(Have been let down at the last minute by another sitter.) Looking for an experienced sitter to take care of our rescue dog.
We are a family of three, living in a suburb of Hanoi, with our rescue dog. Lucky's a lovely dog, but as a result of several bad experiences, is very nervous around other dogs and will behave aggressively if we see one when out for a walk. We are working on this, but it's a work in progress! So, we need someone strong enough to keep a tight grip of his leash when he decides to lunge towards them. He is used to strangers coming into the house, but we don't know his history and wouldn't trust him around children. At home, Lucky is becoming more playful but is quite content just to spend his day following us around the house or chilling on his bed.
Our Home & Location
We live on a quiet gated community with 24 hour security, 11km from Hanoi's Old Quarter. A Grab ride there costs around 4Euro . Most people in Hanoi get around on mopeds. I have an ancient automatic which you're welcome to borrow, and we also have a push bike which can be used for exploring the estate and the area beyond.
Our house is in a quiet street and has 3 double bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom, a snug lounge at the top of the house, and an American style open plan kitchen /diner / lounge on the ground floor. The garden at the rear opens on to a canal....
Within walking distance of the house, there are two open-air swimming pools (open mid-April to mid-November), a short golf driving range - we have a set of left-handed clubs in the house - badminton courts, a football pitch and tennis courts, all free for residents and guests to use. There are several restaurants, a coffee shop and bakery which you can walk to on the estate, as well as a small shopping mall with a well-stocked supermarket and multi-screen cinema.
A short taxi ride away is the larger Aeon Mall, where you will find another cinema, an amusement area, a large food court and a bigger supermarket. Free buses depart from there to downtown and Tay Ho. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Lucky has gained a lot in confidence since he came to us two years ago, but is still wary of strangers we meet on the street, as well as other dogs and cats. He generally walks well on the leash, but will lunge towards other dogs if he sees them - avoidance is definitely the best policy!