We need someone to stay in our lovely home to care for our cat and dog (blue heeler), collect mail, and water plants inside and a few pots outside. No other serious duties, except to keep the house as clean and tidy as you would your own. The affectionate dog needs to be walked or otherwise exercised every day (he loves to play ball).
Our son's family dog (Chihuahua/Pomerian mix lapdog) and possibly their cat will be staying at our house too because we're traveling together.
The two-story, three-bedroom house has basic cable TV and wireless Internet--no land line though. It's situated on eight acres within the city limits but has lovely mountain views.
Montrose is a town of about 20,000 people and especially lively in summer. There's a great water park in the river, a new recreation center a mile from our house, and live music events. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument and Ridgway State Park are local highlights, and Montrose is near the ski town of Telluride and historic Ouray (hot springs pool!). Hiking and exploring in the spectacular San Juan Mountains is at our doorstep.