House & Dogsitter
We are travelling back to Australia from Spain for 2 months at Christmas time. We currently live in Spain and have recently purchased a villa in Los Menchones between Zurgena and Arboleas. This close to the larger town of Albox and around 30 minutes drive to Mojacar on the Costa Almeria, Southern Spain.
We have a beautiful bouncy Boxer boy who will be 4 on Christmas Eve. He is spoiled rotten and rules the house. Don't they all? He is very much loved and wonderful with humans (mainly cos he thinks he is human!) and we do not want to place him in kennels for the 2 month period we are away. We have also just adopted another Boxer girl called Carmen so now we have TootandCarmen. She is a special girl who has been maltreated in her former life so will need lots of love and attention to grow her confidence. Carmen is an indeterminate age but we think around 8 years. She is still a puppy at heart and she and Tootie play all day.
Our Home & Location
Our villa is located in a little hamlet called Los Menchones which is between Zurgena and Arboleas - close to the larger town of Albox and around 30 minutes to Mojacar on the Costa Almeria in Southern Spain.
It is a fairly quiet area but there is a very large population of British who live in this area with a smattering of other nationalities and it is very social. There are heaps of local and English bars and there is always something going on....
As the area is not served by public transport, we will be providing a car with the house and dog sit. However, the driver will need to be over 25 to have use of the car for insurance reasons only.
Our villa consists of 2 bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, lounge/dining room and study. There is UK TV and internet and there is a pool which is probably a bit too cold to swim in during the winter but you may be tough.
I am looking for a couple who will walk Tootie daily, water the garden and generally keep the place clean and tidy. The garden is easy care so only watering and a bit of weeding is required. Occasional trips to the beach would be very much appreciated by Mr Toot as well as the local markets and bars.
There is a pellet stove to keep the place warm as well as some gas heaters so you should be nice and toasty. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Looking after Tootie and Carmen the Boxers is our priority. Taking them for walks daily, feeding and playing with them regularly to avoid any boredom. Lots of cuddles and snuggles as they are loving dogs and love nothing better than to lie on top of you on the settee.
Keep the house clean....
Water the plants on a regular basis. The garden is very easy care and nothing grows much in the winter except the weeds of course, so if you could keep these at bay, it will be much appreciated. + More info