Helping the dogs of Cusco, Peru

Volunteering with Globalteer in Latin America and South East Asia makes a huge difference not only to the day to day running of our projects, but also to each project’s ability to achieve long-term goals and make sustainable change in the community.Jo Rich, who volunteered for nine weeks at the Peru Dog Rescue Project in […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Stephen

“I loved and cherished every moment I spent there and actually seeing the appreciation in the dogs eyes with their wagging tails and wide smiles.”Stephen Bajwa is from Scotland and volunteered at the Globalteer Peru Dog Project for three months from June to September 2015.Taking the first steps I really liked the fact that Globalteer […]

Dog rescue volunteer adopts Peruvian pooch

Canada has welcomed a new furry citizen and a little part of Cusco to its shores! Rafaela, a puppy who was rescued by the Peru Dog Project, recently left for Canada where she will now permanently live with her adoptive mother and Globalteer Peru Dog Rescue Project volunteer Shae.Like many dogs at the shelter, who […]

Peru volunteers join Cusco celebrations

Volunteer in Cusco June is a spectacular month to Volunteer in Cusco, with a range of festivals held around the area. Celebrating both Inca and Spanish culture, history and art. This year was no exception, with Globalteer’s Peru Dog Rescue and Peru Community Project volunteers, along with our lovely Cusco staff, savouring the spectacle of […]

A Cusco dog’s tale with a happy ending!

We are delighted to welcome Umiña to the Globalteer Cusco family, although it must be said that our new addition has a few extra legs and is a bit hairier than normal. Oh, and there’s also the fact that she has a tail.Umiña had been living at the Peru Dog Project since she was just […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Rhys

“I began to feel I was with family as our bond grew – the team spirit was amazing and the work so rewarding”36 year-old Welshman Rhys volunteered at the Peru Dog Rescue Project for three weeks in October and November 2014. As a teacher and qualified dog psychologist and having already volunteered with animal projects in […]

Meet The Dogs at the Peru Dog Project

Dog Shelter in Cusco Many of the animals at the Dog Shelter in Cusco were previously living on the streets or mistreated by their owners. Rescued dogs live at a shelter until a suitable adoptive home is found for them. Unfortunately, in Peru many people prefer to have male dogs. Therefore many of the female […]

Free private Spanish classes for volunteers in Cusco

Volunteers with Globalteer’s Peru Community Project and the Peru Dog Rescue Project can now enjoy a week’s worth of private Spanish classes in Cusco absolutely free of charge.Whilst a knowledge of Spanish is not necessary for any of our Cusco-based placements, we know that many volunteers like to combine their volunteer work with the inspirational […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Theo

“To anyone thinking about coming I would say, just come. Don’t think about it too much. It’s the best thing I have ever done.”23 year-old Theo from Cambridgeshire in England had recently qualified as an audio engineer but was working as a waiter when he thought, ‘that’s it, I have to do something different’.Despite never […]

Postcard from the Peru Dog Rescue Project

Globalteer has recently agreed a partnership with an inspirational dog rescue centre on the outskirts of the city of Cusco in Peru. Our volunteers can now devote time and support to helping develop the centre and care for its resident dogs, all of which have been rescued from lives of often unimaginable misery on the […]