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It's still summer on Syros in October!

Greece, Chartiana, Aegean

Pets

  • Dog(s)
  • Cat(s)

Duration

  • Period available: 1 month, 3 days
  • Starts: 1 October 2021
  • Ends: 4 November 2021

Testimonials

They have 2 testimonial s (view below)

Facilities

They have WIFI

About this assignment

I'm looking for ONE gentle person, experienced with rescue dogs to take care of a shy and nervous dog, to walk her daily and feed twice daily all the cats.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

A daily walk for Maloo, there are various tracks and beaches close by to take her to and twice daily feeding of all the cats. I have approximately 9 of my own and then there are another 8 or so strays that come for feeding time.

What are the good features of the property and location

Located in a picturesque fishing village it's just meters from the beach and the property offers quite a bit of privacy. The cottage is an older style stone built summer house built over 100 years ago.Incredibly basic, consisting of two very small interconnected rooms and then another average size room with it's own entrance. There is an outside bathroom/shower and no mod cons, not even a kitchen, though there is a small oven/cook top outside on the patio. It's really suited for people that are a little intrepid and enjoy camping.

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

Only true dog lovers please as Maloo is very sensitive and only responds well with people that genuinely love dogs and have experience otherwise she will never warm to you. No couples please as I only have one single bed and the place is very small.

Last updated: 24 June 2021
21 sitters have applied for this assignment

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Testimonials

Beautiful Through & Through

First of all, Alice is a beautiful person through and through. What she does for the unloved animals of Syros is just incredible - and she's acquired quite the menagerie of lovely animals! I found her an absolute delight to deal with - no question I ever had was inconvenient - and I had a lot of questions! But to truly know Alice: just look at her animals. They're a beautiful reflection of her kindness. They're fun, sweet, gentle and fearless and I miss them a lot. Her place is rustic, so if you're looking for the Ritz, this isn't for you - but I loved it. The view of Kini Bay is incredible and I love how laid back it is. So if you want to soak up an amazing view just a few steps from the sea as 15 cats, one dog and 3 ducks happily wander around their Garden of Eden - this IS for you! Also, a note about Maloo. Maloo just happens to be the sweetest, most unassuming wee dog in the world. Humble, loving, loyal and crazy for belly rubs, I love her a lot. She's great company. She loves a walk, she'll come to the taverna with you for a beer and she'll snuggle and protect you at night. She's just GORGEOUS.

Vickie, Canada, 27 October, 2020

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

Great sit

I stayed at Alices place for 2 1/2 months in the summer of 2019. I enjoyed bonding with Maloo, a sensitive rescue dog. She is a loyal companion and adores being loved on. We took a early morning and late afternoon walk as it was hot during the day. The many cats asked for short periods of attention but were quite easy to please after we bonded. Alice is in a new cottage since I visited. I know where the new place is, with a beautiful view overlooking Kini Beach. Kini has 6-7 restaurants and a couple of small general stores. The beach is sandy and the swimming was ideal. I would love to return as it was a wonderful sit. Alice was easy to communicate with and I enjoyed getting to know her.

Laurabelle, Guatemala, 23 July, 2020

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