Waller, Texas - Close to both The Woodlands, TX and Conroe, TX
Our house is approximately 2800 sq. ft. on 1.537 acres with a pool / spa in backyard. Also a fireplace and TV on back porch with lighted ceiling fans. There is also a community area with tennis court, pool & volleyball net and pool with restroom facilities. Several lakes throughout subdivision that are supposed to be stocked with fish. Our little family consist of 3 dogs (1 small, cuddley loud mutt (Beaux - or BoBo - age ??), 2 labs (Pita -6- and Darcie - 3). Generally remain in house and are let out into the backyard multiple times a day. And, once they know you they will be angling for a way to snuggle with you both on the living room couch and on the bed at night.
Our Home & Location
Community is gated and needs a code at entrance gates. Back yard is fenced; pool / spa with cave / waterfall. Within the community are pool, volleyball net, tennis/basketball area. Washrooms available there. Several small lakes that are supposed to be stocked with fish. Trees on rear of property and In the front. Next door family are very pleasant and helpful if you need assistance. Cell reception is generally OK but we do go through unpredictable times where it seems like your calls drop frequently. We'd appreciate the sitter coming a day before we leave so we can explain and show them everything.
Responsibilities & Pets
Darcie, Pita and Beaux do enjoy being brushed once or twice a week. They are fed twice a day. Usually around 8 - 8:30 in the morning and 6 - 7:30 in the evening. Darcie & Pita eat on the back patio outside the utility room door but inside the gate. Bowels are placed with some distance between them. Beaux is fed just outside the back gate or in the utility room.
As soon as it is dark we let the pups out of the fence for a run. First Pita and Beaux. When they return Darcie is able to go out. Darcie and Pita are never allowed to go outside the fence together. Pita & Beaux generally stay out no more than 20 minutes. They will return to the back gate and lay down so you'll need to check for them. When Darcie goes out she stays gone between 10 - 60 minutes and she will return to the front door - putting her nose on the bottom right pane of glass - no barking so you just have to watch for her. Once the three of them are back in the house we give them a treat. Other than their nightly romps we do let them out into the back yard multiple times a day. They each have their own distinctive way of letting you know they want back in. Treats are always given at your discretion. The number of times they go out during the day is entirely up to you. They're smart - sometimes they'll tell you they want out just to turn around less than a minute later wanting in - they're hoping to score a treat. Again, that is up to you. At bedtime - Darcie and Pita are put in the utility room with the light out. Beaux can either sleep with you (your choice) or he should also be placed in the utility room.