Overnight housesitting with one chill dog
My husband and I will be visiting family out of town for Thanksgiving. I will be taking my very elderly dog, who can fly in-cabin, with us, but our other dog, Elsie, is too big to fly with us. We live right in the heart of Del Ray, a great Alexandria neighborhood. Elsie is 11. She is still very spry and likes to get some exercise, but is overall pretty chill. She likes to snuggle. She stays alone for 9-10 hours during the day, but can't be alone overnight or any longer than that.
Our Home & Location
Our home is about .8 miles from the Braddock Road metro station. We are just a few short blocks from Del Ray, which is a great neighborhood in Alexandria, VA. There are shops and restaurants in easy walking distance. We are also just around the corner from an ALDI store, and a block from a Walgreen's. We are just a 1 mile walk from King Street metro, which will take you into Old Town Alexandria. A longer walk will take you to the Potomac waterfront. The neighborhood itself is a lovely residential area. Our home is a two-level townhouse with yard and large patio, as well as a basement with full laundry.
Responsibilities & Pets
Staying at least overnight with Elsie, feeding her twice per day, at around 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. and at 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Letting her out 3-4 times. Some of these can be just letting her into the yard, which is fenced, but she must be watched while in the yard, as the fence has a gap she can fit through and she will try to escape if she can. She should also get some exercise. There is a yard behind the house, unfenced, but she can chase a ball back there until she's tired, or else she needs a 30-60 minute walk. The housesitter would also be responsible for getting the mail and bringing any packages that arrive into the house.