caring for our precious pets
we are LinJie and Hennie and our adult daughter Faith. we have lived in china for 16 years, our daughter has been here for 5 years. Hennie is the GM of a small German company in the Iron and Steel sector, Faith (our daughter) is the Principal of an international school, and I teach part-time at Beijing University. I am from Australia, Hennie is from Holland. we travel once or twice a year and would love to find kind and caring people to look after our pets and home.
Our Home & Location
We live in the CBD of Beijing, in Sanlitun District (opposite the Workers Stadium), one of the restaurant and shopping hubs of this beautiful city. minutes from public buses, 15 minutes walk from subway stations. Close to everything that matters. We live in a small, old apartment compound (gated, good security), hidden behind the hustle of the city in a laneway. We're in the middle of a huge city, but as soon as you turn into our laneway, you wouldn't know it. Whilst the compound itself is old and ordinary (but not dirty), the apartment is delightful, well furnished and appointed, comfortable and very, very secure. All conveniences you would need. we live on the 5th floor, there is no elevator. We're a rabidly non-smoking household, and don't invite guests to smoke here, even on the terrace, not even by a window, not even sneakily in the bathroom. We'd prefer non-smoking housesitters, but that said, people could traipse up and down five floors to smoke outside (the stairs might help you quit!!)
Responsibilities & Pets
feed pets twice a day, clean cat litter tray twice daily, take the dogs downstairs for a short walk (only in the compound) and toilet break 3-4 times daily, generally look after and pamper them. Great care must be taken to not let the cat out of the apartment at all. Windows must not be opened .... ever. Front door must be kept locked at all times because the clever cat can open doors. The dogs aren't walked outside the compound.
water indoor plants 2-3 times per week. On weekdays that are not Chinese public holidays, a house cleaner comes for 4 hours per day, so you don't have to even make your bed, wash dishes, etc