Dog sitting in London
We are Peggy & Pascal from Holland, living in West-London (Ealing) with our 2 lovely Newfoundland ladies Anna & Dolly. Due to increasing travel obligations and holiday planning we are looking for a house / dog sitter going forward. Peggy works at John Lewis and Pascal at Disney and whenever we travelled we used to take the 2 dogs with us by car, they also used to go with us to Holland to visit family. Both dogs are very comfortable travelling by car, but due to their size are not allowed on public transport. As we are planning some trips that require flying we can't take the dogs with us, but also don't want to constantly bring them back to Holland, hence why we would ideally like to find someone here in London so they can stay in their own trusted environment.
Our Home & Location
The house is a fully detached, 3 bedroom house with a large garden in West-London (Ealing West). There's plenty of open space on the ground floor with an open kitchen / diner, a large living room and another dining room. In addition the house has 2 bathrooms and the driveway can easily keep 3 cars. Public transport (bus) stops directly in front of the house and offers easy access to West-Ealing train station or Ealing Broadway underground station with 2 tube lines going into central London. Within walking distance there's 2 parks which makes dog walking very convenient. There's a Waitrose supermarket within walking distance and a Tesco XL close by as well, but getting there requires a car.
Responsibilities & Pets
We are looking for someone to take care of our 2 lovely Newfoundland ladies. Due to the size of the dogs we are looking for someone who's an experienced dog handler and capable of handling dogs who weigh between 50-55kgs. Our ladies do not need extensive walking and they are more than happy with a morning & evening walk and in between the garden offers plenty of excercise. Both dogs can stay at home on their own for 6-7hrs without any problems which means the housesitter(s) can enjoy London and it's surroundings without having to worry too much about the dogs. The grass in the garden would need to be maintained ideally during a longer stay, but other than that there's no maintenance. It's important to know that Newfoundland's do require some grooming at least once per week due to their coats and especially worth mentioning is that one of our ladies drools...Another thing to mention is that our oldest has had severe ear trouble and her hearing can be a bit troublesome hence why off the lead walking is not advisable. Our youngest lady has had severy issues with her knee from which she is still recovering. She does limp, but no real care / attention required as both heavyweights play with each other without any trouble, it's merely something to be aware of.