URGENT SITTER NEEDED for 4-6 weeks in Mexico's City of Mountains *outdoor enthusiasts welcome* (3 dogs + 2 cats)
We just lost our sitter so now we are desperately looking for someone who can help us out in Monterrey, Mexico, for 4-6 weeks starting Nov. 12. We just got married and we will go on our honeymoon with our mountain bikes for one month.
We live in a colorful and cozy quiet apartment up a hill in Mexico's 3rd largest city. We are an active couple in our early 30's, he is German and I am Mexican. We have three dogs and two cats that need to be taken care of. Monterrey is a major city, but it is truly a paradise for outdoor lovers, specially climbers, cyclists and hikers! We can contact you with local adventurers to guide you or take you on trips, come to know our beautiful mountains!...
We will return home on Dec. 13th, but will take our car and our dogs, and go visit my grandma for Christmas. So you can depart starting Dec. 13th, but you may stay until Dec. 27-28 if you'd like to, as the cats will still be there (although they are usually fine on their own since my mom pays them daily visits). + More info
Our Home & Location
Cozy one-bedroom apartment in very nice neighborhood with walking trails, supermarket, convenience store and many restaurants and cafes within 3kms. 100% Smoke free!
Bedroom is large, with one double bed and a well-lit working area that looks into the garden. Apartment is located 4 floors below street level, as our building is located on top op a hill. We're lucky enough to have a garden and the place is very peaceful and quiet. Newly rebuilt kitchen, 2 bathrooms, apple TV, main bathroom has double shower. Laundry is fully equipped. Perfect to work from home, has great wi-fi and A/C in bedroom and living room. Living room is currently down, as the two younger puppers torn everything apart and we will not invest in new furniture until they are older and better behaved....
The building has only 8 apartments, most of them with couples. Sadly, there is no elevator in our building, so every time you want to go out, you need to climb stairs 3 floors upwards. My mom lives in the same street, so in case of needing anything or having an emergency, she can come and help out (she speaks English!).
Monterrey is a very big city and the leisure options are huge. Specially attractive for those who love outdoor sports and mountains - there is plenty of action going on, the city is great for climbers, hikers, cyclists, trail runners and the like. Big night life, many good restaurants, a lot of student life, huge shopping malls, many museums and music festivals take place in Mexico's 3rd largest city. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Taking the dogs out every morning to the garden to pee. Feeding the dogs and cats mornings and evenings. The two younger puppers must go out every day, either for a long walk, or to play at the park. Older dog doesn't need that much exercise, but if going to the park, take her along. The older dog also goes to the bathroom in the laundry room, so that room needs cleaning every day, sometimes twice a day. Water the garden every evening. We make worm compost for the garden, so the worms need to be fed once a week.
The cats, being cats, require little work. They go to the bathroom outside, so there's very little need to clean the littler box. Gatilde, the older cat who is also the alpha pet, will wake you up at 6am every morning insisting it is time you feed her. Keiko will sleep with you, preferably cuddling, and will not be as bossy....
The two younger dogs were rescued almost simultaneously, and they are about the same age, so they are very close and playful together. Florinda tends to scare people because of her being a pitbull mix, but she is actually very sweet and grateful. She was found in terrible conditions wandering the streets, but is 100% recovered and living the big life. Unlike her sister, Cobi has always lived in a family home, but we believe they lost her on purpose for being a chewer. Both rescue dogs are nearly 2 years old, from what we can tell. Salchipapa, the older, basset hound dog, has been living with me since she was 2 months old. She is now 9 yo and will give you no problem at all, except it will break your heart when you have to say good bye to her. + More info
October 2015 | Patrick