Sitters needed for two energetic (including one rather needy) GSPs and house in rural Lancashire
Me (Sarah) and my husband (Keith) have lived in our current house (near Preston, Lancs) for nearly 10 years and Harvey (born June 2016) and Cooper (born August 2017) are our first dogs. Our children from previous marriages are 25, 22, 20, 16 and 12. I run my own business from home (in medical communications) and Keith is Director of IT and Operations for an International law firm, working in Liverpool. We enjoy family time, good food and sun, sea and sand. Previously (when the dogs are not being dogsat by family members) we have tried boarding at a fab doggy daycare place and home boarding with a local dog-walker. Harvey has separation anxiety, which we are working on slowly which means he won't eat and we are hoping having a dogsitter at his home will make him happier.
Our Home & Location
We live in the countryside between Preston and Garstang in a six-bedroomed house on a secure 3/4 acre plot surrounded by fields on two sides, a farm track on one and a country lane on the other. Most amenities mean a car journey. We have a local farm shop 1/2 mile down the road and a nice pub another 1/2 mile further on. Dog walking is either down the farm track to the canal if we're not taking the car, or Beacon Fell Country Park (15 mins drive) and Lytham Beach or Hesk Bank (25 mins drive). We are on the boundry of the Trough of Bowland (AONB) and although our location is totally rural, we are only 3 miles from the M6 motorway and have easy access to the Lake District (30 mins to South Lakes).
Responsibilities & Pets
We need someone to look after the two dogs full time. Currently we do not leave the dogs alone in the house. They travel well (although Harvey doesn't sit down in the car much, which can be a little disconcerting) and, in appropriate weather conditions, will stay in a good size car boot for a couple of hours. They need exercising every day for 1-1.5 hours and are used to spending plenty of additional time outside in the garden. They mostly walk with us off lead, but their recall is not 100% and (Harvey in particular) *must* be on a lead near livestock & wildlife. They sleep downstairs on their own. They are normally raw fed, but if their is a homesitter who isn't familiar with this, they're happy on dried food.
April 2019 | Lesley
June 2018 | Nicola