Dog and house sitter needed
Firstly I would like to mention that we are open to booking our weekends & certain weeks away at dates that suit the 'SITTER' so please note the dates 1st advertised aren't set in stone, as we are willing to adapt these dates!
We would prefer sitters to be a couple or one person, as we can't cater for families with children as there isn't enough beds, we would also prefer if the sitters didn't have a pet to bring with them as 'Bear' (5yr old Lab) will take any opportunity to play with them constantly, this will then stress Marley (Epileptic), so we find by trying to keep energetic play time for out side they are relaxed and chilled whilst at home!...
We need a house & sitter for our 3 adorable Labradors, they are very well behaved but do like their routine! breakfast 6am, dinner 5pm, mid morning treat, a lovely country walk & possibly a swim, they then snuggle down for the rest of the day & like to snuggle on the sofas in the evening with you.
Couldn't/Wouldn't put them in a kennel!
Marley is epileptic & must have daily medication (tablet form), he hasn't had a fit since August 2016, he's quite happy to take he's medication when placed into he's morning and evening feeds, marley and coco (both 9yr old) like to relax a lot! infact they sleep most of the time, although they prefer someone being around 24/7,
this especially helps Marley to feel secure, probably due to he's epilepsy!....Marley loves cuddles & strokes, he seems to need this as much as he needs food & air!...Coco & Bear equally like a cuddle on the sofa, & bless them they always give way to Marley!
myself & mywife need our holiday as a year ago My wife battled Cancer! + More info
Our Home & Location
Our home is a semi detached house with a 130 foot long garden in a picturesque village of (Godmanchester), this is approx 2 miles away from Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, 'Godmanchester' was chartered in 1212 & some of the charming medieval buildings can still be seen!.....it's only 8 miles away from Cambridge, approx 2 miles in another direction is 'Huntingdon' this is a Market town with a high street of shops, Lidl, Aldi, waitrose, sainsbury, Tesco and many others, Huntingdon has its own train staition which is a short walk from 'Huntingdon' town centre, again a short walk from here is Hinchingbrook hospital!
Godmanchester has 3 local food shops, Co-op 1/3 mile away, 'one stop' has a post office this is in centre of village, the other shop is 1mile away towards Huntingdon, .......also a butchers, a baker, not found a candlestick makers yet! A Doctors, chemist, flower shop, 2 tea shops, 4 old worldly village pubs that serve lovely food....the village is situated along the river Ouse, one of the pubs & the village green over look the river, an ornate 'Chinese bridge' leads you over the water to the Rec, which then meanders down to the lock and onto to 'Portholme' which is listed as the 2nd largest water meadow in the country, it's accessible to walk around and across to 'Brampton water mill' which is a pub and bistro.......
Lots of countryside walks all around the area, our favourite is down Cow lane which takes you around the nature reserve lakes, or back meadows towards Houghton with its old mill, country pub and tea shop, the area doesn't stop there, Hinchingbrook country park 3miles, monks wood 5miles toward Peterborough, Brampton wood 4miles, plus lots of open space! + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
We need someone to feed the 3 Labrador dogs, morning & evening, 6 Hens (5chickens/1bantam) morning & afternoon treat, Koi fish (feed when hungry, details will be given).......Chickens nest box needs to have poop Cleaned out daily, preferably morning time, collect their eggs daily, close nest box door at dusk.....
Marley is epileptic & must have (2 X tablets twice daily of 'PEXION'),...
Marley must also have have (1x tablet daily, half AM, half PM, of RIMADYL).
COCo must have (2x twice daily of PIRITON)...all meds can be placed into their presoaked food)!
Walk dogs once a day for an aprox an hour, alternatively two shorter walks.....there are lots of open country spaces, just a short walk or drive from our home.
Rinse off pooches & towel dry if they get muddy, wet, or after a swim, and before coming into the house.......out side hose to be used, which is permanently attached.
Make sure bedding is clean and dry to sleep on.
Above all, give as much love as you can possibly spare! + More info