Stylish apartment in sunny Houston with Hope
I've just moved to Houston from the UK for my job. I work in Global Mobility as a Client Development Manager and occasionally need to travel for meetings but also love to travel myself. As I'm new to the US I don't have my usual network of friends and family that can usually look after my dog, Hope, which is why I've signed up to Trusted House Sitters. I do like to go away for 1 week at a time but sometimes make shorter trips and so I would love to have someone I can trust to look after my place and use it as their own and care for my gorgeous beach dog.
Our Home & Location
My apartment is located in a very secure apartment complex close to Memorial Park, just 15 minutes walk away with its running and biking trails, tennis courts and Arboretum. The complex has a beautiful pool and gym facilities and a warm welcoming community. There is also a small dog park on site too and parking. The area is very peaceful yet close to shops and restaurants. Uptown Park is very nearby and there's a Barnaby's within walking distance that allow dogs on the patio too! We're pretty much 15 minutes from most places in central Houston.
The apartment has 1 bedroom, wood floors, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, oven, microwave, kettle, toaster everything you need. There is also a small patio which over looks just trees at the back and is a perfect spot to sit and relax away from the hubbub of city life....
I have hi-speed internet and a smart TV so you can feel free to log in and watch whatever you like. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Hope will need walking in the morning, ideally around lunchtime and in the evening - she's not a particularly early riser though so may need to be cajoled off the sofa for a morning walk! She honestly doesn't normally like to move before 11am! She usually eats once she's had her walk. She likes to go for big or short walks, she can accompany you for a run and she has been known to run alongside a bike too!
Hope is a rescue dog from Thailand that has been living with me for the last 3 years in the UK - a very international dog! She used to be a stray on a beach and I fell in love with her and brought her home with me. She loves to be petted by adults and particularly enjoys a good backside scratch!...
Hope isn't a big fan of other dogs when she is on the leash or off and won't want to play with them unless they look like her. She won't go and seek the attention of another dog and whilst she's not a troublemaker, she's just used to getting to know other dogs before she trusts them. In the UK we often walk dogs off the lead in big parks where dogs that want to keep away from other dogs can just walk away which is what she prefers to do!
Hope loves a treat and is very good at begging and showing you which cupboard the treats are kept in! The odd few treats are fine!
She loves adults but is afraid of children and so please don't let children try and pet her.
Please ensure that you lock the front and back doors when you go out of the apartment. + More info