My husband and I are looking for a non-smoking couple to watch our small dog for 10 days week June 9-19. We would like you to arrive on the 7th for a bit of training on the 8th. Covid vaccinations required. Our little girl is an import from Costa Rica where we lived for 12.5 years, and is gentle and sweet but quite old (14). Although she has a little medication (no shots required) which we stick in her food, she is an easy-care dog. We make sure the dog goes out back about 6 times daily to pee (this includes 2 short walks in the neighborhood in the cool of the morning and night) but she has day time access to the yard through a dog door so that isn't difficult either.. We live on a small lake in Jacksonville, which is in northeast Florida. Our home 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 30 minute ride from our house. (check out Vilano Beach with its red boat cruises to see dolphins during the day and sunsets in the late afternoon) Because the dog requires attention, being gone more than 6 hours during the day just isn't possible. However, if you wish to sightsee more, 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, a jon boat with an electric motor, and a paddle boat that you are welcomed to use as well, a screened porch with a fan, and of course central air conditioning. There is a great grocery store within 2 miles of our house, a top notch hospital, a preserve with a beautiful creek for kayaking (if you have your own), restaurants...everything is within 3 miles...very close. Looking forward to hearing from you.