Anacortes home with water view and loving GSP dog Molly

House Sitter Needed for Username: Doggoners   


Posted or Updated: Apr 9,2022   Reviews (3)   Applications: 6

Coastal, Anacortes
Skagit,Washington United States

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From: Jun 1,22  
To:      Dec 31,23
Days:  579, Long Term Occasional 1-2 week pet-sits during this time

We usually need dog-sitters for a one or two week period, although sometimes we go for a month or so.  We have our current pet-sitting needs covered, but are open to meeting more people for future sits. 

Molly is our 10 year old German Shorthair Pointer.  She travels with us when she can, but sometimes we need a dog-sitter.  She gets two walks a day, and eats twice a day.  In her younger years she was super active, but she is really slowing down, although still very healthy and loves her two walks a day, and maybe a little play time in between. She has a sweet demeanor.

We prefer a local-ish non-smoking couple or individual, and are looking for someone who will dogsit in exchange for staying at our beautiful home.  We also have some tropical fish that would need feeding every couple days, but luckily they don't have to go out for walks. 

Our house is just outside the town of Anacortes, on Fidalgo Island.  It sits on a hill and faces west, with a view of Burrows Pass, gateway to the San Juan Islands.  The main floor is open concept, with living room and kitchen in one space, and a separate master bedroom with king size bed and en suite bathroom.  

There is another guest bathroom on the main floor. The living room has a smart tv and stereo. We have good wifi. The deck off the living room has a heated alcove where you can sit and enjoy the boats coming and going from the local marina. A two person hot tub is also available right outside the master bathroom.  We have a carport for parking. 

Downstairs is an apartment which is currently rented through September of 2022.  You will have the run of the upstairs and there is a locked privacy door between the floors.  

We hope this dog-sitting opportunity interests you! Message us and we'll get to know each other better.

Lisa and Mark

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (3)

“ Fantastic Opportunity ”

Sit Dates Mar-21-22 - Mar-31-22 Sitter dancer4life, Member Since Apr-20-17

Molly is a sweetheart, and the home is gorgeous. The view of the water is to die for.
Molly loves to play, as do i, we had a ton fo fun playing tag and retrieve. Walks are so much fun, the area is wonderful for walking. Mostly we went to the beach each day.

If you have the opportunity, i encourage you to take the leap. But only if I can't make it :-)


“ Sweet Molly is a must...... ”

Sit Dates Jul-28-22 - Jul-31-22 Sitter CarolandCarl, Member Since Aug-31-19

We recently did a 3-day pet/housesit for Lisa and Mark;  they greeted us warmly on arrival as did Molly.  Lisa and Mark walked us through all the pertinent aspects of their beautiful state-of-the-art home.  Lisa has also created a very thorough House Manual which turned out to be a great reference for us.   Lisa was available via text/email as well for any extra questions that arose.  Molly was a real pleasure as she is such a sweet, gentle dog and a very good companion.  She is a great car traveller too so we enjoyed many walks together around the area.  I have to say that the walks are stunning, our favourite being Washington Point.  Also, the view from anywhere along the front of this home alternates between gorgeous and stunning, depending on time of day as the light changes and the water activity ebbs & flows.  They also have very pleasant neighbours who stopped by to say hello and introduced us to their pups.  Overall, a very pleasant experience and we would be most happy to return, especially as we left many a trail unexplored!

“ Missing Molly Already! ”

Sit Dates Jan-25-22 - Feb-10-22 Sitter Responsible_couple32, Member Since Dec-7-21

We housat/petsat in Anacortes with Molly for about 2 weeks, and fell totally in love with her. Molly is a fantastic pup, with a with a great personality. While a bit forlorn the evening of her parents' departure for their vacation, she warmed up to the idea of friendship with us within a day or two; the walks, treats, snuggles, and playtime seemed to convince her that we weren't so bad. We came to know her routine and desires rather quickly and bonded very well. She has excellent recall which made her an absolute joy to walk off the leash where appropriate. Lisa & Mark are fantastic people - communication was fluid, expecations were clear, and they even had their son and neighbors on-call should we need an evening or day out without Molly (although we generally wanted to hang out with her as much as possible). Not to mention, their house is brand new, incredibly luxurious with an unbelievable view, and in a super safe area. 

Thank you Lisa & Mark for this amazing housesit opportunity. 

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