Dog/Rabbit and House Sitter needed
We live in Merritt, BC, and love our home and pets, but need to find someone to take care of them while we are away for a graduation trip (our youngest daughters are graduating high school). I am a CPA and work at our local college, while my spouse works in local government.
Our Home & Location
We have a 3 bedroom single family home on approximately .30 acres located in a desired residential area of Merritt. Our home is within walking distance to groceries, restaurants, pubs, etc. Merritt is the Country Music Capital of Canada and is home to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Located in the Nicola Valley, Merritt is approximately 45 minutes from Kamloops, 90 minutes from Kelowna and 3 hours from downtown Vancouver. The Valley offers many lakes for fishing (including ice fishing), cross country skiing (approximately 20 minute drive), camping and much more. I will send more pictures of the inside of the house or post more if you would like to see them.
Responsibilities & Pets
The only responsibilities will be to keep the house neat and the pets cared for.
Dozer is small (6.5 lbs) and is very friendly and affectionate (nose kisses are his trademark). He is our "guard" dog and will bark to let us know when there are animals in our cul de sac (wild rabbits, deer, other dogs/cats) or if there are animals on the TV (he also barks when there are fighting scenes on TV!). He is pretty low maintenance - he appreciates going for walks but doesn't require it as he gets lots of exercise following us around the house and playing fetch, etc....
Oreo and Switch are Netherland Dwarf rabbits and are approximately 3.5 lbs. They are bonded brothers and live together in a cage in one of our daughters' rooms. They get fed 2x a day and are normally "exercised" once a day (typically in the evening) for at least 2 hours. This involves setting up a baby gate in the hallway, putting out their mats and toys/litter box and getting them fresh vegetables (romaine/cilantro/brussel sprouts, etc.). It takes about 5 minutes to do that and then they are fine for the 2-3 hours on their own. Before putting them back in their cage, we clean the cage and litter box (remove soiled wood shavings and replace with fresh). Including the cleaning, it takes about 15 minutes to put them away.
Fish - there are two freshwater tanks in the house (one in the living room and one in the other daughter's bedroom). All that will be required is to feed the fish every second day. + More info