Loving Pet Sitter wanted for Country Home
We are an active couple with four children. We live in the Eastern Townships, Quebec. This is a beautiful area for biking, kayaking and hiking. It is surrounded by mountains and lakes. Our property is five acres, full of lush gardens and a large in ground swimming pool.
We have three active dogs. Mustang is a Lab/mountain dog mix, Koby a husky/lab mix and Dilly is a sweet poodle. They are all loveable rescue dogs. Each house sitter has their favourite dog/dogs. The more time spent walking and playing with the dogs will help them settle at night and during the day. They take a few days to adjust and then are fine.
Our Home & Location
Located in the beautiful Eastern Townships our home is a nice escape from City life. We have Kayaks and bikes for your use. The swimming pool is refreshing during the summer.
During the winter (December to March) we get a lot of snow and sometimes very cold weather. Our home is heated by two wood stoves and requires some work to fetch wood from the barn area. A hardy outdoor couple is preferable during this time. Snow blowing the driveway is required during snow storms. Our home is close to four major ski hills. Orford, Owls Head, Jay Peak and Bromont. Bromont has night skiing and cheap season passes.
Responsibilities & Pets
We need a reliable person(s) to watch our house and animals. Hiking in the back fields and forest is great for the dogs. We would like to have the dogs experience at least one long walk a day. More is even better. The dogs will love the exercise and then will sleep most of the day.
Our dogs may experience some depression when we leave on a trip. They express this by not eating and sulking. However, lots of attention and love in the first few days really alleviates this problem. It is important for the house sitter/s to arrive a few days before our departure to familiarize themselves with the home and pets....
Two horses may be arriving this spring. They can be exercised (ridden) by a house sitter with some riding experience. + More info