Condo and dog-sitter sought!
I am being sent to Germany for 4-6 months beginning in September 2008 for work. I have a very comfortable 1,100 s.f. condo apartment in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Three blocks to the Lawrence or Argyle stops on the Red Line "L" and three blocks from the Lakefront parks and bike path. The condo is on the third floor of a three story building, gets lots of light, has all the amenities. Gas-forced air heating and central AC. I don't have a landline phone and haven't subscribed to cable, but the building is wired for them, so those could be installed at sitter's expense. Neighbors are great, and friends would check in from time to time to answer any questions and make sure things are going smoothly.
I also have a year old, 52 lb Basenji/Sheltie mix male dog. He's got lots of energy, but has mellowed with age. Loves to play fetch, and there's a fenced in dog park three blocks away. He needs to be walked 2 times a day plus a good round of fetch minutes) 3 or 4 times a week. (He'll accept more if you're willing!).
I may also ask to have my mail forwarded or shipped once a week. I've got a few plants that would need to be watered - nothing serious.
My dates of travel have yet to be set, but I should know more shortly.
Interested applicant must be a non-smoking, mature, caring individual with great references and have experience with dogs.