I'm looking for reliable and trustworthy people or couples to care for my 2 dogs and home, to cover approximately 4 months from the end of April to sometime in mid to late August. I have to go to the UK on 30 April for a major tendon reconstruction on my foot, and will have to stay there for at least 3 months rehab.
What I'm looking for from a house sitter
The main responsibilities would be caring for my two dogs (aged 5 and 2), keeping the house clean and tidy, cutting the grass, and watering some of the plants in the garden. So they must be dog lovers and be experienced looking after dogs. The dogs don't have any health problems or special requirements. Although the house is comfortable, it is rustic and quite basic, and this should be understood and accepted. They should be non smokers, or at least prepared to only smoke outside. Bulgaria can be very hot in the summer, so they should be comfortable with this.
About my home and the local area
My house is in a good position in a popular village, with 2 shops and a bar. The nearest town, Chirpan, is around 7km away with a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants, banks, supermarkets, and a fabulous weekly market. The house is basic but comfortable, with electric hob and oven, fridge freezer, washing machine, and hot shower. I don't have a television, but there is high speed internet in the house for watching TV and films. The garden has a nice view up into the hills. There are many tracks around the village that are great for walking the dogs, and they also have an enclosed area in the garden where they can run.
There is local support and advice available if necessary, and I will be easily contactable for most of the time.
The reason I'm asking for 2 separate house sitters is that the maximum short stay allowed in Bulgaria is 90 days, without applying for residency. Of course I would be happy for someone who already has a lichna karta to cover the whole period.