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Northern Ontario peaceful rural waterfalls and forests, Nov 27-Dec 11, 3 dogs, 2 cats

  • This house is in: Canada, Powassan
  • Period available: 1 year
  • Starts: 27 November 2014
  • Ends: 11 December 2015
  • Are there any pets to look after?
    3 active dogs, friendly but require plenty of love and exercise. 2 indoor/outdoor cats.

About this assignment

We are looking for clean, reliable animal lovers, non smokers and non heavy drinkers ONLY, 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 20 minute walks, 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. High speed internet, some TV, comfortable King bed or single bed guest room. Experienced and responsible couple or single with references only please.
Currently looking for a 2 week period

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

Care for 3 dogs, 2 cats and a few chickens, keep house clean (do your dishes, sweep floors etc). We will want to keep in touch so we don't worry about the animals so keeping in touch by email or phone sometimes.

What are the good features of the property and location

Fantastic wooden house, comfy for one or two, no carpet, wood and tile floors..
Underfloor hot water heat, dishwasher, gas stove, washer dryer.

100 acres of trails, fields, forest and river and waterfall. On a quiet dead end road.

Hi speed internet, WIFI available, some 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 your own vehicle. Suits people who LOVE dogs and nature and are content to stay in a rural area for much of the time.

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, 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! Some medications in their food is necessary daily.

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