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

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  • Last activity: 17 Jul 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi there, our family is 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
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Here in Saskatchewan you will be able to experience our unique winter and summer. 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!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help with our sled dogs during the months of October till April. We have 40 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 Individuals who are self-motivated, diligent, able to do the help independently, reliable, physically fit and able to lift at least 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, North West Territories and United States. 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 3-4 months, either September to Decemeber or January til March.
    We also have a 2 year old toddler who is very involved in our active lifestyle. On occasion we may ask you to stay inside with him while he is napping or watching tv etc, so a love of children is must! We are also expecting another baby in the fall.

    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

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

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

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Time off can be spent going to the city located 30 minutes away, hiking on the 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 5 hours a day, some days only 1-2 hours.

Host ref number: 831355895677

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