Pet Care in Charming Craftsman in North Seattle
We are Melanie, Scott, & Avery, looking for a person or couple to take care of our dog, two cats and 5 chickens while we're on a visit to London! We live in a charming 1918 Seattle Craftsman on a tree-lined street in the north end of Seattle, with all the opportunities of a big city and the walkable convenience of an small town.
(Because we are sensitive to scents, non-smokers only please, and no cologne, perfumes or scented fabric softeners.)
Our Home & Location
You will stay on the main floor of our two level home, which has been converted into two independent apartments with their own private entrances. The lower apartment will be empty during your stay. Entering through the front of the house, off the large covered front porch (complete with swing), you walk into an open living room and dining room with leaded glass windows, a built-in buffet with tulip glass doors, and a decorative tiled fireplace. The two comfortably-sized bedrooms have walk-in closets, and the one bathroom (with a tub shower) is roomy. The main floor has oak and fir hardwood floors throughout and rooms painted in lovely warm colors. Skylights in the spacious kitchen and back bedroom let in lots of extra light. There is a washer/dryer, dishwasher, WiFi & large screen TV.
The house is conveniently located in the vibrant Roosevelt neighborhood, and within easy walking distance of the year-round U-District Farmer's Market, grocery stores (Whole Foods & PCC), a large variety of shops and restaurants, Green Lake (for walking or boating), Cowen & Ravenna parks, and the University of Washington....
There's easy access to Interstate-5, so downtown Seattle with all its charms is only a short drive away, or an easy commute on nearby public transportation. The house is also close to Interstate 520, so Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond are easily accessible as well.
Walk Score: 93 (Walker's Paradise!) - Bike Score: 93 (Biker's Paradise!) - Transit Score: 63 (Good Transit!) + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Caramel is our too-clever-by-half Golden-Cocker-Poodle mix. She is affectionate and playful. Her daily routine is 4 short walks plus one longer walk or ball-throwing session in the park 2 blocks away. She can be left alone at home up to 6 hours at a time during the day. Mysty & Hazy are our handsome grey short-haired cats. They are both smart and affectionate, and get along well with Caramel. Hazy uses a cat door; Mysty needs to be let in & out several times a day. All three pets need to be fed their raw food diet twice a day.
And then there are the chickens! It's chicken ownership with all the benefits and none of the mess, as our girls (Chickory, Bandito, Maple, Chiriku & Scherazade) have a lovely enclosed area in the back yard. They will need their food topped up once or twice, and regular water changes, as well as a daily treat. And in thank you, they'll provide you with some fresh eggs!