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Domestic Animal Rescue Shelter

From 1 Week $ 495

What does the price include?

This organization has a truly wonderful heart and soul for the wellbeing of all dogs and cats in the Hout Bay area. It’s a pro life organization that rescues and cares for neglected, abused or abandoned dogs and cats and do everything in their power to rehome them. The premises, is 5 minutes away from Volunteering Cape Town’s base and consists of outdoor and indoor kennel areas for the dogs, an extensive cat garden and sanctuary as well as indoor rooms for those animals in need of treatment and/or rehabilitation.

At a glance:

  • The minimum duration for this project is 1 week
  • The minimum age is 18 years
  • Love-o-meter rating (amount of love generated by volunteer/cat or dog interaction) is off the charts at about 11/10
  • Requirements:
  • Project hours: 9 am – 12:30 pm
  • The project runs from Monday to Friday year round
  • Distance from Volunteer House is 4 km

Please click “Read More” below for the full 2108 price list and more detail.

  • Price List For 2018

  • 1 Week $ 495

    2 Weeks $ 795

    4 Weeks $ 1295

    8 Weeks $ 2195

    We’d love to see more of you! Please inquire for longer or tailor made stays.


  • How you'll be involved


    The primary task for volunteers is loving, walking and giving love and attention to the cats and dogs.

    Other tasks include: brushing, cat sitting in the Cat Garden, walking the dogs, sorting and pricing goods for the fundraising Garage Sales, doing environmental clean-ups on the farm and along the river bank or handyman work, tiling and painting or fixing kennels and fences.


  • Volunteer Requirements


    Volunteers┬ámust be over 18 yrs of age to walk dogs and you’ll be required to do a brief orientation on a Wednesday morning.

    Bring closed shoes and old clothes or clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

    Any toys that you bring are welcome since volunteers spend a lot of time playing with the animals and toys get used up. Bring some sugar free peanut butter to mix into their food.

    The shelter is self funded and very much in need of funds, so any donations are welcome.

    If you love cats and dogs, this is a wonderful opportunity to help out, and make a huge difference in our furry friends’ lives.

  • Fundraising

  • This project is in need of funds. Anything you can do either before you arrive, during your stay or after you leave will be greatly appreciated. Perhaps you could:

    • Find ways to collect dog and cat food whilst you are with us.
    • Donate old household goods, books, second hand clothing to DARG to sell at the monthly garage sales for fundraising.
    • Link from your blog or website to ours.
    • Chat to our staff or fundraising team to find other ways to put your skills and connections to good use.
    • Think out of the (dog) box
  • Booking form for Domestic Animal Rescue Shelter

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