Dog - Sitting and / or House sitting on short notice & travels and longer stays abroad
We both work seasonal work, tourism & hotel industry and in the nautical area, yet are busy throughout the entire year. We have to go away short notice for a day or two many times or like to travel where we cannot take our dogs. They come with us quite frequently but not always it is possible. We usually take annual vacation in the month of November or January.
Our Home & Location
We live in Puerto de Soller, in the Northwest of the island Mallorca / Spain. Our apartment is a very spacious, light duplex apartment on the upper side of the Port. A walk to the beach or the beach-side walk takes about 10-15min and is quite a steep walk. The Port is very busy during the summer and rather quiet in winter times. To get around, especially grocery shopping, you will need a car or be a strong person. Depending on the time of the year, a possibility of use of car may occur. The apartment disposes of WIFI, central heating and air conditioning as well as security alarm system. Also a Sureflap, a microchip-based cat flap to allow animals going in and out on their demand.
Responsibilities & Pets
We travel quite frequently (4-6 times) on short-notice during the season, typically just a few days, so a local dog and/or house sitter would be appreciated, either to stay here or to take the dogs on. On longer stays, (which could be around 2-4 times a year, typically 10 days) we would always prefer that a dog sitter came to house-sit our place so the cat will be cared for also. The two dogs are very easy to handle but are quite attached to personal contact. They follow you even to the bathroom ! They like to curl up in bed with you, though on the sofas they are not allowed. We like our house to be treated with utmost respect and tidiness like we equally do treat our home and would treat yours. 3 animals in the house means a lot of hair which needs a daily vacuum, if not every second day.
The Jack Russel (Moritz) is exceptionally calm and always has been. He is older now and does not hear all to well. Thus he is very fit and loves long walks and runs on the beach. Max has joined the family this summer from the local dog shelter. We don't know about his whereabouts but has not been treated well, thus he is equally as friendly as Moritz and has adopted his character, what we hoped for. He loves to eat and might nick a thing or two from the others which he should not do. So a watch over the food or separation when gone for a while is mandatory. Both dogs love a longer walk or two a day and are quite behaved for hours on their own. They love to drive in the car. I usually take them everywhere during the day. They have their cushion and water in my car and are great travelers.
The cat is quite old but happy and only needs food, sleep and cleaning of her kiddie box:) Also not allowed on the sofa or in bed....
So, if YOU live close by on Mallorca and would like to take our dogs on when we do our short-notice travels please let me know. Alternatively, you could also come and stay. Depending on your responsibilities. I would not the want the dogs to be alone during a typical 9-5day. That would not work.
Looking forward hearing from you! + More info