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House Sitter Needed for Username: ainsle   


Posted or Updated: Feb 13,2024   Reviews (2)   Applications: 4

Gateway to the San Juan Islands, Anacortes
Anacortes,Washington United States

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From: Aug 30,24  
To:      Sep 24,24
Days:  26, Short Medium Term

We live in a beautiful 3,000 square foot home overlooking the San Juan Islands.  The master bedroom/bathroom is upstairs and there are 2 bedrooms downstairs as well as a second kitchen and full bathroom.  Both levels have balconies and BBQs and a propane fire table.   Housesitters sleep downstairs, live throughout the house.

It is fully air conditioned.

The ferry to the San Juan Islands departs one mile from our house.  

Anacortes is a town of 20,000 people with outstanding seafood restaurants, pubs and a historic downtown with boutique shops, wine tasting, etc. 

A car is advisable, but there is some public transit.

There are over 50 miles of forest trails within minutes of the house and 20 minutes aways is Deception Pass State Park (over a million visitors each year). 

To care for....

We will have a 7 month old Keeshond by this time (born in late January).  The dog will require food/water,  putting her in the kennel at night and letting her out in the morning.   The yard is fenced and we have a dog door from the house to the garage and another from the garage to the outside (self service).

Brief walks will also be important.  Lots of loving.  Keeshonds are very affectionate, family dogs. 

There aren't many requirements with this housesitting deal, just taking care of the dog, putting out trash, picking up mail (or we can stop mail service)

Since this puppy hasn't been born yet (!),  I'm attaching a photo of what a 7 month old Keeshond looks like.  At full maturity,  she will be approximately 30 lbs.

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (2)

“ Heart-warming housesit ”

Sit Dates Oct-8-23 - Nov-4-23 Sitter BarbandJim, Member Since Jan-22-15

Jim and I housesat for Andrea and Greg in Oct/Nov 2023. We quickly became attached to their lovely, yet old, Keeshond, Dodger. Yet, after 8 years of housesitting, we had our first death of a pet while at a sit. Andrea and Greg were always available and involved during the 4-day event - - over a weekend :(  They were sympathetic to our grief as we tried to alleviate theirs. As difficult as the process was, the veterinarian team made the experience respectful and peaceful for which we were grateful. 

Andrea and Greg are warm, delightful, and intelligent people. We were able to spend a lovely evening with them before they left. Their home is very comfortable, the water view is a treat, and we got to know Anacortes a bit more during our month at their home. The local gym/pool was a treat and they offer month-long passes. 

Since both Andrea and Greg love their Keeshonds, we'd be happy to return when they open their home to another Keeshond pup. 

“ One of our Favorite House sits! ”

Sit Dates Sep-26-22 - Oct-26-22 Sitter Lovencare, Member Since Mar-23-10

We were fortunate to enjoy a month-long house sit in Anacortes, Washington. Andrea, Greg and their two dogs greeted us with a friendly welcome. We shared a lovely dinner together the night before they left. Their home is lovely with views of the water and the dogs are very sweet and easy to care for. If you have the chance to house sit here, you will be glad you did.

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