House and pet sitting on beautiful Bowen Island
My husband Matt and I are retired health care professionals. We moved to Bowen Island for its natural beauty and the healthy outdoor lifestyle it offers. We enjoy hiking, gardening, travelling, horseback riding and have recently acquired ocean kayaks which we plan to use extensively this summer. We have two very friendly, active and intelligent dogs, Gracie and Gus, who love nothing better than to play retrieving games and to explore the woods along the many trails that surround our home. They are spayed and neutered and they have been trained mainly off leash. The most important thing for them is play and exercise and if they are given those things every day, they are very well behaved.
We also have a lovely, affectionate, neutered Tabby cat, Finnegan (Finny for short) who will come around for a pat and scratch behind the ears once he knows you. Finny is an indoor/outdoor cat so he does have a litter box that will need attention....
Our home is new, modern and well-equipped and our garden is very low maintenance (no grass) and only needs watering in hot weather. + More info
Our Home & Location
Bowen Island is a community of about 4000 permanent residents and close to the same number of part time residents. It is just a 20 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver and service is hourly from early morning until 9:00 pm. Bowen was originally cottage country and a holiday destination for many families in Greater Vancouver. Today it is a vibrant community of young families, retired folks and everything in between, musicians, artisans and of course vacationers. A love and respect for nature is the common bond among us and if you love clean, fresh air and water, great hiking trails, beautiful views wherever you turn, and a reprieve from the pace of the city, then you will love Bowen Island.
We live on the west side up on a bluff facing out on to the Pasley islands and Georgia Strait. We commonly see deer, eagles, turkey vultures, and any number of smaller birds from our window and occasionally we even spot whales passing by in the water below. Most days you can see right across to Vancouver Island and the sunsets are spectacular....
Our home is in a very quiet area surrounded by 80 acres of provincial park land. There are many well groomed hiking trails you can take right from our doorstep and our dogs know them all. No leash required! + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Our priority is that our home is secure and our pets are safe, happy, and the dogs are exercised daily. Our property is not fenced so they are accustomed to being escorted when off the property.
1. Feed dogs twice daily
2. Keep cat's bowl of kibble full
3. Ensure clean fresh water available for pets
4. Clean cat's litter box every day
5. One to two hour walk every day for dogs
6. Take dogs for short walks in morning and before bedtime to relieve themselves and dispose of waste
1. Water garden and planters as needed
2. Lock house when out + More info
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