Home and Pet Sitter needed February 2024

House Sitter Needed for Username: Artyhouse   

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Posted or Updated: Mar 3,2024   Reviews (3)   Applications: 1

Western Foothills, Tucson
Pima,Arizona United States

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From: Apr 15,24  
To:      Apr 22,24
Days:  8, Short Term

We are looking for a housesitter/dog sitter while we are away in April of this year.  

Our house is amazing (see pictures), comfortable, and luxurious.  The guest bedroom where you will be staying has its own ensuite bathroom.  Our home's location is convenient to many amenities, and the weather will be conducive to outdoor living in April!  

You will have access to the entire house except for the master suite and an office with a separate entrance, which is used as a clinic a couple of times a week.  The house has over 3,200 square feet, and the detached kennel is almost 1,000.  

We used to raise and show Dalmatians - there are 6 dogs who primarily stay in the climate-controlled kennel building.  The kennel is equipped with indoor/outdoor runs and is set up for easy maintenance and care.  The dogs require feeding/watering once a day.  We are looking for someone who will supervise them running loose in the yard daily during our absence.

There are two dogs who are primarily house dogs and will happily snuggle with you!  Non-Smokers only please.

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (3)

“ Beautiful house, magnificent dogs and amazing owners ”

Sit Dates Apr-14-24 - Apr-22-24 Sitter pcbh1959, Member Since Jun-27-23

Wonderful first time housesitting experience

To say that it was a pleasure meeting, dining with, exchanging stories and working for Robert and Bridgette is a colossal understatement.

They are as sweet as they are genuine and made my first housesitting and pet sitting experience a most memorable one.

Robert had spent considerable time going over precisely what his expectations were and covered just about every contingency with specificity and great detail.

Getting acquainted with my 8 new best friends (Twiglet, Easy, Buffy, Bennett, Rio, Mitzy, Scarlet and Swagger) was a most profound joy.

After a very successful first three days, day four presented some very unique challenges that resulted in a momentary lapse of reason which had troubling consequences for me and especially one of the sweetest dogs I've ever seen. (Twiglet) But, having acted as quickly and professionally as I could prevented something much more dire.

Day 5 was one of the most challenging days I've ever experienced in any situation and it stretched my problem solving skills to the limits as I needed to use every resource I had to facilitate a safe transfer of Scarlet as she had been bitten by a rattlesnake during her yard time exercise.

I acted with a calm and deliberate and methodical approach to getting Scarlet the emergency care she needed as quickly as possible.  Again, using my heart as my guide to doing whatever was needed to be done to make sure that she received the best care she could have as quickly as possible.

Not being able to contact Robert or Bridgette was troubling, but I knew this upfront and I did what any animal lover would have done for their own pet. 

Though this experience was both frightening and challenging, it served to bring me and the animals closer together with an unmistakable bond that surpassed every conceivable challenge that came up.

I had to trust my insticts to do the right thing and treat all the animals as if they were my own.

Upon Robert's first call after reaching civilization, he received this bad news with the utmost of understanding and compassion both for me and most importantly for his precious dogs and he handled this difficult situation with pragmatic poise and graciousness, for which I was and am most grateful.

I would highly recommend anyone who loves animals, art and nature photography to eagerly accept the opportunity to work for this amazing couple and their most precious show winning champions who will all steal your heart with their boundless love and affection.

“ Spacious home, beautiful surroundings, easy-going dogs to care for ! ”

Sit Dates Feb-24-24 - Mar-4-24 Sitter Reliablemountie, Member Since Sep-28-19

I spent 10 days in Robert and Bridgett's quiet, rural home (just on the outskirts of Tucson), looking after their dogs and it was an enjoyable experience! We had good communication from the start, and the dogs were easy to care for. They know their routine and are all healthy and happy.  Each day after breakfast, I generally went out to explore the local area (lots of hiking, Pickleball) and I returned late afternoon to feed everyone their prepackaged raw chicken meal. I would then supervise and interact with all the dogs (in sets of 2 - not all at once).  They were a delight to be around ! I didn't use the swimming pool (February) but the hottub at night was a treat ! 

“ Breathtaking and beautiful desert landscape ”

Sit Dates Sep-13-23 - Oct-1-23 Sitter Happyplace65, Member Since Jul-29-23

Housesitting and petsitting for Robert and Bridgett was a experience I will always remember. They welcomed me into their lovely home and even fed me a delicious dinner of chicken cacciatore on the night of my arrival.

Their home sits on 6 acres of beautiful saguaro cactus surrounded by mountains. There is a swimming pool and jacuzzi from which you can watch spectacular sunsets.

The main job is to take care of their 9 dogs. They have 8 dalmatians and 1 whippet. You take them in groups from the kennels to the fenced in area of the property to play and run around. They are all great dogs with individual personalities. Some are goofy, most are sweet and loving and some just want to play ball. I loved taking care of them and getting to know them. They eat once a day in the kennels. It is all very organized. Two of the dogs stay in the house with you. It is a very peaceful, quiet place to be.

I would caution anyone with mobility issues. Although the home is a one story, there are stairs leading from the home to the kennels that you have to go up and down during the day.

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