House with one dog and two cats
We are a couple who would like to travel as we are semi-retired. We have not used a house-sitter other than our son before.
Our Home & Location
Our home is a no smoking, four bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 car garage home on 800 sq metres. The driveway is short (5-6 metres) but steep. We have gardens and a northerly aspect with expansive views of Saddleback Mountain and the Illawarra Range. We are within walking distance of the beach, shops and train station. It is about 10-15 minute walk to each of these with some moderate hills. The area we live in contains dairy farms. Sydney and Wollongong are accessible by trains running approximately every two hours during the day. There are walking tracks nearby in the escarpment and the "Coast Walking Track" through to Kiama.
Responsibilities & Pets
Could any sitter please feed the dog (Tuppence) twice a day. She is a fussy eater and requires encouragement with meals. Tuppence may take time to adjust to you as she is protective and barks and growls at strangers but responds well to her name. She probably prefers a female over a male carer. A positive and patient disposition will be needed to manage her. Once she has warmed to you, you will be fine. She likes to have a walk every day.
The two cats will require dry food only as required. All three animals are allowed in the house. The dog has a blanket for sleeping on a lounge and has access to whole house. There is a dog door in the family room....
The cats also have freedom to enter and leave the house via rear garage door that is kept locked but slightly open. They will sleep on beds during the day. They also have access to the whole house.
Could you also please water pot plants (indoor and outdoor), mow the lawn and collect mail, put bins out on a weekly basis and generally keep the house neat and tidy. + More info