Our home is located in a quiet suburb in Manteca, CA (Central Valley). We are approximately 1.5 hours from San Francisco, 1 hour from Sacramento and 2.5 hours from Yosemite. Our home backs up to a vineyard, although there are more almond orchards in this area than vineyards. We recently rescued a 2 year old female German Shepherd. She is very sweet and well- behaved, but seems to have some separation anxiety. Instead of stressing her out by boarding her during our family vacation, we are hoping to find a loving sitter willing to stay at the house with her. She can only be left for a couple hours at a time. We also have 2 cats who we are slowly introducing her to. For now, they currently stay in a separate part of the house to avoid unsupervised encounters, but we are working on it. We have a hot tub, but because of the hot summer weather, we lower the temp. to about 85 which makes for a wonderful way to stay cool. The house is only 2 years old, so we have AC, WiFi, cable, and Netflix, and wonderful neighbors.