House/Pet sitters for one month 24 December-19 January possible extention
Hi, We are a middle aged couple with two adorable and lovable Staffy X's and ond one domestic long haired fat fluffy cat that tries to rule the house. We love to travel and are looking for reliable, honest and trustworthy people, to watch our home and pets while we are away. We are looking for people that will respect and look after our home and animals and want to come home to clean house how we left it and happy well looked after animals. We often call our dogs (Human Dogs) and when you see the photos you will see why. They are housetrained and very intelligent.
We live in Logan area which is half way between Brisbane and the Gold Coast in a modest but comfortable 3 bedroom home with large yards. Close to transport and 25 minutes from theme parks. The person/people we are looking for must be animal lovers particularly dog lovers. Our pets are treated like our children to a degree. Our dogs are inside dogs. Libby will sleep on the couch most of the day and night unless you go out the back and she'll come out and sit next to you on a chair or have a little play. She is 10 and has arthritis so not extremely active but very intelligent and sneaky. Buddy is a Staffy X Bulldog who is our rescue do. He is 5 years old and needs a lot of attention. I work from home and he will follow me around the house. He is very popular as he is laid back and very gentle and gorgeous. He gets scared of loud noises, loud voices, doors banging etc. he sleeps on our bed and will likely do so with you. He loves to play outside with his toys and you (throwing the ball) he is a good catch. Matrix the cat thinks he owns the place he might drive you insane trying to get 3 breakfasts or dinners from you. He doesnt use litter he goes outside and scratches his scratch post or meows and sits by the door when he wants to go out. if he is to annoying there is a water spray bottle and you can put him outside....
He likes to laze in the sun out the front , he rarely leaves the yard. He must come inside at night Often tempted by shaking his dry food. We would particularly like to find someone local to Brisbane who might be house/pet sitters as we will need this service going forward when we travel sometimes for just a weekend, however all suitable applicants will be considered. Must have at least 3 phone references please + More info
Our Home & Location
We are 30 minutes from the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, 20 minutes from Theme parks. There is a train station 15-20 minutes walk and a bus stop one house down. The bus from the stop across the road will drop you at the train station if you arnt keen to walk there.
There are shops at the end of our street and supermarket is 25 minute walk or 3 minute taxi . We are an hour from the Sunshine Coast and also close to the gold Coast Hinterlands. there is a lot to do and see around here. There is a Dr, fish and chip shop, take away, bakery , hairdresser and pharmacy about 10 minute walk at the end of our street. . The nearest mall is about a 10 minute drive or you can catch the bus from across the road. train goes to both Brisbane 20-30 minutes depending on express or not and the other way is the Gold coast. Very easy to get around . there is a hospital about 10 minutes away also.
Responsibilities & Pets
Responsibilities are mostly with the animals. Obviously feeding attending to any medical needs. We have a long term vet that we let know when we are going away. Mostly we want people who will spend time with our animals every day sitting on the couch you can expect to be sat on, layed over, kissed and hugged. We particularly need a presence in the home and company for Buddy who has suffered trauma of some sort.. We are looking for someone to spend every night in the home and at least 3-4 hours a day so if you are wanting to sight see every day and come back just to sleep , this isnt the right match for you. Matrix the cat needs breakfast in the morning and dinner at night. The dogs have snacks in the morning and dinner at night and Matrix is brought in every night. We would like our mail brought in and some plants watered and thats about it. Please note, Libby is white so there is a lot of fur and it will stick to your clothes. our animals are allowed on the bed and the couch so if you're not comfortable with that this probably isnt the right match for you. Because they are inside dogs, its best to sweep every day or two and keep the house clean. We have full floor boards House is fully air conditioned and has foxtel.