We need a pet sitter for our animals so we can go away
Hi there. We are Oliver and Kerry. We have two boys, Alfred who's 9, and Charlie who is 7. We both work as Operating Department Practitioners, which is a new way of saying Theatre nurses. We have two dogs, a cat and a hamster who are all very much part of the family. It's been a hard few years as Oliver's mother and father have both been very unwell and now we're desperate to take the boys away on holiday. Unfortunately we have no other family around to help with pet sitting so the pets are a bit of a tie. We have never used house/pet sitters before and when we saw this company/web site we thought we should give it a go. The dogs are both very friendly and the cat is mostly an outdoor cat, just comes in to eat lol. The hamster is new to us and seems to be doing ok.
Our Home & Location
We have recently moved into a spacious five bedroom detached house within walking distance of Bognor Regis town centre and just a few minutes to the beach. It has a small easily manageable garden. The downstairs has three reception rooms and two toilets and a shower. Upstairs has the four bedrooms, and a bathroom with shower. Then the fifth bedroom is on the top floor.
All the local amenities are really close. Its a ten minute walk from the train station, cinema (£3.50/£4.50 a ticket), town centre, pubs. There are restaurants and a lovely park just minutes away. And its just a couple of minutes walk to the sea front. Bognor Regis is your classic small seaside town probably most famous for Butlins. There are some other really nice towns nearby by both car and the train, including Chichester and Arundel. Other places like Worthing and Portsmouth are all well within driving distance too. When the weathers nice we often say we don't need holidays because there's so much to do around here! Although now we do need a holiday lol!!!...
Parking at the house is always very easy. It is in the street but there are always spaces available. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Our animals are relatively simple to care for.
Hammie the hamster (I know, original isn't it!) just needs his food bowl and water bottle checking....
Gerrard the cat spends most of his time outside and just needs feeding morning and evening (he'll let you know when).
Winston will also need feeding twice a day. He is the only pet that will need walking daily. He doesn't like traffic noise so needs to be driven to one of the many local parks for a half an hour to an hour long walk.
Gracie does not need walking as she can't cope with them any more. She does have some other care needs which include having her nose wrinkle wiped twice a day to keep it clean. Also she has dry eye so needs eye drops putting in twice a day. She doesn't put up a fuss so this is very easy. Other than that she sleeps all day on her sofa. + More info