Dog and Cat Rescue in Thailand

Location: Thailand: Ko Lanta

Program Duration: 9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

Pod Volunteer

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Always been an animal lover? Share your passion by contributing to a volunteering project in Thailand. The placement will be at a Dog and Cat Rescue Center, where you will help with day-to-day functions. If you have veterinary experience, your expertise would be very much appreciated at the vet clinic.

You will work 6 days each week, together with 6-10 volunteers, taking care of varied tasks such as the following:
- Walking the dogs
- Feeding and washing dogs and cats
- Cleaning kennels and animal shelters
- Giving medication and assisting with animal treatment
- Maintaining the center
- Leading visitor tours of the center
- Providing love and attention to the rescued animals

With more than 70 cats and 30 dogs, there is always plenty of work that needs assistance. Your support will allow the center to provide an exceptionally high level of care and to extend their reach to more animals. You will also make a major contribution to the welfare of animals on the island.


The team at the Dog and Cat Rescue project aims to:

* provide animal care for those who are injured and abused
* provide education and promote awareness of animal care & respect
* prevent and control the overpopulation of dogs and cats on Koh Lanta in a humane way through sterilization programmes. By doing this, the suffering through hunger, disease, abuse and injuries will be greatly reduced

Since the project was established in 2005 they have sterilized and treated over 8,000 animals, substantially reducing the stray population on the island.

Many people are aware of the problems of stray dog and poor veterinary treatment of animals in Thailand, but few get to make a difference; this project provides you with this opportunity.


You do not need any specific qualifications or experience to volunteer on this project.

Cost in US$:

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Before you go:
- Support from our friendly and highly experienced Pod UK team
- In-depth Guides
- Travel information - visa, health and safety advice
- Access to specialist travel insurance at exclusive rates
- Fundraising guide and support
- Financial protection for monies paid to Pod
On your placement:
- Animal care volunteering placement
- Arrangement of airport pickup from Bangkok
- Accommodation - a basic shared room
- Breakfast every day and weekday lunches
- Onsite support from local team
- Support from Pod UK office
- 24/7 emergency back up
- Crisis management plans insurance

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Veterinary Science
  • Animal Welfare
  • Environment
  • Conservation
This Program is open to

Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi, South African, Australian, Canadian, European, American Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Dormitory

Participants Travel to Thailand


Application Process Involves
  • Written Application
Year Founded