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Wanted: Yard worker/dog handler – 3 months
Type: volunteer with accom + food (see below) 
Start date: immediate/asap, or July 15, or Oct 15
Organization: Muktuk Adventures 
 Ibex Valley, outside of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, northern Canada

Muktuk Adventures is an all-year-round outdoor adventure tourism business. We offer canoeing and hiking trips in the summer and dog sledding tours throughout the winter month. We are dedicated to our excellent dog care. We have currently 130 dogs on site all ages. Our youngest ones are just over 1 year old and our oldest boy is 15. We are located about 25km outside of downtown Whitehorse. Our operation is off the grid which will give you a new experience on its own. We provide shared accommodation in a Cabin on site and food is included in your stay.

Placement duration

We have scheduled times for arrival dates with some flexibilty. You can start your placement either immediately, or on July 15 or Oct 15.  The commitment would be 3 months.

What our work would include:

You would be working in the dog yard and your tasks would include but are not limited to:

  • Feeding and watering the dogs
  • Keeping the dog yard clean
  • Fixing and maintaining their housing
  • In the summer time walking the dogs to the river and rotating them in their free run pens
  • In the winter helping with harnessing, booting the dogs
  • Brushing dogs
  • Cutting nails
  • Taking care of the elderly dogs
  • Help training the dogs


  • At least 18 years of age
  • Committed to the length of the placement
  • Must be reliable, dedicated, able to multi task and commit to work hours according to the needs of the dogs
  • Able to perform repetitive, physically demanding tasks in a fast paced environment


We provided a shared Cabin for accommodation. There is a living room kitchen area and 2 shared bedrooms. The Cabin is off the grid so there is no electricity and no plumbing. Heat is a wood stove. There is no Wifi.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 14 2019    ID: 53883