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Brooklyn brownstone with snuggly cat

  • Location: United States, Brooklyn
  • Period available: 1 week, 5 days
  • Starts: 28 June 2018
  • Ends: 10 July 2018
  • Testimonials: They have 1 testimonial (view below)
  • Pets: Cat(s) – Betty is a sweet older cat who likes to be pet and loves company. She spends her day lazing around our apartment but is most snuggly when she is hungry! She recently had surgery about a month ago and is a bit slower but she is recovering well just needs
  • Last updated: 14 June 2018

About this assignment

We are looking for someone who loves cats and has experience taking care of them. A person who is kind, considerate and who will respect our belongings but also make themselves at home. Someone who is looking for a getaway to relax and rejuvenate or use our apt as a home base to explore the city!

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

Looking after our senior cat Betty who is 14. She had surgery about 3 months ago and seems to have recovered now, but her eating does need to be monitored, to make sure she doesn't stop eating suddenly & be fed twice a day her wet food mixed into water & fish oil. She's very friendly, snuggly and loves people.
We also have 5 house plants indoors and a backyard garden that will need daily watering, sometimes 2x a day (esp in July!)

What are the good features of the property and location

We have a lovely backyard with chairs and tables. It's wonderful to have breakfast out there in the morning or turn the twinkle lights on at night. Help yourself to whatever is growing in the garden & ready to eat! We live on a quiet residential tree lined street of brownstones in Bushwick Brooklyn, right on the border of Ridgewood Queens. Our apt gets plenty of natural light and we have an espresso maker as well as an in window AC unit. This area is a really nice mix of affordable delis and grocery stores but with some new exciting coffee shops, art galleries, yoga, bars and restaurants nearby. We are a 7 minute walk to the L train & about 30 minutes to Union Square door to door.

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

Please consider that we will need you to devote time in the morning and evening to feed and visit with our cat as well as watering the garden. Other than that, you are free to come and go as you please, we request no parties at our apt.
SPECIFIC DATES: 6/28 through Tuesday 7/10 (with some exceptions)
Please note, we will need to stay at our apt on Thursday 6/5 & Friday 6/6 but will be departing again on the evening of Saturday 6/7.

Testimonials

Sweet kitty, cute apartment, easy-going homeowner

It was a pleasure to work with a homeowner as conscientious and communicative as Katie - especially in view of her kitty's ongoing health issues. I felt well prepared to deal with problems that might arise - and they did, once. I had to contact the vet, who - this is the best part! - comes to the house and is also very easy-going and communicative. As for the home, it's a cute and cozy, down-to-earth apartment, bedroom in the rear, off the street and quiet - and the most comfortable bed, ever! An established, friendly Brooklyn neighborhood but fast-gentrifying... so, unique little coffee shops and cafes, a brand new natural grocery store, drug stores, laundromat, public transit, everything you might need within easy walking distance. A delightful experience overall, and I hope I get to work with Katie again sometime!

LESLEY, United States, 12 June, 2018

  • Friendly
  • Reliable
  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Helpful with problems
  • Kept in contact
  • Gave good instructions
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