Aklan Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation Center

Aklan Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation Center

Aklan Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation Center
4.5
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Especially if like to see a local animal rescue in action, walk our dogs on the nearby beach, help clean the kennels, pet the cats, play with the kittens, see the happy faces at feeding time. Our staff are more than happy to direct you to splendid, undiscovered sites in the area. For a fee we can even take you there with our AARRC pickup.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Javier C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Solo
Being around handicapped dogs is a unique experience. They just crave for your attention. Bridges is blind, but still young at heart, and plays with both humans and dogs. Tina and Midnight back legs are paralyzed, so they could only go for a walk at the beach on a wheelchair, but they really enjoyed those ocasional walks more than anything.

Please visit the center and take them for a walk. Jenie Mae and the staff are very friendly and introduce you to every dog. They will join you for the walk. I spent a week there and I didn't want to leave. Handicapped dogs are so attaching. Please bring a little sunshine to this lovely creatures, and simply take them for a walk on the beach. Have the oportunity to see their happiness during the walk is priceless.
Written February 15, 2015
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Joanne O
Melbourne, Australia35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Solo
In the Philippines there seems to be a lot of stray dogs, I was extremely lucky and grateful to visit here. While it is confronting, you can still see the joy and love in the dogs' faces.
I went on a beach walk with a few of the dogs. Brought a huge smile on my face seeing the dogs run freely on the sand.
Written August 10, 2016
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NMacken
London, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017
We had some time to kill in kalibo and we had read about this place. We arrived unannounced and we were instantly welcomed in. They have so many rescues in this place. All the dogs were very excited as we walked in. We spent some time talking to the interns - they were telling us all about the different dogs and their stories. Some of them were truly heartbreaking. They do a really good job here with little resources. We were able to take some of the dogs for a walk on the beach - including one that just got a new wheelchair. She was super excited to use it! All of the dogs were so loveable! I would have loved to adopt one but we are on a world trip so unable to do we just made a donation. They adopt the dogs out for free to find them good homes. If you are abroad you just pay for jabs/shots etc.
A very rewarding day.❤️
Written March 2, 2017
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theonlyed
36 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
My girlfriend and I had an afternoon spare in Kalibo before catching a flight, so being animal lovers thought we would check this place out. We took a 10 min tricycle ride out of the town and got to a very unwelcoming alleyway. In here we could see some locals feeding lots of dogs in cages but they didn't acknowledge us at all or welcome us in. There were also a lot of angry, feral dogs that approached us outside the fenced area so we decided to get out of there immediately. We should have known better seeing that there were no reviews here for over 2 years but here is an update for all, do not come here.
Written June 18, 2019
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Stevieshoes
London, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
Stopped by unannounced and was made to feel so welcome. Was showed around the place and fussed the many dogs who had so much energy and enthusiasm. Lots of love around the place and you feel the compassion and care everyone has for every cat and dog.

Was lucky to accompany several dogs on a walk to the beach. Wonderful to see the dogs playing and splashing in the sea. On the walk back the 8 year old son and I noticed 4 new born kittens left beside the road. The boy immediately said 'rescue!' carried the small ones home in his arms. So sad it is unlikely they will survive many days without their mother. Rest in peace little ones. May this place continue to give love and care for many days and years ahead. A highlight of my trip, no doubt at all.
Written February 12, 2017
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They're still with us, but indeed, their chances aren't that great but we are doing our best. Thx for the donation! Mich.
Written February 13, 2017
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Jenni S
Queenstown, New Zealand37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
Walking in to the beautiful house where the shelter is located was such an emotional experience. As an animal lover it was hard not to burst into tears when I was greeted by dogs big and small, some were limping, some could barely walk, one was completely blind, many had skin problems... But as I met Jean May who runs the place my heart felt elated: she and the team love these dogs and take good care of them.
It was absolutely amazing to see how happy the dogs were and hanging out with them, just petting and cuddling the dogs and taking them to the beach for a run was purely enjoyable.
You will feel so good spending time with these animals it's unlike any other tourist thing in SE Asia.
I'll be back!
Written December 29, 2016
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paulino636
Saint Louis, MO94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
Beaches, waterfalls, caves, diving, and throw in the odd museum. That’s tourism in the Philippines. I needed a break to do a different activity, and lo and behold I see this place listed as a “thing to do” in Kalibo. I just dropped by without an appointment around 5 pm, and the staff was quite happy to let me in and pet the animals and assist them for the dogs’ evening walk. It’s really heartwarming to see that these animals that would normally be put down are getting a second chance. All of the animals there are nonaggressive. Some are friendly, some are shy but there is no need to worry about being bit. I sure do pity the neighbors though as the barking can be quite loud and incessant especially when visitors come. This place is off the beaten path for sure. I would not count on a tricycle driver knowing where this place is at, so be prepared to guide him. There is no entrance fee, but I gave a donation at the end of my visit. More cities in the Philippines need a place like this. Also, the owner of the facility does rent out some of the rooms in the facility. Jenny, the director there, mentioned about the rooms and that they are available online through one of the more popular “bnb” sites.
Written May 30, 2016
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David R
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
Took a tricycle from the airport to this beautiful house, it is home to over 30 dogs and many cats that were injured or in need of special care in order to be adopted out. The lady at the centre is super nice and willing to chat for a while over a cold drink. Go if you are an animal lover, they are such lovely creatures!
Written February 17, 2016
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Keryn K
New York City, New York1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Solo
The guys at AARRC are the best. Jenie Mae from the Center traveled to Boracay to pick up a sick puppy I had found on the beach. The puppy received medical treatment and great care and has had a great time living with all the other dogs. If it were not for the AARRC, these animals would, unfortunately, not have a chance. Thankfully, the Center provides refuge to scores of dogs and cats. It is one of the very few animal organizations that exist in the Philippines. Visiting the center and interacting with and helping the animals would be a great, meaningful addition to a trip to the Philippines.
Written February 18, 2015
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Marije B
Daly City, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
Please everyone go here! It's such an amazing place for animallovers. Went to both locations, one in town for newly rescued cats and dogs in need of intensive care, the other at the edge of town with more advanced shelter facilities.

The people working at the rescue centre are lovely and very welcoming. True animal lovers

I spend a few hours in the cattery cuddling and playing with the cats that wanted to.

A donation to this place really helps the stray population cats and dogs in need of special care. There is a strong need for medication and veterinary supplies to treat the animals.
Written May 1, 2017
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