Beautiful Oakland Home Close to Public Transit and San Francisco
About us: We're a recently married couple hoping to find an animal lover (or couple!) to stay in our house in Oakland with our two dogs while we're out of town. Kacy and I are avid travelers and I frequently travel internationally for work, so we'll need sitters for random weekends as well as occasional longer periods. Due to the popularity of our location, we get lots of responses to our listings, so we apologize for not being able to get back to everyone. If you don't hear from us, we encourage you to reach out again next time!
About our house: It's on a quiet street in a great, safe neighborhood in the Rockridge/Shafter area of Oakland. We are conveniently located a 10 minute walk to Rockridge BART station and a short walk to all that Temescal/Telegraph and Rockridge have to offer. We're also right off the highway making trips to San Francisco, Napa/wine country, and other parts of the Bay Area very easy....
About our dogs: We have two: Madam and Charlie. Madam will be 11 in March 2018. She’s an active girl for a senior, although her version of active is 45 minute walks with lots of sniffing! She is on two oral medications for chronic conditions that our sitter will need to administer, but she has no other health concerns. Madam doesn’t love other dogs, i.e. is not playful, but she does fine on walks. Her old age and size means that she can't go without a bathroom break for more than 5 hours, so if you're planning to be out exploring all day, we're probably not a match. Charlie is almost 4 years old and couldn’t be more different! He is a playful, gentle giant that loves people. He loves long walks (or runs!) and couch snuggles. Both are fully house trained and have a normal schedule of 3x walks a day (first thing in the morning, lunchtime, evenings). We're hoping to find someone that can keep somewhat close to this schedule.
Otherwise, the house is yours to enjoy with no maintenance needed except watering our basil plant!
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Emily and Kacy + More info
Our Home & Location
We're located in the Shafter neighborhood of Oakland conveniently located to I-580 and Rockridge BART.
Our house is 1300 square feet with two bedrooms (one with a king bed, one with queen bed), one and a half baths, a comfortable living area, a kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances, and in-unit laundry. We also have a great fenced backyard with a back deck. We have high-speed internet and a TV with Netflix, Hulu, and HBO that you're welcome to use during your stay.
Responsibilities & Pets
Dog walks 3x a day; administering oral medications for one dog twice per day.