Three fantastic pets in a cottage near the river in Surbiton
We are a professional couple in Surbiton with three rescue animals, a dog and two indoor cats, who are our children. They're funny, loving pets with very distinct personalities!
We're looking for someone to come and stay and care for them while we travel. Actually, we don't mind if you're here all the time, but just enough so that the cats don't get lonely! Marley, whom we just adopted in October, waits patiently in the house during the day but loves going on walks. He's more than willing to go for longer walks over to Home Park or Bushy Park if the mood strikes you! He's also pretty used to hanging out in the pub. Our rescue Persian cat, Elphie, is elderly. Our other cat, Cecily, is wary of strangers so we would prefer if anyone who is coming to stay could meet her once or twice ahead of time.
Our Home & Location
We live in pretty Surbiton in a small two bedroom house a third of a mile / 6 minute walk from the Surbiton train station (zone 6; direct trains to London Waterloo take 16 minutes). We're within a 2 minute walk of four great pubs - one has a microbrewery - and an easy mile walk along the river from the centre of Kingston upon Thames with loads of shopping, the cinema, etc. We have a full kitchen, small fenced garden, and parking for one car. We are non-smokers.
Responsibilities & Pets
CATS MUST BE KEPT INDOORS AT ALL TIMES. :-) All of the pets need to be fed morning and evening; Elphie is elderly and needs a few medicines sprinkled on top of her breakfast. Everyone needs supervised at meal times or they sneak and eat each others' food!
Marley should have about 45-60 minutes of walking a day, divided up however you like. He also likes to spend time playing in the garden if you are home. The cats have two litter boxes that will need to be scooped daily. They all like a good snuggle on the couch!...
Marley's favorite foods include banana, oranges, broccoli, bell pepper, and hard boiled egg (I'm vegetarian, can you tell?); if you give him any of these as a treat you will have a friend for life. He's a really happy dog who loves people - he's a lapdog and he will always try to interest you in a good game of fetch. + More info