Long term volunteer abroad, do volunteer work with dogs


Long term volunteer abroad possibility.

We, Robin and the Skoebidoedogs offer the opportunity to 2 dog lovers to live with us for one year or longer, and learn -for free- all about dogs and how to train Skoebidoe Petfinder Search Dogs

1.Profile long term volunteers for volunteer work with dogs:

You are between 16 and 22 years.

You love to be, and live with dogs,

You consider them as friends and approach the dogs with love

You respect them as a living being with a free will

You like to take care of dogs and other animals

You are happy when they are happy

You like to live close to nature and can live with no much comfort

You do not mind being dirty

You can “work, play” outside with the dogs in all weather types

You want to transmit what you have learned to others

You stay minimum one year.

You can contribute for your basic living costs of 100 euros a month. (if you do not have  click here  we can help you )

2.Profile long term volunteers for volunteer work as a handy person and help with the daily taking care of the animals and the house

See above but NO contribution for the basic living costs

You like to make doghouses, fences etc.

You can do small, maybe also bigger reparations outside and inside the house

What you get in return

You have the opportunity to live the life you like

You will live among the dogs

You will live in a beautiful environment with nice people

We take care of you

You will make friends for life who always will be there for you

You will have a place to stay and to return whenever you want in your life

you will learn (if you want) how to become financial independent and

how to earn your money without a job or to go to work every day (this can be very useful in case you want to study after your volunteering here)

You can stay longer with us when you like it

You can stay member of our team and help in your home country or help in case of emergencies

Your life will have a meaning!

This sounds good :).to you?

Send a mail to Robin@scoobydoodogs.com with some information about yourself, your motivation and questions, and specify if you apply for volunteer work with dogs or as a handy person.

We are looking forward reading it.

Be Happy

Robin & Skoebidoe

Ask Skoebidoe: what are Pet Search Dogs?

Pet Search Dogs are dogs trained to find missing pets.

They are also called PetFinder Search Dogs, Pet Search and Rescue Dogs, PetFinder Search and Rescue Dogs, Pet Scent dogs, PetFinder Scent Dogs, …

There are 2 types of training:

1. Training Disaster Search Dog:

the dogs are searching for missing animals after a disaster, bombing attack etc… The dogs are searching in “generally” after missing pets under stones, ground, water,…

The dogs run free under the supervision of their trainer and scent the air and the ground. When they find the place where a missing pet is buried, they give the learned “alert” signal. Some dogs can be trained to help dig out.

The pet search dogs first learn to find missing people after they get additional training to find missing pets.

Like the disaster search dogs for missing people that is the most easy training and search work for a dog (except the under water rescue activities).

2. Training Track Search Dog :

the pet search dogs search a missing pet by following the track after being given a sample of the pet’s scent. The scent can come from some hair the leash, collier sleeping mat etc..

During the search activity the pet search dogs are kept on a long tracking leash.

The pet search dog follows the complete track,.

That means that if a dog has run away and got for example after a rabbit, the search dog will follow the complete track and the chasing after the rabbit.

This can be big adventure because:

The run away dog does not stop before fences and do not choose the easiest way:

or the pet is in a panic and do not know what it is doing

or it has been running away and has the greatest time of his, or her life, following all interesting smells on the ground and in the air. That implies that a track can lead you and your dog into the woods, fields, rivers, streets, gardens of people,… where ever you can imagine

The pet search dogs must discriminate the scent

Like we smell easily dogs, cats, horses but do not catch easily the human scent it is more easy for the dog to scent, follow and discriminate a human track than to discriminate other dog tracks.

To make the training more easy for the dog we first

The pet search dog is first trained as a people search dog and after as a pet search dog.

It is important that the petfinder rescue dogs search at full speed,

They run most of the time. This is necessary to gain time on the missing dog, or other pet to catch up and be able to retrieve it.

It is recommended to work with minimum 2 pet finder search teams and to work alternately not to lose time by resting.

It is ideal for teens from 12 years and plus because they have a lot of energy, a lot of free time, most of the teens like dogs and other pets

and to experience from a young age that it feels goods to help…..

it is good to do it as a family it strengthens the family bonds

It is very recommended for kids with adhd wholoves dogs. It canalizes their energy in a good direction, helps learning to focus and made thim feel to be useful and appreciated

Like Skoebidoe, most dogs love to search, and rescue pets!


About Skoebidoe

There has been done a lot of breeding with the German Shepherd dog and people have created a lot of sub races. Nowadays there exist many types of German Shepherds.

17 years ago I bought a little beautifull pup from the “Old German Shepherd” race. Skoebidoe puppy

The “Old German Shepherd” is the most original
the one who is the most related to the wolfs.
The hair is long and the dogs are smaller than the other German Shepherds.
They are very intelligent and have a very good social character

What is her name?

It is my belief that everybody has his own name and that we do not have to learn a dog to listen to his name.
Instead, we have to find the name of the pup…

I have experienced that when we find the real name of the dog
they are happy and respond immediately  by looking up and swinging their tail. They listen immediately

I always find the names quite easy and rapid. Looking at the puppy or dog I say all the names I can imagine till I get the response of the dog.

So I did with my little puppy…
But she did not respond on anything I came up with.
Weeks passed by, and I still did not have her name and she did not come when I called her.
I thought that I would never find her name….

And than one morning ….

I was cleaning up my place and while cleaning I have the habit to sing. That particular morning I sang the Scoobydoo-song-theme.
To my big surprise I saw my puppy rising her head, looking toward me swinging her tail…

This was my lucky day.
After weeks of searching her name without results I spoke the magical words Scoobydoo, Skoebidoe while looking at her … and she came straight away !

How happy we both were 🙂
Me and my little Scoobydoo Skoebidoe, we found each other for life!

Skoebidoe grew up as a very special dog!
She became a PetFinder Search and Rescue Dog.
Together we searched for missing dogs, cats, goes, …. people from several countries called for our help to find their missing pet.
At that time, we probably were the only Petfinder-team in Europe.

Skoebidoe falls in love.
Skoebidoe never payed much attention to male dogs.
She liked it when they looked at her, when they gives her licks and hugs but there it had to end.

But when Moetti – the sun of my Indian Shepherd dog Shewha
and the award winner Groenendaler, Shepherd male- became an adult male,
she fell deeply in love.

She had all reasons to 🙂
Tall with very long black hair, beautiful eyes and a very good character he gives her all his attention and love…. and little Scoobydoos are born…….. with the scent genes of the mum and a huge amount of energy.

They grew up and after some years at their turn they gave birth to little Skoebidoes.

In 2016 Skoebidoe followed the circle of life and short after is reborn as the youngest of 6 puppies from her daughter Sheetah.

As a very little pup she responds immediately on her name Skoebidoe and she knows all the places in the house.
She responds on our special language and gestures of the scent and search training learned in her previous Skoebidoe-life.

We both are so happy again….

Very young this time she chooses “her male” … he is tall with long black hair, beautiful eyes and he has a nice character…. very soon she gives birth to 5 puppies,

a new generation Skoebidoe dogs is born

a new generation Skoebidoe dogs is born

a new Skoebidoe generation,… is born!

All the dogs are listening when I call the “Skoebidoe dogs” or when I sing the Scoobydoo theme

…. Skoebidoe Dogs becomes the name for my Petfinder Search Dogs and the other dogs who will join

Because it is time for me, LouAnn Robin, to transmit all my knowledge so that “Skoebidoe Search Dog Teams” can find missing pets all over the world. They will make children, adults and their pets happy when they have each other back.

Scoobydoo Dogs…. Skoebidoe Dogs are dogs with a mission….

If you want your dog to become a Skoebidoe PetFinder Search Dog, or you want to become part of the team … please contact me, or leave a comment. I am making up the schedule for the trainings for the next year(s).

With love for all living beings

LouAnn and Skoebidoe