Santa Fe - house/pet sit - Adobe home on 10 acres

House Sitter Needed for Username: Camelguy   


Posted or Updated: Feb 7,2024   Reviews (1)   Applications: 2

Northern NM, Santa Fe
New Mexico United States

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From: Mar 16,24  
To:      Mar 30,24
Days:  15, Short Term

I'm looking for a housesitter who loves animals and can commit to caring for 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 3 horses while we are away. Since the house is about 20 minutes from downtown Santa Fe, in a country setting, the housesitter needs to have a vehicle and should be comfortable living just outside of town. Dates are March 16-30, 2024.

The main responsibilities will be feeding and caring for 2 dogs, 2 indoor/outdoor cats, and 3 horses. Since we are on 10 acres and have dog doors, leash walking usually isn't necessary, but there are trails nearby and even some right behind the house, so taking them out for excercise is convenient. In general, the dogs and cats roam free all day, but are brought in at night. The dogs need be fed twice a day, morning and night. The cats just need to have food in their bowl and litter boxes cleaned. And the horses require feeding on a fairly regular schedule, once at about 8 am and again at about dusk. Please don't consider this if you have your animal along, we want to avoid complete chaos and have an environment that works for everyone.

The house is a two-story, two-bedroom home, with a finished basement. The house is in very good condition and has great character, with wood ceilings and unique details - overall, it's quite nice, but very casual feeling - it is a house you can relax in. A couple of the rooms in the photos look a bit different now, with new furniture (like a big dining table), but you'll get the idea. The best thing is the location - about 20 minutes from the Santa Fe Plaza, it's on ten acres, covered with juniper and pinon trees, and is backed up against wilderness. The house is close to town, but still rural. If you like to walk, there are trails behind the house, as well as about a five minute drive away. We have a wood stove (use is optional), and lots of passive solar gain, that add warmth and ambiance to our regular heating system. The tv gets Netflix/Amazon/Roku. 

ATT mobile gets good service at the house - Verizon struggles. Not sure about other networks. The main thing is committing to the horse feeding schedule and caring for the dogs and cats.

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ A Hidden Santa Fe Gem ”

Sit Dates Mar-16-24 - Mar-31-24 Sitter Lovestotravel, Member Since Jul-23-23

This was our first house/pet sit and it couldn't have gone any better. Mike, Kelly, and their son Luke were the most loving and welcoming family! We cared for their three horses, two dogs, and two cats on a beautiful and vast property outside of Santa Fe. We all bonded deeply with the animals (especially our little daughter). They provided clear and detailed instructions which in return made feeding and caring easy. Each pet was a joy to spend time with and we're missing them already. Having such a large property we could hike daily from their backyard up into the mountains with the dogs. Their house was well-equipped and beautiful! Mike and Kelly were always just a text away if we needed anything and promptly responded. They went above and beyond to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We thoroughly enjoyed having more time with them and getting to know them better. I felt we arrived as housesitters and left as new friends. We're hoping to return and housesit for them again this summer if the stars align. That said if you're lucky enough to get the chance to house/pet sit for this family - you're in for a real treat! I cannot recommend them highly enough.

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