Amsterdam Canal House for 3 weeks in Summer? Jack Russell comes free!
We are Australians who live in Amsterdam. We work in publishing. In July/ August we need to head home for 3 weeks. Our Jack Russell Henny usually travels with us in Europe by car and train but the Aussie trips are a no-go (clearly). Sadly ,we must leave her. She is an easy-going, extremely friendly, 10 year old Jack Russell x. She loves people, going out for coffee or drinks, kids, and other dogs (with exception of big black ones). She can be left home after a walk for a few hours as at 10 she tires after a 1- 2km. Especially when its hot, as she has a heart murmur. She is on pills for her heart. She is the happiest of dogs and will be easy to look after as long as she has human company and is treated like a member of the clan. Oh, she sleeps in her own bed.
Our Home & Location
We live over 2 floors (ground & 1st) in an 18th century canal house in the heart of Amsterdam's Jordaan district. A stone's throw from the Anne Frank house (sorry we had to say that but it's at the end of the street). The neighbourhood is said to be the most famous in the Netherlands. It is extremely quiet as it's a one-way street so the traffic is mostly bikes. It's an amazing place to live. Everything you could possibly need or want is on your doorstep. Including our bikes.
There are steep stairs between the floors but there is a hand rail. There are 2 toilets, one up, one down. The main bathroom is upstairs and has a shower and a bath (in the bedroom). There is a washer and dryer upstairs too....
Note - we have no back terrace but do have a lovely bench seat out the front in the street, true Jordaan style. A great place to meet and chat with the passing traffic, locals and tourists. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Henny likes to go out 2-3 times a day for ablutions. In the morning for a 30-60 minute walk around the canal district. After that, just out the front of the house in the street, around the corner, suits her fine apart from her 2 daily walks. A short walk before bedtime is appreciated.
She has crunchy things to graze on. She has her main meal at night. Fresh meat only so she doesn't fart. You will need to carry her upstairs at night (7kg) and back down in the morning as she hates the stairs.
July 2019 | Susan