 months. The VoA is not valid for one month. – only 30 days.  The day of arrival counts as day one.  The day of departure also counts.   If you need to stay longer than the allowed 30 days you can get an additional stamp (VoA) without leaving the country and get an additional 30 days. This can only be done once.  If you wish to stay up to 90 days, it is possible to extend your stay for a further 30 days. Once you are in Bali, our coordinators can help organize this for you.

Required Items

It is recommended to have a Rabies Vaccine before arrive in project about 3 months.   The staff will ask to see the vaccine certificate or a conscious objection statement at the commencement of the program.


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