We are looking for a responsible person or couple to house/pet sit our wonderful, large home situated in the beautiful hills of Oakland, with views of the San Francisco Bay and the City itself. Our particular neighborhood is a walkable delight with curved streets and a fantastic series of stairways that take you from Upper Rockridge to Lower Rockridge. It's an area which has been completely reconstructed since the fire of The homes here are an eclectic blend of very exciting and unique architecture. I am a working artist, my husband is a retired scientist/business man and we have been living in this home since What drew us to it was first and foremost the light that moves around from room to room through the many windows and skylights; and then the way we could display so much of our art work, mine and other works I have collected throughout the years. We have a very well trained medium large rescue dog, Obie, who we think is a Golden Retriever/Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix. He is very mellow here at home and NEVER barks (only when he's playing with another dog and that dog stops playing!) He needs two good walks a day,morning and afternoon, and a brief taking out to do his business just before bed. We also have a VERY old canary, Caruso, who needs much less tending to but still needs some care. Our neighborhood has easy access to both bus and BART transit which can easily take you into San Francisco and a wonderful local shopping area along College avenue with a great variety of restaurants and shops. I'm not sure I've covered everything that you might need to know to get an idea of what this house sit might be for you. If you are interested and available, I would be happy to answer any questions and send pictures if you'd like.