Help with dog sitting while I'm away in a lovely small town set in the interior of BC, Canada



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    I am a self employed small business owner. I work from home but travel fr time to time.
    I live in a beautiful, uphill area of Nelson BC.
    I have two medium dogs;one old one an 8 mo puppy(recovering fr injury)

    Nelson is located in the West Kootenays on a Lake with many water activities to do: swimming, SUP, canoe, sail, fish.
    There are many hiking trails for all abilities close by.
    My house is 20 m from Rails to Trails: a 35 km trail through a wooded forest and leads to a beach.
    Nelson has a thriving art and music scene: an annual Art Walk, repertory theatre, many live music venues, restaurants and three local brew pubs...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I live in Nelson BC, a lovely small town set in the interior of BC in the mountains, situated on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake.

    I live one house from "Rails to Trails"; a 35 km path through a lush forested setting..
    A gentle slope (former rail line) leads to a private beach 8km. I have two bikes you may use while here.

    Nelson is a very art and music centric small town...
    There are many venues to enjoy.

    The lakefront park offers very affordable SUP, and canoe rentals.

    There are numerous hiking trails for beginners or more rigorous hikes for those seeking a challenge.

  • Help


    I require dog sitting while away: 2x's/day for one yr old dog, on a leash as he recovers from leg injury.
    He requires a steady presence.. and not a lot of jumping or horse play as his hind leg slowly recovers and strengthens...

    The older dog can join in on two of the walks... he needs less exercise, and a break from the exuberant dog..

    I may also need help gardening (weeding/planting/or watering).
    I may have painting jobs indoor (2 or 3 rooms) or outside few window need trim painted.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    I have a 3 Br house with a 2 guest rooms, one on the main level or one in the lower level which offers more room with a desk and sitting chair..

    I have a permanent tenant living in a lower suite.

    wifi and laundry facilities are provided.

    I will provide food for workaways, however they
    may cook for themselves and or share meals together with me and my tenant.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nelson has many outdoor activities; biking, hiking, water sports, camping, sailing, canoeing, kayaking etc.

    Culturally speaking..Nelson also has a local repertory theatre/ movie theatre/ art galleries/ musical venues, music festivals and brew pubs..

  • 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

    Maximum 3 hours a day,5 days a week

Host ref number: 789437816684