Mature couple (preferably 35+) to pet sit 1 elderly dog & a cat in a 180-yr-old cottage
We live near our children and grandchildren in two countries; we try to oscillate back and forth every several months but our long-term house and pet sitting arrangements have recently been disrupted due to the sitters' illness. In the UK our good-natured, elderly female doggie loves to just be in the same room with people; she needs 2 daily very short walks; our indoor-outdoor cat is quite independent and will increase his affectionate communications when hungry.
Our Home & Location
Due south of London by 20 miles; 35 minutes by train; 50 stately homes within an hour's drive of our home. In Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Surrey Hills). Quiet location down a leafy country lane, but only 1 mile from M25. Village shops in walking distance; 3 miles to nearest train station and town. Leisure center with great gym and pool, charming restaurants and pubs abound -- some dating as far back as 14th and 16th centuries; services and major grocery stores near by and delightful farm shop 1/4 mile from our home.
Responsibilities & Pets
Letting our dog out morning, mid-day, dinner time and evening; walking the dog 2/day (less than 1/2 mile) and feeding the pets 2/day. Respectful care for our 19th century home (keeping it at least as neat, clean & secure, and in excellent operating condition, as we keep it). Watering 1/2 dozen plants & some outdoor plants if extended period of no rain. Communicating with us if there are any pet issues or home operating issues.
March 2018 | Caroline