Someone who loves animals, is trustworthy, reliable and flexible with their scheduling. References would be required. We are non-smokers; therefore, we would want the sitter to be a non-smoker as well.
While maintaining the house, you will need to care for and feed 2 dogs (1 lab, and 1 Shitzu) two cats (very shy) and 1 small Senegal Parrot (very talkative). The litter box will need to be cleaned every third day as well as the bird cage. Mail and newspaper would need to be brought in daily and trash bins moved to the curb once per week Basic housekeeping duties such as sweeping and dusting.
We live in a well established older, upper middle class neighborhood in the suburbs that is conveniently located near grocery stores, malls, restaurants while maintaining a rural feeling. We have deer that wander our neighborhood at will. The backyard is fenced to allow the dogs room to run without the need to take them for a walk on a leash. There is a small park within walking distance that has well maintained tennis courts for your use.
We do not require that anyone stay at the house 24/7; however, the dogs should be kept as close as possible on their eat and sleep schedule and need love and attention throughout the day and evening. Therefore, it is easier if the sitter stays in our home and is gone no longer than 6 hours at a time.There are no health issues with any of the pets.