Help us around our home and our much loved rescue animals in Vidin Area, Bulgaria

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  • Last activity: 07/02/2023




  • Description



    Do you love cats and dogs? Looking to do something special and worthwhile? 
We are a German couple from Bavaria living in north West Bulgaria for over 9 years.

    Our lives revolve around animals - rescuing stray, abandoned, abused, or surrendered animals, help heal them, vaccinate them, sterilize them and then re-homing them. Most of all, we give a lot of care and love as all animals deserve.

    As it is natural with animal care, we always prioritize the animals above all. 
We offer bed and board and comfort of home, together with our live-in dogs, whom are like family. Don’t worry, they are all well-behaved though we must “warn” that some might get a bit too lovey and clingy with you.

    Type of help

    Help is fairly due to the season. For instance, during winter there will be tending to the firewood. And during summer, some gardening work. However, general help in the house is all-season.

    A typical day here looks a lot like this:
    Wake up, feed the dogs. Have breakfast. General work around the property. Take some dogs out for morning walk. Relax. Lunchtime. Exploring if we go to town or some personal time. Take some dogs out again for evening walk. Feed the dogs. Make dinner together. Dinnertime. And we call it a day.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    General help walking the dogs, feeding the animals exercise training, mucking out bathing. general help around the House and the garden area.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    General Maintenance
    Animal care

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Chinese (Cantonese): Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers would be living in the main family home, we have one guest room with a double bed, 32 inch LED TV with Satreveiver and Bulgarian Cable TV with international Movie channels and 80 Mb/s WIFI internet, shared shower facilities and full use of the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    What else ...

    We live 8 Km away from the town of Vidin and near to Belogradchik where it is famous for its spectacular rocks, we are situated North West of Bulgaria on the edge of the Stara Planina Mountains, there is a train station, shops, post office , coffee bars, lakes, caves, lots of historic sites, and taxi service in the villages, also adventure activities and a swimming pool in the local hotel. The summers here are very hot with little or no rain during the summer periods.

    We have loads of experience with dog training and you can definitely learn a few tricks with us.

    Volunteering hours expected: Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 6 days a week

If this is something that you think that you want to join us in doing, please contact us. We would love to have you come and join us!

    Joni & Ralf.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day (max 25 hours/week)

Host ref number: 941914779329

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