Animal lover to help look after dogs and cats at our home in Asturias, Spain



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    We are a family of 3, we have a 10-year old son. We're trying to help the plight of abandoned animals in Spain by rehoming unwanted dogs in the UK. We have 4 dogs and 9 cats of our own and often have a foster animal here too. I spend many hours a day organising adoptions of dogs and so need help with looking after my animals and any foster dogs we have. Our interests include Marine Biology, Yoga, Travel, Autonomous Education, Photography.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will be in a beautiful part of Spain. Asturias is green and in places the mountains are only 15km from the beach, it's pretty stunning here. We live in a house with a pretty garden, nice views and we're a 600m walk from the nearest town and from there there are bus services to lots of interesting places to visit. The beautiful Rodiles beach (known for great surfing) is only 9km away and we are walking distance from the Villaviciosa estuary. We're a British family living in Spain so we speak English at home.

  • Help


    We are looking for an animal lover to come and help look after our 4 dogs and 9 cats and the animals we foster before they are rehomed to the UK. This will involve feeding, walking and cuddling them and helping with cleaning. We are a British family living in Asturias, Spain. We are happy to help visitors with their English. I'm afraid that we can't provide food but we only require help for 3 hours a day.

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A spare room in our house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The city of Gijon is 30 minutes away by bus with museums, shops and a beach, Ribadesella is 40 minutes away, a gorgeous seaside resort, Villaviciosa, our closest town has cafes, nice shops and some nice walks. Rodiles is a beautiful beach 9km away. Oviedo, capital of Asturias, is a 30 minute bus ride away and is a pretty cultural city with museums, opera. Food in Asturias is known as being some of the best in the country. Not far away are the Picos de Europa mountains and there are other beautiful walks nearby.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Only 3 but I'm afraid we can't provide food

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