Meet our Balou
We are an active retired American couple who love travel and the arts and of course our dog Balou!
Our Home & Location
We live in Carsac-Aillac, a small but lively village 5 minutes from Sarlat. We have a bakery, butcher, epicerie, florist, post office, and pharmacy, all within a 3-minute walk from the house. There is a municipal park and a beautiful 12th century church across the street. This is a fabulous area of the Dordogne, with dramatic landscapes, charming villages, and of course Sarlat's gorgeous historic center all within minutes by car. The Dordogne river is 5 minutes away on foot, and the 17 km piste for walks, which connects Sarlat and Souillac, is also nearby.
Responsibilities & Pets
We are looking for a non-smoking and caring minder for our lovely
black lab cross, Balou, born March 2012. We adopted him from a refuge...
in April 2018, where he had been for 6 months after he was found
wandering and lost or abandoned. He loves attention, walks, car
rides, mealtime, naps. He can be a little protective of his home on
first meeting strangers but quickly befriends visitors once he is
properly introduced. He is good on his walks and loves a run in the
farm fields and over to the river, 5 minutes away. His recall is
generally excellent except if he is distracted by another dog or
animal. At times he can pull on the leash if he sees another dog and he is strong, weighing 30 kg. Although he is perfectly behaved in the house, he can not be
left alone (no doubt due to his unfortunate abandonment) so minders
must ensure he accompanies them AT ALL TIMES (take him with you in the
car when you go to the store, for instance). He will sleep with you
in the bedroom on his dog bed. He is fed twice daily and walked 4
times a day. Our yard/garden is completely enclosed. He loves to
meet other friendly dogs although he can be a little bossy sometimes.
He does not like the vacuum or cats and would love to chase swans,
ducks, and goats if given the chance. He is untested around horses,
sheep and children. In summertime, watering of garden and pots on terrace during dry spells would be appreciated. We would like to meet any potential sitters in person in our home in advance and introduce them to Balou before making a decision and a firm booking. + More info