North Ward Queenslander
Hello! Our names are Alex and Gabby - we are a couple living in our own home in Townsville. We have three furbabies - Murphy and Astrid the border collies and Leo the cat. Gabby works as a doctor and Alex is an occupational therapist and we work full time. We moved to Townsville for work so our families live interstate. When we travel, we would like to find pet sitters who we can trust to mind the pets at home.
Our Home & Location
We live in a house in North Ward which is a trendy suburb in Townsville. Our house is about 700 m to the Strand and beach and walking distance to the Jezzine Barracks Park at Rowes Bay. You can walk to the city its a bit over 2 km or we also live near two bus stops. Behind us is the stunning Castle Hill and you can walk from our house to the goat tracks and climb the hill to see sunset. Our house is a 4 bedroom Queenslander (2 rooms have double beds, the others are a bike room / office) with 1 bathroom. There is air conditioning in all the living areas and bedrooms. We have NBN unlimited wifi and Netflix. Our house has solar power. We try to live sustainably and compost our food scraps and have a pet waste composting system. On the same block there is a conveniently located grocer, butcher and excellent fish and chips (Tobin Fish Tales). The nearest Coles and other shops are 1.3 km away. On Sunday morning we love to go to the Cotter's markets in the city for fresh fruit, veg and Sri Lanken Hoppers.
From Townsville you can explore a number of local attractions - Magnetic Island is a 20 minute ferry trip away and there are beautiful inland water holes and falls at Crystal Creek. Further to the north is Wallaman falls - the tallest single drop waterfall in the southern hemisphere.
Responsibilities & Pets
The pets are fed twice daily; and usually the dogs go for a walk per day. They enjoy going to 'dog beach' which is between gates 8 and 9 up at Pallarenda (5 minute drive) in the early morning or late afternoon. The animals do enjoy spending time inside, especially under the air conditioner when it is hot however they usually sleep outside at night. Picking up dog poo and watering the garden are the other responsibilities.