Dogsitting in Oslo-a gateway for further travel in Norway



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    I need help in exersizing my 2 dogs, a 6 year old boxer and a 1 year old french bulldog, and look after them when I am working.

    I have moved back to Oslo after spending 2 years on a Island in Northern Norway. I had many workawayers as dogistters when I lived up north, and now I would like to host workawayers here in Oslo.
    I need help with my doggies, a 6 year old white boxer, named Blondie, and a 1 year old french bulldog named Piraten. I have problems with my knees and therefore Blondie need someone to give here proper exersize /long walks.Also I sometimes work a lot and need someone to look after them and keep them company.

    I live in a 3-room appartment in peaceful and green surroundings, close to the forest with a lot of hiking possibilities- and it only takes 25 minutes with public transport ( bus )to the city center. You can also walk along the famous river " Akerselva", from Maridals lake in the forest to the waterfront near the Operahouse.
    In the winter if its snow you are likely to meet elks when you walk i the forest, and deers quite ofter runs through my garden.

    You will have your private room, share bath and kitchen with me.
    I work night shifts 7 nights in a 14 night schedule, and I also have another part time job in the weekends.

    During your stay I will like you to be " in charge" ofthe doggies exersizes 5 days a week, but as I work swing-shifts and almost every weekends, You might need to take care of them in the weekends, but then you will get 2 days off mid week. We kan settle this when we agree on the period you will stay here. I also expect you to share the cleaning duties with me, such as doing the dishes (no dish washer), wacuuming and so on. I also ocasionally need some help with carrying hevy loads like when I buy dog food or fire wood. And if you are HANDY that would be pleasant, but not mandatory.

    I am a social worker- working as a night staff in a facility for drug- and alcohol addicts, and a part time job as a child welfare emergency councellor at a police station

    I am nice when I am nice but I have a "dark" side that is not so nice- hopefully you will not discover it :-)

    I do have wifi, and the tv has some foreign channels such as BBC, CNN



    As the Corona Pandemic is still increasing, and I am in the high risk group -I only accept your request if:
    -you have taken a recent Covid-19 test with negative result
    -have been 10 days in quarantine after entering Norway
    Follow the guidelines from NIPH, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am a social worker since more than 30 years. I like the philosophical angle to life wisdom, and can give you plenty :-). I have travelled and lived many places in Norway also in the far north, and can give you helpful information if you want to discover more of Norway than Oslo

    AS a native Osloboer, I can give you useful information about this and that.

  • Help


    Dog walking and exersizing my doggies for appr. 3 hours a day. Sometimes feed them if I work double shifts. Also some help in the house with wacuuming, and do the dishes ( no dishwasher), sometimes helping wit carrying heavy loads ( dog food or firewood).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    you will have your privacy in a room that is a combined bedroom/livingroom. I have my dinnertable ther but will not use it when you are sleeping or if it disturb you.

    I do have Wifi, and when I work night shift you are welcome to use my living room and TV ( channels like BBC , CNN, National Geographics )

    You will share bathroom and kitcen with me. I have a washing machine in my bathroom ( but no dryer) but there is a common laundry also with dryers in the basement.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    My location is perfect if you like peaceful surroundings and lot of hiking possibilities in the recreational forest known as NORDMARKA.

    There you find pure nature,, silence, lakes ans streams,wildlife, in winter you are likely to see elks and or deers.

    Yet, my location is fairly easy accessable to the " nightlife" downtown, but if you are a typical young party person, who is "afraid" of the silence in the nature, keep in mind that I am almost 60 years, and mabye you better look for a younger host :-)

    However, I think I have some life wisdom to share, and do not consider myself to old to learn new skills.

    I am a mix between very private and very socialable- I do need me privat " sphere" but can also be quite inclusive.When I make dinner I will probably invite you to share, but I dont make dinner every day.

  • 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

    appr. 3, 5 days a week

Maridals lake ( Oslos main drinking water resource) in walking distance from my home
Winter sunset in my neighbourhod
Blondie looking forward to meet you

Host ref number: 834182155862