Caring and Experienced dog lovers for our 2 lovely pooches
We are a professional couple in our late 50's. We have 2 dogs, a 12 year old Bedlington Terrier & an 8 year old Miniature Poodle. In the past we have kennelled them but feel bad about removing them from their home just so that we can go off and enjoy ourselves ! They are very different characters but both are adorable (we're biased of course). They are very well behaved although they do have one or two little quirks - haven't we all. We have used Trustedhousesitters five times and on each occasion have found lovely people who cared for them beautifully whilst we were away. Our recent sitters said "the boys" were great, very obedient and they look forward to sitting for them again . Praise indeed ! We look forward to welcoming future House Sitters into our home and hope Harvey and Ollie continue to be on their best behaviour.
Our Home & Location
We live in a village called Ranskill surrounded by some lovely countryside. A car, although not essential, would enable you to appreciate the area and local attractions more fully. Canal and woodland walks are a few minutes drive away. Only 25 minutes drive from Clumber Park (National Trust) and Rufford Abbey and park. Several wild life reserves nearby. 10 minutes drive from Bawtry a lovely little market town with some excellent shops, a small theatre and fine restaurants. 15 minutes drive to Retford in the opposite direction for more shopping (not quite so chic) a couple of good restaurants and 2 theatres . Doncaster is 12 miles away and has a large shopping centre, a lovely new modern theatre (CAST) and plenty of places to eat. It is also home to the famous Doncaster St Leger race meeting. Bawtry, Doncaster and Retford are also easily accessible by bus. Approximately 25 miles to Sheffield for wonderful theatres, more shopping and more restaurants ! Lincoln is only 40 mins away. Wonderful cathedral, castle and yes more shopping, theatre and restaurants. Approximately 1 hours drive to Leeds...... ditto above . Approx 90 mins into the Yorkshire Dales or into the Peak District. Train from Retford to London also takes 90 mins.
Responsibilities & Pets
Feeding the boys. Exercising them. One daily walk on a lead is fine unless you feel confident enough to let them off. Making sure they also have time out in the garden. Keeping them clean. We pop them into the sink after every walk to wash their feet, legs and tummies to make sure they feel comfortable and to keep the house hygienic and dirt free. Administering medication. Providing a firm, confident approach for Harvey(Bedlington). If he's overly indulged he will take advantage and become demanding of attention and a bit manic. Making sure the house is secure when you leave and at night. If all that doesn't faze you then please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.