Sweetie dog and Pops cat need your snuggles! (near Shanghai)
We are school teachers working in China who are going on some trips in 2017. We need a person or a couple to live with our 5-year old female dog, Sweetie, and our 17-year old healthy male cat Kit-Pop during these times.
Our Home & Location
We live in Wuxi, China. It is in Jiangsu Province, and is close to Shanghai.
Wuxi is know for having more natural environments to enjoy compared to other cities in China, and is next the large fresh water Lake Taihu. There are also some Buddhist sites and temples here as well, in addition to other natural and cultural attractions. (It is in the top 10 cities to visit for Chinese Tourists.) You could easily take an afternoon trip after Sweetie's mid-day walk to one of these places....
A longer day trip would be possible to one of the other popular cities close by via bullet train: Suzhou, Nanjing, or Hangzhou. This could be done easily on the day that the housekeeper (ayi) comes for the mid-day walk.)
Our apartment is an attractive 5th floor apartment (with elevators) with large living room, dining room, kitchen, large master bedroom with bathtub, small guest room with single bed, and office. Usually we use one of the rooms for storage while we are away. There is also a glassed in patio space, and an attached laundry room. There is a second bathroom with shower and bidet toilet. We are located right next to a lovely green park where we walk the dog. We are located in Wuxi New District with easy access to shopping and restaurants. There is a gym with a swimming pool in our apartment compound with monthly memberships available. We also have 2 bicycles available for your use.
The bullet train is 28-58 minutes to Shanghai depending on which stations you arrive and depart from.
There are direct flights into Wuxi airport from a limited number of cities including Hong Kong. Hongqiao airport in Shanghai is next door to the Hongqiao Railway station with the bullet train to Wuxi, with more flights arriving from within China or Hong Kong. Pudong (PVG) airport is the biggest airport in Shanghai, offering more options for incoming international flights, and there are direct shuttle buses available from this airport to Wuxi, which is 1.5-2 hours drive, in addition to other transportation options.
(The October 2017 housesit will most likely be at a different apartment in the same city, as we are trying to move closer to our school campus when our lease runs out at the end of August. We expect it to be very similar to the apartment shown, with nearby access to the local light-rail and high-speed rail with service to Shanghai.)
(We will also need housesitters for approximately 2 weeks over the 2017 Christmas holiday and into the 2018 New Year, although we don't have the exact dates yet.) + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Snuggling, feeding, watering our low-maintenance animals. Keeping the litter box clean (Kit-Pop likes a very clean litter box in his old age!) Taking Sweetie-dog out for one long walk per day, plus morning and evening short walks for pottie breaks. (3-4 walks per day.) Sweeping up pet hair (Sweetie sheds a lot!)
February 2018 | Linda
September 2017 | Leonard
April 2017 | Leslie
January 2017 | Monika
December 2016 | Evie
July 2016 | Elizabeth
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