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

House Sitter Needed for Username: whatnow5   


Posted or Updated: Oct 22,2021   Reviews (1)   Applications: 1

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

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From: Nov 30,21  
To:      Dec 6,21
Days:  7, Short Term We depart at 8 am Dec 1, return 6 pm Dec 6

My daughter and I need a an experienced house and pet sitter for 7 days while we travel to California, 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 female Australian shepherd: Reed is 11 years old, pretty chill most of the time due to her age, but still a good watchdog and also a very silly wiggle-butt. Each day she needs to be fed twice and let out several times, as well as taken for a few good, active walks during the week. She loves to hit the trails whenever possible, or ride in the car on errands.

We have three male rats who get fed once a day and their water bottles refilled as needed. No cage cleaning required.

Our laying flock consists of 22 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. No coop cleaning required.

We also have one 6-gallon aquarium with a male Betta fish named Cozumel 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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