Sanctuary Hostel is a work in progress and is currently in the gestation stage.
When fully operational, Sanctuary Hostel will be a private stray animal rescue/ Refugio along with a 30 bed hostel for tourists seeking a unique experience in animal welfare volunteer work while visiting the beautiful area of Rosarito.
The Sanctuary Hostel will be a US based nonprofit organization and will also be registered as a nonprofit organization/ Asociación Civil in Mexico.
At present we have already acquired a plot of land in Rosarito, MX in a residential neighborhood about 1 KM from the Pacific ocean. Work is underway to engage a local architect who is skilled in designing buildings made out of eco-friendly and locally sourced materials. The Sanctuary Hostel will be an experiment in a self sufficient, low impact, eco-friendly living and will try to grow some of its own food and use recycled rain water or well water.
The immediate plan is to build a 30 bed hostel where tourists will stay and volunteer for the animal sanctuary making this a unique travel experience.
The Sanctuary Hostel will be operated on a financial model that will generate funds needed support the animal rescue operation. This model seems to be the way to go as most animal rescue operations fail due to lack of long term ongoing donations needed to fund such operations.
The founder of the organization is a disabled veteran. He is seeking volunteer help in several areas to make progress on this project. The areas where help is most required at present are non-profit formation, registration in US and Mexico, fundraising, grant applications and social media. If you are experienced in any of these and would like to make a measurable difference in the lives of stray animals, please contacts us with details about your offered skills and experience.
You may join as a volunteer for the Sanctuary Hostel by joining the Facebook group at Sanctuary Hostel Volunteers.