The hostel (cat hostel now) is owned by Karin (Belgium) who has lived in Las Galeras for almost 22 years. She has 11 horses and does customized educational horse trips for small groups. The hostel is a big house with dorm rooms and two private rooms, the owner lives on the second floor.
The hostel works in order to maintain a lot of rescued animals +50 heads in total ,11 horses, 2 dogs, 1 chicken and 47 cats which are all steriel and in good health now.
Last year Karin has built " The Cat House on the Hill" on the same property so that not all the cats live in the hostel.
Betreuung von Tieren
Tourismus / Gastgewerbe
You can learn a lot about animals, life in the D.R., tourisme, nature and yourself.
This is suitable for someone who loves nature and animals and doesn't mind to help wherever help is needed.
The last years a lot of cats have been rescued and adopted so imported is that you love cats and willing to help me with taking care of the cats and 2 dogs. A little of experience with horses would be nice.
FOR NOW (summer 2021)
A person who doesn't mind cleaning the hostel, rooms and public area. Also doing some gardening around the main house (keeping the garden free of leaves and some weeding) as with so many animals it is important that the place is always clean. Possible also some work to do with the horses in case you like that.
Important is that you need to like animals a lot or you will not be comfortable here.
A second person who will daily clean ("The Cat House on the Hill") this house is for cats only and about 27 cats are living in it. Cleaning includes cleaning and changing the waterbowls, litterboxes, the floor, taking away spiderwebs if there are any, giving a bath to our paralysed kitten etc.
Also a lot of wieding around the cathouse.
The person who needs to be a catlover can live in a house on the property where in also 2 older cats are living.
You can have a room if available otherwise a bed in the dorm. To the person who comes for the cats I can offer a house. Two cats are living in the house so i can't rent it out enymore. Host is not a cook, the volunteers can use the shared kitchen/living space in the hostel, have to buy there own groceries and cook for themselves.
Las Galeras is a small tourist/fishing village and the dominant culture is still Dominican. There are many beautiful hidden beaches in the area as well as good hiking/horse trails. the hostel is 3 miles from Las Galeras situated in the countryside next to the Cabo Samaná park. Humpback whale watching season is mid Jan to mid March and many come to this area just to see the whales. Transportation is easy and inexpensive, motor-taxis and local buses for the short distances and the national bigger tourbus companies for longer distance.
What to do here, swimming, snorkeling, diving, hiking, horse riding, walk the dogs, photograph nature, in town dancing merengue and bachata.
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