Dog/house sitter needed - sweet, quiet 5 year old female beagle/hound mix

House Sitter Needed for Username: SKmoves   


Posted or Updated: Feb 24,2022   Reviews (1)   Applications: 3

Mountains, Asheville
Asheville,North Carolina United States

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From: Apr 17,22  
To:      Apr 30,22
Days:  14, 

We'll be away for two weeks, starting April 17th -  the longest we will have left our dear Lola since we adopted her last July.  She's a sweet, smart 5 year old beagle/hound mix who loves to cuddle, enjoy the fresh air, and is, as a friend describes, a nose on four legs.  Lola loves to explore and sniff.  She's not a barker - unless she's hungry - and then it's just one statement. 

We live 15 minutes from downtown Asheville, NC, in a new, large, easy to care for light filled house with 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, a back porch, and mountain views with gorgeous sunsets.  Perhaps some organic spinach and herbs will be coming up in our raised bed garden by mid-April!

Although our subdivision has houses under construction, it's quite here.  Spectrum cable, excellent wi-fi, with TVs in the living room and master bedroom.

The kitchen is a joy to work in - lots of counter space, excellent appliances - but if you don't feel like cooking, the restaurant choices are endless.  Asheville is known for it's food and music choices - and has more breweries than any place in the county. This charming town offers everything you could want - hiking trails, galleries, great museums, friendly people. 

I'm a retired documentary film/video editor, and my husband is a retired saleman whose passion is music.  He has played percussion with jazz groups for years.

Asheville life gives us all we could hope for.  Lola rounds it out for us.

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ Sweet dog, accommodating couple, lovely home, great location ”

Sit Dates Mar-3-22 - Mar-6-22 Sitter kysitter, Member Since Mar-23-21

Sharon and Irv invited us to dinner and to spend the night the day before their departure.  Sharon grilled a tasty dinner of salmon and potatoes, and served it with a salad.  She graciously gave me a tour of their artwork, explaining each piece, as I had expressed an interest.  Meanwhile, Irv and my husband shared their knowledge and appreciation of music.  We all relaxed and found common interests while listening to music.  Both Sharon and Irv were friendly and asked if we needed anything else.  They pointed out a neighbor's house, leaving us with their names and numbers.  Sharon communicated promptly and provided updates on their arrival time. 

The house is lovely, clean and spacious.  The guest bed was quite comfortable.  Extra pillows and blankets were provided, as well as any bath product imaginable!  A list of favorite restaurants and bookstores was left.  We enjoyed sitting on the back deck, watching the birds feed, with a view of the mountains in the background.  The neighborhood, in the development stage, is quiet.  The wifi signal was strong.

My husband and I found taking care of sweet Lola, a beagle mix, was easy.  She was well-behaved and required the typical morning and evening care.  We bonded well.  (But of course she missed Sharon and Irv!)   She was excited to be taken on long walks at the Arboretum.   

Sharon and Irv are top-notch hosts!

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