Stephen & Caroline
Our names are Steve and Caroline, Steve is a semi retired Business Consultant and Caroline is a PA for a Medical Consultant at our local private hospital. We are now enjoying holidays and require reliable, honest, dog friendly sitters. We live in a small rural village in Hampshire with a duckpond, church and wonderful local pub in close walking distance. There are many local walks for the dogs and also some in close proximity with a car. We are 30 minutes from Heathrow and 30 minutes from the coast by car.
Our Home & Location
Our house is 4 bedroom, one with en suite and a family shower room. We have a large kitchen and utility room (useful for wet dogs), a comfortable sitting room with log fire, study and a dining room. There is ample parking on the driveway and a large rear garden overlooking pony fields. We are set in the centre of the village of Dummer which is just off Junction 7 of the M3. Basingstoke town centre is a 15 minute drive away with a train station giving access to London and the South. Supermarket shopping is 2 miles away and also a local shop in neighbouring village, again about 2 miles away.
Responsibilities & Pets
Responsibilities would be mainly being with the dogs, they require at least one decent walk a day (normally first thing in the morning for about 45 minutes) a second walk is always appreciated later in the day! We do not leave the dogs, if possible, for longer than 3 hours as they are happy with company. Garden responsibility is limited to watering and maybe cutting the lawn, however a local gardener can do this if required. House security is obviously a priority.
Bailey is a flat coated retriever 5 years old male and super friendly, always up for a game and easy to walk and recall off a lead. Lottie is a female Munsterlander ( German gun dog) she is 10 years old and tends to keep herself to herself, but loves company. She can be a bit unpredictable with other dogs, but a muzzle can always be used if necessary.