Wolfdog Rescue

Project name:

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

Project purpose:

We are a non-profit organization who promotes responsible wolfdog ownership by providing a variety of educational programs. We discuss the challenges of wolfdog ownership and outline what a suitable home looks like. We also touch on the importance of preserving wolves in the wild! On top of the educational programs, the Sanctuary also oversees the rescue and safe sanctuary for wolfdogs that have been neglected, abandoned, or otherwise displaced.

Project activities:

  • animal interaction
  • animal rehabilitation
  • community awareness

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

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Direct benefits you gain:

  • undertake your own research
  • unique learning experience

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)
  • ethical rehabilitation centre/practices

Accommodation:

No accommodation available!

When does the project run?

All year

Facilities:

refillable drinking water, drop toilets.

How long can I stay?

3 months minimum with 2 days per week. (8 hour shifts)

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

Running daily wolfdog educational tours, care taking of wolfdogs and enclosures they are housed in, facility maintenance etc.

Reviews & ratings

Adriano

Volunteer

Very Good Program

My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday

Corinne

Intern

It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of

Wild Sun Rescue is an animal rehabilitation center located in the remote and scenic fishing village of Cabuya, Costa Rica. The long-term (12 week) volunteer experience involved getting to do hands-on work with all of the animals that are housed at the center, including howler monkeys, capuchins, opossums, squirrels and raptors. The daily duties included diet prep (mostly chopping and cooking fruits and veggies), enclosure cleaning, facility maintenance (repairing enclosures, building new enclosures and enrichment), and animal handling and medical treatment. It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of--nowhere else in the world would I be able to work with all of these amazing animals, in such a unique and beautiful location. As a wildlife biology intern, I also had the opportunity to create my own research project at the center, supervised and assisted by the internship coordinator.

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