House & pet sitters needed for 2 female Rhodesian Ridgebacks for October / November 2018
Hello and thank you for looking at our listing, we are Emma & Gary from Felden in Hertfordshire. We are going on a family holiday and have not used this service before as it was recommended by a friend. We are not comfortable putting our pets into kennels or home boarding and like the idea of the comfort and security leaving them in their own home with all their creature comforts. Our house is a non smoking home.
Our Home & Location
Our home is a character and well equipped property situated in a semi rural setting on the edge of The Chilterns AONB (area of outstanding natural beauty) in the hamlet of Felden between the towns of Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted. It is 1 mile from the nearest town of Hemel Hempstead, 0.5 mile from the nearest village of Boxmoor with historic Berkhamsted at 3 miles and Bovingdon at 2 miles a little further afield - well positioned for exploring around London.
We are within easy access for London and the home counties both by rail and car, the station is a ten minute walk and a 30 minute rail journey will take you into central London. There are excellent road connections via the M1, M25 motorways and A41 trunk road for further adventures.
The property itself is situated on Sheethanger Common with easy access to local walks across the common or Bury Woods.
There is a good sized drive for parking.
We are close to many interesting and beautiful places:
The Chiltern Hills
The Grand Union Canal
The Ashridge Estate (National Trust)
Berkhamsted Castle ruins
We have numerous supermarkets around the town and surrounding area including Waitrose, Sainsburys, Tesco, Asda & Aldi.
Responsibilities & Pets
You will need to feed, love and exercise our 2 dogs. Tabele & Takala will need 1 good walk per day and will need to be accompanied across the common first thing in the morning to make themselves comfortable and during the day to be let out in the garden (with poo picking responsibility). They are fed twice a day on kibble (biscuits) with added food leftover goodies for flavouring, this is straightforward to prepare and measure. They are used to being left alone but we ask this is restricted to a period of between 4-5 hours if you are venturing out.