I am a single person who enjoys travelling but I am NOT prepared to kennel my 4 gorgeous Labradors. I live in a lovely rural spot on the Marlborough Downs in a very small friendly community. Ideally I would like to have a couple house sitting whose main responsibility would be to care for the dogs, the house and garden are low maintenance and not a priority!
Our Home & Location
The house is a 3-bedroomed semi-detached house with a secure garden. It is centrally heated with open log fires too. It is in a rural location and is part of a small farming hamlet where neighbours are all friendly and supportive. A car is essential as there is no public transport.
There are many local walks in spectacular countryside including easy access to the Ridgeway. The nearest village is a busy, active village with shops, pubs and a post office. The house is only 10 minutes from the M4 so easily accessible from further afield. Marlborough and Swindon are the nearest towns.
Responsibilities & Pets
My main concern is that my Labradors are kept safe and well whilst I'm away with as little disruption to their routine as possible. They need food and exercise and lots of TLC! Food is very easy - they are fed twice a day and being Labradors they eat everything immediately! There are lots of walks from the house and the garden opens onto a field where the dogs can exercise. They enjoy walks in the field altogether although when I'm going for longer walks I usually take two at a time. Most importantly they like company during the day. However they also settle well when I go out for up to 4 hours and if I'm away longer neighbours are very happy to pop in and check up on them.
They are currently all very healthy but a car is necessary to take them to the vet in Hungerford in case a problem arises.