Hello. We are a middle aged husband and wife who have retired from Boeing and teaching and now run our pet boarding business full time. We started pet sitting in 1997 and have had the pleasure of caring for many pets over the years. Now that we are not tied to set work schedules and kids are in college, we would like the freedom to take some trips occasionally.
Our Home & Location
Hobart is a small country community in the city of Maple Valley. Our home sits on 2.5 acres in the quiet woods. We have beautiful sounds of nature in the summers....various birds, including owls, and frogs! There is a small pond, 2 firepits, outdoor seating for summer BBQ's, trails in the woods, flower and veggie gardens. We have a guest room and guest bath for our housesitters. Our dogs and one housecat all live in the house with us. 3 cats are friendly barn cats. We are non-smokers and do not allow smoking or drugs in our home or on the property. We also do not want sitters having guest to our home. Our house is clean and organized. Maple Valley is 5 minutes away and Issaquah is 20 minutes from our home. We are located a few miles from Hwy 18 which allows easy access to I5 and I90. The nearest ski area is just 40 minutes from our house. There are hiking and biking trails within minutes of the house.
Responsibilities & Pets
UPDATE: We will pay our sitter to care for the pets while staying at our home. If the sitter wishes to be gone during the days, we will hire someone to care for the pets.
Our dogs love people and want to be with people. They go outside to potty and enjoy being outside on nice days when we are out in the gardens and playing with them. They are never to be left outside overnight or when nobody is home. They are fed twice a day. We scoop the poop daily. All of our pets are in good health and are friendly. The donkeys are fed twice a day and the stall is mucked daily.
February 2019 | Melissa