House & pet sitting for 1 medium and 1 large sized dog
Hi! My husband and I live in Saanich and have two dogs, Sherman and Piper. They are both young rescue dogs so have some idiosyncrasies but are certainly lovable. We have a fenced yard that they can play in (supervised as Piper sometimes likes to dig where she shouldn't) and are close to many great walks. Sherman had his ACL repaired about 5 months ago, so isn't up for running, but Piper is a great running companion if you're a runner as well. If not, they both love walks! We don't go away without our dogs too often, but when we do we like to know that they'll be in good hands and in the comfort of our own home.
Our Home & Location
Small house within a 5 minute walk to the new Uptown Mall in Victoria. Close to bus routes, and the Galloping Goose Regional trail. Parking available, but a car isn't necessary to get around in this area.
There is a detached, tenanted suite which does not have any shared areas with the main house other than the driveway.
Responsibilities & Pets
Walking the dogs once a day (or more!) and watering the couple houseplants that aren't artificial. Other than the dogs, it's a pretty low-maintenance house!
Sherman is a Weimaraner-terrier mix, rescued from a Texas landfill so he comes with his own unique set of baggage. He can be reactive towards other dogs, so he's not a great candidate for trips to the dog park, but he does love to walk. If it's been raining he especially loves to go puddle-jumping in the ditches around our neighbourhood. Sherman is also quite content to snooze on the couch or the bed (alone or with company!) for endless hours....
Piper is an Australian Shepherd mix. She is a little ball of puppy energy and about as 'beta' as they come. She's much cuter when she's tired, so we find her behaviour best when she has exercise daily or every other day, otherwise she'll take out her pent-up energy on things like our furniture! Piper is also a big fan of watching TV and cuddling once she's tired out. She'll be sure to let you know if you're paying too much attention to Sherman! + More info