Help out with our dogs and picking berries in MacDowall, SK, Canada

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    28/10/2020

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi there! My boyfriend and I are looking for help this upcoming summer, fall and winter for our sled dog kennel, located in the Nisbet Forest of Saskatchewan, Canada.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Here in Saskatchewan you will be able to experience our unique winter. As well you will learn about the sport of sled dog racing and possibly get the chance to enter in a race of your own!

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help with our sled dogs during the months of October till April. We have 60 sled dogs. This includes helping with harnessing, exercising, feeding and going to sled dog races with us during the winter. Our place is best suited for I ndividuals who are motivated, diligent, able to do the help independently, reliable, physically fit and able to lift atleast 70-80 lbs. During winter we spend most of the daylight hours outside with the dogs... feeding, racing, exercising etc. So some tolerance to cold is a plus as well knowledge in regards to driving snow mobiles and atvs.
    We attend races in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta and possibly the North West Territories. Some weekends we will get you to attend the races with us and some we will get you to take care of some of the dogs and puppies while we are gone for the weekend! Ideally it would be great if you could stay 2-3 months, either September to November or January til March. Also in early October we are expecting our first child :)

    If you would like to come during the summer months, June-August, we are also looking for help with picking our Saskatoon berries as well as planting the garden and maintaining it. As well help with feeding the dogs, scooping poop and exercising the dogs/puppies. Our summers here are 20 to 30 C

    Unfortunately at this time we are unable to accommodate vegetarian/vegan dietary requirements.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be in staying in our home with your own bed room and bathroom

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Time off can be spent going to the city located 30 minutes away, hiking on the limitless trails by the farm, riding horses, spending time with the dogs and puppies.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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





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