Freddie and Frankie
Peter and I are looking for a trusted person to look after our home and our two miniature dachshunds when we go away which is normally once or twice a year.
Peter is retired and I still work, so the boys get a lot of attention and love playing. They accept the fact that sometimes we have to go out for 2/3 hours without them although they go mad when we back and need a lot of fussing.
Our Home & Location
We have a three bedroom house so our sitter would have their own bedroom with full use of the main bathroom. We have a sitting room with a tv that does just about anything, music machine, dining room, a lovely little conservatory to sit in. Also a fully equipped kitchen and utility room which is off the study. If the sitter has a car there is space on the driveway. We are at the end of a cul de sac in Uppingham Rutland. You can walk into town where there are some shops, a local Co-op and bars and restaurants. Further afield is the market town of Oakham and the A47 is just up the road with easy access to Leicester or Peterborough. Also Stamford and Melton Mowbray Leicestershire are not too far away. And Rutland water is also local.
Responsibilities & Pets
The boys eat twice a day, although they seem to always want each other’s food.
Freddy enjoys walking but Frankie is quite a nervous dog so this a work in progress with him....
They enjoy being in the garden and love running up and down the downstairs (usually when we’re trying to watch something) with a toy.
They have a few treats each day which are monitored. They sleep on their own bed in my bedroom although Freddy can now get onto my bed.
Freddy is allowed to go upstairs on his own but not Frankie and they both have to carried downstairs. This we were advised because of the length of their spines.
They are quite good in the car on the back seat although they prefer the passenger seat. + More info