my dates are flexible, but would prefer the first 2 weeks in March. I live in the quaint small city of Minas in rural Uruguay, about 2 hours by bus from the big city of MOntevideo. 1 hour by the bus from the beach. You can get by without speaking Spanish, if you are adventurous, but there is very little English spoken in this part of the country. The 2 big dogs need to be walked every few days , down to the river, which is 3 short blocks away, and there they can be let off leash to exercise themselves by running and swimming. The only other chore is watering the garden. The dogs are ok by themselves all day, so you can explore the natural wonders here, they just need to have someone with them at night. The cat comes and goes, she's rather independent. I will be nearby in Argentina, and can be back in 24 hours , were there some emergency. I have to cross a border every 90 days, so the animals are used to pet sitters. It will be autumn here those dates, so perfect weather. I would prefer someone who is already in South America, otherwise, you will probably find that the airfares into Uruguay are still at the high Carneval prices .