House just outside Ottawa with 2 cats and a dog.
We are a professional couple who likes to travel. We are generally away two or three times a year for 3 weeks or so. We have two cats and a dog who need to be looked after while we are away
Our Home & Location
We are about 20 minutes south of Ottawa in a semi rural area. The property is about 3 acres in size. The neighbourhood is very quiet but very friendly with cars passing the house about once every half hour. The drive into Ottawa is on good road with only a few stops. The small town of Manotick is three kilometers away with a historic mill and quaint shops and restaurants. You would need a car to get into Manotick or Ottawa.
Ottawa is the capital of Canada and has many attractions in all seasons. In spring and summer there is swimming, hiking, an extensive bicycle path system, music festivals, museums, art galleries and many wonderful restaurants. In the fall the leaves turn colour and are spectacular. In the winter we are 30 minutes from downhill skiing. There are cross country ski trails 10 minutes away and we have the world's largest skating rink on the Rideau Canal. It is 8 km long. During February there is a festival called Winterlude centred on the canal with ice sculpures and many fun activities. See this website for more details. https://www.ottawatourism.ca/ottawa-insider/winterlude/.
Responsibilities & Pets
We need someone to feed and pet the two cats Dora and Daisy and ensure the litterboxes are cleaned out. We actually have three litter boxes in various locations. Our dog Jasmine is a Duck Tolling retriever about 30 lbs. She needs to be fed and walked. We generally walk her two or three times a day. The two cats are easy to manage. The house is relatively self sufficient. We have a generator in case of a power outage. The sump pump needs to be checked every couple of days just make sure that it is still functioning though we have a backup pump.