Pet sitter needed for my two desert dogs.
I live out in a semi-rural desert area northwest of Tucson, AZ on one acre in a house I had built five years ago. I have since retired and want to do some traveling. I can't always take my dogs and the cost of dog care adds too much to my travel expenses so I would love to have someone come and stay in my home with my dogs. Because I live in a semi-rural area in the desert, it needs to be someone who is comfortable with seeing hawks, coyotes, ground squirrels and the occasional snake. The peace and quiet are restorative and the neighbors are great. Grocery and other shopping is only about 8 miles away - just far enough to not disturb the peace and quiet.
Our Home & Location
My smoke-free home is on one acre in the Sonoran Desert near Tucson, AZ. My yard is populated with native and low-water use plants. The summers can be quite hot, especially in late June and July, but the house is air conditioned for those times. The winters are very mild and great for outdoor activity, which is why so many people come here for the winters. There are mountains nearby for hiking and even the professional cyclists come here for the winter to train. The hawks, the quail and the doves will sing to you throughout the day and the owls will serenade you at night. Lizards and ground squirrels scurry across the yard just to tease the dogs, who gladly give chase and rarely catch them. The world famous Arizona Sonora Desert Museum is nearby where you can learn all about the local flora and fauna. If you are interested in botany, the Tohono Chul Park will also provide you with information on the local flora. Tucson (a city of a half million people) has various festivals and events throughout the year with a thriving arts community, a university, a large Air Force base and many other things the chamber of commerce can tell you about.
Responsibilities & Pets
Feed the dogs. Water a few plants. Take in the mail. One of my dogs needs to get a capsule wrapped in lunchmeat twice a day.