We are a family of four humans and five almost-humans living on the outskirts of Salisbury, Wiltshire. Our home opens on to farmland and fields, which is where we spend most of our time walking our two golden retrievers and spaniel. The two cats stay at home acting cool. The children? Well, they're less predictable.
Our animals are family and we take them with us wherever we can manage, but sometimes that's not possible. At the same time, we love travel and feel it is vital for our children to experience the world firsthand. This is why we need housesitters who share our values of keeping a clean, tidy home full of love. We are a playful family, but the animals are well-behaved and understand their boundaries. The two Golden Retrievers (Atlas & Artemis) walk well on lead but might pull a bit out of excitement when first leaving the house. Goldie, the older Spaniel, couldn't be easier to walk....
We have recently moved to the UK, absolutely love where we live and are passionate about the local environment. We haven't yet used housesitters in the UK. + More info
Our Home & Location
Comfortable four bedroom, two bathroom home with a small garden, but plenty of field and farmland outside the front door. You would sleep in our guest bedroom, which has a queen size bed and an en-suite bathroom.
We live about 10 minutes from the centre of Salisbury, a charmingly beautiful medieval cathedral city steeped in history. Stonehenge is a short drive from our house and the great cathedral is a short car ride, bus ride or (approximately 40 minute) walk away. There is an enormous amount to see and do in the city and surrounds, with a well-mapped collection of nature walks too.
Responsibilities & Pets
- Feeding all pets (crumbles) twice a day: 7-7:30 AM and 7-7:30 PM
- Walking dogs once a day...
- Cleaning up after self and dogs, especially on longer stays. This includes vacuuming, cleaning etc where appropriate
- Being based in the house (not leaving the dogs for more than four consecutive hours on any day) + More info