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Very private country home N. Ont 3 friendly dogs, cats and chickens for eggs; hike and snowshoe on property!,

  • This house is in: Canada, Powassan
  • Period available: 1 week
  • Starts: 1 February 2015
  • Ends: 14 February 2015
  • Are there any pets to look after?
    3 active dogs, friendly but require plenty of love and exercise. 2 indoor/outdoor cats. Some nice chickens for eggs who just need some feed and water regularly.

About this assignment

Feb 2015 for 2 weeks, exact dates TBA : We are looking for clean, reliable animal lovers, independent, reasonably fit and capable non smokers and non heavy drinkers, to be responsible for 3 active dogs (3 border collies) and 2 cats, while we are away. Dogs are paramount - need to be exercised off leash for enjoyable walks on our 100 acres. Normally this means two walks a day, and we have fields, trails and a waterfall.10 mins to town with library, shops and 30 minutes to North Bay, ON. Your own car will be necessary.

We have 2 indoor/outdoor cats. Ideally someone who is willing to spend a few morning hours at home caring for the animals, then a few more hours late afternoon and evening to feed and care for dogs again. Suits people who LOVE dogs and nature and are content to stay in a rural area for much of the time. Great for writers and artists and those who love solitude and the companionship of some wonderful animals. Experienced and responsible couple or single with references only please.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

Care for 3 dogs, 2 cats and a few chickens, keep house relatively clean; may need to shovel a bit of snow if you are here in winter; but we would have the drive cleared by someone in the event of a big snowfall. We will want to keep in touch so we don't worry about the animals so keeping in touch by email or phone sometimes. One of the dogs is epileptic and his condition is managed very well with medication in his food 2x day. The senior dog has some meds in her food once a day as well.

What are the good features of the property and location

Fantastic wooden house, wood and tile floors..well-equipped kitchen and underfloor hot water heat, dishwasher, gas stove, washer dryer. Covered porch for watching the views.

100 acres of trails, fields, forest and river and waterfall. Snowshoe (borrow ours!) right on our property in winter or hike miles of private trails year round. On a quiet dead end road.
King bed in one room and twin bed in smaller bedroom. 2 full bathrooms with showers and tubs. WIFI available, some satellite tv channels. Birds and deer, moose, fox seen occasionally. Very quiet rural property about 4 hrs drive north of Toronto or 2 hours north of Muskoka. Just south of North Bay, On.

What does the house sitter need to consider before applying for this assignment

Non smoking only. Experienced and reliable persons only need apply. Need your own vehicle. Some lovely neighbours live nearby who won't bother you..Amish baking can be bought just a few doors up.

We have a small fenced area where two or 3 dogs can spend time when you are not walking or not in the house. High energy dogs, but very loving and friendly; they love to run through the field or forest to the river for a swim in good weather. The rest of the time they are content to nap. Good company in the evenings! Note the dates given in this listing are approximate only.

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