We’re looking for a house/dog/chook sitter for our place in the leafy outer northwest of Brisbane in August. We’re after someone/a couple we can trust with the house, who are also willing and able to look after an energetic dog, six hens and rooster. Ideally, we’d like someone who’d be around a fair bit and not at work all day. There’s some minor garden/plant watering, dog playing and chook tending involved.
We live in a comfy, modern and secure single level house with a large fenced backyard and garage. We’re on a three-hectare bush block adjoining Clear Mountain Conservation Park. It’s a 10 minute drive to Samford/Albany Creek. We’re on tank water only and have a Biocycle system, both of which are relatively hassle-free with a little care.
The dog is a five-year-old male Boxer cross. He’s very people friendly and very energetic. He has to be kept in the house at night, in the backyard by day, and on a lead if he ever leaves the property.
The chooks are in a secure pen within a larger run. They just need food/water topped up and eggs collected/consumed. They can be let out during the day, but they’re otherwise happy in the run.
The garden, pond and yard are pretty low maintenance but some plants will need watering if there’s no rain for a while. There are also a few indoor/undercover plants that will need a weekly drink.
If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Thanks : )