Nice home with friendly viszlas and a nice cat on small farm outside of Santa Fe
I am a professional nature photographer and my wife Melinda is an artist and art teacher. We never board our dogs since we like them to be at home. We usually use local friends as house-sitters and have recently signed up for Trusted House Sitters since sometimes schedules do not align with our normal house sitters. When I am not on travel for work I work from home, so Penny and Berton are used to having someone around. We live on six acres and have about 1.5 acres fenced so the dogs are safe.
Our Home & Location
We have a 3 bedroom two bath home with a large garage on 6 acres in Nambe. The location is very safe, quiet, with dark skies and stars at night, great views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. We are nature lovers, lots of bird feeders and wildlife in our area. It takes about 20-30 minutes to reach Santa Fe from home. We do our grocery shopping and dining in Santa Fe. There is an abundance of public hiking trails and open space within walking distance from our home and many of our neighbors hike these trails with their dogs. We do too.
Our home is passive solar adobe with a woodstove and lots of light, with large windows on the south side. One room is a master bedroom and bath, one room is the guest room and art studio, the other room is the photography studio. There is a second bathroom between the other two rooms. The floors are Saltillo tile....
No smoking home.
We have pretty fast wireless internet (25 MBps up/ 7 MBps down), we do not have a television. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Penny and Berton are very friendly and active, as most vizslas are. They sleep inside with us at night and are outside during the day when nobody is home. They have a dog door into the garage and a heater in the garage with dog beds in the garage. They get at least one walk per day on the local trails. They are trained off leash and will come when called and/or using e-collars. We keep a close eye on them while walking and keep them in close proximity. They are leash trained and crate trained. We feed them twice per day.
Vizslas are very affectionate and like to sleep on the bed with you and sit on the couch....
Ping is a 100% indoor cat. He has litter boxes in the extra bathroom and gets fed twice per day. + More info