Week long housesit 5 - 13 July in Kenley SURREY UK - 1 dog and 1 cat - Housesit Match

Week long housesit 5 – 13 July in Kenley SURREY UK – 1 dog and 1 cat

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Week long housesit 5 – 13 July in Kenley SURREY UK – 1 dog and 1 cat

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  • Kenley , Surrey , United Kingdom
  • Posted 5 months ago
  • Duration: approximately 1 week - flights to be booked
  • Date from: 2020-07-05
  • Date to: 2020-07-13
  • Pets: Domestic cats, domestic dogs
  • Property Care & Maintenance: Light gardening

Description

We have a gentle 13 yr old Siberian Husky called Spark and funny 16 year old Bengal/Tabby mix called Neo. The house has two double bedrooms and one fairly large single, one bathroom with a separate toilet, living room, dining room, and a country-feel, galley-style kitchen. There is a front garden with ample driveway and space for three cars. Also a fairly large back garden – the latter with table and chairs and portable barbecue in the shed. Just 5minutes down the road is a Coop that sells good quality food and other sundries, plus a huge Tesco’s just a mile away. Kenley is also served by a couple of restaurants and a pub, with South Croydon just a two minute drive away, where you will find an extensive selection of restaurants. Croydon has several cinemas – the David Lean is a particular favourite of ours.

Property Type: House (detached / semi-detached)
Responsibilities: Feeding and walking for Spark our friendly Husky dog. As Spark is now 13, he just has two 30 minute walks a day - morning and evening, and shorter garden 'pee breaks' every four hours. We have a lovely big park in the road next to ours, which is where I take him. He's always kept on a lead. Both animals eat three times a day normally - morning, lunchtime and evening, plus one snack just before bed! - as I work from home. When I am out for the day, however, I leave Neo his lunch too before I go, which is fine. I use a dog walker if I'm out for more than 5 hours and the dog walker gives Spark his food. Scooping out spoiled cat litter each morning. Neo is an indoor cat, so it is important that he does not go out unsupervised. I walk him on his lead around the back garden every afternoon. If you feel comfortable, it would be great for you to continue this. He is very good and is no problem - the only difficulty might be if a female cat comes into the garden - this doesn't tend to happen, but in this case, if he looks aggravated, I simply pick him up and bring him inside, and he is fine. He has his lunch after the walk, and food is always his priority, so he doesn't mind his walk being cut short! Linked to the previous point, if large windows are opened, then the door must be shut, in case Neo should decide to climb out the window. He doesn't really do this now that he's older, but we close the door in case. Obviously, large windows should also be closed before going out. Small windows are fine left open. That's it! Neo and Spark are absolute treasures - much loved, and very popular amongst neighbours and friends!
Points of interest: Cinema
Things to know: Although Spark and Neo are sometimes left on their own if I have to go out for work, I tend to limit this to five and a half hours maximum, as they are used to me working from home and being with them most days. I do have dog walkers I use should you need to be out for longer on any day. Being a Husky, and instinctively part of a 'pack', Spark in particular likes company. For this reason, I would like a house-sitter who loves cats and dogs and will give them the attention they are used to and deserve. They are both rescue animals and have brought so much joy to our lives that I feel they are my little troopers! All they need is a cuddle and regular attention -they are both mature and easily comforted. I would prefer someone here this time to care for both my pets, so they have some company - even if only for part of the day.
Property Type:
House (detached / semi-detached)
House-Sit Duration:
approximately 1 week - flights to be booked
Date from:
2020-07-05
Date to:
2020-07-13
Property Care & Maintenance:
Light gardening
Things to know:
Although Spark and Neo are sometimes left on their own if I have to go out for work, I tend to limit this to five and a half hours maximum, as they are used to me working from home and being with them most days. I do have dog walkers I use should you need to be out for longer on any day. Being a Husky, and instinctively part of a 'pack', Spark in particular likes company. For this reason, I would like a house-sitter who loves cats and dogs and will give them the attention they are used to and deserve. They are both rescue animals and have brought so much joy to our lives that I feel they are my little troopers! All they need is a cuddle and regular attention -they are both mature and easily comforted. I would prefer someone here this time to care for both my pets, so they have some company - even if only for part of the day.
Responsibilities:
Feeding and walking for Spark our friendly Husky dog. As Spark is now 13, he just has two 30 minute walks a day - morning and evening, and shorter garden 'pee breaks' every four hours. We have a lovely big park in the road next to ours, which is where I take him. He's always kept on a lead. Both animals eat three times a day normally - morning, lunchtime and evening, plus one snack just before bed! - as I work from home. When I am out for the day, however, I leave Neo his lunch too before I go, which is fine. I use a dog walker if I'm out for more than 5 hours and the dog walker gives Spark his food. Scooping out spoiled cat litter each morning. Neo is an indoor cat, so it is important that he does not go out unsupervised. I walk him on his lead around the back garden every afternoon. If you feel comfortable, it would be great for you to continue this. He is very good and is no problem - the only difficulty might be if a female cat comes into the garden - this doesn't tend to happen, but in this case, if he looks aggravated, I simply pick him up and bring him inside, and he is fine. He has his lunch after the walk, and food is always his priority, so he doesn't mind his walk being cut short! Linked to the previous point, if large windows are opened, then the door must be shut, in case Neo should decide to climb out the window. He doesn't really do this now that he's older, but we close the door in case. Obviously, large windows should also be closed before going out. Small windows are fine left open. That's it! Neo and Spark are absolute treasures - much loved, and very popular amongst neighbours and friends!
Points of interest:
Cinema

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