Volunteer: Come out and lend a hand!

No matter who you are or what you are able to do…we need you! There are so many ways to help while you are at the shelter and so many pups to cuddle. See below for a list of activities that you can help with, and some helpful FAQ’s about volunteering.

Contact Us to Volunteer


México, Merida-Uman, Fracc. San Lorenzo, 97390 Taníl, Yuc.

Volunteer Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Volunteer FAQs

Q: What kinds of things can volunteers help with?

It depends on what is going on that day so be sure to check in with Silvia or Wendy but here are a few things that we always need help with:

  • Cuddles!
  • Picking up poop
  • Washing food bowls
  • Cleaning/scrubbing kennel floors and benches
  • Cleaning and replenishing water buckets
  • Bathing dogs 
  • Raking up leaves
Q: What should I wear?

Wear whatever you are comfortable in, and you are okay with getting dirty! Depending on what activity you are helping with at the shelter we recommend closed toed shoes that you are also okay with getting wet (shoes like crocs are great options). The dogs like to jump up to say hi, so sometimes shorts can mean getting some love scratches. Shorts that come to your knees are great for protecting your skin. Sunscreen is recommended and a hat is also great for keeping the sun out of your eyes.

Q: What should I bring?

Bring water and stay hydrated! The rest highly depends on what activities you are helping with at the shelter and how long you plan to be there. Bring a snack if you plan to be there for a while, you can also bring the animals some treats as well.

Q: Where should I go when I get there?

Come on in through the gates. Always be mindful of making sure the dogs don’t escape through any of the gates. If you are volunteering on a Sunday, check in with Silvia to see where your help is needed. If you are there any other day of the week, check in with Wendy. She will happily point you in the direction of where you can help!

Q: Do you need any supplies? / What can I donate?

Events & Fundraisers

2024 Calendars Are On Sale Now

$225 pesos | $15 USD | $20 CAD

Get your 2024 Calendars ordered today or pick one up at a location listed below. This year’s calendar features each of our amazing sponsors paired with one of our lovely adoptable dogs. These make the perfect gift for animal lovers, and a wonderful idea for a host gift.