Friendly, cat loving housesitters
My partner and I will be heading overseas during October and are looking for a pet loving, responsible person/family to look after our kitty cats and home while we are away. I work at the nearby university and my partner is an engineer. We love the outdoors and are always at the beach or camping when we have a spare weekend. This is our first time using this service - we really think that Gomez and Lella would appreciate a live in sitter rather than a once/twice a day pet sitter.
Our Home & Location
Our home was built in 1953 and still has a lot of the charming original features. We purchased a couple of years ago and have put a bit of beach house touch on it and are looking forward to further renovations next year! We have a lovely open and sunny living space, 3 bedrooms (1 king size master bedroom / 1 queen bed spare room and the third is used for a study, cottage style kitchen, laundry, bathroom (shower and bath tub) and a studio in the backyard. The backyard is fully enclosed and has an undercover patio. We have NBN, A/C, Netflix, Hulu and HBO.
Location wise, we are 10-minute drive from local beaches, 7-minute walk to 2 different bus stops, 10 minute walk to local shopping centre (Woolies, Coles, Kmart etc) and have a corner shop up the hill. Our neighbour is beautiful to walk around with lovely views of the escarpment. We are right near Mt Keira and also less than 5 minutes from the turnoff to the M1.
Responsibilities & Pets
We are mainly after someone to keep Gomez and Lella company during our holiday. Gomez and Lella are social cats, love naps in the sun and a human to hang out with. Lella is allowed outdoor time during the day but Gomez is only allowed outside with his harness under supervision - he will run away otherwise! Both cats are rescues, Gomez is, in fact, all the way from Canada! He is a lovely boy but sometimes throws tantrums if his food isn't served fast enough or bath tap isn't turned on to his liking (catnip usually sorts him out). Lella is very cuddly and can be quite vocal sometimes (we think she has some Siamese in her mix. They are fed twice a day and are predominantly indoor cats. No medical issues, all vaccinations are up to date. Should they need any vet attention, our vet makes house visits (easier on Gomez who is really not a fan of the doctors).
October 2017 | Nina