Looking for a petsitter for our little 'hobbits' Sam and Pippin!
Greetings! We are Jeff and Benita and we are looking for a pet sitter for our two little buddies - Sam and Pippin! We live in St. Paul, MN just a few blocks walk to the beautiful Mississippi River. We love to travel and take Sam, our dog, with us when we drive, but for those journeys that require flying, we want to find a sitter who will pay lots of attention to our two little friends.
Our Home & Location
We live in an updated 1920's bungalow. The fenced backyard allows Sam and Pippin room to roam freely. As the pet sitter, you will find our home very comfortable. Our guest bedroom is in our cozy finished basement. The washer and dryer are downstairs as well. A full bathroom is on the main level along with the kitchen, a den, a living room, dining room, and enclosed front porch. Another full bath on the upstairs level can be utilized.
Within walking distance, you will find restaurants, a grocery, two universities, and the Mississippi River. Our neighborhood is very walkable. There are bus stops within walking distance to connect you to the light rail to take you to downtown Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota, and downtown St. Paul. Several farmer's markets are in the area. We are about 10 minutes from the airport, but not under the flight path. Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes! There are several of the lakes close by but will require a car. We highly encourage you to visit a few. They are all unique. Minnehaha Falls are close by. There are a few movie theaters close by (one you can walk to) that are retro in style but show current movies for a very low cost. There are many fun cultural activities in the area as well as many outdoor adventures! Sam would be happy to join you on the outdoor activities!
Responsibilities & Pets
Sam and Pippin are pretty mellow guys! Both are resues. They are good friends and will play occasionally.
Sam is about 5 years old and loves to walk as often as you are willing to walk. He has several tricks he can perform (for treats of course). Sam was born in Southern California and has not quite forgiven us for moving him to Minnesota where there is both rain and snow! If it's rainy or snowing, he mopes around and goes out only if he absolutely has to!...
Pippin, about 15 years old, is an indoor and backyard cat. He goes in and out, in and out. He loves attention and enjoys having treats thrown to him on the hardwood floors so he can bat them around and then 'catch' them.
They each get fed twice a day. Pippin will probably sleep with you. Sam prefers to sleep in his own bed which is portable and can be moved around. Sam also likes to think he is the master of the sofa.
Both animals can be left alone for a few hours so you can go to dinner, shop, or do some touring around.
We will appreciate you watering our houseplants. + More info