6 week April - May stay in Southsea with Roo Dog and Annie Cat
Welcome to my listing. I own my little ground floor haven in Southsea and share it with my big dog Roo and small cat Annie. I love to travel and have trips away so would love someone who is confident with pets and who wants a break by the sea to come and stay and make my home theirs for a while.
Our Home & Location
My warm and welcome flat is my home along with my animals Roo dog and Annie cat. It is a two bed ground floor flat, with its own private entrance. I have a spare guest room which would be your room, it has a double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers ready for you to use and looks out into the garden through double doors and the window. As it's at the back of the property it is really quiet and relaxing staying in there. There are double doors into the garden if you want to sit outside at all. There is a small but fully stocked kitchen, and the bathroom has recently been redecorated, with a good sized bath with shower over. The lounge is home to a comfy sofa and chair, and a dining room table and chairs. Great location for Southsea localities, close to the beach and Gunwharf as well as other main attractions.
Responsibilities & Pets
I'll start with Annie cat. Shes a 2 year old rescue who loves attention and cuddles, although not so much being picked up. She is an indoor only cat and as such has a litter tray which needs scooping out. Apart from that, she has her food and water bowls which need topping up and just a happy lap to sit on.
Roo dog, he's a rottie x great dane, and has just turned 8. I got him from rescue at 18 months and although he is pretty much the perfect dog now he still has his foibles as do we all. I walk him round the block in the morning for a short walk and poop, then he is happy sleeping all day, trust me, he doesnt get out of bed! Then in the evening I normally drive him to a park for about 30 mins walk which is fenced in so he can have a run off lead, as his recall isnt good enough to let him off in a normal park. I stick to that routine most of the time and he is pretty happy knowing what is going on. He is strong (42kg) and loves to chase a squirrel so you need to be happy holding on to him should he see one....
He is generally wonderful, however, every now and again, I would say maybe 1 in 100 people he won't like and will bark at... there is no trait that I can work out except it's normally someone who makes a lot of eye contact whilst also being scared of him and coming straight at him. That being said, no other dog sitter has ever seen this element of Roo - perhaps he saves it just for me... as mentioned he isn't perfect. He just generally needs someone to tell him that they are in charge and he doesnt have to worry. + More info