Non-Smoking: House sitting and pet sitting in Princeton, NJ
We are a family of 4 with two small children and a loving cat named Gnocchi. We travel a lot, but Gnocchi was recently diagnosed with bladder stones - which the vet believes has been caused by stress or diet. Because she's such a social cat, we want to find someone who can keep her company while we are away for 10 days - hopefully helping to eliminate her anxiety. She does not need to take medication and the house is very low maintenance.
Our Home & Location
We live only a 10 minute drive to downtown Princeton, which is full of small shops, the University, coffee shops, theaters and parks. Philadelphia is a one hour drive south of us and NYC is an hour north on NJ Transit - or an hour and a half by car. A car is needed as we do not have sidewalks on our street. We are 15 minutes from the local grocery store, mall, Target, & Walmart. We also live about 15 minutes from Hopewell - another small town. And half an hour from New Hope, PA and Lamberville, NJ - both wonderful for dining and shopping. There are loads of hiking trails in our area and along the canals. There's truly something for everyone here - depending on what you are into. Our home is located on 5 acres of property close to the road, but we have an expansive fenced in backyard with swing set and brand new deck. Deer are seen most afternoons walking along the back of the fence at dusk.
Our home is relatively large with an open floor plan on the main floor connecting the kitchen, table and TV with couches. We have a wood burning fireplace, but we only use it sparingly. We have an elliptical in our living room which you're welcome to use. We also have a smart TV set up with apple TV and cable for sports....
There will be one garage spot open.
The refrigerator will be empty and you're welcome to help yourself to snacks in the pantry. We have a working gas stove and oven- and plenty of pots, pans, and cookie sheets.
Our large guest bedroom is available to stay in. It has a queen size bed, empty dresser, couch and a desk.
We also have a security system in case of emergencies and the AC has been serviced for the year and shouldn’t give you any problems. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Because Gnocchi is home all day with me and my two small children, we need someone to be in the home for a solid portion of each day. responsibilities include feeding Gnocchi once a day her special food and changing her water. Scooping her litter box daily. Playing with her periodically - she's a very low maintenance cat. Mainly just being around and keeping her company and watering a couple of plants when they start drying out. No lawn maintenance is needed. Other than cleaning up after yourself, no house maintenance either.