I go away quite frequently and need to have people I can trust to look after my small long haired Chihuahuas. I prefer to have a house sitter, as they are tiny and kennels is not an option for them. They are quite nervous and scared of children but not aggressive or yappy. They love being snuggled up on the sofa and don’t need more than half an hour to 40 minutes of exercise per day. I would, therefore, say that it would NOT suit anyone with children or their own dogs, but would be perfect for a single woman or a couple.
Our Home & Location
My house is situated in the beautiful village of Crondall, near Farnham, on the Surrey /Hampshire border. I am the end of a private drive leading to 3 houses, with a stunning view over fields at the rear of the property. The house has 4 bedrooms but has much more space on the ground floor, than upstairs - I call it ‘bottom heavy’! The back garden is completely enclosed and dog proof. There is plenty of private parking outside the front of the house. It would NOT suit anyone with children, as I said previously.
Responsibilities & Pets
The house sitter(s) would be primarily to look after the 2 dogs but things like plant watering, where necessary, would be expected. There is a gardener that deals with mowing etc. once a week and a cleaner that visits every other week. Bins would need putting out but I leave full, detailed information on the workings of the house + contact numbers for vet, electrician, plumber etc.