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Sitter Needed for Beautiful Home in Nice Community Close to Desert

United States, Tucson, Arizona

Pets

  • Dog(s)
  • Cat(s)

2 small dogs, 2 cats

Duration

  • Period available: 1 week, 2 days
  • Starts: 30 September 2024
  • Ends: 9 October 2024

Testimonials

They have 4 testimonial s (view below)

Facilities

They have WIFI

About this assignment

My husband and I are looking for animal lovers to take care of our 2 small dogs, two cats and beautiful home on the edge of the Tucson Mountains. Our home is located in the Sunflower development of Continental Ranch on the Northwest side of Tucson, also known as Marana. This is an active adult community, and although it is a 55 and over community, anyone can stay short-term.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

All the pets need to be provided ample water, fed and cared for daily, and the dogs walked twice a day. The cat litter box needs to be cleaned every day. The pets are fed first thing in the morning, and then again around 4 or 5pm. The dogs are usually walked about an hour after they are fed, and can be taken on short or longer walks around the neighborhood and further out to the conservation area north of the development. They can be taken on hikes and to dog parks, too.

The dogs needs to be taken out to the back yard to do their business a few times a day. Any accidents of poop, pee, or vomit need to be cleaned up.

Our landscaping is on an automatic timer, but we have raised garden beds and potted plants (both inside and out) that will need periodic watering.. Besides pets and plants, responsibilities include picking up mail and taking out garbage and recycling.

Our 6 1/2 pound 12 year old Chihuahua, Diego, loves to go for walks and loves to cuddle. Our 24 pound Mexican street dog, Frida, is over 1 1/2 years old so is still puppy-like and full of energy. She loves to hike and run, and loves people. Both dogs are house trained but could have accidents if left too long. The cats, Saki (16yo) and Samson (10yo), enjoy pats and scratches and sometimes laps and cuddles.

What are the good features of the property and location

Our house is 2 bedroom, 2 bath, with an office and open kitchen-living-dining areas. We also have a breakfast nook with coffee bar, a cozy front patio, and a large back patio surrounded by a lush garden. Large windows let in lots of the outdoors, with garden views and some views of Sombrero Peak and the saguaro-covered nearby hills. There is a 2-car garage and laundry room.

The neighborhood is pleasant with friendly neighbors and lovely desert landscaping. There is a Safeway supermarket 3/4 mile away and many other nearby amenities. The freeway is a couple miles away and gets you to downtown Tucson in about 20 minutes.

A car is available to a responsible house-sitter to use if necessary, although we have only liability insurance so you would be responsible for any damage incurred.

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

We are in the desert, so be mindful of coyotes, bobcats, javelinas, snakes, scorpions, and other potentially dangerous creatures. Also, lots of prickly vegetation!

We do not have cable or satellite TV. We have a projector and screen for watching movies. We are subscribed to Netflix streaming services. You can watch movies from our selection of DVDs or rent ones from Redbox. We do have a TV that we hardly use in the cabinet in the office, that anyone is welcome to use.

There is no home phone land line; we use our cell phones only.

October is a pleasant month in Tucson, but it can still get into the 90s in the afternoons.

I have set up the days for the this house sit to be one day before we leave, since our flight is late afternoon 10/1; and a day after we return from our trip, since we return late on 10/8.

Can I bring my own pets?

Yes
Restrictions: We will consider allowing the house sitter to bring a dog.

Last updated: 9 July 2024
Only 1 sitter has applied for this assignment

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Testimonials

Great space, lovely pets, lovely surroundings

I've enjoyed house- and pet-sitting for Janet and Patrick. Their house is lovely, their pets are cute and easy to take care of. I've loved hiking the trails around lovely cacti and getting fresh eggs every day. This is a great assignment for someone who love peace and quiet and wants to explore the Tucson area.

Anastasia, United States, 21 September, 2021

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  • Helpful with problems
  • Kept in contact
  • Gave good instructions

Had a wonderful time in Tuscon

Janet provided clear and easy instructions that made the HS assignment run on autopilot. Her 2 dogs are very affectionate and have flexible personalities (e.g., enjoy walks, hikes, lounging, etc.). The views from the home are stunning! A museum and JW Marriott nearby made for excellent date nights with my gf! About 45 minutes from the base of Mt Lemmon :)

John, United States, 19 May, 2021

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Wonderful HS in Tuscon Mtns

Had a wonderful time in Tuscon. Janet provided clear and easy instructions that made the HS assignment run on autopilot. Her 2 dogs are very affectionate and have flexible personalities (e.g., enjoy walks, hikes, lounging, etc.). The views from the home are stunning! A museum and JW Marriott nearby made for excellent date nights with my gf! About 45 minutes from the base of Mt Lemmon :)

John, United States, 19 May, 2021

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Great sit in Tucson!!!

Janet and Patrick are delightful. We greatly enjoyed spending time with, and getting to know them. They gave us plenty of guidance concerning the sit, which we greatly appreciated. Their house and its setting are absolutely beautiful. The pets are adorable. Overall a wonderful sit. Thank you Janet and Patrick!

Sheryl, United States, 22 March, 2021

  • Friendly
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  • Helpful with problems
  • Kept in contact
  • Gave good instructions

About this home owner

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