September 24 to October 16 at my property on Vashon Island, near Seattle WA. The garden will be mostly asleep except for the apple and nut crops. I need an experienced, animal friendly person who is responsible and conscientious.
I am looking for someone willing to give my exceedingly cute but bossy small dog the care he needs in my absence.
He is a recent rescue from Korea and has some fears which make him growl and snap sometimes so I am looking for someone who is comfortale with dogs and knows how to read their behavior. He is adorable (11 pounds) and looks like he wants to be snuggled - but on his terms ! (think "cat")
Poppin is best kept on a leash (a long one works well around the property) since he seems a little too interested in chasing my pet chiken. In the 7 weeks I've had him, he has come a long way to feeling comfortable and safe here. He listens to commands when spoken with authority and loves to play. He is very agile, very smart and sticks close to his protectors, but guards you well from intruders. He is a pint sized dog with a big personality.
The house is a comfortable old farm house on 3 acres with one alpaca, one sheep and one chicken. I have a tenant on the property in an apartment over the garage and a tenant who lives in the studio on the property who can help with the care of the alpaca and sheep as they don't require much attention. Veronica, the chicken, needs to be put in her coop each night. I also have a very trusted worker who comes once a week to do routine maintenance and yardwork.
I am looking for someone who wants a peaceful, rural place to stay in exchange for taking care of the animals and keeping an eye on the house. Utilities and Wi-Fi included.
Preference given to individuals who are ecologically conscious. The house has a wood stove as well as mini-ductless heaters which also function as air conditioners. We have city water and are on a septic system.
There is NO television. We are a NO shoes inside, NO smoking, recycle seriously house.
Vashon has tremendous community spirit and is a very friendly place to live. You might want to look it up on the web. Town is a mile away and has everything you need without leaving the island by ferry.
Please be a mature, responsible, and self-reliant individual. No emotional chaos or environmental allergies or addictions would be a good fit. Please understand that we don't encourage people who have children or pets of their own. Thank you for your consideration.