We are a retired couple living in Syracuse, UT which is located half way between Salt Lake City and Ogden. Danny worked in the gas and oil industry and I (Koren) was self employed with a business in my home billing for anesthesiologists from 2 local hospitals. We love to travel and take every opportunity we can to get away but find it challenging with pets. Up until recently we had 3 dogs but now Tucker is the only one that remains. I have such a love for animals that I would have one of everything if I could. I have volunteered at Best Friends in Kanab on many occasions, taken in fosters that so far have all ended up staying, and I also transport for a few local rescues.
Our home is a 4 bedroom 3 bath rambler with fenced backyard in a very nice, quiet neighborhood close to shopping and mountains. The kitchen is well stocked, and sitters are welcome to use whatever is in the fridge. There are security cameras outside, none inside. Salt Lake City is 30 minutes by car, Pineview Reservoir and Snow Basin are 30 minutes away, there are hiking trails, waterfalls, and Antelope Island is 5-10 minutes away. Public transportation is available but not within walking distance. We would be happy to provide transportation to or from the airport which is 30 minutes away.
Tucker is a Chihuahua/terrier mix (we think), about 12 years old (probably) weighs 6 pounds, and is very sweet spirited. He was rescued as a stray 10 years ago and quickly becomes attached to his caregivers. Tucker is fed 3 times a day because it seems to work better for him than once or twice. He is not fed kibble so his meals will be already prepared and frozen. He eats at about 7 in the morning, 4 in the afternoon, and a tiny amount a couple of hours before bed. That can vary a bit to accommodate plans for the day and there are friends or relatives that can fill in if needed. He's pretty easy to care for but does sleep in/on our bed. We walk him morning and evening, weather permitting. Walks are short and he is pretty slow because he likes to check everything out along the way. There is a doggie door which he happily uses so sitters are welcome to take time during the day to explore the area. At this time there is no medication or special treatment needed. There may be a few plants to water, and of course general cleanliness is appreciated. No smokers please.