Jack is a 15 year old shih tzu / terrier mix who is very quiet and easy going. He doesn't bark and is completely house trained. He can stay outside during the day and inside at night. He is on several medications but they only have to be given twice daily
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We will be traveling between late June and September 2020 for approximately 3 months, with exact dates to be finalized soon. We would like a responsible person or couple to enjoy our home while we are away. In return we would like them to care for our elderly, low maintenance dog "Jack", and do light housekeeping and yard maintenance.
Light housekeeping and cleaning, going to mailbox, mowing (with riding mower) approx every 7-10 days, and monitoring & adding chemicals to hot tub- but primary task is feeding, walking, loving, and giving medications to Jack. They're easy to give, just crush up a few tablets, mix in with some soft food to add to dry food, and he gobbles it up.
Beautiful luxury oasis within 1 mile of restaurants and shopping located in Cullman, Alabama, a charming small Southern town known for it's southern hospitality. Cullman is a thriving small town with an up and coming food and craft brewery scene. Great location 10 minutes from Lewis Smith Lake, a 21,000 acre lake rated as one of the cleanest in the U.S. with great fishing, boating, etc. 45 minutes from Birmingham and Huntsville via easy Interstate highways. Solitude and tranquility abounds at our home. The back yard features patio eating area, outdoor fireplace, covered seating area on deck with ceiling fans, outdoor speakers & lighting plus large hot tub with no neighbors within sight. Indoors features 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, large kitchen & living areas, finished basement with home theater & workout room, and 3 car enclosed garages. High speed internet with Roku streaming on TV's. No cable or satellite TV however. Bikes & Kayaks available with great rural cycling routes, and area lakes accessible from home.
We will only accept sitters with verified references and/or online feedback after phone interview. We can pick up from airport or other location, and vehicle may be available with qualified and licensed applicant for limited travel.
I knew that I liked Deb and Ed Hoenig from the very first contact! They are well-traveled, interesting, and funny. They have a beautiful home to take care of, and the sweetest little dog lives there to keep me company. Little Jack has a routine, and it was easy to get into the swing of things and make sure he was happy. He is so lovable! Deb had prepared all of Little Jack's meds, so all I needed to do was add them to his breakfast and dinner. I appreciate thorough instructions, and that is what I received from Eddy. We had time before they left to go around the house and yard, going over exactly what was required, from checking the chemicals in the hot tub and watering the plants, to the evening golf cart ride with Jack around the property. There was so much to enjoy in the house, as well as in the town of Cullman. The Hoenigs directed me to great places to hike and explore in the area. They wanted me to be happy while I was there, and even allowed me to have a friend visit for a week so that I wouldn't be lonely. Deb and Eddy are very thoughtful, kind, helpful, and generous. I would be delighted to spend more time with them and take care of Jack again while they are away. It was a pleasure getting to know Deb and Eddy, and I believe everyone who meets them feels the same. Thank you both for a wonderful experience!
We enjoyed meeting and getting to know these wonderful people, Ed and Debbie. They have a large, beautiful brick home well furnished that we found very comfortable. They left excellent instructions and useful information/directions. We enjoyed spending quiet days and afternoons on their back deck and made good use of their hot tub and cushioned porch swing under overhead fans. I am a big bird watcher, so I made good use of the many acres of their property, trees, fields and stream. Their sweet small dog, Jack, is the best dog we have ever taken care of and enjoyed him immensely. They have wifi, roku, netflix and other media to enjoy in the evenings upstairs or downstairs on their large projection screen entertainment center. They also offered us use of their electric golf cart on their property, as well as kayaks to use at a local lake. We highly recommend this house sit for the pleasant, peaceful experience.