Come sit for our 4 dogs, cat, chinchilla, tortoise and chickens on gorgeous rural property near Portland, OR
We are an active family of 4 who love to travel but who also love our pets like family. We work and school at home, so the dogs are especially spoiled and used to having someone around all the time. They are easy as long as they have ample attention and someone to cuddle with at night. The small pets need daily food and a few minutes of attention, and the chickens need food/water checked and eggs collected daily or every other day. You will be rewarded in return with lots of happy tail wags, doggy kisses and tasty eggs from the chickens.
Our Home & Location
We have a large, spacious home on 5 acres in the country just north of Portland, Oregon. We have a view of the city lights of Portland to the south and glimpses of Mount Saint Helens to the north. During the summer there is a large above-ground pool to enjoy. We have wifi, DirecTV, a workout room, piano, library and plenty of bedrooms. We love to have families stay as long as pool safety is strictly enforced.
The nearest grocery store is a 5-10 minute drive in an area with stores, restaurants, a public library, hospital, etc. Pizza and grocery delivery can also easily be arranged. During the summer, farmers' markets and U-pick farms are abundant in the area. Portland is a 20-30 minute drive to the south and public transportation into the city is a short drive away....
Outdoor recreation is everywhere, with hiking, climbing, kayaking/paddleboarding, river tubing, geocaching, and lots of other pursuits within an easy drive. We are a great base for exploring the Columbia River gorge, Mount Saint Helens, the Oregon coast, and the Portland metro region. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Our dogs mainly need companionship and potty breaks. They can go 3-4 hrs between breaks during the day, and about 9 hours at night. The little ones (they are all small except for Anchovy the greyhound) will insist on sleeping in bed with you. They are very warm and snuggly! They are fed twice a day and have a fenced area in the backyard for potty breaks/exercise. They mostly love to sleep and sit on your lap! The chinchilla, cat and tortoise need food and water checked/filled once a day. The chickens need to be checked at least every few days to ensure they have food and water, and to collect eggs (which you are welcome to eat - they are very tasty!).