We are always looking for more help for the shelter. No matter if you want to help online, or at the shelter, there is plenty that you can do to help us! Here's an example of the things we need help with:

Online work:

1. Making posts and content

Do you have writing skills? We always need help making the magazine, creating posts for the facebook, gathering information for the website and other similar things. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to give even just one hour per month for this!

2. Marketing and advertising

We always need help to find more people to engage with the shelter. Creating groups, finding co-operation partners and spreading the word is one of the best ways you can help us. If you want to help by raising awareness, please send us a message!

3. Image and video wizards!

Do you have passion or background about photos and videos? We desperately need help from people who would like to create videos about the shelter, so please contact us and we will get you started with it!

Work at the shelter:

1. On holiday?

If you are on a holiday here in Crete, you are always welcomed to come and visit. Play with the dogs, take them for walks or even help us clean the place! Any help and time given to the shelter is always appreciated. 

2. Come and volunteer

If you are planning a holiday, or just want to take some time off from your normal life, come and volunteer at our shelter! We can help you find accommodation and you can spend as much or as little time with the dogs and cats as you wish!

3. Have an internship at the shelter

If you are interested in taking an internship why not do it at our shelter? You will have to work hard, but in return, you will get once in a life time experience on the front line of animal rescuing. 

What else can you do from your country?

1. Spread the word

Sharing is caring and this won’t cost you a thing! One share can have unimaginable effect on the welfare of these animals. We could put a link here to the shelter’s Facebook page and the Instagram page.

2. Have a sale

If you have old stuff lying around the house, host a sale or auction! Tell the people that the money will go to the shelter and give them the opportunity to help as well!

3. Create a support group

One of our best volunteers is just one person who managed to create a support group for us. Without even visiting the shelter, she gathered together her friends and their friends to support and sponsor our dogs. With 10 friends donating 1 € per month, we can give one dog all the parasite medicine it needs for a month to keep them healthy!

4. Arrange a shelter event

If you want to support us even more, you can always arrange a shelter event. If you need any ideas about how to do it and what the idea can be, we will help you! 


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