House and Pet sit in Essex
We have quite a few lovely pets as I work in the veterinary industry and have acquired them as rescues over the years! We like to travel during the school holidays and some weekends in between and need somebody to take care of our menagerie including the wild birds and hedgehog who rely on us!
Our Home & Location
We live in Essex, on the border of Greater London. We are on a country lane with no footpath. There is a bus and there is a Tesco about 20mins walk away. The Central Line is a 10 minute drive away. I think it would be essential to have a car while staying here. I have a car that you could use depending on insurance costs etc.
The house has 3 bedrooms and is quite old and we have a fairly large garden. There are nice walks opposite in countryside and Epping Forest is a 5min drive away which is lovely for dog walking, cycling and horse riding....
The central line will take you straight into London and the nearby towns have nice shops and restaurants. The Lea Valley white water rafting Olympic center is 10 mins drive away. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Feeding of the dogs twice a day and walking once a day. Reepi is nervous with people and new dogs but fine once she gets to know you. Cubby loves all people but barks at new dogs. He only has 3 legs and so is slow on walks and usually has to be carried at the end (but he is only 1.5kg). They will occasionally wee in the house if not supervised so they stay in the kitchen if we are not indoors.
Borris the cat just needs some fuss. He is super friendly. He is getting on a bit and likes to be fed quite often....
Ugaway the tortoise needs fresh water and food each day and a quick check over.
Winnie the bird needs fresh treats, food and water and a little chat.
Goldie and Pie the fish just need feeding once a day.
The wild birds and hedgehog need feeding and fresh water once a day.
There are a small number of plants that need watering. + More info