Three lively lovable dogs in rural Worcestershire
Hi. We are Maggie and Phil. We have grown up children living in various parts of the country. We run our own lifting inspection company, Phil is the engineer and Maggie is the dogsbody (i.e. does everything else)
We enjoy entertaining, and we also love going to music festivals....
Phil is very practical and Maggie is more creative. Between us we have redesigned our garden to include a "Pigpen" which can be used as a party house or a spare bedroom! This was mainly made from items we got from Freecycle. We have also built raised beds from unwanted sleepers. We are very much into reusing / refurbishing items; Maggie scours charity shops for things to upcycle, and Phil is offered things and he finds a use for them! Phil has just completed restoring 1968 Triumph GT6, and his winter project is to restore a 1975 Harley Davidson. + More info
Our Home & Location
We live in a tiny hamlet between Upton on Severn and Defford. The nearest 'local shops' are in Upton, but we are also 6 miles from both Tewkesbury and Malvern. There are plenty of walks for the dogs, and the nearest dog friendly pub is 3 miles away. However, it is worth going to, as there are lovely walks by the river. Our home is a bungalow with oil fired central heating throughout, with a big kitchen and bathroom. We have a large secure SW facing garden with a sun terrace, which looks out onto our "Mediterranean" garden and is a wonderful place to sit with your morning coffee.
Due to the location, a car is essential as public transport is non-existent.
Responsibilities & Pets
All our dogs are rescue dogs, and I would prefer them not to go to kennels as it stresses them too much. Tia has typical terrier traits; very boisterous and tenacious. She is deaf when out - her hunting instincts take over, so recall is a problem. However she walks happily on a lead and her 15m training leash. She loves a game of tug with humans or with our youngest dog. Gin is much quieter and is a terrier who has good recall, and I have no problems with him off lead. He doesn't play with toys much, but will have a play fight with Tia when the mood arises. We also have a puppy (Poppy) who was born in Romania in October 2017. We don't know what breed she is, but she is taller than the other two. She is housetrained, but is very clumsy and has no idea of spatial awareness. She will probably grow out of this when her brain catches up with her body!
All have learned tricks for treats (roll over, paw, shut the door) and would love to have someone who can add to their repertoire! All dogs are extremely affectionate at home, and love meeting other dogs on their walks....
We have a fishpond with several goldfish and ghost koi, that will require feeding.
We require someone who is happy to take on the responsibility of looking after these lively dogs and help them use up their energy. + More info