Pet sitter needed for our two wire haired vizslas, dog (currently entire) aged 16 months and bitch (spayed) nearly 7. Reasonably obedient, slightly mad, very friendly.
We live in a village near Odiham in North Hampshire and are now both retired, walking our dogs keeps us active and fit. We usually spend holidays in the UK so that they go with us but we would like to find sitter/s, preferably UK residents, who might become our regular dog sitting friends for short breaks when we would like to leave them at home.
We have two short trips planned in December 2018 and February 2019 plus would like to book a ten day trip in June 2019; if the same sitters are available for all three bookings that would be wonderful!
Our Home & Location
We have a fully fenced large garden and there are lots of lovely wooded walks nearby, also great walks along the Basingstoke Canal. The local pub is a 3 minute walk and offers a reasonable choice of beers and home cooked food. There are shops and restaurants within about 3 miles. Our home is in a very quiet location, wi-fi is not good and broadband is slow. We have an aga or use a small hob/microwave/ bbq for summer cooking if the aga is off. London is easy to reach by train and there are numerous National Trust and English Heritage sites in easy reach. For those who love gardens or history there are plenty more options for outings.
Ideally we would welcome a couple but if you are happy to be alone and can manage two largish dogs then we would love to talk to you.
Responsibilities & Pets
Please keep house tidy and secure but we want you to feel really comfortable and make yourselves at home here. Dogs usually get 3-4 miles mid-morning and about 30 mins before dinner time. No other animals and no garden duties unless you love weeding! Possibly some watering in summer if necessary but nothing too demanding. We can arrange insurance for you to use our 'dog' car if you wish and they love going out! We will give you lots of information about different walks if you feel like exploring.
Our dogs are very sociable and reasonably well behaved, generally they are quite happy to just 'be with you' and will settle nearby whatever you are doing.