Looking for an experienced rescue dog sitter to take care of our lovely Lucky while we have a weekend away
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 where he has been attacked by larger off-leash dogs in the neighbourhood, 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 taxi there costs approximately 8 Euros - less with Uber. Most people in Hanoi get around on motorbikes, available for hire for around 60 Euros a month (only recommended if you have ridden in crazy traffic before!) We have one push bike and one electric bike which can be used for exploring the estate and the area just 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 (unfortunately not yet dog-secure) opens on to a canal....
Within walking distance of the house, there are two open-air swimming pools (open mid-April to 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 is a karaoke centre and tenpin bowling alley nearby. There are several restaurants 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 a year ago, but is still wary of strangers, other dogs and cats. He has been attacked by three different large dogs who have been off leash and this has made him really nervous. With us, he will walk well, but sometimes with others, he will walk only to the end of our street before he wants to turn around for home.