Mad dogs and Englishmen
Long term sitters required for a lovely rural finca in Matarraña area of Spain for one medium sized dog and a cat
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 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 Valiente. 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!
The animal routine is fairly light. Valiente is a rescue dog we´ve had since he was 8 weeks old. Both animals get along fine, and appreciate human company. Valiente is loyal and likes nothing more than to be with his humans. We are training him 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.
Sid, the cat just needs feeding once a day, and then he comes and goes as he wants through his cat flap.
The house is fully equipped with most mod cons, including a washing machine and WiFi.