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Dates
  • 4 Sep 2019 - 16 Dec 2019
  • 3 months 2 weeks
What we need
  • Dogs (2), Cats (1)
  • Minimal
Sit Features
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
House & Location
  • House
  • Internet, Garage/Carport, BBQ, Air conditioner, Heater
  • Coastal, Country (Nature, Quiet, Family)
  • Buses, Supermarket, Golf, Restaurants/Cafes, Pubs/Bars, Parks, Beach, Live Music, Fishing/Boating

We need a house sitter

Tasmania - North West

Kiera

Hello,

My son and I have been travelling for the past 2.5 years and in this time we have had a fantastic Housesitter, Boom, who we found on this site, who has been taking amazing care of our very old pug Valley, chihuahua Louie and our cat BooToo.
However, Boom is ready to move on in September and we are not going to be able to get back home until mid December. We had another sitter confirmed, but she has unexpectedly pulled out. So, we are again on the hunt for someone who would be willing to take care of our babies.

It would have to be a very special person as our beautiful pug Valley is nearly 15years old so she need lots of TLC!
This is particularly in regard to things like keeping warm, snuggling her into her bed for the night, and day when it's cold, keeping Louie away from her dinner at tea time, and just giving her lots of love and snuggles.

Since we have been away her health has declined. There is nothing medically wrong with her, it's just old age. So she is quite blind and, I am told, Can be incontinent if sometimes not assisted to make it outside in time. This just means helping her off the couch etc. But once you know the routine this shouldn't be a huge problem.
However, Boom informs me that overnight sometimes there may be a poo left for the morning, So whoever we can find to take on our sit would have to be unperturbed by cleaning up some poo's.
this has apparently left the carpet in the lounge a bit stinky. I will pull up the carpet when I return, but until then I apologise for the smell.

Because of the issues with Valley and the stinky carpet, I think it would be best for whoever might be interested in doing our housesit to be able to go to the property and meet the animals, particularly Valley, and see the house prior to the sit.
This would just be to really get a feel for what is required and to make sure you are happy with the arrangement, prior to committing.

Please message me if you would like any more details or if you would like me to call you to have a chat about the sit.

Thank you very much.

Kiera and Nathanael xoxo



This was our original ad.. 3 years ago :)

We have a very cosy three bedroom home one street back from the beach. In a very quiet little town Approx. 45 minutes drive from Launceston.
We require someone to stay in our home to take care of our two small, very friendly dogs, Valley-pug and Louie-Chihuahua and a cat, Boo Too.
Boo Too is pretty self sufficient. She was a stray that my three year old son found and kind of adopted. She just requires a human to feed and occasionally (when she wants it) pet her. She doesn't really come inside, prefers to sit on the veranda on the swinging chair..(half her luck!).
Louie is a gorgeous little man who loves to play and chase BooToo around.
No walking of the dogs would be required as Valley is getting too old for walks now, she just needs lots of cuddles on the couch!

There is a heat pump and a wood heater.
Internet access.

There would be no garden maintenance required as I have a gardener who comes regularly to mow the lawns. However, there are two large vegetable beds in a sectioned off vegetable garden out the back (in photos) if the successful applicant would like to grow their own veggies you would be more than welcome.
If there is any major garden work required in the period (ie: wind blowing over trees etc.) I would arrange for our gardener to sort these issues out.

If you have children there is a large trampoline; separate (from the house) large playroom with TV and internet access; we have a three person kayak and life jackets which you are more than welcome to use. The beach is only a 2 minute walk across the road and down the public walkway to the next street. We often kayak to Beauty Point and have fish and chips for lunch then catch the tide back. I recommend you time this appropriately though as its pretty hard going if you are coming back against the current!

Please message and we can arrange a phone chat or meet in person.

I have put a few photos up but not really sure what people would like to see.. Happy to email more specific photos if required.

Thank you for your interest.

Kiera & Nathanael

 
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