Asociación Huanchaco Esperanza Canina

Huanchaco, Peru, South America
Asociación Huanchaco Esperanza Canina is an association based in Huanchaco, Peru, dedicated to rescuing and taking care of street dogs who have been abandoned, are sick, hurt or mistreated. Esperanza means ‘hope’ in Spanish and that’s what we want to give the dogs in our shelter.

Volunteering Activities

Animal Care

What We Need

The sort of activities for volunteers are as follows.

- Taking care of the dogs (feeding them, socialising with them, general maintenance of the shelter). This is fun and rewarding and where we need most of the help.
- Fundraising activities.
- Helping with dog rescues.
- Adoption initiatives.
- Assisting with de-fleaing, de-worming and sterilisation campaigns.

When & Who

Yes, we require a minimum of 3 Weeks

What we Provide

Types: Homestay, Volunteer House

We have 2 accomodations. depending on availability and duration you will be staying in the volunteer appartment or in the house where the shelter owner lives, in the center of huanchaco near the beach. the owner lives there with her dogs. the house has shared volunteer rooms (each their bathroom). the kitchen, living room, outside terras etc is shared.

Wifi & Satellite
Hot Water

Our Fees

$6 daily

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Contact Person

Marjolein Bekkers
Huanchaco, Peru.

Additional Info about Us

5 to 10 people

6 mornings a week: 9.30 - 12.30:
- in the dogshelter cleaning, feeding, maintenance, playing etc
2/3 afternoons (depending on amount and experience of volunteers): 4-5.30:
- 2nd feeding puppies, locking in dogs that need to be locked in, check the shelter


in summer months the feeding might be done in afternoons due to the heat. this changes the overall schedule.

The Esperanza Canina shelter has been there for a couple of years now. We just recently got registered as an official Asociación and starting to professionalize so we can help more and more dogs. Besides the shelter we help dogs in the streets when we can when they are in urgent need of help.

We are totally depending on donations and help of volunteers.

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