We live in a new home in Officer, outer east Melbourne near Pakenham. It's close to Officer station, 2 supermarkets, parks, ovals, amenities, Fountain Gate Shopping Centre 15 mins away.
House has everything you'd want and sitter is welcome to utilise - TV, streaming, internet etc.
We have 2 older Burmese cats that are fairly self-sufficient. Feed x2 a day, pat them a couple of times a day, let them sit on your lap if they are keep.
We have 2 female St Bernards - one 10yo, one 2yo. You will need experience & confidence with giant dog breeds. They are trained and reasonably responsive, however 2yo is a big puppy (55kg) and can get excited. They are inside & outside dogs. They have a dog door and will spend time wherever. Easy to look after at home. Taking them for a walk 2-3 times a day for mins. Confident folks can take both at once however would generally say two is better - one dog each. Lots of nice places to go for a walk. They sleep on the floor in bedroom. House trained etc. Fed twice a day.
They travel in station wagon car which would be available to you for carting dogs around or shopping etc.
This would suit a couple/2 people who have experience with giant/very large dogs, know how to assert themselves, and active enough to go for short walks, then lounge around the rest of the time (life of a St Bernard).
We are going away in June as well, so would be great if available June long weekend too.
Would definitely need to meet & assure all good prior o taking on the job.