4 Springer Spaniels (and a house) to look after.
We are a retired couple looking to spend some time this late summer holidaying in southern France, and need a couple to look after our four English Springer spaniels - all related - two sisters aged 10, a daughter aged 8, and a slightly mischevious son, aged 7. We live in a 5 bedroomed, 3 bathroom detached house set in 3000 sq metres of enclosed garden.
Our Home & Location
The house was built in 1979, the main living and bedroom area is all on one level, there is a large basement with garage, laundry room, workshop and storage areas, and a further two bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms plus a sitting room on the first floor. In a small hamlet, five minutes drive ( 20 mins walk) from Magnac Laval, a town with supermarket, boulangerie, bars, restaurant, bank, pharmacy, doctor and vetinary surgery. Some English neighbours, and English spoken at the vets and most of the shops, so you don't need to be fluent in French.
Responsibilities & Pets
We are looking for a couple - not a single person - to feed, water and walk the dogs ( all together or in pairs - depending how strong you are!!) as well as play with them in the garden, keep the house and garden clean and maintained. The garden is mostly grassed with trees, so regular mowing is required ( a sit-on mower is available) - poop scooping after the dogs is an all year round task.