Cozy old home with a happy dog, sweet cat, and quiet garden in Spokane!
Hello! We are Emily, Hubert, and Natalia. We live in an old home in the vibrant and walkable neighborhood in the Perry District in Spokane, WA. Our home is a 1902, which we lovingly call our tiny farmhouse in the city. In the summer, we have a (mostly) successful backyard garden. Our four legged family members - Shadow the dog, and Lola the cat - don't always get to join us on adventures, so they would love to have you come stay with them. They are both extreme cuddle bugs, and Lola will snuggle you 24/7 if you let her. She loves nothing more than to sleep the day away in a sunny spot. Shadow will take you for walks around the neighborhood, play ball in the backyard, and beg you to take him to the nearby dog park or for hikes. Our goal is for our home to feel like your home for a few days, weeks, or a month while you stay here.
Our Home & Location
Our home is located just blocks from the busy neighborhood center of the Perry District. You'll be within walking distance of a handful of restaurants (we love The Lantern and South Perry Pizza), as well as a coffee shop, a summer farmer's market, a yoga studio, and many other small shops. Spokane is a great small town city where you can explore the outdoors. With wonderful places to ski, snowboard, or snowshoe in the winter, and hike in the summer, you'll have a blast exploring with our pup!
Our home is not large, but there is plenty of space for you (and your family). We welcome traveling families, and have toys and a crib if you're traveling with a little. We have a queen sized guest bed in the guest room/office. And one in our room as well....
We have high speed internet (although, not fiber) and I have a small home office set up in the guest room. You're welcome to use my desk to work from, as well as the dining room table, as I often do. Our home is right on the park, with great access to the Ben Burr trail as well, should you want to take a longer stroll. Shadow would be happy to join you!
As a caveat: we are - slowly - renovating our home and there are a few unfinished projects around. We never have house sitters when we are mid-project. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
We sometimes travel with Shadow, but usually both pets will be your responsibility. Shadow is an active, 66lb goofball. He needs daily walks - and he really could use someone who knows how to handle a headstrong dog, although he is getting better as he ages. Shadow has a heart the size of Texas, but he is a rescue dog whose ears don't always seem to listen. He is (as far as we can tell) a German Shepherd/Husky/Lab mix. He's a total love, but very headstrong and smart. He will test your boundaries to see how "alpha" you are. Once he's figured out how things stand, he will be mellow as can be. Until he sees a dog with a ball in the park - then he wants to play! He can be left alone for 4-6 hours a time, but he will mope because he is spoiled by Emily working from home.
Lola is fairly low maintenance as long as you provide her with plenty of love and attention. She is fed daily and prefers to have her litter box cleaned every day or two. She will sleep with you at night and try to keep you from working should you have a laptop around. She is a very vocal and chatty cat at times, but mostly well behaved. She has a goal of destroying any and all house plants, which is why you'll find them tucked up in places that are hard for her to reach.