I am a writer, born in the UK but lived in Canada for many years and now in Bulgaria.
I love this beautiful, mad country and have a small resuce for dogs and cats.
My home is in a small, rural village about 60kms from the lovely city of Ruse.
We are surrounded by the most spectacular scenery and is perfect for anyone that enjoys a natural way of living.
Help in the house
This is a small traditional village and its residents are friendly with a wealth of knowledge that is useful to anyone that would like to live a more self sufficient life.
Ruse is a fabulous city when you need a change of pace and close by are many historical sites and areas of natural beauty.
I mostly would like day to day help with the animals. But if a volunteer would prefer to work in the garden or doing maintenance etc that is fine too.
I have sixteen dogs at the moment, all but one are rescues. I would really like volunteers who would enjoy spending time with them, helping at feed time, grooming and just generally spending time with them to enrich their lives.
When I say there are 20 cats more or less it's because there are several who don't actually live here but stop by to eat and maybe snooze for a while and then leave!
I try to be pro active about the problem of unwanted cats and dogs and so help getting animals to the clinic to be neutered would be great.
However, if a volunteer is less enthusiastic about working with the animals there are lots of maintenance jobs that always need attention, and gardening too!
English, some french
In house, own room, shared bathroom.
I will provide all meals but never turn down help in the kitchen when offered!
There is a village bus that goes several times a day to the nearest town and then on to Ruse.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week