California transplant seeking Spaniel loving sitters
I'm an outdoorsy, single woman who loves to rescue pets. I'm still working to pay the mortgage on this cute two bedroom, 1 bath house, very close to a lake.
I'm from California, I have an elderly mother in sothern California that I need to visit . I have lots of family and friends in northern California that I'd like to visit.
Sometimes I go camping where I can't take the dogs and need someone to watch them....
I'd like a sitter to come early to go over everything . I'm willing to be flexible with dates if it works out better for sitter. + More info
Our Home & Location
I need to go see my aging mother and I really hate leaving my dogs alone for long periods of time. I'd rather have someone stay here with them.
I live in a nice neighborhood within walking distance to a lake. I have a 14 ft kayak for use, as well as two bicycles. There are several boat launches just a very short drive away or a longer walk . There is a neighborhood park around the corner. I have two sets of snowshoes and one pair of cross-country skis. I'm close, 45 minute drive, to Madison, the state Capitol and the airport . Devils Lake State Park is a must see, it's about an hour and a half drive away. There are many wild life viewing spots nearby. This smaller town has a movie theater, plenty of taverns, restaurants and grocery stores. If you like American football Lambeau field, the home of the Green Bay Packers, the only team not owned by a millionaire, is about an hour drive away. I recommend taking the tour of Lambeau Field....
I recommend having a car so you can go see Madison and other places, but you don't NEED one. I'd pick you up/drop you off at the airport /train/bus station.
Both bedrooms have queen beds. There is a tub/shower combo in the bathroom. Washer/dryer in the basement.
There is a DVD player and a movie rental place 2 miles away. The backyard gets the afternoon sun, perfect for grilling, sitting around a campfire and just hanging out with the dogs. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Feed the cats and dogs. Walk the dogs, love on the dogs, cuddle with cats. Pick up poop in fenced backyard. Clean litter boxes in basement . Water plants as needed, bring in mail.
Hang out with the dogs on the couch.
I'd prefer someone with some dog experience.
All of the pets are incredibly loving and once you get the routine down it's actually very easy....
Buddy is an 11 year old Cocker Spaniel who's starting to show his age. He has two bad knees on the rear end and now sits in a stroller to go for a walk with everybody else. He's okay to limp around in the backyard. Brooke is a Cocker Spaniel mix, she's a big sweetheart. Rebel is a 45 pound English Springe/ Border Collie mix, very active. Sammie is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She's very shy but super sweet.
Celeste, the older Calico, has special food that she gets in her room by herself. She'll tell you when she's hungry. Aurora the small tortoise shell is an escape artist. She wears a harness with a name tag, it's very easy to grab her before she goes out the door. + More info
August 2018 | Nicole