Relax in a Quiet Town with Our Two Chill Senior Dogs
We are Martin and Hannah, an international couple from Peru and the USA. We are both online Spanish teachers and entrepreneurs. We are traveling internationally and need someone reliable and caring to watch our sweet senior pups.
Our Home & Location
We live just a fifteen minute drive outside of Monterrey Mexico, which is just 2.5 hours south of Laredo, TX. Our neighborhood is quiet and offers many amenities- bus stop, nearby park with free outdoor exercise equipment, walkable pharmacy that does exams with a doctor for only $2.50, many walkable local restaurants where you can eat a home cooked meal for $1-4 per person, walkable markets and farmers markets a few times a week, as well as driveable excursions like Cerro de la Silla mountain, Chipinque, museums and restaurants in Monterrey, and beautiful local parks. We have a one bedroom apartment with a full bathroom, kitchenette, living room, two second floor terraces and one first floor terrace, as well as an independent entrance.
You can get around on bus, by walking, or with Uber and we also have street parking if you bring your own car. Basic Spanish skills are a requirement for this area as no one speaks English. Please note that our kitchenette has a sink, full size refrigerator, table and chairs, an electric burner (hot plate), plus a skillet and pot. We do not have an oven or stove top for cooking. However, we do have high speed wifi. There is air conditioning/heating only in the bedroom, and it must be turned off when you leave the house.
Responsibilities & Pets
We are in need of daily pet care. Our two pups eat dry food twice a day and get walked anywhere from 3-5 times a day at the nearby park. We usually do two longer walks (in the morning and the evening, when it's cool out) for about 30 minutes each time, and then an additional 1-3 short potty break walks during the day as needed. They are fine for the day if you want to go out for an occasional long day trip or an occasional night out, but they do need care each day. You must pick up after them on walks (bags provided) and they are not allowed to run around in the fenced back yard, per the landlord. They also get a pill once a day for arthritis.
If you are really an overachiever, you can also brush their teeth once a day (they are good for it)....
We will also need you to sweep up the dog hair in the home at least once a week, or pay $10 to a local cleaning lady we can recommend to have her clean the apartment once a week. We will expect you to tidy up the house and inform us of any repairs or anything that needs attention and we will put you in touch with our repairman. We would also like daily email or whatsapp updates on the pets. + More info