House/pet sitter for our fur babies
We love animals. As you can tell, we have a petting zoo as my husband says. We love to rescue animals and give them a second chance in life. We love the outdoors and love our little community. We hate having to separate our animals when we have to travel for work. We prefer to have someone who loves animals as much as we do stay at our home and care for them like we would. Since most of our animals are rescues, we don't want them to feel like we have abandoned them.
Our Home & Location
Our home is almost 3000 square feet and on just under 3 acres. We have 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. We are located close to the American river and many hiking trails. We are about 30-45 mins from Donner Pass and Truckee, about 1 1/2 hours to Reno or Lake Tahoe. We have 2 furnished bedrooms for guest and a loft area with a futon bed. All bedrooms have tv's and bathrooms near by. We do have wifi, via a satellite so if there is any type of storm, internet will be hit or miss.
Responsibilities & Pets
Taking care of all of our fur babies.
Horses/goat: they are fed 2 times a day, morning and evening. They each take a flake of hay each(they have a feeding box you can throw it into). Wyatt has daily medications he needs to take once a day(2 pills). It can be given to him with his hay at night. If it is cold outside around 45 degrees, he will need to have horse blanket put on.
Dogs: Riley and Kailani, are not allowed to be around Cali or Sierra. We keep them separated as they will get into fights with one another. We usually keep Cali and Sierra in the house in crates in the master bedroom when Riley and Kailani are outside. When they switched Riley goes into the crate in the family room and Kailani can go into the bathroom or in another crate. Once Riley and Kailani are secured, Sierra and Cali are allowed to go outside to play and handle business. Jasper usually stays inside when we are gone as he is an escape artist and loves to jump fences. He and Kailani like to be together so they may stay in the outside kennel together along with Toby Keith, for when you are away from the house.
The feeding of the dogs. Sierra and Cali, eat in the bathroom, where the inside dog food is. Toby and Bonnie eat in the master bedroom. Kailani and Jasper eat in the family room by the stairs to the loft. Riley, eats outside by the garage door. Jack eats by the outside dining table. Bear eats by the step on the deck. the dogs all get 2 cups of food each. Some may not eat the first few days we are gone. Sierra and Cali, like to eat a cup of food in the morning and a cup of food at night time. All the dogs usually eat at night time around 5-6 pm. but they are pretty flexible if you are away to dinner. Just make sure their water bowls are filled inside the house. they have an automatic waterer outside.
Dogs sleeping arrangements: Riley sleeps in the crate in the family room. Bonnie sleeps on her dog bed in the master bedroom. Jack and Toby both sleep in the crates in the master bedroom. Bear, Jasper and Kailani sleep in the back bedroom or crates, your choice. Sierra and Cali are used to sleeping with us, but they can sleep in an additional crate together at night or with you!...
Cat: Jb is pretty easy going. Just make sure he has food and water in his cat room. Clean his litter box daily it will keep him happy. + More info