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Animal Lover wanted to help on the edge of the Lake District.
I rescue animals from both the UK and Macedonia and need assistance walking, feeding and helping to care for them. It is essential that you are confident with dogs as some our very big and bouncy...we currently have 8 with us.....also 6 cats. Some have been very cruelly treated so can be a little nervous at first. There would also be very light housework. You would have your own double room and all meals etc would be provided.
We are in beautiful countryside and the nearest city, Carlisle, is only 6 miles away....however there is no public transport. You do not need to drive for the help we need but you may wish to in order to explore the beautiful Lake District and surrounding area.
This would be ideal for someone who wanted to climb or just explore the Lake District and Hadrian's Wall.
I work as a lawyer so work away for long hours in the day so it is important you are happy in your own company.....with animals!! However my partner, Rachel, will be back and forth throughout the day so you will not be totally alone all of the day.
Help around the house
The Lake District is an area of outstanding national beauty in the UK and you could spend many hours discovering it's beauty, We are also very close to Hadrian's Wall and the ancient Roman Settlements of Vindolanda and Housesteads. Carlisle is also a beautiful, historic City.
You could also practice your English whilst spending time in a friendly environment.
The help involves feeding and walking the dogs, feeding the cats and chickens. I also need help keeping the kennels clean We have 8 dogs so a love of walking and dogs is essential. Light housework, loading, unloading dishwasher, hoovering and generally helping keep the kitchen clean. If we find a couple we would love some help with the garden!
This is a very different experience from just caring for 1 or 2 dogs, due to the fact that they are rescued some of them have to be kennelled for both their own and the safety of the other dogs.
You would have your own double bedroom with TV and Wifi. I will provide the food and would hope that you would be happy to eat with us. We are a vegetarian family.
We are looking for someone/couple who is happy to spend time with us and our animals. It is important that you are self sufficient as we work long hours during the week. However at weekends we would be happy to take you out with us to different places, walking etc.
If you like climbing, walking this is the perfect spot.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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