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House Sitter Needed for Username: snayar19   


Posted or Updated: Feb 8,2024   Reviews (1)   Applications: 1

Adyar, Besant Nagar, Chennai
Tamil Nadu India

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From: Apr 1,24  
To:      May 16,24
Days:  46, Medium Term

Kia ora, Namaste, Hello!

I'm looking for someone who can take care of my 2 cats while I travel back home for my parents 50th wedding anniversary and to meet family/friends. Unfortunately the previous housesitters who had agreed are now unavailable.

The cats - Izzie and Baily (sisters from the same litter but quite different personalities) - will be around 3.5 years. They're low maintenance. Can be a bit talkative at times and when they get to know you like to be in the same space as you but generally keep their distance. They don't mind being patted and loved being entertained but are equally capable of playing by themselves. They don't like being picked up but are resigned to the fact that it sometimes happens. They are indoor cats only, so need their litter box cleaned and of course fed twice a day but will be fine if you go away over night or leave them during the day.

I have a 2 bedroom apartment (1 room is a study). It's on the 1st floor (there is a lift) of a 4 storey building. The apartment has a security/watchman although only speaks Hindi/Tamil); however there is also an apartment secretary if you need assistance (and I will also put you in touch with a couple of my friends who can assist if needed). The apartment contains everything you need - washing machine, fully equipped kitchen etc. It does not require a lot of maintenance; however, with the cats I would recommend sweeping if not daily then every second day.

The apartment is a 10 minute walk down to the beach. It is just off the main road, so all amenities/daily groceries can be easily accessed by walking. Adyar is a fairly central place in Chennai and it is easy to access transport (I would recommend you download the Ola/Uber app - sorry I don't have a car) to visit places.

Some of the things to do around Chennai include: visiting the beaches and surf schools, museums, and temples. From Chennai you can also do day/overnight trips to Mahabilipuram and Pondicherry.

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ Full immersion in Chennai with two entertaining cats ”

Sit Dates Dec-7-22 - Jan-30-23 Sitter kiwisdofly, Member Since Jan-17-17

We first corresponded with Shoba mid year regarding a house sit for her 2 cats for Dec 2022 to the end of Jan 2023. We arranged a skype catch-up and found Shoba to be very easy to commincate with. Right from the start we were at ease with our committment to travel to Chennai to look after her apartment and two cats.

Shoba met us at the airport at the hideaous time of 1am and took us back to her comfortable and spacious apartment where we met the cat sisters, Izzy and Bailey. We later found that although they are sisters, they have very differant personalities and were just a breeze to look after. Shoba had stocked plenty of food and treats.

The apartment is an easy walk (less than 10min) to the beach where there are often festivities which were interesting and fun. There are countless eating options on the street where she lives, we were constantly delighted with the food, be it street food or more restaurant style.

We were able to settle in quickly as Shoba took us to some local restaurants and introduced to some of the local customs. This proved very helpful as we had never been to India. She provided us with a local sim and her wonderful friends touched base with us regularly, occasionally we dining together. Her friends were available to help out with anything that we weren't sure of and we feel we have made friends for life, not only with Shoba but also her very cool friends. Thank you Shoba, you are kind, generous and fun.

Of note is the respect and friendliness we were treated with in our daily interactions with the people in the neighbourhood. A great experience (:

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