Hello! I'm Laura, a digital nomad who was caught in the conundrum of being an animal lover without clipping the wings on my feet long enough to adopt a pet. So, I decided to volunteer at animal shelters while globetrotting. Needless to say, the day I came back from visiting my first shelter I knew I needed to do more, and Leaving Pawprints was born.
Leave footprints as you travel, and the animals you help will leave pawprints on your heart.
"Be the change you want to see in the world."
Leaving Pawprints connects travelers with animal shelters across the globe. We lay the foundation by communicating with the shelters to find out what support they need.
It's up to you to choose how you help.
Pick your place
Choose your pace
Pack your bags
"Figure out what breaks your heart in the world. That’s your purpose. Find the folks working to fix that thing in the world and join them. Those are your people."~Glennon Doyle
Animal lovers know firsthand the heartbreak of encountering abused and homeless animals in the street. There are many ways to make a positive impact when you travel, but perhaps no greater joy for those of us with a soft spot for pawed creatures is volunteering with animals abroad.
At Leaving Pawprints, we believe that giving back shouldn’t cost you money. So, we’ve connected with animal shelters across the globe to learn about their volunteer needs. We give you the details that many costly international volunteer programs hide behind a paywall.
What does that mean for you? The opportunity to tap into your independent globetrotter ways, communicating directly with the animal shelter of your choice, allowing the two of you to decide how you can help the most.
Whether your travel plans allow for a single visit to drop off cat litter or a month-long volunteer escapade walking dogs, you and the shelter can work together to arrange a plan that creates the balance you want between volunteering and sightseeing.