Must Love Dogs and Cats too.
My partner and I enjoy a peaceful lifestyle in the town of Emerald. We are in our 50's. I am a retired primary school teacher and my partner works full time from home. We are animal lovers and have an adored family of furry critters. These include two young female Golden Retrievers, a15yr old kelpie and three cats. The kelpie will not be part of the house sit as she usually goes to my parents. Our dogs have only ever been looked after by family and friends but we have decided, after hearing so many great pet sitting stories we would like to give this a try.
Our Home & Location
Our home is in the town of Emerald known mostly for Puffing Billy stream train, Beautiful Emerald Lake Park and the amazing, ever popular Emerald Bakery. We live about 1km from the centre of town, walking distance to the Emerald Lake Park which has many beautiful trails which we frequent with the dogs. Our home is a warm (ducted gas heating and slow combustion fire) in a peaceful, bushy location down a dead end road. The house is wood, inside and out so with a very natural feel. It is a very quiet and peaceful location with many native birds and the occasional wombat visitor.
Responsibilities & Pets
Our dogs like a walk every day, weather permitting. They are indoor dogs a lot of the time and usually just like being around whoever is at home. They sleep inside and are left inside if we go out. We would not leave them for more than 5 hrs under these circumstances. They are part of the family and we try and include them in most of what we do so they are not left alone much. As my partner works from home there is usually someone around even though he is working. This is what they are used to and we would want sitters who would be around a lot also. The cats are much more self sufficient. They are all indoor cats with an outside run where they spend time and also go to the toilet. One job that needs to be done each morning when the dogs are let out is to have a quick look or wombat holes in the fence. It is not a big job and we can discuss it more when we chat to you. But it does mean you need to go out when the dogs do first thing in the morning for about 5 mins.