What you'll do
Join me at the farm, just outside of Melbourne, where you'll learn all about our sheep dogs! You'll meet our team of dogs and learn how our trainers and handlers work with them to safely move the sheep and bring them into the yards from the paddocks. We'll see the dogs in action as they go about their jobs and work with the sheep. Experience a bit of farm life where along with our working dogs and sheep, you might get to meet our resident ducks and goats! You will have some fantastic photo opportunities along the way too. At the end of the experience we'll share a cold beverage while enjoying the country scenery.
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
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Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.
Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.
I have been working nearly exclusively with our iconic Australian working breed dogs since 1993, and have been doing so on a full time basis since 2011. During this time, my rescue dogs have competed in and won events across many categories within dog sports across the country. They have also appeared on the silver screen, TV and in numerous publications, both in print and online.
About the organization
Australian Working Dog Rescue
Australian Working Dog Rescue is a not-for-profit charitable institution whose primary function is to save working dog breeds from being euthanased in council pounds and shelters and to find new homes for them.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Australian Working Dog Rescue.
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Where you'll be
Australian Working Dog Rescue farm is dedicated to the rehabilitation of working breed dogs however we also host sheep, goats and ducks on the farm, as well as an abundance of native bird life. We are located in Ballan just a couple of kilometres off the Western Highway, approximately 40 minutes drive from the West Gate Bridge in Melbourne.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Please be aware this is a farm environment with farm noises, farm smells and farm terrain!
Aussie Sheep Dogs and Farm Life