Come and help look after rescue animals on the edge of Lake District, UK


United Kingdom


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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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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