Looking after older, needy, eccentric, but loving dogs.
We are still looking for a sitter for our 2 dogs from October 22 to November 12.
We adopted our pets from a rescue in Toronto with which our daughter is pretty involved. They are older dogs (probably around 13 and 14 years old). They had one previous owner who had to give them up as she was elderly and had to go into care. They are great puppies and very close. We had lots of experience with dogs, cats, hamsters, and assorted other animals in the past....
We have never had pet sitters before. We have been putting off doing this until the dogs started to feel more settled/comfortable. This first time is a 'test' to see how they manage and whether or not we can go away for longer in the future. + More info
Our Home & Location
We live in Ladner in the area around what used to be called 'Cove Links Golf Course'. It is a very nice nine hole course close to the Millennium Path and Deas Slough. We have local bus service running through the development. The neighbourhood is quiet, friendly, and a great place to go for walks. You are walking distance to the River House pub/restaurant. Like almost anything in Delta, shopping is not far away. It is walkable, but a car is helpful.
Our house is a newish, 4 bedroom home in a cul de sac. It is open concept on the main floor with a great backyard and a great place to watch the local eagle population as well as a variety of other great birds. We have a guest bedroom upstairs with an ensuite bathroom with shower. The mattress is great!...
We have WiFi and cable service. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
The only responsibility would be to look after the dogs.
Julia, the older of the two by around 1 year, is a gentle, loving dog who gets along well with everyone, likes other dogs, and loves company. Because of her age, she is easily distracted on walks and likes to stop to rest at irregular intervals - unless of course she doesn't. She snores....
Teddy is another study. He has bonded with the female human of the house. He has anxiety issues when she is not there. These manifest themselves by him pacing, peeing, barking. He has not bitten anyone but we are pretty careful with him. Re the peeing - you may have noticed the 'pee pad' on a piece of furniture in the pictures we have attached. Sometimes he has a wee pee just to make a point that he is unhappy. Notwithstanding all of the above - he is housebroken. He may have some challenges settling at night. Honestly, he is a great dog!!
Our idea would be to spend the first couple of hours with you and the dogs at home to give the puppies a chance to settle with you before we head off. We think that this will work but it will require patience. + More info