Headrock Dogs Rescue

Bang Saphan, Thailand, South East Asia
Our aim is to raise the standards of animal welfare in Bang Saphan and beyond by diligent and compassionate care and education.

Volunteering Activities

Animal Care
Web Work

What We Need

Online social media and fundraising we need volunteers who are experienced in the strategies of increasing our profile across all social media platforms and promotion and marketing.
Hands on volunteers we require people who are passionate about dogs and their welfare. Who have some experience with dogs but don't have to have volunteered in a shelter before.
We need volunteers who can work in the heat and rain and don't mind the dirty work associated with caring for dogs.
Volunteers who have a medical background or work as a vet nurse or a physiotherapist would be very welcome.
Our hours are from 9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. If volunteers want to work in the afternoon the hours are 1.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

When & Who


We need volunteers throughout the year. The summer months from May - September our need is the greatest. We can't take more than 5 at a time.
Yes, we require a minimum of 10 Days
The volunteers can stay as long as they want if they organise their visas. They can stay for one month without a visa.
Individuals, Retirees

Our Fees

No fees

1 Review

More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Pick Up/Drop Off

We can book volunteers into the beach bungalows that give volunteers a discount. These bungalows are 30 mins walk along the beach to us.

Contact Person

Verity Cattanach Poole
71/1 Moo 1 Pong Prasart Bang Saphan Thailand 77140, Bang Saphan, Thailand.

Other Ways to support us

Medical equipment, supplies such as bandages and wound dressings. Anti inflammatory and antiseptic creams, Oral de-tick treatments, vitamins and fish oils. Harnesses for dogs 15ks - 20ks. Puppy harnesses to 10ks. Raincoats for 15ks dogs.

Additional Info about Us

Up to 5 people

Outreach Manager who handles all our rescue work
Healing Centre assistant who cares for all the dog at our Healing Centre
Healing Centre part time who works in the afternoons working with our Healing Centre assistant
Administration assistant who works with the co-owner in all computer admin work.


Volunteers need a visa if they stay for over one month.
We can book accommodation with a beach bungalow that offers discounts to our volunteers. Called Lola Bungalows it has a FB page.

No change in seasons

Our mission to rescue abandoned and sick Thai dogs began in 2002 in a town called Hua Hin 200ks away. We moved to Bang Saphan in 2009 where animal welfare is scant and little government support is provided for neutering and vaccinations. This makes our work critical.​

We cover a huge area, almost 900kms between Bang Saphan and the Myanmar border, with an estimated 100,000 stray animals throughout the region.

Rescue, sterilisation, treatment and adoption of sick and injured dogs and puppies, together with feeding programs at local temples, are all vital components of our mission.