Pet sitting and walking 2 little dogs on leads
We have a single-story thatched property with hot tub and swimming pool (available June through August) in an English village location close to Windsor and London . We are a professional retired couple who travel frequently within Europe and who have a holiday home in Spain. We are looking for none-smoking/ none-vap pet sitters who love dogs, have sitting experience and who have excellent references and feedback from at least 3 other owners.
The house used to be two cottages and was converted to a single house in the 1920's. It's quite quirky and there is good sized living space but small bedrooms, the exception being the master bedroom and our guest bedroom. The sitters bedroom has a ensuite bathroom with full shower and bath/jacuzzi and has been recently remodelled. The house is very unassuming from the kerbside but spacious inside. The neighbours are pleasant but far enough away to make the house, pool and gardens very private. We are not overlooked. The house is on quite a busy road so there is some background traffic noise but you are minutes away from some very pleasant walks and bike rides. There are outdoor patios, one of which has a gas BBQ. You are in the Home Counties and just a 33 mile drive from The Houses of Parliament so roads are always busy. The house has two security cameras trained on the two entrances to the house and garden. They run 24/7 for insurance reasons....
Our two small dogs are walked on an extendable lead twice a day for around 50 minutes, there are numerous heath & woodland walks a short distance away. The dogs can pull when they first start the walk but do eventually settle. They are walked on a single split lead that makes walking them manageable even by one person. These are not sedentary dogs and are walked twice a day (around 9am and 4pm). We would like the Housesitter/s to keep this routine. Our dogs sometimes find it difficult to differentiate between toys and furry clothing so fur hats and slippers are best kept in your bedroom!! + More info
Our Home & Location
We are located in West End in Surrey Heath , there are plenty of good dog walking trails on Chobham Common and Brentmoor Heath nearby. The town of Windsor is 7 miles away , Sunningdale is 3 miles away, Woking is 5 miles and Guildford is 10 miles. There are numerous pubs and restaurants in the area, particularly in Chobham which is just over 1 mile away. Woking has a fast train service into London Waterloo (25 minutes) There are a number of golf courses and several championship courses (Wentworth and Sunningdale) in the area. The RHS garden at Wisley is 13 miles away
Responsibilities & Pets
Our dogs are small (8 & 11 kilo's) and are both 4 years old. You would need to ensure that the dogs have food and water at all times.
The dogs are walked on an extendable lead twice a day for around 50 minutes, there are numerous heath & woodland walks a short distance away. The Housesitter needs to be comfortable with 2 X 50 minute walks with dogs that can pull but are on a lead....
The dogs are fed once a day after their morning walk and spend the evenings with us in the tv room. They do not have freedom of the house and are happy sleeping in the kitchen. We have a pond with Koi Carp that need feeding once or twice a day in the summer months. We also have wild birds in the garden and the squirrel proof nut feeders need topping up every 3-4 days. The garden gets regular visits from foxes, rabbits and occasionally, deer. In the summer we'd ask help in watering the greenhouse and garden in hot spells.
We think a car is essential for sightseeing, supermarket shopping and getting the dogs to the very best walks. We can provide the Housesitter with a small dog cage for transporting. + More info