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Do you enjoy talking to people and want to join a friendly team?  Are you a bit of a bookworm or perhaps a fashion guru? Do you have an eye for colour co-ordination? If you can answer ‘yes’ to ANY ONE of these and can regularly spare a few hours a week to help in our bright new shop, then we would love to hear from you. No previous experience necessary. Income generated by the shop contributes significantly towards the running costs of the PAWS Dog Shelter.

Interested or want to find out more information? Please call our Administrative Secretary on 96612169 or email


The PAWS Shelter and the Charity Shop are always looking for helping hands to care for the dogs or assistance with fundraising by working at the shop. Wherever the volunteering is done it all helps to keep the shelter a clean and safe environment for the animals.


Working at the shelter can include any of the following jobs that are carried out on a daily or regular basis:

Cleaning the dog pens and compounds.
Cleaning the staff kitchen area.
Cleaning the animal kitchen area.
Bathing and grooming dogs.
Walking and playing with dogs.
Maintenance of the shelter.
Pruning trees and bushes.

Come along and observe PAWS helpers in action any morning of the week. This way you would get a ‘feel’ for the organisation and see what goes on at the kennels. If you felt comfortable, you could assist an experienced volunteer in some of the tasks that they do without making any longer term commitment.

If you wanted to take things to the next stage and become a volunteer you would be more than welcome. We understand that some people cannot make a commitment to volunteer on the same day each week as they have obligations elsewhere. Speak to us about it and we can come to an arrangement that is convenient for you. Similarly if you only come to Cyprus for a few weeks of the year, you could still make a valuable contribution.

Go on, take that first step, come and see us or contact Matt or Pete on 99683775. You and the PAWS dogs have everything to gain! Shelter opening hours to public: 0700 - 1200



There are also vacancies at the Charity Shop in Chlorakas. Duties there include:

Sorting and preparing goods that have been donated by the public.
Ensure that the displays show the goods to best effect and that the shop is tidy.
Assist and interact with customers of all nationalities.

Occasional DIY work.

Occasionally need some stock taken from the shop to the shelter and vice versa.

Even if you have 2 or 3 hours a week which you can spare and would like to get involved helping at the shop please contact Steph on 97 826876. Many hands make light work.


There is also a need for people to assist with fund-raising for the charity. As you can imagine an organisation such as PAWS is dependent on fundraising, and of course the charity must be kept afloat, and in a position to continue looking after dogs. Assistance is needed with sourcing and maintaining sponsors, organising regular social events and devising new ways for the charity to raise funds. If you have had previous experience in such a role, or you are an individual who has a creative flair and love talking and relating to people, this could be a rewarding experience for both yourself and PAWS.

If you are interested in any of the above roles in PAWS, please contact us, or just call in and speak to us.

Shelter opening hours: 0700 - 1200

Shop opening hours: 0900 - 1700, except Wed,Sat (0900 - 1300)