Lab love in Cranham, Cotswolds
Dave and I have moved from Cape Town to Cranham about 18 months ago with Monty and Mango, our 2 Labs, who are lucky enough to spend their week days at an equine farm up the road with the lovely Karen.
We've had wonderful experience with Trusted Housesitters so far and have really enjoyed meeting positive, reliable and diligent people. We are looking for a responsible, clean living mature person or couple who enjoys being active and is looking for a quiet weekend to rewind and relax....
We have our own Welcome pack and will happily provide that to anyone who is confirmed as sitters - also, check out the feedback we've had from other sitters (below).
A couple of things to note before you contact us:
1. We are very house proud - we like things in our home to be uncluttered, clean, tidy - and we will give preference to those who share those values and will keep (and leave) our house in the condition we do
2. Whilst we love all animals, we do not want other four-legged friends staying here whilst we are away.
3. We have one guest bedroom, and therefore, would favour a couple or single person over a family. + More info
Our Home & Location
We live in Cranham village in a large detached house with enclosed garden and courtyard. Cranham offers many (and we DO mean many) long walks (ending with good pubs) with the Cotswold Way long distance footpath nearby.
With amenities about a 10 minute drive away, you'll need a car to reach us to enjoy quiet time and time with our cuddle loving pooches.
Responsibilities & Pets
Monty and Mango are both pretty easy going - they require breakfast and dinner, a long walk during the day and a final toilet walk each night. They can stay alone for up to 3 hours or so and then need to be let out to toilet... As you'll be sleeping over, they get put to bed with a biscuit and their blankets and that's pretty much it! Apart from that, they love cuddles and like to be with you - so that needs to be factored in as part of your day too.
So, a bit about them - Mango, or Pip as we have affectionately dubbed her, is a princess and loves to cuddle and give lots of love. She needs to be kept trim due to the early signs of arthritis ... so not too many biscuits for her! She loves playing ball and has awesome recall....
Monty on the other hand is a veritable Benjamin Button. Although he is ten, he loves playing and running around, especially after dinner. He needs a close eye as he is a typical scavenger and is led by his nose. Having said that he is one of the most placid Labs around and not much phases him. + More info