Applying to be an Au Pair and Dog Carer

Border Collie and Lina

Want to come and join us?

The au pair dog carers work 5 days a week, helping to taking care of our dogs and helping to keeping the home clean, tidy and in good order inside and out. We are usually around except when out training so Au Pair Dog Carers are not be left alone for long periods.

See more information on Anna Åström's home page

Evenings are usually free but there is occasionally a need to dog sit, each Au Pair Dog Carer has two full days off every week. Each Au Pair Dog Carer has their own room with television, video and DVD. All living costs are met and in addition each receives a moderate sum of weekly pocket money. Au pairs arrange their own travel to and from the UK and their own insurance for their stay.

Golden Retriever magic with Marie

There are opportunities to study locally and a variety of leisure pursuits including, cycling, horse riding, swimming, general evening classes, an excellent sports centre, pubs and clubs and of course sight-seeing.

Many of Britain's most ancient sites are close at hand and the cities of Salisbury, Guildford and Oxford are easily accessible.



London is easily reached by bus or train with fast rail links from Basingstoke taking about one hour.

Border Collie Merry whelped by Jenny
Golden retreiver with Jenny




If you would like to apply please send us a letter or e-mail telling us about yourself, what you have done at school (and work if applicable), describing your interests in life and in dogs in particular and telling us about any experience you have working with dogs and why you would like to come and join us at Mastamariner.


Our past au pair dog carers will be happy to talk to you about life at Mastamariner

Border Collie Hercules with Lina 2
Golden Retriever with Anna


We will need two references from people who know you. One reference must be a tutor at school or a past or present employer, the other should be the senior trainer at your dog club or another tutor or employer. Please give us telephone numbers for your referees as we may want to contact them by telephone as well as by letter.

We always take up references


We also ask for a photograph or image of you and will need personal details on an application form that we will e-mail to you on request.


Border Collie puppy being dried by Marie
Border Collie and Golden Retriever puppies with Johanna


Our Dog Carer Au Pairs are normally expected to stay for 6 months as a minimum (some stay on longer).


Due to import restriction and the difficulties associated with doing so we do not allow our dog carer au pairs to bring their own dogs with them to Mastamariner.

Please contact us for further details about living and working at Mastamariner

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