Lily & Dakota need you! Looking for animal lovers to care for our loved ones.
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We are a couple (David and Jo) who absolutely love our two little bundles of fur.
We have an 10 year old cat called Lily who is a little shy but so loving and we have a new addition to the family in Dakota, a gorgeous Cocker Spaniel who will only be a few months old while we are away....
It is always hard to leave them when we travel but we want them to be as comfortable as possible and keep them in their home....more so now with Dakota being so young. In the future where possible we will be planning our holidays to involve Dakota but it's not possible on this occasion.
We are travelling to France for my parents 50th wedding anniversary and so are looking for someone to take care of our pets and home. + More info
Our Home & Location
•Three bed detached house
•Family bathroom / on-suite /downstairs toilet
•Secluded rear garden
Located in Sherfield on Loddon which is an village in North Hampshire, close to the Berkshire Border, 5 miles north of Basingstoke and 10 miles south of Reading. Within the main village there are three pubs and a local shop (with a fabulous butchers).
The village is surrounded by farm land with fabulous country walks. Nearby is The Vyne, a former Tudor Palace where Henry VIII stayed and visited with Anne Boleyn. More info - https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/the-vyne...
The two nearby towns of Basingstoke and Reading both have fabulous shopping experiences.
This is the ideal place to stay with great access to London and the south coast. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Our main concern is that our pets are well looked after and well cared for.
Lily being a cat is fairly independent and will tend to sleep away the day and come and say hello in the evening. She has a fountain type water bowl which will just need topping up. She has a pouch of wet food in the evening and we like to make sure she has biscuits if she is peckish the rest of the time....
Dakota being a puppy will be where the main responsibilities will be. She has a routine which will need to be maintained. As she is still developing we would like her training to be kept up. More details will be provided when we agree a house sitter but things included will be continuation of the crate training, socialising, taking her out every 4/5 hours to the garden (toilet training), play time and grooming. As mentioned more details will be discussed when we have arranged the sit which will include the feeding regime.
Our house is kept tidy and clean and we would expect it to be maintained as it is found. The garden is small so is very easy to maintain - we are only gone a week so would expect this to be an area to enjoy! It would be great if the pots and beds could be watered during dry weather as it’s always sad to return to dead flowers and plants. Similarly with the house plants can they be watered.
If you are a smoker - can you please ensure this is an outdoor activity as we do not allow smoking indoors. + More info