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Posted or Updated: Mar 13,2019   Applications: 1

Location
Mandarin, South Jacksonville, Jacksonville
Duval,Florida United States

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Jul 19,2019
For petsitting/housesitting | Short Medium Term

My husband and I are looking for a non-smoking couple to watch our 2 indoor cats and indoor small dog.  We live on a small lake in Jacksonville, which is in northeast Florida.  We have 2 dates that need coverage: one is for 3.5 weeks for a family reunion in Boston, July 19-August 11.  The next is for 2 weeks to attend a family wedding in California, September 18-October 2.

All 3 animals are happy, well adjusted and neutered indoor animals.  The cats, brothers, Shadow and Snaggy, live primarily in the attached laundry room with an cat door to the outside catio, which has a cat door to the screened in porch which has a cat door to the family room.  In the mornings, we let them roam the house (with the bedroom doors shut) so they have the run of the family room, office, diningroom and kitchen (in addition to the porch, catio and laundry room) for about 4 hours.  We sit with them with our coffee and give the a days' worth of loving during this time. After a few hours, you will notice they will disappear which normally means they have gone back into the laundry room to recover from the 4 hours of quality time.  We then confine them to the catio and laundry room until night time (to allow us to use the back porch and back yard).  They have litter boxes that need to be cleaned several times each day and cat throws to use in the morning when they are out and about but they are really easy-care kitties.  

Our little female ciweenie dog Faya,  is just as easy.  I get up between 6-7AM, open all the curtains so the cats have windowsills to sit on, cover the sofas and then open the back door to the porch to take the dog out back.  At that time, the kitties immediately come in from the porch and I take the dog out back to do her business.  I make coffee, empty the dishwasher and then begin feeding them and cleaning the litter.  After my mandatory first cup of coffee, I put the harness on the dog and walk her down the street for a few blocks, being careful to use dog poop bags when necessary.  I do this 2 more times during the day (always after dinner being one of those times); at night, we dash out back for about 5 minutes at 7PM and 10PM and she is done for the day.  She loves to sit out back at least once a day which is an easy thing for me to do because I love to look at the water birds on the lake and the birds and squirrels on the feeder; the only important thing to know here is that she cannot be outside alone....she is an escape artist and will always need supervision.

Our home in northeast Florida is about 40 minutes from the Georgia border so trips to Okefenokee Swamp, Cumberland Island, St. Simon Island and the Jacksonville Zoo (incredible, btw) would be very doable.  We have wonderful beaches within 30 minutes from our house (Atlantic, Neptune, Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, Vilano) and St. Augustine is a very fast 25 minute ride from our house. Because the animals require attention, being gone more than 4 hours just isn't possible.  However, if you wish to sightsee, you are very welcomed to stay up to a week after we get home to visit the areas of interest.

Our subdivision is very safe and welcomes walkers with well maintained sidewalks; we have bikes and a paddle boat that you are welcomed to use as well.  There is a great grocery store within 2 miles of our house, a top notch hospital, a preserve, restaurants...everything is very close. 

It would be great if we could get the same couple for both dates but realize it probably won't work out that way so, if one date suits you more than another, please contact us.  Looking forward to hearing from you.

My husband and I are looking for a non-smoking couple to watch our 2 indoor cats and indoor small dog.  We live on a small lake in Jacksonville, which is in northeast Florida.  We have 2 dates that need coverage: one is for 3.5 weeks for a family reunion in Boston, July 19-August 11.  The next is for 2 weeks to attend a family wedding in California, September 18-October 2.

All 3 animals are happy, well adjusted and neutered indoor animals.  The cats, brothers, Shadow and Snaggy, live primarily in the attached laundry room with an cat door to the outside catio, which has a cat door to the screened in porch which has a cat door to the family room.  In the mornings, we let them roam the house (with the bedroom doors shut) so they have the run of the family room, office, diningroom and kitchen (in addition to the porch, catio and laundry room) for about 4 hours.  We sit with them with our coffee and give the a days' worth of loving during this time. After a few hours, you will notice they will disappear which normally means they have gone back into the laundry room to recover from the 4 hours of quality time.  We then confine them to the catio and laundry room until night time (to allow us to use the back porch and back yard).  They have litter boxes that need to be cleaned several times each day and cat throws to use in the morning when they are out and about but they are really easy-care kitties.  

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