House sitter needed to care for dog and cat in our Washington, DC area home

House Sitter Needed for Username: sledgejoyce   

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Posted or Updated: Jul 30,2021   Applications: 0

Location
Mount Vernon, South of DC, Alexandria
Fairfax County,Virginia United States

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Availability
From: Aug 14,21  
To:      Aug 21,21
Days:  8, Short Term 8 days

We are seeking a mature person or couple to care for our home and pets while we are away from August 14 through August 21, 2021.  We live in Alexandria, VA, just outside Washington, DC.  We live within a mile of George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and will provide free entrance to his home and museum when you sit for us.  You would have plenty of time to explore everything DC has to offer -- free museums, parks, government buildings, theatre, etc.  You would need a car as our closest metro stop is 4 miles away.  Uber and Lyft cars are abundant in the area.

We have an active 2 year old border collie with no health issues.  She loves walks and chasing a frisbee or ball thrown for her.  We also have a 5 year old indoor/outdoor cat with no health issues.  Their care will require the normal feeding, keeping fresh water out, scooping the cat's litter box when dirty and walking the dog at least once per day.  We have a fenced in yard and Honey can be let out to explore the back yard, but only while you are home.  Both pets are neutered, collared with identification and microchipped.

The house is in a beautiful, quiet setting, yet close to our nation's capital.  Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, we back to the water with a 100 foot dock from which to enjoy eagles, herons, fish, etc.  A canoe is available for your use.  

Minor home upkeep is needed, such as watering plants, taking trash/recycles out to the street on the appropriate days, bringing in mail, and feeding the fish in outside pond. 

No smoking, drugs, or excessive alcohol use.  Please provide references.  We have used Housecarers multiple times so if you require references of us we can provide those.

We are fully vaccinated and seek housesitters who are also vaccinated.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

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