Taos New Mexico Dog

House Sitter Needed for Username: Rio_Grande_2_Mesa   


Posted or Updated: Jan 8,2023   Reviews (1)   Applications: 2

North of Taos, Arroyo Hondo
Taos,New Mexico United States

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From: Feb 20,23  
To:      Feb 28,23
Days:  9, Short Term

Hello. We are seeking a reliable, kind, dog lover to dog and house sit. Yama is the dog. She's friendly, good natured, and has an independent spirit requiring long walks on a leash.

Luckily, we are located on the edge of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument with hiking trails along the edge of the Rio Grande Gorge. Great sunsets, and to the east lie the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Our home is solar powered — solar electric, solar radiant floor heat, and solar heated water. We get sun most days even in the winter, yet, if it's cloudy for a more than a couple days in a row the hot water may not last, and the back-up generator may have to be used to keep the solar batteries charged. It's a cozy home with 20" thick walls, lots of light, an 18' x 18' open floor living/dining/kitchen, a small bedroom with a queen bed, and a bathroom with a cast iron bathtub and washing machine in the closet.

It's only a 20 minute drive to downtown Taos, New Mexico, a quainte western town with live music, many galleries and museums, historical buildings, and the Taos Pueblo. Please look it up online — it's a destination worth visiting.

There's plenty of open space out here on the Mesa, yet neighbors are within sight. A 4-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle is necessary when ther roads get muddy, which can happen anytime of the year. The Mesa is quiet, peaceful, and the night skies add to the amazing beauty.

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ Peaceful stay off-grid in Arroyo Hondo ”

Sit Dates Feb-20-23 - Mar-1-23 Sitter SolidSoul, Member Since Jan-1-22

I spent a little over a week at Kelly's adobe house, watching her dog Yama. Her house is down a dirt road, with a beautiful view of the mountains. The house is solar with a backup generator. I enjoyed my experience of off-grid living and being in very peaceful surroundings at her house.

Yama ate well and was easy to walk.  She also likes spending time sunning herself outside. The house has thick adobe walls, decent internet (I had multiple Zoom video conference calls without any difficulty), good kitchen, comfortable furniture.

Kelly was very thorough in preparing information about the solar system, preparing Yama's food, and other details about the house. We corresponded by text or phone during the time that she was away, which worked well for both of us.

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