OUR SCHEDLED SITTERS HAVE CANCELED BECAUSE OF A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. WE NEED A COUPLE TO TAKE CARE OF OUR HOME AND DOGS FOR THE DATES LISTED. CAN ANYONE HELP US ON SHORT NOTICE?
Spring is a great time to be in Skyforest, CA. The dogwoods and our flowering cherry trees will all be blooming. We need a reliable couple to take care of our large log home and for both short and long term. Due to the never ending covid pandemic we require that sitters have proof of vaccinations with booster shots.
We would like our sitters to come a few days early to meet our 2 dogs and go over the care of the house. Sitters are also welcome to stay a few days after we return. Sitters will have their own master bedroom with bathroom and use of almost the whole house. There are 3 autos for the sitters to use if needed. We have house cleaners come every week, and dogs go to groomers every 6 weeks.
We prefer to have a couple (2 adults) as sitters as previous experience has shown that walking, grooming, and otherwise dealing with our 2 dogs tends to be too much for a single person. Dogs will not need bathing unless something unusual happens but a little light brushing each day to remove leaves, pine needles, or cedar scales is nice. Dog groomers will wash dogs on grooming days. Our 2 Aussies (Laia and Hahn) are 8 years old. The dogs generally have freedom to roam our property and the surrounding forest area. We have almost no auto traffic on our little road and our street is basically one lane dead end into the forest. Some times we will put the dogs on the deck or into the run behind the house if there is more traffic on a weekend or Edison tree trimming is active. This house sit will be during the spring. We potty walk the dogs around nine each evening before putting 2 of them into their sunroom with access to the dog run and deck and one of them stays the night in the garage. I usually let the dogs out about 6:30 am after I get up. Dogs eat twice a day. Dogs do have occasional close encounters with coyotes and other critters but we have never had any injuries or attacks in over 30 years.
My wife and I are retired teachers and we will need care for our home and dogs while we are gone. We have a 4000 square foot log home on 2 acres of very quiet forest land near Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mts of Southern CA.
Our non-smoking home is located in Skyforest in the San Bernardino Mountains at an elevation of almost 6000 ft. Our home is very quiet and secluded but only a couple of minutes from the main highway (HWY 18), 10 minutes from the Lake Arrowhead Village Resort and shopping center, and about a 35 minute drive down the mountain to the valley below and the freeways of Southern California. Our home has cable WiFi and television reception, We also have lots of DVDs and a piano if one knows how to play. Nearest Airport is Ontario, CA. We will be flying to and from Ontario airport for this trip so we would appreciate if sitters would take us to the airport and pick us up when we return. If you are interested in this house sit please notify us as soon as possible. There may be chances for other long or short term house sits in the future.