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Hi, we are a married couple in our 40s with a lovely 3 year old daughter. Tom, originally from England, works as a Marine Scientist (from home at the moment), and Tamsin, originally from Germany, currently stays at home too, looking after our little daughter and our dogs and cats. We live in a rural secluded detached house outside of a small Welsh village, about 5 minutes walk to the coast and close to hills and woods. We have a small field and a few outbuildings.
Tamsin is a big animal lover and can have up to 10 dogs and cats, consisting of our own pet dogs, rescued foster dogs, our own cats, as well as rescued cats ready for adoption. Our dogs and cats are all very much loved and we aim to provide them with all the love and care they deserve. They are all lovely pets who thrive on human attention. Some of the dogs are very lively, but the cats are very calm. We are looking for a real pet lover to help us to take care of our dogs and cats, play with our daughter, as well as possibly do some work around the house and grounds, and help with cooking, washing up etc. We would be looking for a motivated individual or a couple / two friends. You would need to be very pet-loving (ideally with experience of looking after dogs and cats), love children, and be motivated, caring, observant, reliable, trustworthy, friendly, and positive.
Please read our full profile carefully before applying! Although we are a very tolerant and welcoming family, for the safety of our small daughter and pets we cannot accept drug users, heavy drinkers, and we prefer non-smokers. For the same reasons we also cannot accept any volunteers with serious mental health issues that could affect the safety of our daughter or pets. Thanks so much for understanding! :-)
Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Betreuung von Tieren
Babysitten und Kinderbetreuung
Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
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You will gain a lot of experience with dog and cat care, and experience living in a rural area in North Wales. You will also have lots of fun playing with our little daughter, and could gain experience creating a garden or with simple building projects. You would be able to explore the beautiful local hills, coast, and woods, and you would also be able to learn about Welsh, English and German culture.
Usually, Workawayers will spend time playing with our daughter and maybe helping with some light gardening/renovation projects, but mainly looking after our dogs and cats, which involves:
- Getting up at around 8am to feed the dogs and cats and to exercise the dogs outside
- Exercising the dogs 2 more times throughout the day in the afternoon and evening (an hour or two each time)
- Spending time with the dogs and cats playing / cuddling with them and brushing them
- Cleaning the dog / cat accommodation
- Cleaning up any dog poo when exercising the dogs, and cleaning the cat litter trays
- Keeping an eye on the pets' health
There will also be a little bit of general help around the house welcomed, including cooking and washing up every second evening, and some other outside projects like helping to create a garden and building an outside cat run.
There will be free time for you to enjoy in between the mentioned helping hours, and you will have 2 free days a week (flexible).
You would be staying in your own bedroom in our house with a kingsize bed and good WIFI and a shared bathroom.
We usually eat dinner in the evenings together and as mentioned we take turns cooking dinner for the family, and washing up. We have no special dietary requirements. You would be preparing your own breakfast and lunch daily (we provide the ingredients). In the summer we enjoy BBQs together with views of the hills and the sea.
Please note that, as mentioned, the help with the pets (around 5 hours a day, 5 days a week) is spread throughout the day (about 2 hours at 8am, then 2 hours in the afternoon, and 1 hour at 9pm). You will need to be prepared to spend a few hours a day outside with the dogs in all kinds of Welsh weather (rain, wind, snow, sunshine, sometimes all in one day!). Beside feeding and exercising the dogs and spending time with the cats, you will need to be happy to clean up all pet areas, dog poo, and cat litter trays. And it’s best if you like children! :-)
You may need to spend some time every day on your own and with the pets of course.
We prefer for Workawayers to stay at least 3 or 4 weeks, but may consider shorter stays only as an exception. 1 or 2 months or even longer term would be great!
Please note that in autumn and winter North Wales is rainy, cold and windy, so please prepare for this if you come between October and March. Spring and summer (April to September) is usually much nicer, although we can expect rain at any time really.
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