We are conveniently located in Temecula, California just 10 minutes east of old town, and surrounded by dining and shopping options within a 1-3 mile radius. We are traveling to Mexico January 5-18, 2021 and are looking for someone to house and pet sit at our home during that time.
We have one dog, a 25lb border collie mix named Butters. Butters was a southern California rescue, and even after 10 years is still a bit nervous with strangers. But, ignoring him and letting him warm up at his own pace always seems to work. Bacon and chicken strips also help the process along. He loves going on long walks, but he's not a fan of other dogs (we're pretty sure he doesn't identify as a dog and thinks he's one of the humans).
Butters is pretty low maintenance. He gets fed twice a day (although he is ambivalent about breakfast) and is happy to wander the house and come and go in our large back yard. He can be left alone for 8-10 hours during the day with no problem. But, he definitely prefers someone home with him at night. Most likely he will sleep at the foot of the bed with you, and is likely to stay close to you if you're hanging out at the house during the day.
We have a bicycle, which you are welcome to use, and our youngest daughter's VW Passat may be available, as well. We have a covered back patio with a table and chairs, as well as a comfy sofa and loungers. The gas grill works well for outdoor cooking, and we spend a lot of time outside.
We also have 30+ wineries within just a few miles from our house. Carlsbad and Oceanside beaches are just minutes away with easy access, and San Diego is just a little farther down the road. So, if you are an adventurous and patient pet lover, we look forward to hearing from you!