I need a house sitter to walk and love on my 9 month old female Golden, maintain minimal yard/landscape and show the house if I choose to sell while gone. Glory is quite lovely and house trained. She may go into heat but unlikely so I need someone experienced in this responsibility. Port Townsend is a hidden destination on its own...a victorian seaport village surrounded by water on three sides and filled with artists, healers, musicians, boaters and writers. If you love to hike or take nice walks, my particular location is ideal. The house is a small architecturally stunning contemporary two streets from beach access and one street to trails winding through massive timber and lush ferns. The beach quickly becomes secluded as the access is limted due to high bank for miles and miles. If you like picking up beach glass, its abundant. In the other direction is Ft Worden State Park with trails and the historic lighthouse. The summer weather now is mild and sunny (highs 60s and some 70s and a couple times reaching 80).
Port Townsend is about as quaint as one can find. If you've never been here, I predict you will forever be bitten by its charm and eclectic appeal.
See for an array of intesting things to do.
A couple major events in this time frame are the Wooden Boat Festival and the Port Townsend Film Festival.
We can discuss the transition timing but I have an extra bed I can set up for you for any overlap.
Dog duty: Glory eats 3x/day and I walk her twice/day for up to an hour each.
Yard: The landscape needs watered every 5 days along with a few raised beds. Grass needs cut occastionally but mostly its brown since we dont get rain much in the summer but the weeds remain happy.
House showing: I may decide to sell my house while gone and it would be ideal for the sitter to keep it in show condition as well as open up the house for a prospect to wonder about. I would handle the details with buyer. I have done this before with a $1,000 incentive if it sells from their showing. Our market is really hot with 10 days to sell average. I would want someone who has references to support the care of this type. It would be cool if we both have flexibility as to the end date too which could extend to closing.