Gold Coast - Pet Sitter required for friendly dog and affectionate cat.

House Sitter Needed for Username: pharmatheatre   


Posted or Updated: Aug 8,2022   Reviews (1)   Applications: 0

Reedy Creek, Southern Gold Coast, Brisbane
Gold Coast,QLD Australia

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From: Oct 20,22  
To:      Nov 12,22
Days:  24, Short Medium Term

Looking for a house / pet sitter for 3.5 weeks from 20th October to 11th November, who can care for and keep company with our 9 year old Belgian Shepherd cross and  16 year old cat.

The cat is kept indoors with access to an external cat run and due to his age he tends to sleep a lot, so pretty low maintenance other than twice a day feed and some biscuits at night. He can be quite affectionate and like a nice lap to sleep on or next to in the evening.

Shadow is our energetic and low maintenance dog who loves being with people and is just eager to please. His favourite game is having the ball thrown and he is a regular at our local fenced dog park, just a few hundred meters up the road where he would chase the ball all day if given the chance . He does have a medical issue which means medication to be given twice a day but he is generally good with eating this when mixed with his dinner. He also needs walking twice a day in addition to his daily visit to the dog park. Ideally this should suit someone who is not working, or  working from home.

We have a tropical aquarium with an automatic fish feeder but will need a little maintenance to keep good water quality while we're away.

The house is large, modern and comfortable, all on one level. We have a pool as well as being just a 15 minute drive to one of the Gold Coast’s best beaches at Burleigh Heads and our local off leash dog beach. We’re close to the edge of bushland with lots of greenery to be seen from the comfort of the lounge and plenty of walking trails to discover if that’s of interest. Although there are buses, and we’re not too far from the train line to Brisbane, you would need your own transport.

We have Netflix available on all TV’s and a media room with surround sound if you really want to get into watching a movie. NBN is connected and is very reliable. The neighbourhood is safe, friendly and well looked-after.

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ Looking forward to returning ! ”

Sit Dates Jul-1-22 - Jul-17-22 Sitter nowourtime, Member Since May-25-18

We recently completed a 2-week house-sit for Phil and Phil, Shadow (Belgian Shepherd), Tana and Socks (cats), and associated fish and orchids. The house at up-market Reedy Creek, on the Gold Coast, is comfortable, modern and well-maintained, with the customary inclusions essential to modern life (excellent Wifi, several TVs (including a really nice HD large screen in the media room), modern washing machine, etc). 

Shadow is a very intelligent, energetic, large dog, who loves to interact with humans, and enjoys extended daily exercise periods (weather permitting). He's excellent with his walking and toilet habits, having been very well trained, while any minders must be ready to go out with him for dawn and dusk toilet walks, as well as a midday exercise run at either the local off-leash beach, or the dog-park 5 minutes' walk away. 

The cats are also low maintenance—but will let you know if you're late with their breakfast or dinner! There is a fine external cat run available for them at the rear of the house, to ensure they aren't out hunting the local wildlife at night, and they spent most of their time either outside or snoozing.

Reedy Creek is a hilly, modern suburb, with all conveniences (shops, beach, golf courses (The Glades is 10 minutes' away), railway station, M1 highway) nearby. While we didn't explore bus options, we noted nearby stops—and that a short car ride was all that was needed for any excursion. Shadow was excellent in the car, with no sickness or barking, and enjoyed his outings.

Overall, we'll happily return to Phil and Phil's at Reedy Creek, whenever required and available, and get back together with Shadow, Tana and Socks, the fish, the orchids, and so on.     

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