Pet sitter needed
We are an expat family of 5 living in Penang, Malaysia. We’re new to Malaysia and are excited to travel in Asia and possibly back home to the US during school holidays. We have two friendly, loving dogs and a hamster who needs looking after while we’re away.
Our Home & Location
We live in a 5 bedroom villa within walking distance of the beach and night market. The house is 3 floors, with the guest bedroom being located on the top floor. We live in a gated community with a pool, gym, and walking paths. Outside the entrance to our community are several trailheads for jungle hikes. From our door to the beach is a 10 minute walk, and you will pass hawker stalls and a Chinese temple on your way. The night market and Starbucks are on the way to the beach as well, and the bus stop is an 8-10 minute walk from the house. There is lots to see and do in Penang - cultural sights and activities, hiking and festivals galore, and of course an amazing variety of cuisine. Penang is a haven for foodies! For families, the Butterfly Farm and Escape Park (with the new water park) is a 10 minute drive from our house, and the Spice Garden is 5 only minutes away. Lots of beach coves to explore in our area of the island. The nearest mall is 20 minutes away and Georgetown (UNESCO world heritage site) is 30-40 minutes away. Georgetown has some amazing architecture, beautiful temples, and superb restaurants. Lots to see and do!
Responsibilities & Pets
Neara and Monty are both senior dogs (although Neara still has lots of energy!), and they both need to be walked and fed twice per day as well as given lots of cuddles. We also have a hamster that our son is quite fond of. She is fairly low maintenance but does need to have her food and water checked and replenished each day and a cage cleaning once a week. We also have a patio and small yard with tropical plants that will occasionally need tending to. We have a housekeeper that may continue to come by while we’re away.