Exeter, gateway to the South West- and two delightful dogs
We have had such good experiences with our previous Trusted Petsitter, and are very sad that she is going to live abroad. Our dogs loved her and loved staying at home. Our holidays were hugely enhanced by knowing that they were happy and that the house was occupied. We are visiting family in Dubai and South Africa at the end of the year and hope to find a new super Petsitter for these three weeks.
Our Home & Location
Exeter is a lovely small city with many attractions, all the amenities, good road, rail and air access and with nearby beaches, Dartmoor, Cornwall all very accessible. Our home is in a quiet location two miles from the city centre. There is a nearby bus stop with regular buses to the city. A small local shop is a short walk away. A taxi to the city costs about £6-7. So use of a car is not essential. We have four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master bedroom is ensuite and has access to the garden. The dogs sleep here too. The fourth bedroom has a child's bed in it. The kitchen has an electric oven and hob, microwave oven and dishwasher. We have a utility room with washing machine and tumble drier. We have high speed WiFi, and cable TV. The garden is very private, well treed and full of bird life. A 10 minute walk gets you to Mincinglake Valley Park, a huge area of woodland and meadowland with lovely wild flowers, birds and insects- and a fabulous place for dog walks.
Responsibilities & Pets
Our dogs are both interesting and fun characters. Penga is the older, a nine year old Yorkie cross with a touch of 'small man syndrome'. He can take a day or two to fully trust new people - but his stomach is the way in to his affections! Offer him a few treats and he is your friend! He is not a huge fan of being picked up, and although he has never snapped at a child, we do not allow the grandchildren to chase him around, as he used to be afraid of children and we do not want him to regress. They love to feed him.
Shumba is an eight year old male neutered Labrador, a lovely gentle boy who just loves to chase balls and seldom comes back from a walk without finding a new one. He loves meeting new people and will always bring you a present when you arrive. Pick up his lead and he is yours!...
They are both neutered and in good health. Shumba needs anti-inflammatory tablets for arthritis from time to time.
We would expect you to sleep in the house every night.
Feeding of dogs twice a day.
A daily good walk, or 2 shorter ones if you are planning a day out.
Water garden if needed. Fill up bird food.
Take dogs to the vet if any concerns. If necessary I could arrange for someone from my surgery to collect a dog. + More info