Seoul Rescued Animal Care

Participate in the upkeep of the animal rehabilitation and rescue center in lovely Korea, where rescued animals such as dogs and pigs are cleaned, fed, and generally cared for.

These animals were rescued from an ‘illegal dog farm’ which bred these dogs to take them to the slaughter house and sell them as a piece of meat. The activist and the non-profit organization won the fight against these illegal dog farm and took control of it by turning the dog farm into a protection shelter and looking after the rescued animals with all the love they deserve.


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Program Description

The program is run at the shelter located on the top of a mountain, with around 150 dogs awaiting their turn for adoption. The shelter is run purely by participants and 2 staff that works there permanently.

Over the course of one week, you will offer a helping hand at the animal shelters and help the local team take excellent care of the rescued animals of Korea.

The non-profit organization who will supervise and work with you as the local team, is called “care”. They were established in 2002 and have been working to save animals from all sorts of abuse and abandonment. They also run campaigns for foreigners to adopt stray animals to take back home, or help the adopted animals make their way to their new home.

Moreover, you will play a major role in assisting the process of rehabilitation, recovery and release. You will feed and clean the animals while being involved in other activities.

As a general rule, we kindly ask you to follow the safety instructions and not to whistle or make loud noises when you first meet them, as this can be seen as a sign of aggression. Try to build trust before going near them.

Thus, grab this rare opportunity to be part of this meaningful community program as you extend your genuine heart and hand to the rescued dogs who have been deprived of their rights to be taken care of.

Aims & Objectives

  • Lend a helping hand in taking care of animals.
  • Help the injured or starving animals to recover their health.
  • Learn about Korea and animals that live with Koreans.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.



  • Orientation
  • Introduction meeting, House rules, Setting Expectations, Health and Safety Advice, handling of documents & Signing up of relevant documents and South Korea Do’s and Don’ts, Dress Codes and basic Culture Lessons
  • Seoul City tour

Tuesday to Friday

  • Work at Animal Care Shelter

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                –

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

  • Due to the length and active nature of this program and as there are lots of outdoor and physical activities under the heat of the sun, a decent level of fitness is required.

Additional Equipment

Personal belongings such as:

  • Comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting wet or dirty.
  • Comfortable and sturdy shoes as there are lots of activities taken by foot.
  • Bring Personal toiletries such as basic soap, shampoo, toothpaste and towels.
  • Bring also hat, sunglasses to protect from the heat of the sun particularly during your placement activities.
  • An environmentally friendly sunscreen or lotion is also advised to protect you from the heat of the sun and please carry with you preventive agents during outdoor activities, such as mosquito repellents for insect bites or other insects that may irritate your skin.
  • Moreover, bring Medicines with you especially if you have to take specific medicines on a regular basis as well as other medicines for headaches and stomach aches.
  • Refillable water bottles and hydration packs to stay hydrated throughout the day particularly during the placement.
  • We recommend everyone to bring a functioning smartphone to use the map and taxi apps etc. and to use in your free time.

Dress Code:

  • Personal AppearanceYou may wish to bring a range of options from casual to business casual, similar to what you might wear at home. There is no strict restriction on the clothes you choose to wear in your free time, but please make sure you pack work clothes for the following placement.

  • Cover up as much as possible in the spirit of the local culture to avoid embarrassment.

  • Your clothes must not be too short, too tight, or too revealing. Kindly make sure your shoulders and legs are covered.
  • It is completely fine to wear western clothes as long as they fit the local standards.
  • Be thoughtful of the graphics, symbols or text printed on your clothing and avoid wearing clothing styles that might be inappropriate especially when visiting Royal Palace and Temples in your free time.