We live in the small city of Cranbrook. We are two blocks from a lovely forest walk for the dog. There is a bus service right outside our house. We have neighbours but our street is quiet. We are looking for a house sitter/pet sitter for our 3 1/2 year old Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd. She is a rescue from Northern California. We have had her for 7 months. She is a very nice girl, likes people and other dogs. She needs 2 good walks a day, and will be content and happy if that happens - oh and of course she likes to be fed twice a day! As she is a rescue, she does have a few quirks, but we don't anticipate any problems. She is not crazy about sudden loud noises, and of course fireworks and thunderstorms, but those should not be happening this time of year! She is getting better with loud things all the time. She likes to be around people, and would probably not like to be left alone for long periods of time.
We like our home maintained in a tidy manner, and due to the time of year likely will require some snow removal. We do have a snow blower we would be happy to show you how to use!
We have a large home, well maintained on the edge of the city. Close to forested walking paths. There are many outdoor activities in this area. Skiing, hiking, cultural events, and the occassional (in winter) farmers markets and craft fairs. Kimberley is a 25 minute drive away, and has a beautiful platzl where there are quaint shops and restaurants. And a ski hill as well. Fernie is an hour drive away, again another ski hill and filled with tourists, winter or summer.
We have a hot tub to warm your bones after some time outside! We would be happy for someone to come and meet us and the dog a few days before we leave!
Our anticipated travel dates are January 25 - to February 28. But again, would like you to come and meet us and Glory a few days before we leave to show you the ropes!