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My name is Linda, and I founded our dog rescue near Elhovo several years ago as I was shocked by the number of abused or abandoned dogs in need of love and attention. Therefore it has been mission to nurse these poor pups back to good health and find them loving adoptive homes for them to flourish in. However, as the word has spread the workload has only grown, and therefore I would massively benefit from the support and assistance of a workawayer to work alongside me, to help save as many dogs as possible.
I live in a village called Dobrich, which is very traditionally Bulgarian, on a free-range farm which my Bulgarian husband, Nicholi, owns and runs. This will allow for significant exposure to the Bulgarian culture, and allow you to work around many animals, including chickens, ducks, cows, sheep, peacocks, guinea fowl, ducks and geese to name a few! It also has plenty of space to park campervans if that's your chosen form of travel, and is far away from all the current Covid related concerns!
Our village is only 10mins away from the nearest town, Elhovo, which has all the amenities you may need, such as shops, restaurants, bars, swimming pools, supermarket, etc. The city of Yambol is also only a short drive away if you begin to miss the city lifestyle!
Whilst staying with this, your primary responsibility will be the dogs, as I need someone to socialise with them, transport them to and from the local vets in Elhovo, assist in administering medical treatment, and assist in rescuing any more dogs that need our help. However, this being said, no two days are the same and the same is true of the work so you'll never be bored! It is really crucial that you have a full driving licence as some driving will be necessary!
Whilst staying you will stay in a seperate converted barn, with a large double bed, all your kitchen amenities, and an en-suite. This allows you to benefit from complete privacy, as I think it is vital for anyone to step away from the work and mayhem and take time for themselves - I hope having such a space will allow you to do this.
I am also flexible on the number of hours you choose to work. If you work 3-4hrs I will be more than happy to put you up, but you will be responsible for your own food, cleaning, shopping, petrol, etc. However, in the past some of my workawayers have gone above and beyond, working 6-8hrs a day, and in return I will provide you with good food, clean and wash for you, cover petrol expenses should you wish to go out in my car, and similarly go above and beyond in return. The choice is totally yours!
Otherwise thank you for taking the time to read over my profile, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like more information or have any queries. Linda.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesCharity WorkDIY and building projectsAnimal CareGeneral Maintenance
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
As mentioned we live in a traditional Bulgarian village and my husband is also Bulgarian. This will give you significant cultural exposure to the food, lifestyle, and language, to whatever extent you may desire!
You will also always be surrounded by animals, especially dogs, which should give you some insight into animal care, vetinary practice, and general charity work.
Typical responsibilities include:
> Socialising with the dogs
> Cleaning the kennels
> Transporting the dogs
> Administering medical treatment as directed
> Help complete the construction of the kennels
> Help rescue dogs as required
and similar such tasks!
Detached converted barn with large double bed, double hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, desk, wardrobe, drawers, ensuite bathroom and shower, TV, Wifi access, and other such reasonable requests!
What else ...
In the surrounding area is hikes, local town for drinks or food, natural washing machine, trip to the Rhodopes, etc.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Space for parking camper vans
There is plenty of space on the farm to pitch a campervan.
Can possibly accept pets
Willing to accept social dogs and cats.
How many Workawayers can stay?
3hrs/5days (food not provided), 5hrs/5days (food provided)