Pet sitter needed - large, secluded home in rural forest near lake

House Sitter Needed for Username: whatnow5   


Posted or Updated: Jan 17,2024   Reviews (1)   Applications: 1

North Lake Whatcom, Agate Bay, Bellingham
Whatcom,Washington United States

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From: Mar 26,24  
To:      Apr 6,24
Days:  12, Short Term

My daughter and I need a an experienced house and pet sitter while we travel to Atlanta, starting the day before our departure to get oriented.

Our 5 br, 5 ba home is on a secluded 11-acre wooded property with a cedar deck overlooking a peaceful and scenic backyard. It is a modern custom craftsman house with wifi, hardwood floors, lots of large windows, a stone fireplace, and an upstairs rec room with movie projector and screen. We are in a small, family-friendly subdivision on a private dirt road surrounded by forest.

We are very near Lake Whatcom, and there are mountain and lake hiking trails a short drive away. Shopping is a scenic minute drive away. Whatcom County has amazing parks too. Mount Baker Ski Area is about 90 minutes away.

We have one dog, a female mixed breed. Ivy is about 4 years old and 74 lbs. She is calm inside the house and often exhuberant on walks. She is intelligent, obedience trained, and loves excercise and sniffing things. Each day she needs to be fed twice and let out several times, as well as taken for brisk walks nearly every day. She has a high prey drive and loves to play wih other dogs, so she must be leashed on walks.

Our laying flock consists of 14 hens of various breeds that lay a rainbow assortment of eggs. Their care consists of daily egg collection and treats, and refilling the feeder as needed.

We also have one 6-gallon aquarium with a male Betta fish and three guppies. The fish get fed once or twice a day.

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ Good folks! A delightful stay in a beautiful area ... and Reed was a treat. ”

Sit Dates Nov-29-21 - Dec-7-21 Sitter Credenza, Member Since Oct-21-21

Barb made it easy for us to look after her house and variety of animals.  Quite a beautiful area and house to match.  Barb and her daughter were very welcoming and went over all the details.  She also left us a cheat sheet that we could refer to. 

Their Aussie was fun to hang out with … we already miss Reed.  So glad the chickens decided to start laying eggs!  We would be happy to house sit for Barb again.  It was a pleasure!

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