Two American Cocker boys needing care & love
With both my boys being show dogs I am extremely reluctant to put them in kennels where their coats will, in all likelihood, become trashed and ruined. My older dog Hank has been attacked quite a few times in our area by dogs and so going into home boarding is not an option either because he is now fear aggressive (not to people! Just to some breeds of dog, he just goes straight into defence mode bless him). I need someone who will take into consideration their coat care, they don't need loads of walking (45mins will do or more if you have time). I DO NOT walk them when it is wet outside because this will also affect their coats. Being American cockers it is in their temperament to accept this and they happily settle for a day on the sofa with You :)
Our Home & Location
We are in a sweet little period cottage just on the outskirts of melksham town centre. The cottage itself dates back to the 1700's and was originally the old Toll House for the town. There is a double bedroom and a groom room which replaces the second bedroom so it will be easy to give the boys a bit of a brush now and then :) The garden is lovely and spacious with a BBQ for your use but itself is not attached to the cottage itself so when you take the boys out for toilets they need to be on their leads as our door opens straight out onto the main road into town. Don't worry, very thick walls help drown out traffic noise haha! The bus stop is just a 2minute walk away with regular buses going to the beautiful city of Bath, Historical Market town of Devizes and the village of Lacock - the setting to many films including Harry Potter! I can highly recommend The Manor House hotel in Castle Coombe for afternoon tea as well.
Responsibilities & Pets
Feeding twice a day for both dogs (and fish). A walk for 30mins to an hour would be ideal, providing it is not wet outside or too hot. With their long coats my boys do suffer with the heat. On these occasions a day at home relaxing and playing with you will be enough for them :)