Pet/house sit for Quincy, a loveable Jack Russell terrier
My husband and I are both retired educators. We enjoy traveling but are concerned about the welfare of our dog, Quincy. We have always had a house/pet sitter for our pets because we believe that they will be more comfortable and secure staying in their own home rather than being in a kennel. In our absence, it is important for us to know that while we may be away, Quincy will still be in familiar surroundings.Quincy is a loveable Jack Russell terrier who is high energy and loves to go for walks. She also loves to race around the house, weaving in and out between the furniture as we chase her. She enjoys snuggling with us on the couch and has a blanket on the couch to lie on. At night, she sleeps on a dog bed beside our bed in the bedroom. She loves people and excitedly "introduces" herself to all guests. When we walk her, we use a leash and keep her away from other dogs because she becomes very excited and barks excessively at them.
Our Home & Location
We live in a small neighborhood of townhouses, just a few minutes from a shopping mall. We are also very close to major routes that will take you directly to downtown Philadelphia. There a several parks in the area and the historic sites of Valley Forge and Philadelphia are less than a half hour drive.
Responsibilities & Pets
We walk Quincy 4-5 times a day and feed her once a day in the morning. She takes allergy medicine (one tablet in a glob of peanut butter) in the morning. She loves to walk on her leash, which is required by law. While she loves people, she becomes excited and barks excessively around other dogs so we avoid walking her in the proximity of other dogs. We provide her with fresh water every day. We also have potted plants in the house and outside on the front door step. The plants outside require watering on a daily basis but the indoor plants just once a week.