Help at a small Chihuahua hobby kennel just outside Rome, Italy



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    We are a small family, my mom Daniela (73) retired teacher and me, Federica (48) vet assistant. We live in the countryside, just outside Rome, you can reach Rome in 40 minutes by bus or train, and we have a small Chihuahua kennel.
    Our goal is breeding beautiful and healthy Champions! We don’t breed for selling puppies! Most of the puppies we breed stay at home, or goes to some friends for a while for their show career. We breed Chihuahuas from over 20 years and we have one of the most famous kennel in the world for the breed! We have bred some World Winners, some European Winners and many Champions all around the world! Our goal is improving the breed and producing beautiful and healthy Chihuahuas! We have show quality Chihuahuas and in every new born puppy we hope to find the next World Winner! We are also very interested in pet therapy! So if you are interested in ethical breeding, or you are just an animal lover and you want to spend some time in the sunny Italy, our place could be the right one for you!
    We are very peaceful people, my mom is the chef and her meals are quite good! I have the hobby of baking, so we have home made bread every day and often cakes!
    Our dogs live in the house with us, so you have to be ready to share your life with several fur friends! They are all very friendly and love to be cuddle! We have a spacious country home, but as it is big, there is always a lot do, inside and outside. We have also two mini Shetland ponies that we rescued as they were abused and left without food! Now they are two fatty happy ponies!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn a little bit of Italian and you can learn a lot about breeding and running a kennel. So if you are interested in breeding yourself, you have really a lot to learn here as Chihuahuas is not easy to breed, often c-section and neonatal issues... Once you are able to breed Chihuahuas, you can breed everything...
    If you are interested in art and culture, Rome is really behind the corner with all its history and its masterpieces...
    I also would like to have the chance to improve my English, I have a good written English, but I really would need some practice in conversation! My mom can easily teach some Italian as she was Italian and Latin teacher!

  • Help


    Taking care of our dogs. Feeding them, cleaning their environment, put them out in the garden and take them inside and give them a bath every now and then... and of course also a lot of cuddle are needed!
    Also some gardening would be appreciated a lot!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian - English - little bit of French

  • Accommodation


    Single room with private bathroom. You have to clean your own room and bathroom. In the evening we always eat together, lunch time is more "eat when you want"

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your free time you can visit Rome, bus stop is only 800 meters from home and in Rome there are endless things to do and see... it is one of the most beautiful city in the world!! If instead you want to stay home, we can provide a bike and you can bike for km in the countryside. You can also relax in the garden reading a book and enjoying the landscape...
    We had already young girls from abroad spending some time with us, with most of them we are still in contact and they are kind of enlarger family for us! It has been always a very nice experience, we had also the chance to learn a lot from them and we have many beautiful memories!
    One very important thing, you don't have to be too sensible to barking! ;o)

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

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

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