My wife and I have an 8-mo old puppy, a small cat, and a large home in Dalworthington Gardens, Texas (suburb of Arlington, TX). All three need to be looked after while we are gone from Tuesday, July 23 through Tuesday, September 3, 2019. We are looking for a mature, responsible, caring, and non-smoking individual/couple that will care for our pets and our home during that period of time.
If you are potentially interested in this house-sit, I will be happy to send you additional photos of us and of our home.
My wife and I are retired, in our early 60’s. We have grown children and grandchildren. We travel regularly, both domestically and abroad.
You will have the guest bedroom (on 1st floor), which includes a queen-size bed and an ensuite full bathroom, along with a walk-in closet. A large kitchen is adjacent and a very comfortable sunlit living room includes a 65-in TV. The house is in a quiet, safe neighborhood of large homes and lots.
My wife is a neatnik and our home is generally kept spotlessly clean. It is very important that you be neat, clean, and tidy as well. The house is 4400 square feet, but you will only need to use a portion of that space.
The cat is content to be fed twice a day and petted once
in awhile. The new 7-month old puppy, on the other hand, is active and craves human attention. She is a very friendly, delightful little dog (German Shepherd mix), who we love dearly, and it is VERY important to us that
you are comfortable caring for a young puppy. She is potty-trained but cannot be left alone for long periods of time (3-4 hrs max).
A garden service will take care of the lawn maintenance, but you will need to be able to do light swimming pool maintenance. This is not difficult and I will provide clear instructions for you. I generally spend no more than mins a week dealing with the pool. And it is time well spent considering the pleasure we get from the pool on
hot summer days.
I’m not going to sugar-coat the truth…it can get very hot in Texas in July and August. (Average highs are in the mid-high 90’s). We have a beautiful backyard, however, with a full-size diving pool and an outdoor kitchen for grilling. There is plenty of shade to enjoy and even an outdoor television you can watch from the pool. It is the
perfect spot to spend a hot August afternoon or evening.
The interior of the home itself is luxurious and comfortable, fully equipped with ceiling fans throughout along with high-efficiency AC.
You will be very close to the Dallas Cowboys stadium and Texas Rangers ballpark. You will be just a half-hour from Dallas and the George W. Bush Presidential Library, the Perot museum, the Sixth Floor museum, among others. Go the other direction and you have the unique city of
Fort Worth with its beautiful downtown area and its historic stockyards.
Please let us know if you are interested in this assignment ASAP. If so, please supply at least two non-related references and explain why you would be a good match for us. We look forward to meeting you!