“Time is valuable. Volunteering is invaluable.”

Every year volunteers from all over the world, both practical and veterinarian, visit Scooby in Medina del Campo, Spain.  During their stay, whether it is short or long term, they help in the preparation of food, feeding the dogs, cleaning the paddocks, providing the dogs with medical and emotional attention, do handy-man jobs and the many other jobs that come with working at a shelter.  Volunteering at Scooby is an exceptional experience – for both you, and the animals that can’t wait to meet you!

Here are just a few of the benefits of volunteering:

  1. Gratefulness. You’ll never find a more thankful and accepting comrade than an animal you’ve comforted.
  2. Good company. You’ll make lots of new friends—and not just the four-legged kind. Working side by side with people from all over the world who share similar interests can forge lifelong friendships.
  3. A new you! You’ll discover skills you never knew you had, and you may be surprised at what you’re capable of accomplishing.
  4. Be part of the solution. You’ll be working to make Scooby more comfortable for all its animals. You’ll make the jobs of everyone working for Scooby a little easier by lending a hand and spreading the message of responsible pet ownership and animal protection.

Anyone 18 and over may volunteer. For safety reasons, children five and under cannot volunteer (but certainly may visit). Anyone between the ages of six and seventeen may volunteer at the discretion of the staff if accompanied by parent or guardian.

Volunteering at Scooby is a great way to spend your time while making a difference in a life, whether it’s a dog, cat or even a farm animal!  There are so many ways you can help out and it is all appreciated.  If you are interested in volunteering at Scooby, please email us and we will contact you to discuss the workings of the shelter.

Covid-19 Update

December 12, 2020: Due to the current situation, we are not flying to or from Spain to bring dogs to Canada for adoption. We are not accepting applications for adoptions until further notice.

We encourage you to support the Scooby Medina shelter directly, with monetary donations to support them during this difficult time.