We need a mature, single woman who can take good care of and focus on our cottage and our one old dog. Please do not respond if you have a spouse or partner, pets or children of your own that you want to bring with you.
The most important responsibility for our sitter is to feed the dog twice daily and let him out. He doesn't need walking (too old), but does need a bit of love and reassurance from someone who has a gentle touch. Responsibilities could also require mowing a tiny yard, depending on the season (we have a battery operated mower) and very light housekeeping. This person would also have to be willing to be home during the evening at a reasonable hour as the dog is especially not used to being alone at night.
Our town is small, quiet and peaceful with solid, stable neighbors who are willing to help if and when necessary. We are located 1 1/2 hrs. southeast of the Twin Cities/Minneapolis & St. Paul with a local shuttle available. Rochester, MN is within 35 minutes of the cottage. The area is beautiful every season. It is surrounded by bluffs and valleys along the Mississippi with many small, scenic towns along both the MN and WI sides of the river. If you are interested in a quiet village type setting in God's country, then you will love it here.
First of all, you will need to love dogs. Our dog requires very little attention, but still needs to know that he is being watched over by someone who has a genuine affection for him. You may need a car. You will need to be the kind of person who appreciates small town life and the peace and quiet if offers. You will also need to enjoy nature and welcome all that it offers. Please note that we require a single woman with no partner, pets and/or children of your own that you want to bring with you!