Three Kitties and a lovely restful home in central Little Rock, Arkansas
My husband and I are late 40s professionals. I'm a writer and he's a real estate consultant. We'll be traveling on and off through Fall 2018 for my new book tour and need someone to stay and take care of our cats.
Our Home & Location
Little Rock is a pleasant, mid-sized city of around 300,000 people. We live in a comfortable neighborhood 10 minutes from the downtown/city center with big trees and quiet residents. Five minute drive to nearby hospitals and the largest mall, as well as numerous restaurants and stores. A neighborhood park for walking is a five minute walk. Lots of night life 15 minutes away if you like live music, arts and better restaurants.
Our home is a 1950's typical bungalow with three bedrooms and one and a half baths. It does have central heat/AC as well as good air flow when all the windows are open (helped with an attic fan if you come in Spring or Fall). The house has a large back yard with a covered table and chairs for morning coffee or an evening drink. Inside, you'll have access to the master bedroom with a comfortable King pillowtop bed and the second bedroom with a nice Queen bed....
The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking with a built-in stove and oven. We do not have a dishwasher, FYI.
Big screen TV in den/living area includes Roku plus NetFlix and Amazon Prime plus 300 channels of cable TV. Smaller TV in master includes iTunes and NetFlix. We will either restrict the ability to order PayPerView movies during our absence or require a $50 deposit from you in cash at the outside for any movies you wish to order.
Full laundry facilities for getting your clothes clean.
One car carport for keeping the rain or sun off your car. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Our housesit requests are pretty straightforward and simple.
Our three cats - all spayed males - need to be fed in the morning and again in the evening. They live mostly outdoors - meaning, no litter box. But they do come in and hang out, sleep or play during the day as they wish....
All three are very friendly and active outdoor cats.
In the evening after dark, they are used to accompanying us around the neighborhood when we exercise for 15-20 minutes. :)
Other responsibilities: bring in mail, keep things locked up and secure when you are not at home, and keep us apprised of any issues. Text photos and updates throughout the trip.
No parties or crazy loud music please. No other pets in the house or yard. If you have pets you travel with, this housesit is not for you.
We will provide the name/number of a local friend/property manager in case of any urgent emergencies.
Candidate Requirements from us:
- Someone with at least verifiable two references from TH.com (or another gig)
- We will require a copy of your driver's license (if from the US) and your travel ticket information showing your name, as well as all contact info - email, cell, work phone, physical address, etc.
- If you are from outside the US, we will require a copy of your passport and travel ticket information showing your name (once booked) as well as all contact information
- a video interview to get a feel for you
- Ongoing email/phone/text interaction + More info