Live in sitter needed for 2 dogs & 3 cats
Hi, I'm Kevin and my wife is Kirstine, we are both in our mid 40's with a recently moved out, grown up child. This will be our first time using a house sitter.
I work from home so the animals are used to having someone around during the day (not that the cats care!) and the dogs are ok to be left in their crates for around 4 hours max....
We are looking for a live in sitter to look after the animals and house whilst we are away in May/June 2019. + More info
Our Home & Location
We have a lovely 3 bed detached house in High Wycombe with a large enclosed rear garden and off road parking for a couple of cars. The house is renovated to a high standard and offers comfortable, clean accomodation.
The kitchen/diner is well equiped with conventional oven/hob, dishwasher and washing machine. The seperate living room is spacious and features a log burner (hopefully not needed in May/June!)....
Upstairs, there are 2 large bedrooms and a box room thats used for storage. Both rooms downstairs and the main bedroom are air conditioned.
At the end of the garden is a large, heated/air conditioned, log cabin and deck area with a well stocked wine fridge, sofa, chairs and TV. There are also a couple of desks should you need to work from home.
Fast Wi-fi is available throughout the house and cabin.
Situated at the top of Totteridge, the area is very quiet and there are some lovely views over Wycombe. The train station is a couple of miles away (London Marleybone, Aylesbury, Oxford, Birmingham) and there is a bus stop around a 5 minute walk away.
A short car ride away is Wycombe Rye which is perfect for walking the dogs or there's Hughenden Manor, Wendover Woods or West Wycombe if you prefer a countryside or wooded walk.
With Marlow 6 miles away and Henley on Thames 15 miles away there are plenty of scenic walks along the River Thames and surrounding countryside.
Ideally you'll need to own a car as the walk down to the town, Rye or station involves a very steep hill! + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
We need a live in sitter to look after our 3 cats and 2 dogs, house and garden whilst we are on holiday.
The cats are getting on a bit now and 2 of them suffer from kidney disease so need a little extra TLC. All 3 cats have different food and need to be fed separately or closely supervised, to ensure they eat the right food. Snowy (the eldest) also needs medicine twice a day (syringe and dropper) which he takes no problem....
We let the cats out during the day but keep them in at night.
Quinn is a rescue dog who is extremley nervous of people and needs time to bond with any potential sitter. He will require a visit before we go away to ensure he is happy.
JD is 18 months old and is a typical beagle!
Both will need at least an hour a day walking and neither can be let off-lead. Quinn knows some basic commands such as sit and paw and walks very well on the lead. JD knows sit and paw however in usual beagle fashion will only do them when it suits him and he can pull on the lead.
Both dogs are allowed on the furniture downstairs. We are quite strict about feeding and neither are allowed scraps from the table and both go to their crates whilst we eat. The dogs aren't allowed upstairs and the cats tend to stay in the back bedroom when they are in although they do come down for a cuddle when the dogs aren't around.
All animals are fully insured, vaccinated and registered with the local vet. + More info