Dog/House Sitter Needed
My husband & I are prone to travel for work & pleasure & we're hoping to find someone suitable to house & dog-site during these absences, some of which can be quite long. We live in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada between the towns of Consecon (10-minute drive), picturesque Wellington (20-minute drive) & character-town Picton (30-minute drive) which are home to several shops as well as medium & high-end restaurants & a cinema. Bigger communities include Trenton (20-minutes), Belleville (30-minutes), Kingston (1-hour) & Toronto (2-hours)....
The ideal person or persons have experience with dogs - our female is high energy at 9-years old. She doesn't need an excessive amount of exercise but definitely a free run/play every day once or more. They can be run just in the yard - no need to take them anywhere else while we're gone. Both dogs require a fairly firm & consistent approach. They respond to clear direction, hence experience required. These are good dogs, not difficult, but not for beginners.
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Our Home & Location
Our house sits on an acre+ with marshland at the back. In summer there are several beaches within a 5-minute drive on Lake Ontario, beautiful scenery, wineries everywhere, national parks like the Sandbanks, good & great restaurants. There's a mini horse farm 2 doors over. In winter if you are into skiing or snow shoeing it is spectacular once the freeze sets in. There are skiing & snow shoeing trails including the Millennium Trail. Lots to explore.
The situation is great for a couple or even 1 person - we have 2 bedrooms & front & back decks. Our yard requires no maintenance in the winter & in summer just some mowing & tree-watering. We keep the majority of our space as meadow in the back & trees in the front so yard work is minimal. There are mowed trails down to the marsh where we have a raised platform - a great place to walk the dogs in the morning & have your morning cup pf tea or coffee. In the winter it is maintenance-free.
Responsibilities & Pets
Standard house maintenance & dog care - keep the house warm & clean. Take the dogs out 3 - 5 times/day with at least one of those times being a decent walk around the yard or with enough time for a good play. We just take them out with us whenever we go outside. They do not go out without someone. Obviously the dogs need water always & food twice/day.