We are looking for house-/dog-sitters for our Golden Retriever and mixed hound (both rescues) while we take a trip west. We live in Pinehurst/Southern Pines, NC, in a lovely, quiet, peaceful neighborhood. Pinehurst & Southern Pines are small charming towns, and the local area is considered a golfing mecca with over 30 courses, some world-renowned. Walking trails and parks abound, and a reservoir and arboretum are nearby. Raleigh, Charlotte and Seagrove Pottery are short drives. The dogs are very friendly and need little care. They have a dog door to come and go as needed, but do like affection and enjoy retrieving. My wife is an avid birder so we have lots of feeders and a plethora of wild birds for your viewing pleasure! House and yard are low maintenance. Yard care is minimal with auto-watering and small grassy areas. Some potted plants will need watering.