Long term sitters required for a lovely rural finca in Matarraña area of Spain for 2 dogs and a cat

Mad dogs and Englishmen

Long term sitters required for a lovely rural finca in Matarraña area of Spain for 2 dogs and a cat

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  • Mazaleon , Teruel, Aragon , Spain
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Duration: This is an ongoing housesit. Ideally we are looking for sitters to spendc at least 3 weeks with us
  • Date from: 2023-02-01
  • Date to:
  • Pets: domestic dogs
  • Property Care & Maintenance:

Description

THE HOUSE SIT
We are looking for individuals, couples or families who are keen to experience a change of pace in the beautiful Mattaraña are of Aragon. We want to keep our rural house as a place to relax and escape, so we´d like to invite others to experience the area we first fell in love with 10 years ago.
OUR HOME
Our finca is very spacious and has 4 bedrooms. We have good wifi through satellite connection. It is completely off grid and is 5km from the nearest village. Applicants will be best advised to have a car, as the location has no public transport apart from one bus per day from the village to Alcañiz. In the immediate area of our finca there are many walks to be had either with or without the dogs. We have no neighbours at the finca and no street lighting, so after dark, you are entirely dependant on moonlight for showing you the way! On the plus side, if you are a stargazer, there is plenty to see, as long as it isn´t cloudy!
OUR PETS
The animal routine is fairly light. Both our dogs are rescue dogs with their own personalities! All 3 animals get along fine, and appreciate human company. Valiente is loyal and likes nothing more than to be with his humans. Atila is more terrier and likes to keep himself occupied. He is a home bod though and will turn back on walks when he has had enough! Sid, the cat just needs feeding once a day, and then he comes and goes as he wants through his cat flap. We are training our dogs using Absolute Dogs training, so neither dog is fed from a bowl, but we play simple games with them which strengthens their desire to be with us and they learn that it is fun to be with the family and doing as we want gives them rewards! It does not use “adversive” methods, whereby you aim to teach a dog what NOT to do! Playing games is easy and can be fitted around the routine of the day.
The house is fully equipped with most mod cons, including a washing machine and WiFi.

Property Type: Farm
Responsibilities: The animal responsibilities are quite light. Sid, our cat is fed once a day, and has a cat flap so he can come and go as he pleases. Valiente and Atila, our 2 medium sized dogs are both keen to welcome new housemates, though they can be a bit overwhelming with their greetings until they get to know you! Neither are agressive dogs. Valiente is a Belgian Shepherd crossed with a Retriver, so he is at his happiest taking long walks and "guarding" his family. Atila is a terrier cross. So he likes nothing better than to explore and also chill in the house.
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Things to know:
Property Type:
Farm
House-Sit Duration:
This is an ongoing housesit. Ideally we are looking for sitters to spendc at least 3 weeks with us
Date from:
2023-02-01
Responsibilities:
The animal responsibilities are quite light. Sid, our cat is fed once a day, and has a cat flap so he can come and go as he pleases. Valiente and Atila, our 2 medium sized dogs are both keen to welcome new housemates, though they can be a bit overwhelming with their greetings until they get to know you! Neither are agressive dogs. Valiente is a Belgian Shepherd crossed with a Retriver, so he is at his happiest taking long walks and "guarding" his family. Atila is a terrier cross. So he likes nothing better than to explore and also chill in the house.

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