Stray Dog Rehabilitation

This program aims to rescue injured and mistreated stray dogs for rehabilitation and safe housing in pet shelters so they can be put up for adoption of released.

Stray Dog Rehabilitation

Project Type

Standard Placement | Volunteer Center shared rooms

Duration

1 Week+ 

Start Dates

Every Monday year round (Arrival Saturday or Sunday)

Location

Kathmandu

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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)

 

Background Information

Much of Nepalese culture including many other Asian cultures unfortunately do not hold dogs with the same esteem as western cultures.  It is very heartbreaking to see stray dogs everywhere in Nepal.  These dogs are often starving and suffer from various skin disorders, diseases, infected wounds, parasites and related conditions.  

Many pet owners do not accept responsibility for their pets which are often very poorly looked after and often kicked out of their homes once they’ve grown older.  These animals are then left to fend for themselves on the streets in horrific conditions and with very little love and attention.

This program aims to rescue injured and mistreated stray dogs for rehabilitation and safe housing in pet shelters so they can be put up for adoption of released.  

The project also operates the Animal Birth Control Program to educate pet owners of the importance of having dogs spayed and neutered.   Animals lovers of all kinds are encouraged to apply.  This may be a confronting placement but also very rewarding. 

Accommodation

All accommodation is included during your placement.  Your stay will be comfortable, clean and secure with basic modern amenities.  Depending on your chosen volunteer project, you will stay in either a volunteer centre (dedicated house) or a home stay.  Located in the heart of Kathmandu, about 1 hours drive from the airport, the volunteer centers house up to 20 volunteers with 3 to 4 people sharing one room (single gender rooms). They have modern bathrooms; a modern kitchen and dining room, mini library, a fully furnished living room; live-in staff on call 24/7; a garden complete with a comfortable covered area and 24/7 security.  Centrally located, there are several gym’s nearby as well as local supermarkets, ATM’s, mobile phone shops etc.  

For couples or those wanting more privacy, there are upgrade accommodation options available for an additional cost (approx US $150 p/room p/week).  This must be booked well in advance and is subject to availability. 

Kathmandu accommodation includes;

  • 3 Meals p/day weekdays,  2 Meals p/day weekends (mostly vegetarian cuisine)
  • 4-6 persons p/room
  • Wifi in public areas (Quality is not the best though.  You may want to purchase a local SIM data plan)
  • T.V, DVD player, computer
  • Laundry facilities (at an additional fee)
  • Lockable rooms
  • Hot shower
  • Private bathrooms
  • Bed Linen (no towels)
  • Mosquito protection
  • Fans (no air-con)

Meals

You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Nepalese food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about once per week. You can chose to eat out at any of the local restaurants.

Weekends & Extra Tours

Shopping in Kathmandu is an experience all its own. Thamel, Kathmandu’s tourist hotspot, is where shoppers can find Nepalese, Tibetan and Indian artifacts, woodcarvings, handicraft and an assortments of unique clothing and apparel. There are also several malls where you can find fashionable clothing and grocery stores, offering everything from wine to breakfast cereals. There are numerous dining options available throughout the city, including Italian, Indian, Thai, Korean and Chinese in addition to a variety of local cuisine.

Visa Requirements

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

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