Sitter for Sid
Alan and I have been married for 24 years and coincidently we were both brought up with boxers so inevitably we had to have a boxer. Coco came first, she lived until she was 11 and half years old. Sid came along 3 years ago. We rehomed him. We don't know too much about his history. All we know is that he was taken away from a family that was not treating him well. We have had to give him a lot of attention but he is VERY settled now. Alan has been retired for about 5 years and I run a shop which is below our flat. Sid has never been in kennels. He has been to stay with Alan's niece a few times but she has just got a rescue English Bulldog which needs to get settled before he meets Sid so we would like to have someone stay at our place with Sid while we go away. We haven't had a sitter before but I feel that it would suit us and Sid perfectly.
Our Home & Location
Alan and I have lived in Westbourne, a lovely suburb of Bournemouth for 20 years. It is like a village with lots of amenities, such as cafes (some dog friendly) a proper pub (dog friendly) and bars. A variety of restaurants, most offering a takeaway service. Convenience stores, one open until 11pm and a pharmacy which is also open until 11pm most days! There is a library across the road as is a Post Office. We are surrounded by lots of independent shops, great for browsing. We are situated about 15 minutes walk from the beach and a 20 minute walk through the gardens into Bournemouth centre.
We have a fashion associated retail business with a 3 bedroom flat above with access at the back of the shop. There is a twin bedded room on the top floor which is ideal for a sitter with a sunny aspect (weather dependant!) A compact kitchen with all necessary equipment (no microwave) and bathroom with an integral shower are on the first floor. The good size sitting room/diner is in the front of the building https://www.bournemouth.co.uk/explore/villages/westbourne
Responsibilities & Pets
The sitters responsibility would be to give Sid lots of attention! We do not have a garden so he needs a morning walk about 20 mins. A lunchtime toilet walk. An afternoon walk about 45 mins and an evening toilet walk. He loves to socialize with people so a trip to a café/pub would be fun. Sid is used to travelling on the bus. We are on a very useful bus route from Poole and into the New Forest. Sid is still a youngster, in fact Boxers never grow up, so he sometimes needs a strong hand, this is the reason that I have requested a male sitter. No responsibility of the house BUT the building needs to be locked up securely when empty and at night.
December 2018 | Sharleen